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Mayor de Blasio Announces Makeover of Cadman Plaza Park, End of Saturday Work at Former Library Site

At Mayor de Blasio’s Town Hall at St. Francis College evening, he announced that $6 million has been appropriated to renovate the northern end of Cadman Plaza Park, which he said he was surprised to learn had not been touched, apart from routine maintenance, since the late 1950s. Among the improvements will be water fountains. […]

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Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio at St. Francis Wednesday, October 18

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, on Wednesday evening, October 18, for a Town Hall to which all are invited. Admission is free. The event begins at 6:00; doors will open at 5:30 and close at […]

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Eric Landau Nominated for Brooklyn Bridge Park Presidency

The Eagle reports that Mayor de Blasio has nominated Eric Landau, who presently serves as deputy commissioner of public affairs and communications at the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, to be the new president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Before taking his post at DEP, Landau was vice president of government and external affairs […]

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U.S. Attorney Probing de Blasio Role in LICH Sale

The Daily News and Post are reporting that Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney known for his crackdown on political corruption, has–according to “two sources” cited in the Daily News story–subpoenaed from State University of New York, previous owner of Long Island College Hospital, “all communications between the university system and City Hall regarding the sale […]

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BHA Urges Action To Defeat Proposed “Upzoning”

Update: We’ve been advised by the New York Landmarks Conservancy that the “upzoning” bills will not be acted on in this legislative session. The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a “massive rezoning” proposal that would allow much taller residential structures to be built in many areas of Brooklyn and other parts of the […]

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City Argues Pier Six Towers Plan May Proceed Despite State Disapproval

Crain’s reports that City Hall has issued a statement to the effect that the planned development of two residential towers at Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including an affordable housing component and space for a pre-school, may proceed despite its having failed to win the approval of the Empire State Development Corporation. According to […]

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State Scuttles Pier Six Towers Plan; Park Execs Got Hefty Raises

Politico New York reports that the Empire State Development Corporation, controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and with authority over development at Brooklyn Bridge Park, has decided not to approve a proposed modification to the Park’s plan that would have allowed construction of two residential towers, including a substantial affordable housing component and a space for […]

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Mayor Says Keep Warm This Weekend.

That’s right. According to our friends at Carroll Gardens Patch, Mayor de Blasio has warned of “life-threatening wind chills” this Valentine’s Day weekend. All the more reason to stay inside and–uh–snuggle! Take heart–as it were–though. The map at the linked story shows us as only getting “Wind Chill Advisory”, meaning “values will be as low […]

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Tourist Chopper Traffic To Be Trimmed

The Brooklyn Paper reports that New York City and the operators of tourist helicopter flights have agreed to a phased reduction of the number of such flights that will result in a fifty percent reduction as of January 2017. Sunday flights will cease entirely as of April 1 of this year. A twenty percent reduction […]

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Library Project Gets Council Land Use Committee Nod; Levin Secures Sweeteners

Today the City Council’s Land Use Committee approved the plan to demolish the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and replace it with a new library in a high rise residential and commercial building to be built on the site, with a temporary library to be available in the Our Lady of […]

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