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City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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Brooklyn Heights Man Dies in Bike/Bus Crash in Manhattan

The New York Post reports that Columbia Heights resident Dan Hanegby, 36, died this morning when he lost balance and fell while riding a bike, then was struck by a bus. Mr. Hanegby, who was married with two children, was a director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group. A native of Tel […]

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Unauthorized Movie Shoot on Columbia Heights

As she is wont to do of a Tuesday afternoon, your correspondent was cruising the neighborhood yesterday, looking for a Tuesday spot to park., when she came across an unusual sight on Columbia Heights between Clark and Pineapple. (I will now cease talking about myself in the third person.) There were several vintage cars parked […]

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Paving On Columbia Heights, Joralemon and Pineapple Streets Next Week

Community Board 2 has advised us that on Wednesday, August 5 paving will be done on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont streets, and on Pineapple Street between Columbia Heights and Henry Street. On Thursday, August 6, paving on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont will continue, and paving on Joralemon Street between Clinton and […]

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Milling and Paving on Heights Streets This Coming Week

We have word from Community Board 2 and the Brooklyn Heights Association that the following Brooklyn Heights streets are scheduled for milling work this coming week: Thursday, July 23: Joralemon from Hicks to Clinton; Friday, July 24: Joralemon from Hicks to Clinton (cont’d); Columbia Heights from Pierrepont to Cranberry. The milling is to be done […]

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Power Outages On Columbia Heights

We’ve received some reports that there’s been power outages along Columbia Heights since last night. We haven’t heard or seen any official comment on the situation. Anyone out there affected by power outages (and presumably have enough juice in their cell phone battery to comment)? UPDATE 11:54am: Sources tell us that the new estimate for […]

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Tale of the Tree: Columbia Heights Stump Reveals Fascinating Timeline

Two BHB readers alerted us to a bit of dendrochronology happening on Columbia Heights. The stump of a tree cut down near 157 Columbia Heights has been annotated by someone to reveal its approximate origin date (1885) as well as these historical events:

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Tree Down On Columbia Heights

A BHB reader sends us these photos of a tree down near 155 Columbia Heights on Saturday (7/20) afternoon. FDNY is on the scene.

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Crane Blocks Columbia Heights For 40 Minutes

A tipster sent in these photos of a crane lift at the building being renovated at 183 Columbia Heights.

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