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City’s BQE Promenade plan has Brooklyn Heights in uproar, alternate ideas being explored

Alternate ideas are cropping up to save the Brooklyn Heights Promenade from being replaced by a six-lane highway during the $5 billion reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). … Full Article
 

Buildings that housed BookCourt are undergoing a makeover

The historic 19th century storefront at 161 Court St. in Cobble Hill that housed neighborhood bookstore BookCourt until 2016 has been replaced by a modern metal-and-glass one. … Full Article
 

Celebrity chef’s Sichuan restaurant Mission Chinese opens in Bushwick

Mission Chinese, the popular Sichuan restaurant that started on the West Coast and later opened on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, opened a branch over the weekend at 599 Johnson Ave. in Bushwick. … Full Article
 

Crown Heights bar received 86 complaints in 2016, all from the same woman

A Crown Heights senior is notorious for constantly making 911 calls and 311 calls about what she considers bad behavior by local residents. … Full Article
 

Can the Watchtower sign be replaced? Decision coming soon

Will the city allow the new owner of the old Brooklyn Heights Watchtower headquarters to replace the letters on the property's internationally famous sign? We'll find out on Nov. 8. … Full Article
 

De Blasio softens support for plan that would turn Brooklyn Heights Promenade into 6-lane highway

An outpouring of opposition may have softened Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for a radical plan which would have turned the Brooklyn Heights Promenade into a six lane highway during the upcoming rebuilding of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). … Full Article
 

Grace Church inducts new rector who is committed to urban ministry

State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (center) was among the dignitary guests at the Induction of the Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson as the 15th Rector of Grace Church-Brooklyn Heights, a 170-year-old landmark church. Standing with them (at left) is Grace Church’s senior warden, Kate Rock. … Full Article
 

Witches’ ceremony against Kavanaugh draws supporters, protesters in Bushwick

A group of witches and their sympathizers who were putting a hex on new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a Bushwick occult shop drew a group of Christian protesters on Saturday. … Full Article
 

What in the world was a guillotine doing on a Greenpoint roof?

Greenpoint artist Hannah Silk Champagne was looking out her window last Monday when she noticed a large, rusty guillotine on the roof across from her office. … Full Article
 

Turn-of-century Brooklyn Heights firehouse called architectural gem

One of Brooklyn Heights’ firehouses looks more like a Gilded Age mansion than a typical firehouse, and certainly fits the upscale Brooklyn Heights neighborhood. … Full Article
 

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