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Vincent Viola plans to put a pool inside old Jehovah's Witnesses property in Brooklyn Heights

It will make quite a splash. That's a literal statement, not marketing hype.

Vincent Viola plans to build an indoor swimming pool at his Brooklyn Heights Watchtower residential redevelopment project. … Full Article

Tom Hanks' house in “The Post” and other fine sights in Brooklyn Heights

Tom Hanks' house in “The Post” is actually located in Brooklyn Heights, not Washington, D.C. … Full Article

Eco-friendly yoga studio is Pierhouse retail tenant

An environmentally friendly hot-yoga studio is coming to Pierhouse. POE Yoga — whose name is an acronym for “Peace On Earth” — is renting a location of just under 2,000 square feet at 90 Furman St. … Full Article

Check out the latest Pierhouse condo closings

Ka-ching! It's time to bring readers up to speed with the latest condo closings at Pierhouse, the high-profile  residential and hotel complex in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh building's new owner can't rent or sell it to another bank

One thing's for sure. The next occupant of the iconic Dime Savings Bank of Williamsburgh building will not be a bank. … Full Article
The birds’ portrayer of Brooklyn Bridge Park

The birdwatcher of Brooklyn Bridge Park

In her task of birdwatching, Heather Wolf has detected more than 150 species at Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Dr. Maurice T. Lewis House is landmarked to prevent its demolition

In a dramatic move, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously to designate Sunset Park's only freestanding mansion as an individual landmark.  … Full Article

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll discusses latest book at Brooklyn Historical Society

Last Thursday, after being introduced by the president of the Brooklyn History Society, author Steve Coll took the stage to discuss his latest book “Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016.” … Full Article

Hoan to leave Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Andrew Hoan, who took the helm as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in December 2016, plans to leave the post in May, the Chamber announced on Friday. … Full Article
Abolitionist Place: a piece of African-American history in Brooklyn

VIDEO: Abolitionist Place: A piece of African-American history in Brooklyn

Overshadowed by the relentless movement of the Fulton Mall District, a small street tries to survive in the memory of Brooklynites by keeping the history of the anti-slavery movement and its leaders who led hundreds of slaves to freedom using their houses on the block. … Full Article


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