Tag Archives | Mary Frost

Meeting on Redesign of Columbus Park, AKA Borough Hall Park, Monday, February 26

City Council Member Lincoln Restler has invited all to a meeting, to be held this coming Monday, February 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Borough Hall (enter at 209 Joralemon Street) to discuss a proposed re-design of Columbus Park, also called Borough Hall Park. That park extends from Joralemon Street past Borough Hall and […]

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Latest News on Relocation of MS915 and Two Other Downtown Schools

Read the latest news about the possible (likely?) relocation of Bridges/MS 915 in Mary Frost’s report in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Bridges/MS 915, a middle school currently located at 105 Johnson Street at Tillary St., is slated to move to 491 Dean St. in Pacific Park near Barclays Center. MS 915 was formerly MS 8, which […]

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BQE “Boondoggle”: Bad and Good News

Mary Frost’s Eagle story contains what she calls some “chilling” information about the City Department of Transportation’s and Mayor Adams’s plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway beyond the urgent repair work now underway. The bad news for Brooklyn Heights is that these plans would include demolition of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (although it would eventually be […]

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Police Search for Man Who Shoved and Injured 89 Year Old Woman

According to Mary Frost in the Eagle police at the 84th Precinct have provided a photo (see it by following the link to Ms. Frost’s story) of the man suspected of having, at about 2:00 PM on September 26 at Court and Montague Streets, approached an 89 year old woman from behind and shoved her […]

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Should Dogs Be Allowed On The Brand New Cadman Park Turf?

Mary Frost read the debates raging in the comments section here and on Nextdoor, worked her journalistic magic, and settled the question once and for all in today’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle article. Read the many quotes from familiar names in the neighborhood and a spokesperson from the Parks Department. Feel free to continue the discussion in the comments […]

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Reports of Harrassment and Threats on Promenade

Mary Frost in the Eagle quotes a number of Heights residents concerning harrassment and threats, mostly occurring at the north end of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and often including ant-LGBTQ slurs, by unidentified men. The story includes two photos supplied by a Heights resident of an “allegedly threatening individual.” Ms. Frost states that an NYPD […]

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Overweight Truck Monitoring Starts on BQE, Thanks to Local Electeds

As reported by Stephen Nessen in Gothamist, starting this week the City’s Department of Transportation will start monitoring, using scales and license plate readers that were installed “months ago,” the weight of trucks using the Queens bound lanes of the cantilevered section of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway that lies below Brooklyn Heights. Monitoring of the […]

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Promenade Slasher at Large

As reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle, police are searching for a man who used a knife to repeatedly slash on the right hand a 22 year old man, who at the time was sitting on a bench at the north end of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, last Tuesday, August 1. According to the […]

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City Proposes Rule To Banish Vendors From Brooklyn Bridge

Mary Frost reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that New York City plans to ban vendors from all pedestrian bridges, including Brooklyn Bridge. Current rules imply that vending on elevated pedestrian walkways and approaches to bridges is prohibited, but the City says an explicit rule is needed to aid in enforcement. The purpose of the new rule […]

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Jackhammering on the BQE Now Scheduled to Start Next Monday; Delays Could Push Repairs into Next Spring

As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle Friday and linked in a comment by Mary Kim to her earlier post, the start of repair work to the cantilevered parts of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway beneath Clark Street and beneath Grace Court was postponed for a second time, and is now scheduled to begin Monday, July […]

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