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You Could Get 70 Cents From Con Ed Sale To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Con Ed is seeking permission from the New York State Public Service Commission, which regulates utilities, to transfer a parcel of land, dark green in the map above, to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Park Corporation. It will constitute the northernmost portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, and the Park Corporation is seeking proposals to build a […]

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Brooklyn Heights Noir: NY Times Remembers Albert Halper

Albert Halper (1904-1984) was born and raised on Chicago’s West Side, where, as this New York Times “City Room” piece quotes him, he was bothered by “the strong odor from the stockyards rolling in heavy waves all the way from the South Side.” He got away from that and, in his quest to succeed as […]

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Times Gives Posthumous Recognition to 75 Livingston Architect Abraham Simberg

The recent designation of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District brought attention to the thirty story building at 75 Livingston Street, completed in 1928 as the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Building but since converted to co-operative apartments, whose residents opposed the landmarking because they feared it would increase the cost of maintaining the building and […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Chronicles Street Life in the Bronx

The Times has a story about a Heights resident and Wall Street trader who spends his free time photographing and recording the stories of the down-and-out: New York Times “City Room”: As a foreign exchange trader for Citigroup, Chris Arnade, 46, makes a good income, and lives with his wife and three children in a […]

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Mailer’s Apartment for Sale

The New York Times “City Room” Blog reports that Michael Mailer, son of the late novelist Norman Mailer, has put his father’s apartment, at 142 Columbia Heights, up for sale with an asking price of $2.5 million. For that you get a two bedroom, one bath (but with a separate small guest apartment with its […]

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Can’t Get a Cab to Brooklyn? “Destination Discrimination” Priority for TLC

We noted last October that there may be more than the usual hassle getting a cab to go from Manhattan to Brooklyn these days. According to the Times City Room Blog, the Taxi and Limousine Commission saw a 38% increase, from the last six months of 2009 to the same period in 2010, in complaints […]

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Saucy Author Says Brooklyn Heights is Sexy

Michelle Haimoff, author of Secret New York: Exploring the City’s Hidden Neighborhoods is featured in the New York Times City Room. When asked what her favorite “Gilded Era beauties” are she answers:

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