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NY Observer’s Deep Dish On Willowtown Mansion Sale

The manse at 40 Willow Place that sold for $7.3M, as we reported Tuesday, gets a deeper look in a story published by the New York Observer. It begins: “The modern masterpiece may not be able to command a sales price like some of its Brooklyn Heights neighbors—to wit, Truman Capote’s old abode at 70 […]

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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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BBP Fieldhouse Planners Really Want Your Ideas

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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Fun, Food & Wine at Brooklyn Heights’ Willowtown Fair

A kids’ sack race was one of many activities at Saturday’s Willowtown fair, which was blessed by perfect weather. Video, photos, and more text after the jump.

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday

This year’s Willowtown Fair, part of a growing tradition, will celebrate the lives of two women who made great contributions to the life of that community, and will feature a wine tasting, foood from Iris Cafe, bluegrass music, and fun for kids. Ben Bankson, President of the Willowtown Association, gives us the following: The dedication […]

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Riverside Trees in Their Youth: Early 1900s

To counter allegations by Pinnacle Group, which seeks to remove the trees in the courtyard between the A.T. White Riverside Apartments and the BQE to build an underground parking garage, that the trees are of recent growth, Bill Ringler, President of the Riverside Tenants’ Association, has done some sleuthing and found this photo, dating from […]

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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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Buh-Bye: Envy Looks Salon

As a few commenters noted last week, Envy Looks Salon on Columbia Place in Willowtown is no more. It’s seems they really never endeared themselves to the neighborhood as “Willowtown Cop” noted on an OTW last August:

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Flash: Court Upholds Order Barring Riverside Garage Construction

Bill Ringler, President of the Riverside Tenants’ Association, has advised us that the court hearing the appeal of the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal’s decision denying Pinnacle Group, landlord for the A.T. White Riverside Apartments, permission to destroy a courtyard and several mature trees that lie between the apartments and the BQE to […]

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Heights History: Alfred T. White

During the Victorian era many wealthy people felt a religious obligation to aid the poor through privately organized uplift projects. Alfred Tredway White (1846-1921), a cousin of Seth Low the Younger, was the Heights’ greatest philanthropist and community activist. In 1880 he moved out of his father Alexander’s house at 2 Pierrepont Place into 40 […]

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