Jonathan Rose Closes On 183 Montague Street, More Condos To Come?

Developer Jonathan Rose Companies closed on 181-183 Montague Street today, The Real Deal reports. The bank building, currently home to a Citibank branch, comes with development rights of 93,500 square feet according to the report. TRD: No permits have been filed with the Department of Buildings for any alterations or a new building at the […]

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First Presbyterian Church Will Honor Brooklyn Heights Police and Firefighters This Sunday

This dispatch just in from First Presbyterian Church:

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Brooklyn Heights Library Design Workshop Monday Evening–All Invited

As was noted at the Community Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, March 9, much work remains to be done on the design of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. (The image is of a preliminary rendering of the new library’s exterior, and will not necessarily be the final design.) This […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday, March 22 matinee at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. You may make reservations here. On Saturday […]

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Curbed Covers the Landmarking of Brooklyn Heights

Curbed published a comprehensive guide to the landmarking of Brooklyn Heights today. As we start stocking up on Champale for the 50th Anniversary of our neighborhood’s landmark status on November 23, this piece will help you get amped up for the celebration. While you’re at it, please take some time out to rediscover Martin L. […]

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Anchor’s Away For Good From 76 Montague Street?

A BHB tipster sent us this photo today regarding the anchor at 76 Montague Street, commenting “spotted this construction person drilling into the sidewalk this morning (3.18.15) and apparently removing the metal poles which surround the anchor.” While the future location of the anchor remains unknown, we wonder where it’s headed in the interim. The […]

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Plans for “Brooklyn Strand” (Not a Bookstore) Revealed

Thanks to reader “DoBro84″ we have a link to the presentation (PDF) given at Monday evening’s meeting about plans for the “Brooklyn Strand,” a series of parks, green spaces, pedestrian and bike paths, and other amenities intended to tie together Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Metro Tech, the Navy Yard, Farragut Houses, and Fort Greene, […]

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Work Underway On Squibb Park Bridge

We still don’t know exactly what’s wrong with Squibb Park Bridge, the fancy, new, bouncy pedestrian footbridge that’s been closed for the past seven months pending a $700,000 repair job, but we do know this much: the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBP) is working on it. Earlier this afternoon (03/18), your eyes-on-the-ground observed two workers in bright vests conducting what […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend–Friday evening, March 20 to Monday morning, March 23–there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations, although C trains will be running on a reduced schedule, approximately every fifteen minutes. The following week, each night from 11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 23 […]

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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Monday

This coming Monday evening, March 23 (note: this event was previously scheduled for Thursday, March 5, but was postponed) starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly […]

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