At yesterday evening’s meeting at St. Francis College, New York City Fieldhouse, Inc.’s Executive Director, Greg Brooks (photo) said the project is in its early planning stage, and that the organization’s goal is to “meet public demand.” He said inquiries had revealed strong demand for indoor recreational facilities from area residents, community groups, and schools […]
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Following up on our inquiry, prompted by reader Andrew Porter, Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton got on the phone and found that the City Department of Buildings has no jurisdiction over the billboard (see photo) near the north end of the Promenade, because it is affixed to a building owned by the Transit […]
Each year, Brooklyn Heights Blog identifies ten people we feel have made a positive impact on the neighborhood. This year’s list is an eclectic mix of the fascinating personalities who make Brooklyn Heights a very special place. And now the BHB Ten 2011.
Last evening’s Community Meeting got off to an interesting start when Brooklyn Heights resident and long time Brooklyn Bridge Park advocate Tony Manheim asked State Senator Daniel Squadron if, now that in a deal brokered in part by Squadron and Assemblywoman Joan Millman, the State has given control of the Park to the City, he […]
At yesterday evening’s meeting at LICH, after almost two hours of discussion, the Community Advisory Council (“CAC”) to Brooklyn Bridge Park passed, by a vote of 13-3 with four abstentions, a resolution urging the Committee on Alternatives to Housing (“CAH”) of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to instruct Bay Area Economics (“BAE”), the consultants hired […]
About fifty people showed up at St. Francis College yesterday evening to speak (and a number of others showed up to listen) about the draft report issued by Bay Area Economics, the consultants hired by the Brooklyn Bridge Park board to evaluate alternatives to luxury housing and a hotel as sources of revenue to defray […]
The board of directors of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation met today at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The principal item on the agenda was receipt of the draft report of Bay Area Economics, the consultant hired by the Corporation to study alternatives to luxury housing as sources of revenue to […]
There was no surprise at this afternoon’s meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s board of directors. After a presentation by the Corporation’s president, Regina Myer, that duplicated the one she gave at the community meeting on Monday, and after her briefly summarizing the comments made at that meeting, which she described as being split […]
Existing buildings owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses could, it is suggested, be purchased by the City, converted to luxury condos, and the tax revenue they generate used to help fund Brooklyn Bridge Park maintenance. New York Post: The Jehovah’s Witnesses could answer the prayers of locals fighting to keep more high-rise condos out of Brooklyn […]
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