Tag Archives | Jane McGroarty

Karl and Cam Cover #SaveLICH Rally

(Video after the jump.) Mr. J. and his cam were on hand, and in very good position (how many MSM camera jocks did you have to elbow aside, Karl?) to record Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; Oscar nominee, The Wire star, and Brooklyn Heights resident Amy Ryan; and Brooklyn Heights Association Vice President Jane McGroarty, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Assn. Implores Gov. Cuomo To Reconsider LICH Closure

Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty has sent a letter to NY Governor Cuomo and Dr. Nirav Shah, Commissioner, NYS Department of Health, urging them to take an in-depth look before allowing closure of SUNY Downstate’s Long Island College Hospital, “a hospital that is critical to the increasing population of downtown Brooklyn.” BHA notes, “In […]

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LICH Concerns Cloud BHA Annual Meeting; LICH Community Forum Thursday

The somber looks on the faces of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (at right in photo) and Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty reflect the seriousness of the discussion that followed Velazquez’ remarks at the BHA Annual Meeting last night. While the Congresswoman spoke mostly about issues at the federal level, such as the role of government […]

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Save the Date: BHA Annual Meeting Monday, February 11

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have its annual meeting on Monday, February 11 starting at 7:30 p.m., at the St. Francis College auditorium, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court). The featured speaker will be Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. BHA President Jane McGroarty will report on the year’s activities. All are welcome. We will give you […]

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BBP Pool To Open Soon; Benepe Leaving Parks Department

The “temporary” swimming pool (we understand it will be around for five years) located just inland of Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park (see photo, taken from Promenade) is, according to Brownstoner, likely to open even sooner than a projected June 28 date. Stay tuned.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s ‘Sunset Bhangra’

On Thursday evening your correspondent donned rain-ready togs before heading down to Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Sunset Bhangra party, but the weather proved benign, as the rain that threatened stayed just to our north. People kept coming in droves; fortunately, food and drink were plentiful, and good. […]

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BHA, Other Groups Settle with City and State over Park Land

Last year, neighborhood and preservation organizations, including the Brooklyn Heights Association, prevailed in lawsuits in both federal and state courts in which they contested the actions of the National Park Service and the city and state governments to transfer the Tobacco Warehouse site from Brooklyn Bridge Park for use as a new home for St. […]

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BHA Gets BBP Back in Heights Congressional District

Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty has alerted us to a change the BHA was able to effect in the redrawing of Congressional district lines that has just been made final. As proposed, the new map will put all of Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens in the 7th Congressional District, now […]

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Sifton Reminisces About Pizzas Past, Looks to Future at BHA Meeting

New York Times National Editor Sam Sifton recalled a rough-and-tumble childhood growing up on Willow Street, learning tricks like heading down Grace Court, which would trick pursuers seeking to “yoke” him into thinking he would be trapped on a dead-end street, then going over the fence and walking above the BQE to safety on Remsen […]

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Pier 6 Pedestrian Safety Gets Boost as DOT Adopts BHA Prexy’s Plan

The issue of safety for pedestrians going to Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park with its popular playgrounds and volleyball courts has been a priority for the Brooklyn Heights Association for the past year and a half. The BHA now sends us this news: Ever since the playgrounds opened on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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