As most, if not all, regular readers of this blog know, Brooklyn Heights was New York City’s first designated historic district. This means there are strict controls on what can be built here and how existing buildings can be modified. Without these rules, it seems likely to me that all the townhouses along the west […]
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City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden is expected to leave office when a new mayor is inaugurated next year. According to Crain’s New York Business, among those considered likely candidates to succeed her is Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer. The Crain’s article notes: Ms. Myer has received accolades for her work on Brooklyn Bridge Park, […]
Dr. Barry Commoner, the scientist and environmental advocate whom the New York Times calls “Planet Earth’s Lifeguard,” and a resident of Brooklyn Heights, died Sunday after a long illness. He was a Brooklyn native, a graduate of James Madison High School and Columbia University, and received his doctorate at Harvard. On the occasion of the […]
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