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Montague Street Walloped By Quick & Dirty Snowstorm

Who’d have believed that Hurricane Sandy would turn out to be the kinder, gentler storm—in Brooklyn Heights, mind you. Wednesday night’s sopping slushy snowstorm took down trees and major branches not only on Remsen, but all along Montague Street, from Hicks to Clinton streets. Heavy brush was also seen on Pierrepont early Friday. Fortunately, as […]

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After The Snowstorm: Remsen Street Completely Blocked By Downed Tree

While Brooklyn Heights suffered comparatively little damage following Hurricane Sandy, the weight of the wet, slushy snow from Wednesday’s snow took its toll. The huge mature tree that fell around 10 p.m. has completely blocked access on Remsen Street between Montague Terrace and Hicks Street. That’s for vehicles and pedestrians. Three cars were impacted by […]

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More tree damage reported

“Phyllis”, who lives in the north Heights, has lost a London Plane tree. She reports: grew this one from a seedling that took root in my backyard about five years ago, must have blown in from the park across the street. Will miss the shade, screening and wonderful sense of a Brooklyn treed back yard.

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Wind Damages Tree at Pierrepont Promenade Entrance

High winds have caused considerable damage to trees in Brooklyn Heights over the past year or so (see here, here, and here). The latest casualty is near the Pierrepont Street entrance to the Promenade, adjacent both to the Eichner residence and the Pierrepont Playground. Mr. J. was on hand with his video cam. See video […]

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Tree Stalker Nabbed

A man described as “one seriously disturbed individual” was recently caught after police and local bloggers followed his trail of torn branches. The assailant was identified as Steve Maynard, a Prospect Heights resident who had been hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation, then released only to vandalize the trees on Livingston St. from Flatbush Ave. to […]

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BREAKING: Trees Planted Today on Henry; Hole Remains Vacant

Tipster “DL” writes: They are planting trees on Henry but the guys said they are skipping the one on the empty one on the corner—somebody is making the decision not to fill. Also, an anonymous source said he planted a tree in that well last year, but the Park’s Department cut it down. “I turned […]

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A Tree (Doesn’t) Grow in Brooklyn Part 2

This just in from a BHB tipster… more on the Clark/Henry tree controversy: Alas, another reason why a tree (or two) can’t grow near the Clark Restaurant on Henry Street– this time, a Shop Rite truck protruding quite far onto the sidewalk (at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday). Would it be worthwhile to let our […]

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Can Alfalfa Stop the War on Trees?

Friends, there clearly is a war on trees happening in Brookyn Heights and DUMBO.  Today’s reports from the Brooklyn Eagle regarding two evergreens put in “cement shoes” on Remsen Street and from the Brooklyn Paper of “artist” Olafur Eliasson’s continued NYC Waterfall attack on trees lining the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as well as trees at […]

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