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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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Want to Make Music? Join the “Bell by Bell” March in DUMBO Monday Evening

The Brooklyn Paper reports that, as part of the annual Make Music Winter event, there will be a parade on Monday evening, December 21 from the DUMBO Archway, Water Street and Anchorage Place to Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Participants will be given color coded bells, and during the march “conductors” will raise colored […]

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Community Board 2 Quits Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Community Board 2 has decided to withdraw its representation from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council because, as CB2 Chair Shirley McRae wrote in a letter to Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Regina Myer: The discourse at and resultant actions of the CAC often appear to be adversarial to […]

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SUNY Drops LICH Talks with Peebles; Turns to Fortis

The Brooklyn Paper reports that SUNY today announced it has broken off talks with Peebles Corporation, which became the favored bidder for Long Island College Hospital after the initial first place bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, was declared disqualified. SUNY is now negotiating with Fortis Property Group, which scored third in the bidding and which, in […]

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Brooklyn Law School Selling Heights Properties

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Law School has put on the market six residential buildings in Brooklyn Heights it has used as student housing. These are: 89 Hicks Street (photo), which BLS bought from Watchtower in 2006; 18 Sidney Place; 144 Willow Street; 100 Pierrepont Street; 27 Monroe Place; and 88 Monroe Place. The […]

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Heights Cinema to Have Space in New Building, But Must Seek Temporary Home

The Heights Cinema will have a home in the new building to be constructed on its site: The Brooklyn Paper: Landlord Tom Caruana says he will save space for the beloved movie house on Henry Street when he tears down the old-timey theater and constructs a new apartment building at the site — succumbing to […]

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