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Tish James Endorsed by “Carpenter Rise” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Presser – NYC Democratic Primaries Today!

On Saturday on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, Tish James, NYS Attorney General received the endorsement of The NYC District Council of Carpenters, aka “Carpenters Rise.” The group is a consortium of eleven unions representing NYC’s skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers, and Industrial Workers. Joe Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer proclaimed, “No one is more qualified to […]

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Artist, Philanthropist, Carousel Namesake, Jane Walentas Dies at 76

As reported by Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Brooklyn Paper, Philanthropist, Artist, Real Estate Developer, and “First Lady of Dumbo,” Jane Walentas passed away July 5th after a brief battle with cancer. She was 76 years old. The Walentas Family and their management company, Two Trees, is synonymous with DUMBO as we now know it. And […]

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Prep for BQE Rehab Happening on Promenade

What’s that weird looking contraption on the Promenade? As reported by Mary Frost, the DOT is conducting environmental testing in thirty locations between Atlantic Avenue and Sands street in preparation for the $1.9 billion dollar rehabilitation of the BQE. Opened in 1951, The Promenade comprises the top level of the roadway’s 70 year old triple cantilever. […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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Solutions Mulled for Easing Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Congestion

It always seems like a great idea: on a beautiful day, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe a stroll preceding a subway ride uptown. It’s a great idea: until you actually get to the Bridge. Aside from early mornings and late evenings, trying to cross the Bridge on foot or two wheels seems […]

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BQE Rehab Update in Metro Tech Monday Night

On Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 pm, the Department of Transportation’s Division of Bridges will present an update on the BQE rehab project, including information on the project’s progress and 2018 next steps. The event takes place at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 Metro Tech Center, the Maker Space Event Space, 1st Floor. RSVP […]

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Montague Street Sidewalk Construction: Wrapped!

At the end of August, the sidewalk in front of 111-115 Montague Street became a battle zone as infrastructure construction work below was set to ensue for three months. Affected buildings included the Chinese Hand Laundry, McCurdy Real Estate, Peerless Shoe Repair, Connecticut Muffin and Subway. At the time, BHB noted that crews had done […]

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Montague Street Sidewalk Construction: Controlled Chaos

As reported by BHB August 14, the sidewalk in front of the span from 111 to 115 Montague Street will be a battle zone as infrastructure construction work below ensues for the next three months. Affected buildings include the Chinese Hand Laundry, McCurdy Real Estate, Peerless Shoe Repair, Connecticut Muffin and Subway sandwiches. However, by […]

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Construction On Hicks Progresses, Serenity On Remsen Regresses

The sidewalk reconstruction bedlam in front of 200 Hicks Street at Montague is rapidly easing, as progress moves forward at a nice clip. Over the weekend, a hole in front of the residential building was getting wider and deeper, but as of Thursday, fresh white cement curbs have been poured and reshaped at the corner, […]

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Clamorous Construction Continues Messing Up Montague

After crews spent a month widening the corners of Montague Street at Henry Street and another few weeks digging a sizable hole for telephone work in front of the Bossert Hotel—and separately replacing pipes & cables there—now the cacophonous construction mayhem has moved across the street in front of 200 Hicks Street. You can’t escape […]

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