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NY1 Offers Brooklyn Bridge Park Update; Prez Regina Myer Defends Hotel/Rez Development

NY1 offers an upbeat 2-minute report on the progress of the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, which it says now attracts 60,000 visitors each weekend. Reporter Jeanine Ramirez offers: “Designs changed over the years. So did the oversight of the property. The Port Authority transferred it to a state entity called the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development […]

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Karl Visits Hugh McMahon’s Pumpkin Carvery

Yeah, we know, pumpkins are so October 31. But, wait. What kind of pie are you likely to be eating Thursday? Anyway, Karl and cam paid a visit to legendary carver and Brooklyn Heights resident Hugh McMahon’s workshop. We start with an overview of some of McMahon’s recent work, including carvings of presidents past and […]

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New Subway Track Maintenance Schedule to Reduce Weekend Madness

Our weekly post on planned weekend subway service changes may be shorter starting in January. According to NY1, the MTA will have more track maintenance work done late at night–10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.–on weeknights, rather than on weekends. This means that service on the affected portions of particular lines will be suspended in both […]

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Subway Diversions Extra: MTA Paid Millions for “Unproductive Work Time”

The weekend’s coming to a close, so the current cluster of subway diversions, mostly kind to Brooklyn Heights except for the complete absence of the 4 train, will be done by shortly after dawn. Still, we get the following disturbing news (follow the link for video):

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NY1: Naming Rights Proposal for Brooklyn Bridge Park First for City

As we reported earlier, one of the nine potential revenue sources that the Brooklyn Bridge Park board authorized the consultants hired to explore alternatives to housing to examine was “advertising and sponsorship”. This could include selling naming rights to particular park facilities. According to this NY1 story (via the NY Post), the idea comes from […]

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NY1 Visits Fulton Ferry Landing This Morning

NY1’s Vivian Lee was on the pier at Fulton Ferry Landing, and on Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, this morning, interviewing local residents who were out to enjoy the brief respite (alas, ending after today) from winter weather. See the video here.

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Pols Make Deal to Save LICH

According to a report on NY1, after meeting with elected officials in Brooklyn last night, Cuomo administration offficials have agreed to release the grant money that will allow the merger of Long Island College Hospital with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, thereby assuring that LICH will remain open. Addendum: The politicians involved are identified in the […]

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NY1 Looks at Love Lane Mews

NY1 reports on the Love Lane Mews Condos: NY1: “It lies in between two major streets — Henry and Hicks — and you really don’t know it exists unless you peek down and are willing to take that little walk down Love Lane,” said Realtor Richard Cantor of Cantor and Pecorella Inc. Now a new […]

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NY1: Plymouth Church Featured in Underground Railroad Tours

As we’ve previously noted, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, at Hicks and Orange Streets, was an important part of the “Underground Railroad”. This was the clandestine system established by abolitionists, of which Henry Ward Beecher, minister at Plymouth in the pre-Civil War Years, was an inspirational leader, to help fugitive slaves escape to freedom in […]

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Francis to NY1: No Turning Back Once Housing is in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Last night’s public hearing at LICH on alternatives to housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park was well attended according to NY1. About 100 people weighed in with alternative funding plans. “This is the first time in the city or the state, there will be private luxury housing inside the borders of a public park. Once you […]

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