Brooklyn Height Association to DOT on BQE: Fix Cantilever vibes

The Brooklyn Heights Association has launched a campaign calling on the city Department of Transportation to make urgently needed repairs on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to stop the shake, rattle and roll that nearby residents are suffering.

Vibrations from trucks on the cantilevered BQE have worsened in the past year – and could be lessened by milling the roadway and replacing concrete and asphalt, the neighborhood advocacy group said in a letter to DOT Borough Commissioner Joseph Palmieri.


Green-Wood Cemetery has 2,000 Civil War vets in unmarked graves

Thousands of Civil War veterans are buried in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery, but an estimated 2,000 of them are resting in unmarked graves, according to US Senator Charles Schumer, who said something should be done to give these heroes the posthumous recognition they deserve.


Brooklynite releases Prohibition-era novel

Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider—an albino of mixed race. The protagonist in Brooklynite John Florio’s latest novel “Sugar Pop Moon” (Seventh Street Books), Jersey makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell’s Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father—a former boxing champ with his own secrets—disapproves of Jersey’s work at a dive owned by one of New York’s most notorious gangsters.


Magnifique! Cirque du Soleil Coming to Barclays

The Nets, Barbra Streisand, Jay-Z, world-class rock acts like the Who and the Rolling Stones – what could be next for Barclays Arena?

Well, from July 24 to 28, the world-famous Cirque du Soleil will come to Barclays with its new show, “Quidam.”


15 arrested at LICH protest: de Blasio, Levin, nurses put in cuffs

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Steve Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) were among more than a dozen demonstrators arrested in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday during a protest against the closure of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

The protesters, chanting "Hell no, we won't go!" were arrested and cuffed outside the doors of the State University of New York's (SUNY) College of Optometry.


A tale of three titles, one restricted garden

A god-awful plot of land in Brooklyn Heights was lovely back in the day – the 1980s, to be precise – when neighborhood mom Sylvia Blinchik made it into a memorial garden for her dead son.

But Blinchik died two decades ago and the plot – which consists of the rear yards of 128, 130 and 132 Montague Street – became a rat-infested dumping ground.

Recently a Heights restaurant owner set out to rehab the long-abandoned memorial garden and turn it into a dining patio for Taperia, the restaurant he's building at 132 Montague.


Huge Watchtower sell-off seen boosting new Tech Triangle

The Jehovah's Witnesses' $375 million deal to sell six key properties to big-time developers will be a godsend (pardon the pun) to DUMBO that will enable the neighborhood to play a key role in the creation of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, real estate executives and civic leaders said.  

“This will be a game-changer for DUMBO and will jump-start the Tech Triangle,” said Timothy King, managing partner of CPEX Real Estate.

“DUMBO is already maxed out,” King said. “It's very difficult for tech firms to find any sizable footprint in DUMBO.


Levin backs Quinn for mayor

Calling her “a proven leader,” City Councilman Stephen Levin announced that he is endorsing Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor. Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights-Greenpoint) joined several other council members, including Michael Nelson (D-Sheepshead Bay), who are backing Quinn at an announcement on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday.


Brooklyn trial court, attorney erred in criminal case, Appellate Division dismisses indictment

A panel of Appellate Division, 2nd Department judges ordered the indictment of a defendant dismissed after finding that  the lower court made a series of serious errors and that the defendant's counsel was ineffective.


Chuck Klosterman to speak in Cobble Hill

Acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman, best known for his collection “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto”, will appear at BookCourt in Cobble Hill on July 10 to discuss his latest book, “I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined).” In this new collection of reflective essays, Klosterman engages in self-analysis against the backdrop of contemporary culture.



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