Tag Archives | Promenade

City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

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DOT/BQE Meeting: New Location

According to the BHA, Thursday’s meeting has been moved  to the Ingersoll Houses Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Prince Street.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30 PM.  

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BQE Rehab: Promenading No More?

New buildings, endless construction, and the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park have led many Brooklyn Heights residents to wring their hands and gnash their teeth about “progress” in the neighborhood. They ain’t seen nothing yet. Scrolling through my Twitter timeline yesterday, I came across this horrifying news: The city may have to shutter the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Prep for BQE Rehab Happening on Promenade

What’s that weird looking contraption on the Promenade? As reported by Mary Frost, the DOT is conducting environmental testing in thirty locations between Atlantic Avenue and Sands street in preparation for the $1.9 billion dollar rehabilitation of the BQE. Opened in 1951, The Promenade comprises the top level of the roadway’s 70 year old triple cantilever. […]

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Electeds Seek Answers On Squibb Bridge, Now Closed One Year

As of August 9th, the Squibb Park Bridge, a.k.a “the Bouncy Bridge” has been closed for one year.  What was billed by Brooklyn Bridge Park as a “unique and vital access point to the park” connecting Brooklyn Heights to Pier 1 has been, as reported by the New York Times in July, closed longer than […]

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Monday’s Resplendent Sunset… Ooh, La La!

And this, friends, is one of the everlasting joys of living in Brooklyn Heights. Taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 7:50 p.m. (Second view inside.) Oh, sigh… (CT)

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Heights Promenade: One Good Perennial Deserves Another

Just as the spectacular spray of yellow daffodils has peaked along the Promenade, the enduring warm weather has allowed a kaleidoscope of colors from the other plentiful perennial—tulips—to burst into bloom. Vivid reds, warm whites, pretty pinks and prismatic purples are now abounding all along the walkway. Ooh, la la! (CT)

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Take A Look At Me Now: Holly Jolly Heights

This little Holly bush near the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, survived the brutal winter—as seen in February and now. This week, it is surrounded by a cluster of festive daffodils. Good things come to those who wait, indeed. (CT)

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Comedy Troupe Dinner For One Offers Pithy Parody Of ‘It-Girl(s)’ Lena Dunham

And now, the video! NYC sketch comedy troupe Dinner For One (a.k.a. dfor1.com) paraded a robot along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade January 18, and revealed to BHB they were filming an other-worldly take on HBO’s “Girls,” starring Brooklyn Heights’ Lena Dunham, a member of the BHB Ten 2012. The guys, who comprise New York-based graduates […]

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MLK & Inauguration Day—And A Christmas Tree?

The annual Christmas tree that has festively lighted the Brooklyn Heights Promenade’s Montague Street entrance for 63 years is still standing – on January 21. According to tradition, January 6—the day of Epiphany or Twelfth Night, is the last day for ol’ tannenbaums.

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