Brooklyn Heights

Traffic signals approved for Kent Avenue near Bushwick Inlet Park

After a months-long campaign, new traffic signals have been approved along two intersections of Williamsburg’s Kent Avenue to increase safety for pedestrians, State Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-Brooklyn) announced today.

“It’s been a long wait, when you’re talking about the safety of kids,” Lentol said.


Williamsburg Buzzkill: Cops target bicyclists exiting the Bridge

On the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge, trouble awaits riders ready to rejoice at their pedaling prowess and continue westward along Delancey Street through Manhattan.

The local authorities are sticking to the traffic pattern, which allows bicyclists to go north and south only. They are ticketing anyone who deviates.


Personal letters read at Boerum Hill adoption event

Members of the adoption community gathered in Boerum Hill on Wednesday for a special event. Adult adoptees, adoptive parents, first parents, adoption activists and allies read personal letters to express different view points and collectively give voice and expand the adoption narrative.


Judge values condemned Atlantic Avenue property at over $9 million

Issues surrounding the land along Prospect Heights’ Atlantic Avenue, including the land upon which the Barclays Center rests, continue to play out in court. Earlier this month, a judge valued at a portion of the property at approximately $9.2 million, opening the possibility for the development of a 12-story budget hotel.  


New markers bring to life history of Brooklyn waterfront

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) have partnered to create a marker and interpretative signage project that reveals the history of the Brooklyn waterfront and highlights the ecological and sustainable features of the park. The markers and signs were unveiled at a ceremony on Wednesday at BBP’s Pier 1, located at the corner of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street in Brooklyn. BBP President Regina Myer and BHS President Deborah Schwartz were joined by local elected officials, community members and BBP and BHS board members.


OPINION: The self-sustaining park

My former colleague Raanan Geberer seems to have forgotten what he knew about the history of Brooklyn Bridge Park.  Back in the 1980s, even before the Giuliani and Pataki administrations, community park advocates recognized that the park would have to find a way to pay for its own upkeep if there was any hope of getting the Port Authority to allow such public use of piers that had become a drain on its resources, now that those piers were inadequate for the demands of giant container ships.


SUNY ends talks with Peebles to buy LICH; Fortis next up

Another bidder for Long Island College Hospital (LICH) has been rejected by SUNY.

Late Wednesday, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced it has ended negotiations with the Peebles Corporation in its bid to buy LICH. Peebles came in second in a contested RFP after Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP), also rejected by SUNY.

SUNY said they will immediately begin negotiations with Fortis Property Group, LLC -- the same developer SUNY awarded LICH to in their first RFP round. Fortis bid $240 million for LICH.


Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival

Science and technology enthusiasts are heading to Downtown Brooklyn this week for the return of the World Science Festival. Events are taking place for the third year at NYU-Poly’s MetroTech campus and in Brooklyn Bridge Park, along with other Brooklyn venues and across the city.


De Blasio touts pre-k initiatives while touring Sunset Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged parents to take advantage of free, high-quality, full-day pre-kindergarten programs while touring an Early Childhood Education Center in Sunset Park Tuesday.

“Right now, parents are thinking about the summer ahead—but we want anyone with a child turning four years old to be thinking about September,” said the Mayor. “There are more options right in your community to apply for pre-K than ever before. It’s free. It’s easy. But to have the best chance of finding the right program, we are encouraging every parent to apply today.”


3 Courts 1 Building: A host of problems plague Brooklyn courthouse

As Maria Delores Cortes prepares to do battle with her landlord in Brooklyn’s Housing Court once again, she takes a moment to prepare for the journey.  A home care nurse, she knows she'll need to leave her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment a full two hours ahead of her scheduled court appearance. The subway is the least of her problems. She needs to factor in the inevitable wait in line before she passes through security, and then the even longer line for the elevator up to the courthouse.



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