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Improvements to Pedestrian Safety

The Brooklyn Heights Association advises us that a new stop sign and crosswalk have been installed to aid pedestrians crossing Henry Street at Orange Street, and “DOT tells the BHA that this crossing will be updated to a traffic signal hopefully later this spring.” The BHA also notes that the City Department of Transportation is […]

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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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How did the Fruit Streets Get Their Names?

The Times’ “New York Today” offers an explanation…or two…without actually taking a stand. Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Streets. A vitamin C trifecta. Why do these streets in Brooklyn bear names both boggy and tropical? As it turns out, there is no definitive answer to today’s question. Click away to see what Mrs. Middagh might have had to […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park States Its Case in Pierhouse View Dispute

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has provided us with a link to part of the visual presentation that accompanied Park Corporation VP for Real Estate David Lowin’s talk at last Wednesday’s Community Advisory Council meeting. The presentation shows comparative views (scroll to the bottom) in photos taken in 2008, before the National Cold Storage Warehouse […]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher […]

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36 Orange Street: Yours For A Mere $14,000 A Month

We were taken aback when a two-story carriage house at 21 Grace Court Alley was listed for rent in September for $11,500 a month ($138,000 a year). That opinion is apparently mutual: It remains on the market. But that’s peanuts compared with the Brooklyn Heights townhouse at 36 Orange Street that’s just been listed with […]

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Plymouth Church School Bazaar Monday and Tuesday

There will be a fund raising bazzar for Plymouth Church School, where you can “eat, drink, shop, and be merry”, this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 5 and 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, at the Church (enter through the Beecher Garden, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks). Gift items will be […]

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Danish Christmas Fair This Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair this Saturday, November 19, from 11a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark Street) and at Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, and on Sunday, November 20 from 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the Danish Seamen’s […]

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Suspect on the Loose After Raid on Orange Street

At around noon today, there was heavy police activity — as in body armored ESU officers — in front of the Orange Court apartment building (Orange Street and Hicks). Early reports pointed to a “barricaded EDP” (emotionally disturbed person) at the scene. However, reports say that whoever police were looking for was not inside the […]

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Update: BHA Annual Meeting to be Held at Plymouth Church

The 2011 Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association, at which BHB Ten 2010 honoree Diane Ravitch will be the featured speaker, will be held on Monday evening, February 28, starting at 7:30 p.m., at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks.

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