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Brooklyn Heights Association: New data from city shows Pier 6 development unnecessary

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) says that property valuations released by the city’s Finance Department last month show that two residential towers planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 are not financially necessary. … Full Article
 

LICH garage, slated for demolition, was built over local objections

In the recent controversy about the Fortis plan for the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) campus, which — among other things —would tear down the LICH garage and put up a 17-story building on the site, little mention has been made of the fact that this very garage, in its day, was also th … Full Article
 
 

Jewish leaders fight to preserve Lithuanian cemetery

A worldwide effort to save a historic Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania got a big boost when a group of religious leaders met with a top diplomat to present their case for preserving what is left of the burial grounds. … Full Article
 

Trolley tour to celebrate Black History Month in Brooklyn

The last slave in New York refused her owner’s offer of freedom. When the first African-American woman to earn a medical degree in New York died, W.E.B. DuBois gave her eulogy. … Full Article
 

Retail vacancies on Fulton Mall

Ouch. Bankruptcy. When Aéropostale declared Chapter 11 last year, its Fulton Mall location was on the initial list of store closings. … Full Article
 

What's cooking on Fulton Mall?

What's next for Fulton Mall, which has reigned for a century and a half as a preeminent Brooklyn retail corridor? … Full Article
 

Could a restaurant be coming to the Gage & Tollner building?

Could it be? Will a restaurant return to the romantic, landmarked (both inside and out) Downtown Brooklyn venue where dinner was served by the glow of gaslight chandeliers for more than a century?  … Full Article
 

Squadron enlists seniors to fight Cuomo’s $17 million senior center budget cut

State Sen. Daniel Squadron kicked off a tour of Brooklyn senior centers on Tuesday to organize older adults to fight Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget cuts to the centers. … Full Article
 

Some Brooklyn Heights neighbors fuming over ‘Homeland’ car fire

Residents of Brooklyn Heights are used to production companies taking over their parking spaces and clogging the neighborhood’s streets and sidewalks as they film movies, commercials and TV shows. … Full Article
 

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