Mayor Responds to BQE Panel: Enforce Heavy Truck Ban, but Don’t Reduce Lanes

Anna Sanders in the Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded to the recommendations included in the report just issued by the expert panel that he appointed to study options for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Mayor said an existing ban on trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds will be immediately and strictly enforced. He […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 31 until about 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 3 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will be originating and terminating at Bowling Green, the last stop in Manhattan before Brooklyn (5 trains always stop and originate […]

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BQE Panel Report Released to BHA, Other Community Groups

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association, along with other interested community groups, met with the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio today, and received the panel’s recommendations concerning rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The BHA quoted the conclusions to the Panel’s report as follows: An immediate fix for the roadway, prioritizing the safety […]

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Kitten Bowl 2020!

Are you ready for some…kittens? Head to the Cat Café on Sunday afternoon to catch the felines in action during Kitten Bowl VII. This furocious competition returns to the Hallmark Channel, celebrating cat adoption and advocacy. Beth Stern returns to host. Each year Kitten Bowl puts the spotlight on a handful of rescues, and this […]

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Robberies Reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St.

The 84th Precinct tweeted a warning earlier this evening to put the cellphones away and pay attention when walking, as there have been robberies (plural) reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St. Another tweet warns pedestrians to put away all electronics, including wireless headphones. Let’s all stay safe.

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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BQE Panel to Announce Recommendations to BHA, Other Community Groups Thursday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that the Mayor’s panel to study the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has finished its report and recommendations, and will brief the BHA and other interested community groups this Thursday evening, January 30. This is not a public event. According to the BHA: We look forward to learning firsthand what conclusions the Panel has […]

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Grace Church Winterfair Saturday, February 1

This coming Saturday, February 1, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen) will present its annual Winterfair from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Items for sale at the fair include clothing (adults’ and kids’), toys, books, CDs and DVDs, household goods and tchotchkes, sporting goods, flowers and plants, and […]

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We’re Number 2! “Most Livable Areas in NYC”

According to a study by RentHop.com, as reported by am New York, Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill is the second most “livable area” in the city, based on “neighborhood safety, quietness, transportation, greenness and overall quality of life during the first quarter of 2020.” The rankings were based on a score of 100. Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill with a […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, Friday evening, January 24 to early Monday morning, January 27 will be a “green light” weekend at local stations, as there are no planned (as always we stress PLANNED) service changes directly affecting service locally. The following work week, Monday evening, January 27 to Friday morning, January 31, each night from about 9:30 […]

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