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Heights Has The No. 2 Most Expensive Block In Brooklyn

The Epoch Times has been scouring New York City for its “most expensive blocks,” based on median sale prices with at least three home sales over the last two years. Research covers January 2010 to December 2011. In Brooklyn, the newspaper’s March 27 survey comes up with three Park Slope blocks in the top 10, […]

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Mary Merz, Willowtown Activist and Architect, Dies at 85

This in from Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association: Willowtown architect and activist Mary Merz died on September 15 after a long battle with lung cancer at her home on Willow Place designed by her and her husband Joe, also an architect. She was 85. A memorial service is expected to be held late […]

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Dumping Snow onto Willow Place – Brilliant Department of Sanitation Strategy or Hijinx?

We’ve just received this dispatch from BHB tipster in Willowtown about an DSNY vehicle reportedly dumping snow onto Willow Place:

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Willow Place Repair Work to Start Tuesday

This in from the Willowtown Association: Repair work on the NYC Transit’s cables in ducts running from the substation on Willow Place to Joralemon Street damaged in last January’s explosion will commence on Tuesday, June 1. The repair work, including that to be done on Joralemon, is expected to last three months. The contractor for […]

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Willowtown Fair Celebrates Preservation Pioneers and Present Day Advocates

At yesterday’s Willowtown Fair, local residents and politicos praised those who, in the past and today, have worked and are working to preserve the neighborhood’s character and scale. In the photo above, William Ringler, a member of the Board of Directors of the Willowtown Association, as well as President of the Riverside Apartments Tenants’ Association, […]

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Preview Tours of Pier 6 Offered at Willowtown Fair Saturday

Two guided “sneak preview” tours of the Pier 6 portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park will be given at 1:00 and 1:30 p.m., respectively, this Saturday, May 15. The tours are free, but limited to 30 persons each, on a first-come first-served basis. To sign up, go to the Willowtown Fair, which opens at 11:30 a.m. […]

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No Parking on Willow Place

BHB commenter bklyn20 issued this warning about the new temporary parking regulations on Willow Place that start immediately. Attention anyone who’s parked on Willow Place: The MTA has put “All Cars Will Be Towed” signs up and down the block starting 2/18 — which I believe is today. Don’t know hour when towing begins. I […]

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Levin’s Meeting on Underground Blasts Yields Disturbing Information

Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association, gives the following report on last evening’s meeting about the January 18 explosions that shook the area around Joralemon Street and Willow Place:

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Levin to Lead Discussion on Manhole Blasts

Next Tuesday, February 9, City Coucil Member Steven Levin will lead a discussion about the recent underground explosions that rocked the neighborhood around Joralemon Street and Willow Place on January 18. All are invited to this meeting, which is sponsored by the Willowtown Association and begins at 6:30 p.m. at the A.T. White Community Center, […]

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National Grid, Local Pols Studying Cause of Underground Explosions

Both local politicians and National Grid, the local gas supplier, are looking into the causes of Monday’s explosions on Joralemon Street and Willow Place. YourNabe.com: While no one was hurt when three manhole covers blew their stacks and popped out of their housings Monday, residents in Brooklyn Heights want to make sure they’re not subject […]

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