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Brooklyn Heights Biz Owner Fined for Ads on Poles

The Brooklyn Paper reports on one area business owner who’s been slapped with fines for taping fliers to lamposts in the neighborhood – but did officials over react?:

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Brooklyn Bridge “Kidnapping” Was Domestic Dispute

While certain Murdoch-controlled tabloids are reporting that there are madmen running rampant —again— BHB has learned that last week’s frightening “kidnapping” incident near the Brooklyn Bridge was a domestic dispute, not a random act.

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Brooklyn Paper Says Heights Means “Stability”

Today’s Brooklyn Paper, celebrating the publication’s thirtieth anniversary (see post below), features retrospective articles about the Borough’s neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, of which it says:

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Happy 30th, Brooklyn Paper

Since starting BHB in 2006,  I have made it a point of expressing my admiration for Brooklyn Paper publisher Ed Weintrob whenever the subject of  “hyperlocal” media comes up.   Visionaries like him, the late great Paul Sidney from WLNG and Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner have all had an influence on my world view as a “publisher” […]

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Hicks Street Pain in the Neck-down

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the sidewalk widening project underway on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights may pose a problem for firetrucks attempting to turn into or out of Engine Company 224. B’Paper newshound Stephen Brown found a city inspector who agreed that the new wider sidewalk would be a problem: Brooklyn Paper: “Firetrucks are […]

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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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BHA’s Chopper Stopper Meeting Underwhelms

The Brooklyn Heights Association met with the Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Aviation Administration Friday (10/30) to voice its concern over the planned increase in tourist helicopter flights over the area.   BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton tells the Brooklyn Paper they left the meeting with a “lot less than expected.” Brooklyn Paper: A […]

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BHA to Meet with EDC Tomorrow About Tourist Choppers

The Brooklyn Heights Association will meet with the Economic Development Corporation tomorrow to discuss banning tourist helicopter flights over Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park.   BHA Executive Direct Judy Stanton tells the Brooklyn Paper that chopper noise is so bad that it’s hard to hold a “face to face conversation.” Brooklyn Paper: But […]

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It’s a Drag, Regal Cinemas Lookin’ in Your Bag

File this one under: “First World Problems” but it seems that the “Nightmare on Court Street” aka the Regal Theater is living up to its name once again.  This time around it’s about gender specific bag searches and our man in the City Council David Yassky (hey shouldn’t he busy doing “important stuff”?) has gotten […]

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Brooklyn Paper Hates Brooklyn Heights Landmark Lighting Plan

Earlier this month, it was announced that a project to replace Brooklyn Heights street lamps with historically accurate “Bishop’s Crooks” fixtures would begin soon.   The paper has written about the $650k in Federal and NYC dollars being used to fund Phase 1 of the proposed $2.7 million plan calling it “pork”.  This week the paper […]

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