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Eagle: LPC Hearing on 30 Henry Design Results in Minor Changes

Linda Collins reports on the discussion at Monday’s Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on the design of the building proposed to replace the old Eagle headquarters at 30 Henry Street, corner of Middagh, which is the first Brooklyn Heights building many people see after taking the exit from the Brooklyn Bridge (see a rendering of the […]

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State Court Rules Bloomberg Administration and State Acted Improperly in Tobacco Warehouse Transfer

While the attempted turnover of the Tobacco Warehouse for use as a new home for St. Ann’s Warehouse Theater was effectively stopped by a federal court’s decision in July (and St. Ann’s has found a new, if temporary, home in DUMBO), a New York State court ruled in a parallel action brought by the same […]

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Upcoming CB2 Committee Meetings: Transportation and Land Use

The Transportation Committee of Community Board 2 will meet tomorrow evening (Tuesday, October 18) at St. Francis College, First Floor Board Room, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), starting at 6:00. On the agenda are: (1) a presentation by Cheska Tolentino, of Transport Workers Union Local 100, on a campaign, New Yorkers Deserve a […]

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Brooklyn Bounty Draws Crowd to BHS

A large crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society this evening for Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of food and drink supplied by local artisans, chefs, and restaurants. Upon arrival, guests faced a long bar serving Brooklyn Brewery beers and ales, as well as other drinks. On the bar counter were bowls of Brooklyn Heights resident […]

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9/11 Widow, Steve Buscemi Speak Out Against Closing Engine 205

Marianne Fontana, whose firefighter husband died in the World Trade Center, gave an impassioned speech against Mayor Bloomberg’s planned closure of fire companies, including Engine Company 205, at a rally in front of the firehouse at 74 Middagh Street early this evening, as did actor and former firefighter Steve Buscemi. Videos after the jump.

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Federal Court Rules Park Service Violated Law by Allowing Transfer of Tobacco Warehouse, Empire Stores

Federal District Judge Eric Vitaliano issued a memorandum and order granting a preliminary injunction directing the National Park Service to protect the Tobacco Warehouse and the nearby Empire Stores, another Civil War era structure, from being transferred for private development. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, counsel for the plaintiffs–the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Fulton Ferry Landing […]

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BHA President McGroarty on Tobacco Warehouse Controversy

The Daily News has an opinion piece by Brooklyn Heights Association President Jane McGroarty explaining the BHA’s position opposing the removal of the Tobacco Warehouse site from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read it here.

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BHA, Other Plaintiffs Amend Federal Tobacco Warehouse Complaint, Add Park Corporation as Defendant

The Brooklyn Heights Association and co-plaintiffs Fulton Ferry Landing Association and New York Landmarks Conservancy, responding to the decision of the National Park Service to affirm its earlier ruling and approve the transfer of the Tobacco Warehouse site for development as a new venue for St. Ann’s Warehouse, returned to federal court yesterday with an […]

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Park Service Approves Transfer of Tobacco Warehouse to St. Ann’s, but BHA Vows to Continue Fight

The National Park Service, having been told by the U.S. Justice Department to review its earlier decision to “de-park” the area occupied by the 19th century Tobacco Warehouse in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, has now reaffirmed its approval of the move.

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CB 2, in Divided Vote, Supports “Skyscraper” Historic District

At yesterday’s meeting at St. Francis College, Community Board 2 decided to support the proposed “Skyscraper” Historic District. The Brooklyn Paper: At its monthly meeting, Community Board 2 voted 16–10 in favor of the new district, which would designate certain towers on Livingston, Court and Montague streets as worthy of historic preservation. The vote came […]

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