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Long Island College Hospital Faces Potential Shutdown

The Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill is facing potential closure as it continues to lose money for owner State University of New York. According to stories in The New York Times and New York Daily News, the 150-year-old facility at 339 Hicks Street is on the table with State University trustees. But a […]

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Atlantic Avenue BID Wants Input About Best Potential Retail Tenants

The Brooklyn Heights Association is circulating a poll on behalf of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), asking area residents about the kind of businesses Atlantic Avenue needs “to be an even better neighborhood shopping street. The BID aims to bring in new businesses that will further enhance the mix of retail and variety […]

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Brownstones Drive Up Brooklyn Residential Prices In 2Q 2012

While residential prices held steady throughout Brooklyn in 2012’s second quarter, a marked decline in inventory and a notable uptick in brownstone sales raised the bar for pricing in Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill. Prudential Douglas Elliman’s just-released market report, which tracks co-op, condominium and one- to three-family homes in Brooklyn, reveals a […]

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Spike Lee Believes Cobble Hill Has Gentrified Into Brooklyn Heights

In a lengthy Q&A on New York magazine’s Vulture blog, Spike Lee talks with writer Will Leitch in detail about his roots in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill. The director was born in Atlanta, and moved to Crown Heights at an early age, followed by eight years beginning around the age of 4—from 1961 to 1969—at 186 […]

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Most Walkable Nabes In NYC: Brooklyn Heights & Cobble Hill

No surprise to those of us in the know, but hipster pub The L Magazine notes that Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill are “the most walkable neighborhoods in Brooklyn,” according to a study by Walk Score published on website Slate. The webbie bases its “walk scores” on the amount and accessibility of amenities, including restaurants, […]

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Heights’ Packer Institute Grads To Open New Eatery In Fort Greene

Two 2001 graduates from Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Collegiate Institute are staying true to the borough by opening a restaurant in nearby Fort Greene. Pals Alan Cooper and Stephen Cohen plan to launch Prospect Restaurant at 773 Fulton Street in July, in the space of recently closed Mediterranean Aqualis Grill. The pair was interviewed April 5 […]

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Quote Of The Day: Heights Is “Brooklyn’s De Facto Gold Coast”

A long, luxurious article in Business Insider profiles South Brooklyn’s “BoCoCa” neighborhoods lining Brooklyn Heights: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. The piece, headlined “Gentrification Has Made This Old Brooklyn Neighborhood Unrecognizable,” discusses how those nabes have evolved as Brooklyn Heights became financially unobtainable, with some respectful perspective about the Heights…

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A Love Letter To Brooklyn Heights…

Despite moving to New York City in 1995, it wasn’t until I bought my first coop in Brooklyn Heights 12 years ago, that I first set foot in the borough of BK. In those first five years in NYC, I worked my way through three nabes—the Upper West Side, Chelsea and Tribeca—before a friend suggested […]

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Bastille Day on Smith Street

The annual Bastille Day festivities happened today (7/18) on Smith Street.  Read all about it at Cobble Hill Blog.

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Biviano Retakes Lead in BHB Poll on Herd for the 33rd

As of 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, our BHB poll on the Herd for the 33rd City Council District continues to be a closely-fought battle between Brooklyn Heights resident Doug “Biv Against the Machine” Biviano and “machine” candidate Steve Levin, with Biviano holding the narrow lead he retook after last night’s debate. Update: As of 1:00 P.M. […]

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