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Brooklyn Heights Library Probably Won’t Be Replaced by a 40 Story Tower

Brooklyn Heights resident/blogger/lawyer/urban planner Michael DD White’s recent blog post about the possible replacements for the current Brooklyn Heights library has the interwebs abuzz this week. Brownstoner characterized it as having “plenty of conspiracy theories about how this is all a big set-up for another land grab by Forest City Ratner”.

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No More Landmarks Legislation, Insists Realtor Lobbying Coalition

A group formed by the powerful Real Estate Board of New York that includes a half-dozen development and labor organizations, is sharpening its knives to rally against future Landmarks legislation in New York City neighborhoods. The new alliance—the Responsible Landmarks Coalition—is gunning to bring a cease fire to what it calls “the increasing prevalence of […]

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Should Your Brooklyn Heights Home Have a Theatrical Agent?

If you don’t mind some occasional inconvenience, there’s money to be made in making your habitation available for video shoots. Interested? Contact someone like Andrea Raisfeld. New York Observer: In fact, one Brooklyn Heights townhouse that Ms. Raisfeld represents hosted shoots for Eileen Fisher, Oil of Olay, More magazine, Lucky magazine, Cetaphil, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bali […]

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Capote House Buyer ID’d As Grand Theft Auto Designer

The New York Observer identifies the buyer of 70 Willow Street as Dan Houser, creator of the popular Grand Theft Auto series of video games, and co-founder of Rockstar Games. The Observer story notes that the seller, Nicholas Callaway, a long time publisher of coffee-table books, is also involved in the digital world, having started […]

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Magic Johnson in Foul Trouble at 20 Henry

As we’ve previously noted, the conversion of the “Candy Factory” building at 20 Henry Street to luxury condos, being done on behalf of Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, a developer controlled by basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, has been picketed by the Carpenters’ Union and taken to task by City Council Member Steve Levin for using […]

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NY Observer on Doug Biviano

He may have lost the Democratic primary in 33rd NYC Council District, but Doug Biviano’s campaign is still getting attention.  The New York Observer weighs in on the Brooklyn Heights resident’s outsider campaign this week where Biviano draws praise from an unlikely source:

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BHB Contributor Marc Hermann Profiled in NY Observer

Brooklyn Heights’ own Marc Hermann, NY Daily News photographer and BHB contributor is profiled in the NY Observer: NY Observer: Mr. Hermann, 27, has been covering the city’s seamy side for over a decade. His job is one for which he is—quite literally—well-suited. In a double-breasted suit, polished wingtips, and a fedora festooned with his […]

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