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R Train Progress?

On Saturday afternoon a row of MTA vans, with “Cable” on their doors, was parked by the entrance to the Court Street subway station on Montague Street between Clinton and Henry Streets. We understand that the signal cables on the R line, which serves Court Street, were badly damaged by the Hurricane Sandy flooding. Addendum: […]

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The Blessing Of Light (Again) Across The Manhattan Skyline

The price tag from Hurricane Sandy’s damages in New York totals $42+ billion, according to the latest tally from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including $33 billion to repair housing & infrastructure and $9 billion to protect transit systems, the power network and sewage treatment facilities from future storms. While many neighborhoods continue to suffer, there’s solace […]

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VIDEO: Red Hook Fairway Determined To Come Back Better Than Ever

As BHB reported November 9, Red Hook’s Fairway Market suffered major damage from Hurricane Sandy. with the 52,000sf waterfront grocery at the base of Van Brunt taking on 5 feet of water and closed “indefinitely” as rebuilding ensues. Red Hook store General Manager Andy Zuleta has posted a video showing the destruction, cleanup efforts and […]

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R Subway Train’s Return Is Still Weeks Away

Subway service on the R train from Brooklyn Heights may not be returning before the end of the year. According to MTA in the New York Daily News, “The line’s Montague Street Tunnel, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan, saw more flooding than any of the eight subway tubes inundated by superstorm Sandy.” In addition, “Water […]

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THURSDAY: Free Post-Hurricane Legal Advice From Brooklyn Law School

From 9 a.m. to noon TODAY, Thursday, November 15, the Brooklyn Law School, in association with Borough Prez Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Bar Association, will host a free “Brooklyn Sandy Relief Legal Clinic” at Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, between Court and Adams. The Clinic will be staffed by disaster relief-trained law students and […]

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Vampire Weekend Headlines Concert for Sandy Relief at St. Ann’s Saturday

Update: the Eventbrite website now says the concert is sold out. According to Entertainment Weekly: This Saturday, Nov. 17, Vampire Weekend, Real Estate, members of the Walkmen and Dirty Projectors, and others will perform acoustic sets at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, an Episcopal church in Brooklyn Heights, with all proceeds going to Occupy […]

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Brooklyn Firms Lead Realtor Effort For Sandy Relief

TerraCRG and aptsandlofts.com are continuing much-needed efforts for Hurricane Sandy Relief, in a partnership with “United Way Rallies NYC Real Estate Industry Support for Storm Victims.” The commercial real estate brokerage with its partners is launching a fund-raising effort to facilitate and encourage donations from the real estate community to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy […]

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Halstead Realty Collecting Goods For Rockaway Hurricane Victims This Weekend

Halstead Realty at 150 Montague Street (between Henry and Clinton) is directing another much-needed food & goods drive this weekend, in which they intend to pack a moving van with requested items for Hurricane Sandy residents in The Rockaways. Please bring donations by the shop Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Broker […]

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Nice Weather This Weekend; Anything to Do?

The weather forecast is encouraging, but with so many institutions, like Bargemisic, which is in good physical shape but still lacks Con Ed power, coping with the aftermath of the Sandy/nor’easter one-two punch, what is there to do if you’re in town? There’s the penultimate Smorgasburg of the season this Sunday, November 11 from 11:00 […]

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Gas Rationing Comes to Brooklyn Heights

The lines at the Shell station on Atlantic Avenue will be getting shorter—but only because Mayor Bloomberg has imposed a “odd and even” emergency rationing plan. Beginning Friday, you’ll only be able to drive into a gas station to fill up if your license plate ends with an odd or even number, depending on the […]

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