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Brooklyn Townhouses are Hot; Small Apartments Not?

The publication Mansions Global, which I discovered only because I have a Google alert for anything mentioning Brooklyn Heights (which, along with stuff about our neighborhood, gives me info about a suburb of Cleveland, a poor neighborhood in Nashville, a pizza parlor in Austin, a drag queen popular in the D.C. area, and a race horse), has an article by Michele Lerner with the title “Are Brooklyn Brownstones the New Manhattan Co-op?&#…

10 Story Building Opens in Brooklyn As Part of the Massive ReZoning in East New York

It was recently announced that the Linwood Park Apartments, a new affordable rental building in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood, has officially opened to residents. The building, which includes supportive housing for formerly homeless families, is one of the first affordable buildings to open in New York City since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic …

We’re Number 2! “Most Livable Areas in NYC”

According to a study by RentHop.com, as reported by am New York, Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill is the second most “livable area” in the city, based on “neighborhood safety, quietness, transportation, greenness and overall quality of life during the first quarter of 2020.” The rankings were based on a score of 100. Brooklyn Heights-Cobble Hill with a score of 83.7 was bested by Battery Park-Lower Manhattan which scored 88. Upper East Side-Carnegie Hill and the West Village, tied for the third and fourth most livable, and Manhattan’s Lincoln Square came in fifth. Click the am New York link above for a nifty map with all of the…

What’s in the Crystal Ball for Brooklyn?

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed prominent Brooklynites, asking for their views on Brooklyn’s future. Carlo Scissura, head of the Mayor’s panel studying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predicts that “the BQE will get some much-needed love and attention.” Love? He also thinks the Nets will make the playoffs. Karen Johnson, owner of DUMBO’s Olympia Wine Bar, thinks the BQE will continue to be an issue, along with subway overcrowding (that’s what happens when your only convenient subway is the F train). Both Lara Birnback, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, and Regina Myer…

Simon Says: Talk to Neighbors; Examine Data; Review EIS for BQE Renovation

As expected, Thursday’s “Java with Jo Anne” event, with State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon at One Girl Cookies in DUMBO, drew a number of Brooklyn Heights residents eager to question Ms. Simon’s stance concerning the City Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a temporary six lane highway in the present location of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Simon was booed and heckled at the rally on the Promenade last Saturday for not declaring herself opposed…