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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Week

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that […]

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Many Brooklyn Heights Streets to be Milled and Paved Next Week

Brooklyn Community Board 2 has advised us that many Brooklyn Heights streets are scheduled for milling and repaving during daytime hours next week. The schedule is: Remsen Street from the Promenade entrance to Clinton Street: Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26. Monroe Place, College Place, Love Lane, and Willow Street: Tuesday, June 26. Middagh […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]

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Concerned About Library Project? Contact Council Member Levin

We noted that the City Planning Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library by developer Hudson Comapnies, which would demolish the existing library building (library service would be provided on an interim basis at space leased from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Remsen Street) […]

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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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Montague Milled, Not Paved; Nothing Done Elsewhere

I’ll confess to having felt a bit curious when it was announced last Friday that various streets in and around Brooklyn Heights, including my home street, Montague, were to be paved the following Monday (last night) and Tuesday nights. After all, the affected streets had not yet been milled; a necessary prelude to repaving. Indeed, […]

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Overnight Street Paving On Joralemon, Remsen, Montague, and Court Monday and Tuesday

We’ve received word from Community Board 2 that overnight (no start or finish times are given) street paving will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18, on the following schedule: Monday: Joralemon Street from Fulton to Clinton streets; Remsen Street from Court to Clinton streets; Montague Street from Court Street to […]

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Streetside Call Boxes Functional Again, and “Captain Cleanup” Caught in the Act

We have word from a reader that Verizon has installed new fiber optic communications cable, and that consequently the streetside fire and police call boxes at various locations around Brooklyn Heights (The one in the photo, an obvious recipient of the loving attention of “Captain Cleanup,” a “BHB Ten” honoree for 2013, is located on […]

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Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend

Update: despite the banner, this year’s festival will be on Saturday only, from noon until 9:00 p.m. The annual Lebanese Food Festival will be this coming Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral, Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton streets.

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A Tree Rises in Brooklyn Heights

At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry. Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was […]

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