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DOE Announces New Remote-Learning Grading Policy

It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]

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Never Forget-A Very Special Open Thread

Today is a very special edition of Open Thread. The blog remembers the events of the World Trade Center and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 souls lost. Our hearts are especially with the brave fire fighters, families and loved ones of local firehouse, Ladder 118/Engine 205, who lost six heroic men on that tragic […]

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Channel 11 Interviews BHB Publisher and Reader About Chop the Choppers

BHB Publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo and BHB reader/Brooklyn Heights resident Drew Burchenal were interviewed today by WPIX-TV’s Monica Morales about the campaign to Chop the Choppers taking off and landing from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.  Burchenal was interviewed in his apartment and on the roof of his building while Homer pointed out the throngs […]

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BHB Reader Speaks Chopper to Power

BHB reader Drew Burchenal is flippin’ mad about the constant flow of tour company helicopters flying over Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights every day. We recently proposed a 4 hour quiet period and no night flights and Mr. Burchenal asks for at least reduction in flights in his letter if not a total ban.  The […]

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GOP Comes Out with Candidate for Marty’s Seat

Republican John G. Chromczak, a 38 year old Downtown Manhattan resident, announced his candidacy for Marty Connor‘s 25th District State Senate seat today at Brooklyn Borough Hall. He joins Democratic challenger Daniel “Kid” Squadron in a quest to end Marty’s three decade vice grip on the office serving Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Chromczak […]

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Congestion Pricing Fails

Thought the BHB Community would have something to say about the failure of congestion pricing. Comment away!

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Underground Railroad

BHB Photo Club pic by Jim P Photography Amazing what one finds in the streets of New York. This manhole cover originally belonging to the Brooklyn Heights RailRoad dates to between 1893 and 1919. The BHRR was one of the operating companies controlled by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co.

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