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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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Elected Officials Say SUNY Actions on LICH “Disgraceful”; “Disgusting”

Speaking at a rally and press conference early this afternoon outside Long Island College Hospital called by the New York State Nurses Association, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (photo, with Democratic State Assembly Candidate Jo Anne Simon) characterized SUNY’s actions with regard to LICH as “nothing sort of disgraaceful.” He said there is a […]

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Local Elected Officials’ Statement on LICH

We’ve received this statement about the SUNY deal with Fortis concerning Long Island College Hospital from the office of State Senator Daniel Squadron (photo). It is also signed by Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and Councilmembers Brad Lander, Steve Levin, and Carlos Menchaca: We are distressed that SUNY has yet again ignored the needs of the community. […]

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Appellate Court Affirms Decision Against Proposed Riverside Garage

In the latest development in a story that’s been unfolding for over five years, the Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal to deny the application of landlord Pinnacle Group to build an underground parking garage in the courtyard (photo) between […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Two major events will bracket Brooklyn Heights this weekend. To the north, the DUMBO Arts Festival will be going on Friday through Sunday. To the south, the Atlantic Antic is happening Sunday from noon until 6:00. Also, on Saturday from noon until 5:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will honor Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day by allowing […]

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Squadron, Levin Lead Rally Tomorrow to Bring Macy’s Fireworks Back to East River

State Senator Daniel Squadron, City Council Member Steve Levin, and other elected officials and community leaders will hold a rally tomorrow (Monday, April 2) at 1:45 p.m. to demand that Macy’s restore its annual Fourth of July fireworks display to the East River, where it can be enjoyed by more New Yorkers, including Brooklynites. The […]

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Council Member Steve Levin Talks with BHB

A few weeks ago Ben Petok, the communications director for City Council Member Steve Levin, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, contacted us to set up a get-acquainted meeting. This past Friday morning, your correspondent went to Levin’s district office at 410 Atlantic Avenue and conversed with him for about an hour. Here are some of […]

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City Council Approves Skyscraper Historic District

Today the City Council approved the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District by a vote of 46-1, with two abstentions. The Brooklyn Paper: Preservationists hailed the city for protecting a slew of Romanesque Revival and Beaux-Arts structures, including the tiered co-op 75 Livingston St., which housed some of the designation’s most vocal opponents. “We’re thrilled,” said […]

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Squadron, Millman, Levin Urge New Bid for Pier 5 Bubble

We’ve just received word from State Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that he, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and City Council Member Steve Levin have together asked the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to issue a new request for proposals to operate a facility that would allow use of the athletic field on Pier 5 during the colder months. […]

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DOE Proposes P.S. 8 Middle School Expansion

We previously reported that the City’s Department of Education was seriously considering expanding P.S. 8 to include a middle school that would be sited at Tillary Street and Tech Place in downtown Brooklyn. This morning, State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that the DOE has decided to go ahead with this plan: Last night, DOE answered […]

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