We lost a few in Tropical Storm Isaias, but Brooklyn Heights retains and maintains a healthy population of street, park, and garden trees. In her Eagle story, Mary Frost tells of the history. Before the 1940s the Heights, like most of Brooklyn, had few trees. This is why Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn […]
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Brooklyn Heights – Tree Heaven?
BHA’s Exec Director Peter Bray Leaving; Replacement Sought
The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that “with much regret, … it has begun a search for a new Executive Director to replace Peter Bray, who will be leaving his post at the end of June to attend to a serious health issue within his family.” Mr. Bray has served as BHA’s Executive Director since […]
Hundreds Pack Promenade For Rally Against BQE Plan
Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Peter Bray said the cold weather made him hope that 300 people would show up for yesterday’s rally on and for the Promenade, but by our estimate there was well more than that number. (Update: the New York Post estimates the turnout as “[a]bout 200″; we believe this is way […]
BHA Presents Alternative BQE Plan to DOT
As reported by the Eagle’s Mary Frost, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association met with Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation, and DOT engineers, to urge DOT to consider alternatives to a plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years and replace it with a six […]
City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction
A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]
Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming
The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]
“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?
Update: Chipotle has now said they will get secure metal containers for their trash, the Eagle reports. Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining […]
Trucks Banned from BQE?
The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections. Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]
Security Cameras Coming Along Joralemon Street
DNA Info’s Alexandra Leon reports that about ten to twelve street-facing security cameras will be placed on residential buildings on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Furman streets this spring. This is in response to residents’ complaints about an increase in crime because of Joralemon’s becoming the principal entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DNA Info […]
Heights Burglaries Continue in New Year
According to Alexandra Leon in DNA Info, the rash of burglaries in Brooklyn Heights that began in December has continued into January. Of the seven burglaries reported in the first week of January, at least one may have occurred earlier. A theft of $66,410 worth of jewelry and accessories from an apartment near Hicks and […]
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