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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

In July we noted the opening of the exhibit “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie” at the

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Michael van Valkenburgh’s Brooklyn Bridge Park Video

Award winning landscape architect Michael van Valkenburgh, principal designer of Brooklyn Bridge Park, has made a video in which he shows the Park’s development and talks about the ideas that motivated his design. Video after the jump.

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Mr. J’s Tribute to Michael Van Valkenburgh

Karl gives us scenes from, and commentary about, two parks designed by award winning landscape architect and Brooklyn Heights resident Michael Van Valkenburgh. One of these, of course, is Brooklyn Bridge Park. The other is Teardrop Park (see photo) in Battery Park City, which is part of your correspondent’s morning walk (long version) that starts […]

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Chopper Noise Complaints Resurgent; Squadron Demands “100% Compliance”

It won’t be news to most BHB readers, but the helicopter noise problem, which we highlighted early last April, and which was apparently at least partially resolved at the end of that month with an agreement to ban tourist helicopters from flying over Brooklyn, is still with us. Citywide media are now noticing.

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BHA’s Virtual Tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park

At last month’s BHA annual meeting, architect Michael Van Valkenburgh took attendees on a “virtual” tour of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The BHA’s snazzy new website has the full tour posted now. The BHA.org: Michael Van Valkenburgh is a principal of the design firm bearing his name, which has been involved in designing Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Park Architect to Speak at BHA Annual Meeting

Michael Van Valkenburgh, FASLA, FAAR, principal landscape architect for the portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park under construction below the Heights, will be the keynote speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, to be held at Plymouth Church, entrance on Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, on Tuesday, February 23, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments […]

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