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'Chop off the illegal floor,' say opponents of Pierhouse

“Chop off the illegal top floor, no matter what it costs...” That is the strongly-felt opinion of opponents of the Pierhouse project at Pier 1, which partially blocks the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

But the lawyers arguing in court Thursday used more moderate language in a fight that could be settled, according to the judge, in about three weeks.


Prospect Park Zoo debuts tiny, adorable Juliana pigs

Three Juliana pigs (Sus domesticus) are making their public debut at Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo.

The young trio, two males and one female, are siblings. Their arrival is a first for the Prospect Park Zoo which has not previously exhibited pigs.


Students impress judge during mock trial

Hon. Robin K. Sheares has presided over many trials in her career, but Wednesday's trial, which involved students from the Kings County Courts Student Employment and Internship Program, was perhaps one of the most impressive she’s ever seen.


'Hi-rise crusher?' Will Cobble Hill Association's new attorney help temper Fortis?

Jim Walden, the high-powered attorney who worked pro bono to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH), has been hired by the Cobble Hill Association to advise the community on its legal options as a developer prepares to build on the hospital site.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Cobble Hill Association (CHA) confirmed the hiring, first reported in Capital New York.


Soil testing underway at Brooklyn Heights Library

Subsurface testing of the land around the Brooklyn Heights Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, is underway to determine its suitability for a planned $52 million luxury tower.

Workers from Craig Geotechnical Drilling, a private New Jersey firm, bored into the soil just east of the library on Tuesday with a drill rig.

A worker told the Brooklyn Eagle that the company was testing to the depth of roughly 100 feet.


Bed-Stuy's Bainbridge Street named Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Persistence finally paid off for the residents of Bainbridge Street between Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The stunning block was finally named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn by GreenBridge and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG), in cooperation with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' Office, after entering the contest every year since 2004.


Forbes and Money Magazine rank St. Francis College among the best

With a grade of A- from Money Magazine, Brooklyn Heights’ St. Francis College was again recognized on the magazine’s Best Colleges List. The recognition comes in the same week that St. Francis was selected as one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes, the eighth year in a row the College has made that list. 


Kings County Distillery heads to Bushwick to expand

Whiskey Whiskey My Old Friend, I've Come To Talk With You Again.

Milk Of Mercy, Please Be Kind.

Bushwick bons vivants will be humming that old Kris Kristofferson tune when Kings County Distillery opens its second location two months from now.

The city's oldest whiskey producer is expanding beyond its original 15,000-square-foot home at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Eye on Real Estate has learned.  


Four reasons foodies love Bushwick

Night And Day, You Are The One — for Brooklyn foodies.

That's Bushwick we're talking about.

Gourmet eaters would looove the micro greens grown at the neighborhood's very own aquaponic farm, Edenworks. But its vegetables are being sold solely to restaurants.

To console readers who are disappointed because they can't buy Edenworks' rainbow chard, dandelion greens and purslane, we took pictures at four places in Bushwick that make foodies happy Night And Day. (Now that we've mentioned it twice, it's time to thank Cole Porter for that immortal song.)


Fish on the roof — and micro basil, too — in Bushwick

Up in the air, tilapia swim.

In Bushwick, you can say such a thing and nobody can call you crazy.

Fine fish are frolicking by the tubful on the roof of an industrial building at the corner of Bushwick and Johnson avenues.

There's piscine production going on at Edenworks, an aquaponic farm in a greenhouse on the roof of 236 Johnson Ave., upstairs from ornamental iron works and gates maker Kendi Iron Works.



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