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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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Anchor Away at 76 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The news I had feared and knew inevitable came with this Eagle story confirming that the owner of Friend of a Farmer, the restaurant that is moving into the space at 76 Montague formerly occupied by Design Within Reach, will remove the antique anchor (photo) that has been displayed in front of the building since […]

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Morning Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The robin is supposed to be a harbinger of spring. “If only!” this one seems to be saying to himself. As I started my morning walk, a few little snowflakes were falling, but as I headed down into Squibb Park and across the bouncy bridge to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park the flakes got […]

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Congregation B’nai Avraham Awarded “Sacred Sites” Grant

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry), Brooklyn Heights’ only Orthodox synagogue, has been awarded a $10,000 “Sacred Sites” grant by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The funds will be used to assist in restoration of the facade of the 1850s vintage brownstone faced Italiante style […]

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Evening Walk Photos: Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

I took a walk early yesterday (Monday) evening. On my way from the Squibb Park pedestrian bridge on to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I was greeted by this gray catbird (thanks to reader elw_ny and FB friend John Hunt for the species ID). A little farther along, I found a red saddlebags dragonfly (thanks […]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

These photos were taken during several walks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 14 to 16. Hydrangeas were in bloom on Remsen Street just east of Hicks. Basic work appears complete on the first of the sound attenuating berms meant to shield Brooklyn Bridge Park from the noise of the BQE. A view from the […]

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More Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Fulton Ferry Historic District

The showy tulips, daffodils, and purple irises of May are gone from the Promenade Gardens, but these pretty red and white blossoms were, like June, bustin’ out. Crossing the Pedestrian bridge from Squibb Park, I noticed that preliminary work appears to be underway for the Pierhouse hotel and condo complex. I shot this crossing the […]

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Lebanese Food Festival Underway

I don’t need to tell anyone who lives on Remsen Street, and I’m not sure how I missed putting it in my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions (so give me fifteen lashes with wet pastato), but the Lebanese Food Festival, presented in conjunction with Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, has been going on for two days […]

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More Walk Photos

Vines twined around a tree trunk near the Remsen Street entrance to the Promenade. These photos are from several walks over the past week. Flowers in a garden along Remsen Street near Clinton. Nothing biting…yet. Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. East River Monster? Seen from the south side of Pier 5, this piece of flotsam […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Least Expensive Apartment On The Market

Ever wonder how little it can cost to purchase property in Brooklyn Heights? We scanned listings at Streeteasy for the entire neighborhood, and found a sweet studio in a well-established Central Heights building for $215,000. The Brown Harris Stevens listing for 70 Remsen Street is on the first floor (Unit 1J) and apparently in need […]

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