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Another Magnificent Brooklyn Heights Elm Doomed

It’s been a bad year for elm trees in the Heights. Just under a year ago, the great elm in the courtyard of the Mansion House, 145 Hicks Street, fell victim to Hurricane Irene. Now we have learned that the even larger and probably older elm in the courtyard of Grace Church (photo) off Hicks […]

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Sidney Place closed for tree removal

A crane has been placed mid-block and tree branches on the street are being cut down (with City permission) to allow a clear path for the removal of the tree that came down in the back yard at 34 Sidney Place following Hurricane Irene’s passage on Sunday.

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Sawdust Memories: Mansion House Elm Ain’t Nothin’ but Mulch Now

BHB reader “Carl” shot these photos of yesterday’s clean up of the Mansion House American Elm, which met its demise early Sunday morning. Just as many of the trees felled by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, Brooklyn Heights’ beloved elm will be ground down into mulch. “Too bad it couldn’t be turned into lumber to […]

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BHB’s #Irene Coverage

Slept through the storm? Want to relive it. All of our Hurricane….errr….Tropical Storm Irene coverage is here. A slideshow from the BHB Flickr Photo Club after the jump.

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Subway service to be restored tomorrow morning

Service Plan for Monday Morning Subways: With limited exceptions, service will resume across the subway system at 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Service will be less frequent than normal, and customers should expect longer waits and more crowded trains. Frequency of service will improve over the course of the day.

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MTA restores bus service in Brooklyn

Beginning 5:30 pm, limited bus service is being restored in Brooklyn on a route by route basis, with the exception of the B41, B43 and B62 buses. Buses will operate fare free for the remainder of the day.  No express bus service until further notice, only local buses will operate. Trip Planner itineraries and schedules will not […]

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If a Tree Falls in Brooklyn Heights… Report It!

This just in from CB2’s Robert Perris: Downed Trees The 311 call system is currently operating at capacity. Fallen tree or branch removal requests can be made on-line. The City removes street trees and large branches that have fallen to the ground in front of houses, in parks, and in other public spaces. The City […]

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Big Tree Falls on Joralemon Street

Just as your humble publisher was mulling over when to move his car out of the relative safety of the Cadman Plaza garage (tonight?), comes this dispatch from Karl Junkersfeld: A very large tree on Jorelemon near Willow Place just came down and i got the video to prove it. Totally wrecked 2 cars that […]

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More tree damage reported

“Phyllis”, who lives in the north Heights, has lost a London Plane tree. She reports: grew this one from a seedling that took root in my backyard about five years ago, must have blown in from the park across the street. Will miss the shade, screening and wonderful sense of a Brooklyn treed back yard.

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Just now – tree down on Sidney Place

A 50-foot tree in the back yard of 34 Sidney Place was just uprooted by the post-Hurricane wind gusts and came crashing down on the back side of the building, causing some minor damage to the fraternity at 36 Sidney Place. Fire Dept is on the scene.

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