Tag Archives | Congressman Jerrold Nadler

Helicopter Noise Press Conference Saturday

Our friends at the Brookyn Heights Association have notified us that this Saturday morning, October 26, at 10:00 [y]ou are invited to join Congress Members Nydia Velázquez, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler this Saturday on the steps of City Hall for a major announcement introducing federal legislation. The Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019, seeks […]

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The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good”

Tuesday (the 19th) was a gorgeous day in NYC.  The skies were clear, blue and dotted with wispy, fluffy clouds. It was the perfect weather to take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening of The Hills.  In a word, they are spectacular offering 360 degree views of New York harbor.  The 25 foot […]

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BHA Gets BBP Back in Heights Congressional District

Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty has alerted us to a change the BHA was able to effect in the redrawing of Congressional district lines that has just been made final. As proposed, the new map will put all of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens in the 7th Congressional District, now […]

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New Congressional District Lines May Shake Up BH Politics

The Special Master appointed by the Federal Court to develop new Congressional District lines for New York State (in the absence of the State Legislature’s ability to do so) has issued its proposed district boundaries. Brooklyn Heights had previously been primarily represented by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, with some snippets given to Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez and Congressman […]

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P.S. 8 on List of Schools With Hazardous PCB Laden Lighting Fixtures

We’ve received word from the office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler that P.S. 8 is on the list of schools, compiled by the City’s School Construction Authority, that have old lighting fixtures containing polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. These are carcinogens, and are considered especially hazardous to pregnant women. According to Dr. Maida Galvez, Director of the […]

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Locals Call for Total Ban on Tourist Helos Over Brooklyn Heights

A total ban on tourist helicopter flights over New York City is the only way to resolve the noise and safety issues these flights cause, according to elected officials and local residents who gathered at Pier 6 on a gloomy, drizzly (and therefore blessedly chopper-free) afternoon. Previous attempts to restrict flight paths so as to […]

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Squadron Stresses Citizen Involvement at Community Convention

State Senator Daniel Squadron held his third annual Community Convention Sunday at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. The previous two had been in the Manhattan portion of his district; this was the first in Brooklyn. At the close of the proceedings, he said attendance was estimated at about 250.

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Local Officials Call Meeting at Heliport to Address Chopper Noise

A bevy of local political figures, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and City Councilmember Steve Levin, along with others from nearby Brooklyn areas and Manhattan, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. According to Senator Squadron’s office: Congressman […]

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