Brooklyn Heights

FDNY emergency drill to be held at Barclays Center

The city's Office of Emergency Management says the FDNY and U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting a disaster drill at the Barclays Center.

The OEM says it will be conducted from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday.

It says military vehicles and personnel in hazardous materials suits will be at the Brooklyn facility at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues and near Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth avenues.


Scissurra of Chamber speaks at Brooklyn Bridge Rotary

In many categories, Brooklyn is a leader not only within the metropolitan area but in the world, said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

However, he said, Brooklynites should realize that although Downtown Brooklyn is the commercial and civic center of the borough, Brooklyn isn’t just Downtown. ‘Brooklyn doesn’t look like me,” said Scissura. “It looks like every one of us.”


More endorsements for Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn

The crush of supporters at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza was almost overwhelming on Thursday as representatives from dozens of organizations and political movers and shakers came together to endorse Bill de Blasio in his run for mayor of New York City.

De Blasio garnered just over 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary but thousands of paper ballots have still to be counted, leaving a runoff with Bill Thompson a possibility.


Love Lane Mews in Brooklyn Heights sells out

Manhattan Skyline Management Corporation announces that its most recent Brooklyn residential development, Love Lane Mews, has officially sold out.  The intimate, newly-converted 38-unit condo residence is located at the corner of College Place. 


Brooklyn Heights is going to the dogs on September 22

Brooklyn Heights has talent -– and we’re talking about its dogs.

The fourth annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show (maybe not the most official dog show in the world but certainly the cutest) will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on Montague Street, the same weekend as the Brooklyn Book Festival and Montague Street’s Summer Space.


James, Squadron will face each other in runoff

One thing is for sure: The city’s next public advocate will definitely be from Brooklyn.

The borough’s importance became clear on the night of the Democratic Primary when two Brookynites, Councilwoman Letitia James (D-Fort Greene-Clinton Hill) and state Sen. Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn Heights-Carroll Gardens-parts of lower Manhattan) were the top two finishers in the race for public advocate.


Lhota calls for party unity in GOP

Republican Joe Lhota, who beat back a primary challenge from billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis in Tuesday’s GOP Primary for mayor, called for party unity as the key to defeating the Democratic candidate in the race for City Hall in November.

“Now is the time for our party to come together and unite for the common good,” Lhota told supporters at his victory party at the Hilton Hotel ballroom in Manhattan on Tuesday night after defeating Catsimatidis 53 percent to 41 percent in the Republican Primary for mayor.


'Whole New Ballgame': Is historic Dodgers site now prime for hi-rise residential?

The corner of Montague Street and Cadman Plaza West is a sacred spot for sports fans. In upcoming innings, will an apartment building be constructed there?  

The Brooklyn Dodgers' office was located at the site in 1945 when president and general manager Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson and ended segregation in Major League Baseball.


‘Pie Poet’ to debut new collection in Brooklyn

Known locally as Seattle’s “pie lady,” award-winning poet Kate Lebo will be debuting  “A Commonplace Book of Pie” (Oct. 8th, 2013) at Gala Gala Hey! Pie Stand at The Drink in Williamsburg on September 15. This is one of a variety of events on Kate's national book tour this fall, where she will provide edible samples of her handiwork as she teaches classes, hosts pie socials, and, of course, shares her book with literary and foodie fans across the nation.


Here’s a roundup of City Council primary results

The results of primaries for City Council seats around Brooklyn saw the defeat of a longtime incumbent, a big win for a freshman councilman, and victories for the favorites in two other closely-watched races.

In what was perhaps the biggest shocker of the night, Councilwoman Sara Gonzalez (D-Sunset Park-Red Hook), who has been in office since 2002, was defeated by community activist Carlos Menchaca. The challenger garnered 57.6 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, easily beating Gonzalez, who had 42.4 percent.



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