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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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Douglas Elliman Realty Organizes BK Donation Collection Center

Douglas Elliman Realty is sponsoring an ongoing effort to accept donations and organize relief efforts following dastardly Hurricane Sandy at its Brooklyn Heights location, 156 Montague Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Its efforts in Brooklyn and around NYC include: · The firm is using social media and online resources to rally and […]

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Egads… It’s Snowing

The first day of Winter 2012 isn’t until December 21—but that hasn’t stopped Mother Nature from bringing snow to the region six weeks before the Solstice. Snow began falling lightly in Brooklyn Heights early this afternoon. 4 p.m.: A sopping, slushy mix is coming down with enough fervor to accumulate on streets, cars and foliage. […]

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The Latest Poop On Garbage Collection

Another update on what is becoming a regular topic of interest in the neighborhood: refuse, rubish, trash! Here’s Judy Stanton from the BHA: “Regular garbage trucks will be in the Heights Wednesday, but no recyclables whatsoever will be picked up. Even if the DSNY does not plan to issue summonses, the neighborly thing to do […]

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Here We Go Again: All Public Parks Close Wed At Noon

Remember that yellow police tape that was strewn across the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade last week? Here we go again. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has announced that “due to the storm in the New York area, all New York City parks, playgrounds and beaches will be closed from […]

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Heights’ Halstead Realty Loads Up Moving Van Packed With Donations

Monday morning, Halstead Realty at 150 Montague Street collected a gargantuan amount of donations for those affected locally by Hurricane Sandy. The office’s Meryl Blackman calls the response “a huge success, with Heights residents’ response overwhelming! We have sent 12 fully loaded SUVs/cars to donation centers and this morning at 11, we had a professional […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Update: What’s Open, What’s Being Restored

Brooklyn Bridge Park reopened to the public Saturday morning, after floodwaters impacted several areas of the park, including play surfaces in the Swing Valley playground at Pier 6 and the playgrounds at Main Street and Pier 1. Electrical and irrigation equipment were also affected by flooding, as were lawns and horticulture.

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Lex Ave 4/5 Subway Service Restored… More BK Access Over Weekend

MTA is advising that as of Saturday, subway service has been restored between the Bronx and Brooklyn on the entire Lexington Avenue 4/5/6 route. For Brooklyn Heights, that means 4/5 trains are again running from Borough Hall into Manhattan. See updated Hurricane Recovery map here. (Photo: CT)

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The Thin Line Between Light & Darkness

After four nights shrouded in darkness following Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison reports that power has been restored to much of the Lower East Side and East Village and parts of Chelsea. But Battery Park and the Wall Street area remain without electricity. The utility said it expects to have power back in the bulk of […]

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Local Grocery Stores Begin Restocking Perishables Friday

Grocery stores in Brooklyn Heights were restocking perishable items as of Friday morning, as trucks began making their way back to the neighborhood at 7 a.m. Key Food management at 102 Montague Street told BHB early this morning that fresh fruits, milk, bread and meat are returning to the shelves, with night crews working overtime […]

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