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Landmarks Unamused By Interior Alterations At Former Gage & Tollner Space

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny an application to legalize changes made to the interior of the former Gage and Tollner Restaurant at 372 Fulton Street. The landmarked interior, which has housed a discount jewelry store since 2010 (formerly Arby’s and TGI Friday’s) has already faced mounting fines because it masked the interior […]

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Take A Look At Me Then: Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, 1909/1940s

Above, “Bird’s Eye View Of Fulton Street,” December 1909. Below, “Fulton Street, the heart of Brooklyn’s shopping district,” 1940s.

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Quote Of the Day: Downtown Brooklyn ‘Back To The Future,’ M. Markowitz

From The New York Times article, “National Retailers Discover a Brooklyn Mall,” August 28, 2012. (Graphic: Chuck Taylor)

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Birthplace of Whitman’s ‘Leaves Of Grass,’ Cranberry & Fulton, 1949

This sketch of the “Birthplace of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’” depicts the corner of Cranberry & Fulton streets (which is now along Cadman Plaza West heading to Old Fulton Street) dated September 11, 1949. It is signed by Josephine Barry. Legend has it that the red brick print shop in Brooklyn Heights where Walt […]

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Gentrification: Clothier Brooklyn Industries Coming To Fulton Mall

Gentrification continues along the Fulton Street Mall corridor, this time with Brooklyn Industries coming to 342 Fulton Street, close to the entrance. An HSBC bank was previously on the site. Brownstoner shares that the Brooklyn-logo clothier has seven locations in the borough, including shops in DUMBO and Cobble Hill, along with a sprinkling in Manhattan. […]

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Backtrax: Downtown’s Martin’s Dept. Store & Offerman Building

As the Landmarked Romanesque revival Offerman Building along Fulton Street Mall continues buildout of TJ Maxx and a bevy of boutique stores—alongside H&M’s new-construction two-story glass modernist structure—it’s high time to take a look back at the history of the storied location at 505 Fulton Street. Its life began in 1891, commissioned by mogel Henry […]

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Heights’ Packer Institute Grads To Open New Eatery In Fort Greene

Two 2001 graduates from Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Collegiate Institute are staying true to the borough by opening a restaurant in nearby Fort Greene. Pals Alan Cooper and Stephen Cohen plan to launch Prospect Restaurant at 773 Fulton Street in July, in the space of recently closed Mediterranean Aqualis Grill. The pair was interviewed April 5 […]

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A Stroll Down Fulton Street

Homer’s pal/Brooklyn Heights resident/ Celine Dion expert / journalist/ biographer/ census worker Chuck “the Smoking Nun” Taylor takes a walk down Fulton Street and contemplates.  He also Photoshops a few pictures (above) to look like Superfly-era snapshots: Smoking Nun: Its gentrification is an ongoing work in progress, but for now it is still inundated with […]

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Heights History:The Nabeguy Collection

BHB  community member Nabeguy has posted many vintage photos of Brooklyn Heights to the BHB Photo Club on Flickr.  About the pics he says: These photos were taken in November 1961 by my father, who, along with other like-minded neighbors, was in opposition to the proposed zoning variance that would allow for construction of the […]

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