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Is a “Supertall” Coming to Brooklyn?

According to Crain’s, Developers Michael Stern and Joseph Chetrit have acquired the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, which the story notes, could be repurposed as a high-end retail store, such as Apple. The developers have also acquired air rights which would enable them to build on an adjoining lot a building […]

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Mid-Week Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Late Wednesday afternoon I took a walk north along the Promenade, across the pedestrian bridge to Pier 1, south along the Brooklyn Bridge Park walkway to Pier 5, then up Joralemon to home on Montague. Cherry blossoms provided a splash of color at the Promenade’s north end. Brilliant green ferns on the Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Morning Walk and Sunset Photos

As I set out on my morning walk early Sunday, the sky was overcast and gloomy. Here is the top of the new One World Trade Center, still under construction, obscured by clouds. This photo was taken from the esplanade at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are more photos and text after the jump. […]

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More Morning, and Some Evening, Walk Pix

Your correspondent had just walked out the door Saturday morning when he spotted these late summer blossoms in the garden outside his building (corner of Montague and Pierrepont Place). More photos and text after the jump.

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Historic Preservation Organizations to Celebrate Martin Schneider’s Book

Battling for Brooklyn Heights, by Heights preservation pioneer, Brooklyn Heights Association board member, and 2010 BHB Ten honoree Martin L. Schneider, will be the subject of a celebration sponsored by the Historic Districts Council and the New York Preservation Archive Project, to be held on Tuesday, February 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

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Celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday

If you’re looking out your window or gazing up from the promenade towards Manhattan on Saturday night, you’ll notice that the Empire State Building is black. That’s because between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, the iconic building will go black — that is, no lights — to celebrate “Earth Hour” as part of the World Wildlife […]

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