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Silhouettes Available for Holidays through Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

This has been a busy time for the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, with their move from Pierrepont Street and the ribbon cutting and party celebrating the opening of their new store at 137 Montague Street, as chronicled by Mary Frost in The Eagle. The Exchange now reminds us that silhouette portraits by Deborah O’Connor, which make […]

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Mixed Reactions to DOT’s Community Meeting on BQE

As Mary Frost reports in the Eagle, Dozens of Brooklyn Heights residents trekked to the New York City College of Technology on a rainy Thursday night to attend the NYC Department of Transportation’s first community engagement meeting for the redesign of the “Central” portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). The “Central” portion extends from Atlantic […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House Open Now Through October 30

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House, located this year at 145 Columbia Heights (photo), is open now through October 30. Mary Frost in The Eagle gives us an inside look at the rooms and the people involved. Unfortunately, the 1839 vintage house is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets for tours are $40 for individuals, $35 […]

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Does Adams Want to Keep Existing BQE? Repair Plans Announced; Public Discussion Forums Coming

According to Cate Corcoran in Brownstoner, “It seems the mayor has made up his mind.” He wants to repair the triple cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that sits below Brooklyn Heights and leave it and the rest of the highway as is, while mitigating the damage the BQE has done to other neighborhoods with […]

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Mayor Adams Wants New BQE Plan

Just a month ago, we cited an AMNY report that Mayor Adams wanted to slash the budget for repairs to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, which are focused on the cantilevered portion that runs below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, “from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in […]

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Cops Nab Suspects After Armed Robberies in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Update: Thanks again to Mary Frost we now know that all four suspects have been arrested; that they were likely involved in two robberies on Tuesday night, and that they may have been involved in a third on Saturday evening. This is a developing story; we will add new information here as it becomes available. […]

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Listen to Mary Frost, Lara Birnback and Brooklyn Heights Neighbors on The Pulse Podcast

Remember that story of the hellish noise coming from Cadman Towers? Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost’s coverage of the mystery was so captivating, an NPR podcast, The Pulse, covers it in this episode. You can hear Mary Frost, neighbors Wilson Burrous, Victoria Owens and Toba Potosky, and Brooklyn Heights Association’s Lara Birnback in the episode. […]

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Fire at 75 Henry

As reported by Mary Frost in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, late Friday evening there was a “smoky fire” emanating from a fourth floor apartment at 75 Henry Street, part of the Cadman Plaza complex. The apartment, which faced Cadman Plaza West, was “under renovation.” Fire trucks arrived promptly and extinguished the fire before it could […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Highlights

Because of a long standing conflict your correspondent was unable to attend Thursday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Fortunately, The Eagle’s Mary Frost was there to provide an excellent summary. As always for the past several years, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway was a prominent topic. The Eagle story quotes BHA President Erika Belsey Worth: The […]

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The BHB Ten 2021: The Most Impactful People of Brooklyn Heights This Year

We’re bringing back a BHB tradition of an annual list, described by our founder John Loscalzo aka Homer Fink as “10 people who live or work in Brooklyn Heights who we think made an impact on our neighborhood, the city, the country, or the world” or who are “influential, altruistic or just plain special.” After […]

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