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Did Robert Moses “Head Fake” Brooklyn Heights?

The received wisdom is that Robert Moses was determined to route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through Brooklyn Heights, following the route of Hicks Street, staying roughly on the course it had taken through Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, but that heroic resistance by Heights residents convinced him to try the innovative plan (where have we heard […]

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BHA Needs Volunteers for Street Tree Census Tomorrow

We have this from the Brooklyn Heights Association: We just got word that the NYC Parks Dept. will be holding our first BHA Group Training Event tomorrow [Sunday, July 19] from 2 to 5pm for the NYC street tree census, known as TreesCount! 2015. All who are interested and available are welcome and very much […]

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Has BHB Reader “Jorale-man” Spurred Borough Hall Plaza Repair?

News blog DNAInfo NYC picked up Jorale-Man’s opening comment in the New Year’s Open Thread Wednesday: At the risk of sounding a (mildly) negative note to start the year, it would be nice if 2014 is the year that the city fixes the crumbling sidewalks around Borough Hall. I noticed yesterday while lugging my rollerboard […]

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New Promenade Gardener Appointed

The Eagle reports that Matthew Morrow, a Colorado native who learned horticulture in Tennessee, has been put in charge of the Promenade Gardens. Morrow has already had one session with the crew of local residents who volunteer to work in the gardens (see photo). BHB has learned that his predecessor, Jonathan Landsman, was offered a […]

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Tree Pruning Underway in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association tells us that the City Parks Department has begun pruning street trees in Brooklyn Heights from Atlantic Avenue to Pierrepont Street. This is done on a ten year cycle. Thanks to funds contributed by BHA members and earmarked for tree maintenance, pruning will be extended to include six more blocks north […]

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