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Cuomo Makes Brooklyn Heights Resident Joseph Lhota MTA Chair

The Eagle reports that Governor Cuomo has named Heights resident Joseph Lhota to serve as chair of the MTA. Lhota previously served as the MTA’s chief executive, and is credited with leading the agency’s quick response to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He later ran unsuccessfully as the GOP candidate for for […]

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Heads Up, Straphangers: Clark Street Tunnel To Close On Weekends

The MTA has announced that in order to make Sandy-related repairs on the 2/3 line, service to the neighborhood will be suspended on weekends beginning this spring, through 2018. The MTA expects the work to take 56 weekends. “The Clark St project is the next phase in what is the most extensive reconstruction and fortification effort […]

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Parking Restrictions on Joralemon and on Willow Place During Subway Repair Work

Readers of our “Subway Service Alerts” know that repair work to tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy has been a lengthy process, and that repairs to the tunnels that connect the 4/5, or “Lex” line, to Brooklyn and Manhattan have been very active of late. We’ve been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that work on […]

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Some Last Minute Monday Evening Suggestions

Tomorrow (Monday, July 6) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Park’s annual “Books Under the Bridge” series will begin with a program hosted by Freebird Bookstore: [A] unique outdoor Scrabble competition between John D. Williams, Jr. (former Executive Director of the National SCRABBLE Association and author of […]

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Looks Like The Montague Street Tunnel Will Be Closed For A Year

Take the R train to work? Get ready to shout to the heaven and say “NOOOOOO”. (Or if you’re a Star Trek TOS movie fan “KHAAAAANNNNN!”). Reports say the the Montague Street tunnel, damaged in Superstorm Sandy, will be closed for repairs for about a year: NYT: The repairs, expected to begin in August, would […]

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Friday’s The Day: Red Hook Fairway Market Reopens!

Friday is the big day! Red Hook’s Fairway Market will reopen with a celebration that begins at 7:30 a.m., which the store calls “a foodie event to remember,” with food and product demos, giveaways and appearances from Miss America Mallory Hytes (who lives in Brooklyn) and Borough Prez Marty Markowitz. Among improvements to the grocery […]

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Great News: Red Hook’s Fairway Market To Reopen 3/1

After Hurricane Sandy devastated Red Hook’s beloved Fairway Market, the entire neighborhood has suffered as many that visited the grocery from the surrounding vicinity also stopped supporting other local businesses that depend on so much traffic from the anchor store. Good news: Fairway is set to reopen March 1, according to the New York Daily […]

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Lights Back On At Brooklyn Bridge Park

The lighting system at Brooklyn Bridge Park was seriously damaged by Hurricane Sandy, so the Park has been closing at dusk instead of 1:00 a.m. as it normally does. DUMBO NYC reports that the lights are working once again, and the Park has returned to its usual hours. Image: openhousenewyork.

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Red Hook’s Fairway Market Reopening In March Following Sandy Nightmare

The Fairway Market in Red Hook was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in November, as the 52,000sf waterfront grocery at the base of Van Brunt took on 5 feet of water—which also had a detrimental effect on surrounding boutique businesses that depended on Fairway’s customer base. Good news: Fairway’s Facebook page reveals that the store […]

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Markowitz Not Amused By House Of Rep’s Lack Of Sandy Relief Action

Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz is mighty irritated with the U.S. House of Representatives for its ongoing inertia in passing relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which impacted so many in our surrounding neighborhoods. He writes: “Thousands of families—not just in our beloved Brooklyn but across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and beyond—are […]

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