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Lawsuit over Pierhouse height filed against Brooklyn Bridge Park, city, Toll Brothers

On Thursday, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) filed a joint lawsuit over the height of a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article
 

Sales of Watchtower headquarters and two other Jehovah’s Witnesses' properties could total $1.2 billion, real estate pros predict

Hallelujah brother! Investors are expected to pay heavenly sums totaling around $1.2 billion for the famed world headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Brooklyn Heights and two other hot Watchtower properties.  … Full Article
 

Judicial Spotlight: Acting Justice Wade enjoys being mentor

Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Carolyn E. Wade said one of the things she loves most about her job is the opportunity it gives her to serve as a mentor and a role model for young people. … Full Article
 

Rampant development and lack of city planning key topics at Squadron’s open house

Protecting New York City’s open space from development and the lack of enlightened city planning were two major areas of concern expressed by constituents at state Sen. Daniel Squadron’s town hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article
 
 

Stringer criticizes de Blasio affordable housing plan

Charging that “a one-size-fits-all approach” to rezoning doesn’t work in a complicated, diverse metropolis like New York, New York City Comptroller Scott Stinger criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious and controversial affordable housing plan. … Full Article
 

Yungman Lee mounts primary challenge to Velazquez

Yungman Lee, a lawyer and banker, announced on Dec. 2 that he will run against longtime U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic Primary in June, and predicted that he will topple the 12-term incumbent. … Full Article
 

Feed Me! Eye candy of all sorts on the south end of Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue

The pancakes drizzled with melted Belgian chocolate clinched it for us. The south end of Billyburg's Bedford Avenue has won us over. … Full Article
 

Feed Me! Construction continues at Williamsburg's Whole Foods as clothing stores open in its building

Until Whole Foods arrives, shopaholics can stay busy buying trendy Dutch clothing. … Full Article
 
 

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