Tag Archives | Furman Street

BHA Asks Court To Stop Construction Of Pier Six Towers

The Brooklyn Heights Association, which has sued the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers to prevent construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, reports that they received notice that construction would begin on July 19. This is one day after the next scheduled court […]

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Night Milling Of Furman Street Scheduled For Friday, June 30

We have word from Community Board 2 that Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Joralemon Street will be milled this coming Friday, June 30. According to CB 2: Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you […]

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Meeting on Proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector Monday Evening at St. Francis

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of a public meeting, to be held at St. Francis College, the Callahan Center, 182 Remsen Street, this Monday evening, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., to discuss the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (“BQX”), a streetcar, or if you prefer, trolley,

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CB2 Exec Committee to Consider Slow Zone, Joralemon Closure at Furman, Schermerhorn Bike Lane on Monday

Community Board 2’s Executive Committee will meet at the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues this coming Monday evening, April 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are (1) the Brooklyn Heights “Slow Zone”, (2) a proposal to close Joralemon Street to through traffic at […]

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Karl Sez: “Berm Baby Berm”

(Video after the jump.) As anyone who’s read this blog for a while knows, our Mr. J. is a huge fan of Brooklyn Bridge Park, as is your correspondent. (Actually, one of the things that lured your correspondent to the Heights in the first place was the prospect of walking along the Promenade and watching […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Ever wish you could will your dream lover into reality, and into your arms? Evidently that’s what happens in Ruby Sparks, which is playing this weekend at Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street, along with Beasts of the Southern Wild. Showtimes are here. Bargemusic, moored to the Fulton Ferry Pier at the foot of Old […]

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Willowtowners Fear Traffic Nightmares From Fieldhouse Crowds

Yesterday (Wednesday) evening the Fieldhouse road show continued in Willowtown, at a meeting arranged by the Willowtown Association and hosted by their President, Ben Bankson. The opening presentation was similar to that at St. Francis on Monday, except that Fieldhouse Executive Director Greg Brooks stressed even more–no doubt anticipating the questions he knew would come–that […]

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Field for Pier 1 Hotel and Residential Structure Narrowed to Three

Three finalists have been selected from among the seven original proposals for a combined hotel and residential complex to be built on land lying between Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Furman Street, which will generate payments in lieu of taxes to help fund maintenance and operation of the Park. One of the finalists […]

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Shortcut Opened in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The travel distance between Pier 1 and Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park just got shorter, and walkers, runners and bikers no longer have to skirt the speedy traffic on the now two-way Furman Street between Montague and Joralemon, as a new pedestrian and bike path (photo) has been opened from behind the MTA ventilating […]

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Two-Way Furman Means No More Bike/Pedestrian Path

The conversion of Furman Street to two-way traffic (which seems to be a long-term proposition, given that new striping is being painted) has necessitated the elimination of the combined bike and pedestrian path along Furman between Joralemon and Montague Streets, as described on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy website. Possible new alignments for the protected […]

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