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City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

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So What’s the Deal with Toys at Chapin Playground?

A few commenters (and Mrs. Fink) were wondering what the deal was with toys disappearing from the Harry Chapin Playground last month.  We’d reached out to the playground committee but received no response.   Over the holiday, WPIX-TV revealed that the NYC Parks Department is behind many of they toys being removed: WPIX: But some parents […]

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Help Refill The Sandbox At Harry Chapin Playground: Saturday, July 28

The Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee invites all to help refill the sandbox at the Harry Chapin Playground, on Columbia Heights north of Cranberry Street. The sandy extravaganza will take place this Saturday, July 28, at 8:30 a.m. More information here. (Photo: Claude Scales)

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Chapin Playground Clean-Up Time

Another message from Heather White of the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee: The BHPC will be organizing a weekly clean-up of Harry Chapin Playground every Thursday night this summer (weather permitting). The first clean-up will be next Thursday June 30th starting at 5 PM.

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Chapin Playground Spring Cleaning Sunday

The Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee asks for volunteers to help with spring cleaning of the Harry Chapin Playground, on Columbia Heights north of Cranberry Street, this Sunday, May 15th, starting at 10:30 a.m. Please bring clean-up equipment of your choice, such as brooms, shovels, and dustpans. Among the tasks to be accomplished are refilling the […]

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Holy Moses! Highway Planners Considering Condemnation of Brooklyn Heights Residences

State Department of Transportation officials studying ways to improve the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which is cantilevered on two levels below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, then curves to the northeast near Middagh, Willow, Poplar and Hicks streets, are considering a scenario under which widening of the highway would necessitate taking some residential buildings near Middagh and Willow […]

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BHPC Seeks Help for Chapin Playground Cleanup

The Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee is planning a clean-up event for the Harry Chapin Playground, on Columbia Heights north of Cranberry Street, this Thursday evening, May 27, beginning at 6:00. Parents of children who enjoy playing there are invited to “BYOB&B” (bring your own beverage and broom) and help “[r]efill the sandbox, sweep the playground […]

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