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New Design For Squibb Park Bridge; Steel Not Wood

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos have revealed plans for a replacement for the twice cursed Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge (photo, C. Scales for BHB), AKA the “Bouncy Bridge,” that allowed access from Columbia Heights above Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new design will be close to the old, but […]

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CB 2 Chairman Says DOT “Back to Square One” on BQE Plans

Kevin Duggan in The Broklyn Paper quotes Brooklyn Community Board 2 Chairman Lenny Singletary quoting City Department of Transportation officials as saying, at the closed door meeting with Community Board representatives a week ago, that they moved away from the agency’s two initial plans proposed last fall — which would either turn the Brooklyn Heights […]

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Teresa’s to Re-Open Tomorrow Morning?

The Brooklyn Paper reports that popular neighborhood eatery Teresa’s was closed Tuesday by order of the Health Department because of “evidence of mice inside, and … that the kitchen’s setup did not adequately protect food from contamination.” However, this afternoon the yellow Health Department sign was gone, and in its place was a hand-lettered sign […]

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BQE Latest: DOT Closed Door Meeting With CBs; Council Speaker Urges New Look; BHA Postpones Town Hall

The City’s Department of Transportation will, according to Kevin Duggan in The Brooklyn Paper, have a closed door meeting this coming Monday, March 11 (the story doesn’t specify the time or location of the meeting) with “leaders of local community boards” to get their views on plans to rehabilitate the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens […]

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Another Interruption in R Train Service Between Brooklyn and Manhattan?

The Brooklyn Paper reports that four elected officials, identified as U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D–Bay Ridge), State Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D–Bay Ridge), Assemblywoman Mathylde Frontus (D–Coney Island), and Councilman Justin Brannan (D–Bay Ridge), have written to Transit Authority CEO Andy Byford asking that he consider suspending service in both directions between Court Street here in […]

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Pier Six Towers Update: Developers Busy Building and Advertising Despite No Court Decision

The Brooklyn Paper reports that the developers of the two controversial high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park and on park land, have already done extensive construction work on one of the two towers (see photo in story linked above) and are, as […]

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Update On Pier Six Towers: New Justice Takes Over

Our last report on the Brooklyn Heights Association’s lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six noted that Justice Lucy Billings had orally declined to issue a temporary restraining order requested by the BHA to prevent any […]

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Sahadi’s Wins James Beard Award

The Brooklyn Paper reports that venerable neighborhood institution Sahadi’s has won the James Beard “American Classics” award. The Brooklyn Paper story quotes proprietor Christine Whelan, daughter of Charlie Sahadi (photo), who managed the store for fifty years before retiring just a year ago, as saying the award is perhaps the most prestigious for a neighborhood […]

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Update on Voting Location for North Heights Residents

Following up on our earlier post, the Brooklyn Paper reports that, thanks to the efforts of Toba Potosky and residents of Cadman Towers, as well as Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and Borough President Eric Adams, the location for voting in the November 8 presidential election has been moved to the Community Room at 10 […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Coming to Pierhouse? Don’t Bet On It.

It sounds like a game of “telephone”: a security guard at Brooklyn Bridge Park (who heard it from wherever) told it to “a long-time Brooklyn Heights local.” The Brooklyn Paper reports that said long-time local announced the news at Wednesday evening’s meeting about the proposed tower on the site of Pineapple Walk, but was silenced […]

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