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Panel on BQX lively, biting look at new transportation idea

Is the city on the right track with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $2.5 billion Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) streetcar? That was the topic of discussion at the Brooklyn Heights Association's (BHA) 2017 Annual Meeting on Monday. … Full Article
 

Techies ‘Hack the Ban’ for undocumented immigrants in Brooklyn

As home to thousands of immigrants and an increasing number of technology professionals and creatives, it was only a matter of time before the groups got together in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Heights and Hills and BloomAgainBklyn to host event at Heights Casino

On March 9, Heights and Hills and BloomAgainBklyn will team up to host an "An Evening of Flowers and Giving" at The Heights Casino.  The event features two of the city's leading floral designers from Opalia Flowers and FlowerSchool New York — Phoebe Crary and Meghan Riley.  … Full Article
 

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
 

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