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DUMBO Leader Tweaks Raw Nerve in Brooklyn Heights Library Re-development Dispute

In Thursday’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle, community advocate Doreen Gallo tweaked the raw nerve that is the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights and Pacific branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL’s controversial plan to sell the two properties—eliminating costly repairs and maintenance in exchange for new much reduced libraries rebuilt by developers—has been roundly […]

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Local Schools Want Pier 5 Bubble

As reported by Kate Briquelet in The Brooklyn Paper, several local private schools–St. Francis College, Brooklyn Friends School, and Packer Collegiate Institute, along with unidentified others–have expressed their desire to see a regulation sized soccer field with a year-round bubble enclosure and accompanying facilities, built on Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Ms. Briquelet quotes Doreen […]

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DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation Seeks Support to Oppose Dock Street

Although Two Trees Management Co., LLC, the Walentas family’s development entity, has received the permissions necessary to proceed with the controversial Dock Street project, opposition to it continues. The DUMBO Neighborhood Foundation has set up a website explaining opposition to the project, and seeking donations to finance further legal or regulatory challenges. Other community groups […]

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DNA Asks 70 Washington Residents for Donation in Dock Street Fight

As the New York City Council prepares to give a likely thumbs up to Two Trees’ Dock Street DUMBO project today,  BHB has obtained documents  that say the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance (DNA) has solicited a donation of $25,000  from the building fund of 70 Washington Street to fuel their campaign. The letter, which was forwarded […]

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