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City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

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BHB Exclusive: Willowtown Association “Coup” Ousts Park Community Council Rep For Pier 6 Litigant

Editor’s Note: The following guest post is written by Ben Bankson, longtime resident of Willowtown and a member of the Brooklyn Heights community who has been prominently featured on the Brooklyn Heights Blog. In a surprise coup carried out at the end of the fall meeting of the board of directors of the Willowtown Association […]

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Willowtown Associations’s Linda DeRosa Clarifies Joralemon Street Closing Suggestion

In a telephone interview on Friday, Linda DeRosa, Vice President of the Willowtown Association, clarified her block association’s position regarding traffic congestion that has bedeviled the community located on the cusp of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As was reported last week by News 12 Brooklyn, Willowtown residents have been alarmed by a drastic increase in traffic […]

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Willowtown Assn: Block off Joralemon at Furman to Curb Fast Riding Brooklyn Bridge Park Visitors

News 12 Brooklyn reports that Willowtown Association wants to block off the spot where Joralemon and Furman meet. Residents report that especially in the summer months, drivers fly down Joralemon in an attempt to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can watch the report and video here, and let us know if you’ve come across […]

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Willowtown Association Potluck Dinner Wednesday

On this Wednesday evening, November 13, starting at 7:00 with a “happy hour”, the Willowtown Association will host its annual Potluck Dinner at the A.T. White Community Center on Willow Place. There will be a program following the dinner featuring the presentation of its 2013 “Alfred” (for A.T. White) award to Peter and Camilla Flemming, […]

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Willowtown Spring Fair a Lively Event

A few desultory raindrops weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of those who attended yesterday’s Willowtown Spring Fair (though some of these photos may be slightly blurry because one of those raindrops found your correspondent’s camera’s lens). City Council Member Stephen Levin and his Chief of Staff Ashley Thompson were on the winning tug-of-war team. […]

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Citi Bike Share “Ambassadors” Will Be At Willowtown Fair Saturday

We’ve just been told by Willowtown Association President Ben Bankson that “Ambassadors” for the Citi Bike Share program will be at the Willowtown Spring Fair this Saturday, May 18. According to Mr. Bankson: “Ambassadors” from the city’s new bike-share program to begin Memorial Day will be present at Willowtown’s Spring Fair on Saturday, the 18th, […]

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Willowtown Fair Next Saturday

The Willowtown Association’s annual Willowtown Spring Fair will be next Saturday, May 18, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Willow Place between Joralemon and State streets. This year’s fair will feature live music, food from Iris Cafe, a wine tasting by Waterfront Wines, baked goods and plants for sale, and lots of activities for kids, […]

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Willowtowners Fear Traffic Nightmares From Fieldhouse Crowds

Yesterday (Wednesday) evening the Fieldhouse road show continued in Willowtown, at a meeting arranged by the Willowtown Association and hosted by their President, Ben Bankson. The opening presentation was similar to that at St. Francis on Monday, except that Fieldhouse Executive Director Greg Brooks stressed even more–no doubt anticipating the questions he knew would come–that […]

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Another Meeting on BBP Fieldhouse in Willowtown Wednesday

For those who can’t make the meeting tomorrow (Monday, June 25) evening at St. Francis College on the proposed Fieldhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park, there will be another meeting on the same topic this Wednesday evening, June 27, starting at 7:30, at the Alfred T. White Center, 26 Willow Place. More details, supplied by Ben […]

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