Brooklyn Heights

St. Ann’s Housing Forum: Widespread struggle for affordability, but few solutions

“I don’t recognize my neighborhood anymore,” said Victor Li of Kensington. “No one can stop the developers.”

“I live on Franklin Avenue, and our landlord has pulled one maneuver after another,” offered Elisa Holland of Bed-Stuy. “They want the rent-controlled tenants out, and will do anything to make it happen.”

“Who can even afford a studio for $1800 a month?”


Brooklyn Bridge Park announces new board member Amelia Wilson

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is pleased to announce the election of Amelia Wilson to the organization’s Board of Directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s June 22 board meeting.
“It is our pleasure to welcome Amelia Wilson to the Conservancy’s team. Her fresh perspective, energy and enthusiasm will greatly enrich our efforts to support Brooklyn Bridge Park,” said Nancy Bowe, Chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy.


Brooklyn toll collector charged with stealing more than $24,000 by replacing it with fake money

A temporary Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridge and Tunnel officer who worked on the Brooklyn side of the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel has been charged with stealing approximately $24,270 in cash tolls and replacing the stolen cash with counterfeit bills, according to the Brooklyn DA’s Office.

“Public tolls are supposed to go into the public treasury – not the pockets of the toll collector,” District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said. “We simply cannot allow employees in positions of trust to rip off the public that they are supposed to serve.”


$90,000 in cash and contraband seized in Brooklyn bust

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned of a high-stakes contraband seizure in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The New York  State Department of Taxation and Finance announced  that its Cigarette Strike Force arrested a Brooklyn resident for illegally storing, trafficking, and selling contraband cigarettes.

Tragic accident in Cobble Hill Wednesday feet from closed LICH in Brooklyn

Police and emergency units on Wednesday swarmed the off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, just feet from the now-shuttered Long Island College Hospital (LICH), after a gruesome accident where a car plowed into the back of a large flatbed truck after a police chase.


SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group.

SUNY’s board of trustees expressed the hopeful belief that the resolution’s approval represented an end to their admittedly bungled stewardship of the Cobble Hill hospital.


Is 172 Montague a sidewalk-eating monster?

A towering new development on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has local residents concerned–but not for the usual reasons.

“Is the facade of the new building at 172 Montague, long hidden by scaffolding, now revealed to be taking more sidewalk than it should?” a reader asked.


'As You Like It' is a walk in the park — Prospect Park, that is

And what is so rare as a day in June?

An evening in June with Shakespeare in the Park — the Brooklyn version, that is.

Central Park's Delacorte Theater is rightly celebrated as New York's Numero Uno outdoor Shakespeare site. But this week, Prospect Park offers audiences a taste of the Bard, free and al fresco — and it's delectable.


LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more

* The State University of New York (SUNY) board of trustees last Tuesday endorsed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus in Cobble Hill to the Fortis Property Group. The controversial deal, if finalized, would close the 156-year-old hospital and replace it with market rate condos and 80,000 to 90,000 square feet of ambulatory health services, doctors’ offices and a “stand-alone ER” operated by NYU-Langone and other providers.


Poehler, Rudd visit BAM to premiere 'They Came Together'

"A nice rule to stick to is to put funny people in comedies," actress Amy Poehler told an audience at Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Harvey Theater Monday night.



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