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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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Registered Democrat? Vote in Congressional Primary Tuesday

This Tuesday, June 28, voters registered as Democrats may vote in a primary election to determine who will be the party’s nominee to represent New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods (see map here). There are three candidates: incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez; Jeff Kurzon, an attorney; and Yungman Lee, a […]

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Red Hook to Heights Trolley May Be on Track

A while back, prompted by the news of old trolley tracks being dug up and scrapped in connection with infrastructure work at Fulton Ferry, we noted wistfully the neighborhood’s history of extensive light rail service, and wondered, even more wistfully, if at least some such service might be restored. Now, it seems, thanks in large […]

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