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Nice Weather This Weekend; Anything to Do?

The weather forecast is encouraging, but with so many institutions, like Bargemisic, which is in good physical shape but still lacks Con Ed power, coping with the aftermath of the Sandy/nor’easter one-two punch, what is there to do if you’re in town? There’s the penultimate Smorgasburg of the season this Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Field House Fosters More Criticism & Doubt

This time it’s The New York Times that’s weighing in on the increasingly controversial $40 million Field House proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park. In a lengthy story titled “A $40 Million Gift, a Proposed Bike Arena and Now Skepticism in Brooklyn,” writer Lisa Foderaro ventures that Joshua P. Rechnitz’s pledge to build a field house […]

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State Court Rules Bloomberg Administration and State Acted Improperly in Tobacco Warehouse Transfer

While the attempted turnover of the Tobacco Warehouse for use as a new home for St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater was effectively stopped by a federal court’s decision in July (and St. Ann’s has found a new, if temporary, home in DUMBO), a New York State court ruled in a parallel action brought by the same […]

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Federal Court Rules Park Service Violated Law by Allowing Transfer of Tobacco Warehouse, Empire Stores

Federal District Judge Eric Vitaliano issued a memorandum and order granting a preliminary injunction directing the National Park Service to protect the Tobacco Warehouse and the nearby Empire Stores, another Civil War era structure, from being transferred for private development. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, counsel for the plaintiffs–the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Fulton Ferry Landing […]

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BHA, Other Plaintiffs Amend Federal Tobacco Warehouse Complaint, Add Park Corporation as Defendant

The Brooklyn Heights Association and co-plaintiffs Fulton Ferry Landing Association and New York Landmarks Conservancy, responding to the decision of the National Park Service to affirm its earlier ruling and approve the transfer of the Tobacco Warehouse site for development as a new venue for St. Ann’s Warehouse, returned to federal court yesterday with an […]

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BHA, Others Sue to Stop Development of Tobacco Warehouse

The Brooklyn Heights Association, along with the Fulton Ferry Landing Association and the New York Landmarks Conservancy, have sued both the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOP) and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation in state court, claiming that NYSOP acted illegally in its application to the National Park Service to […]

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Old Fulton Buildings Saved?

As we reported earlier, the City Department of Buildings issued full vacate orders for the buildings at numbers 9, 11, 13, and 15 Old Fulton Street. Now, according to the Fulton Ferry Landing Association blog, the historic buildings at 11, 13, and 15 Old Fulton may yet be spared demolition. As you may have noticed, […]

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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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Unwelcome: Jane’s Carousel?

“Jane’s Carousel”, the 1920s vintage merry-go-round restored under the auspices of Jane Walentas, wife of developer David Walentas, and now housed in a building on Water Street in DUMBO, is slated to be moved across the street and into what is now Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, itself to be incorporated into Brooklyn Bridge Park, sometime […]

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CB2 Nixes One Front Dance Club License

The hot mess that is One Front Street in DUMBO has lost its bid for a cabaret license, the Brooklyn Paper reports.   A Community Board 2 committee gave the application a big thumbs down last night. Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Brahmin/ Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition board member/ former Fulton Ferry Landing Association president Gary van der Putten is […]

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