Archives

Welcome to the BHA News Archive. Check back here for articles, events and postings of interest that you may have missed.


August 28, 2014
In Focus
52ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT CANDIDATES' FORUM AT ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE
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August 26, 2014
Community News
ANNOUNCING THE BHA'S FIFTH ANNUAL BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION DOG SHOW TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 FROM 3-5 PM ON MONTAGUE STREET. This event is pure fun -- equally entertaining for the dogs, their owners and everyone on the sidelines. All are welcome.
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August 02, 2014
Community News
UPDATE: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS STREETS SCHEDULED FOR REPAVING FROM AUGUST 4-7. Parked cars will be ticketed and relocated.
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July 24, 2014
Community News
FIRE AND DISASTER DRILL TO BE CONDUCTED AT CADMAN PLAZA EAST AND RED CROSS PLACE BY THE OEM BUILDING THURSDAY, JULY 24, 6:30 PM
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July 02, 2014
Community News
EXTREME LITTER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON JULY 4TH: The NYC Department of Sanitation will remove corner litter baskets, on orders from the NYPD. Extra sanitation clean up crews will be assigned to the neighborhood all day Friday-Saturday.
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July 02, 2014
Community News
JULY 4TH FIREWORKS – HEADS UP! IMPORTANT STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE NYPD
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June 20, 2014
Community News
REPORT ON STATUS OF LICH
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May 29, 2014
Community News
E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT - RESIDENTIAL WASTE ONLY
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May 28, 2014
Community News
PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE FROM THE 84TH PRECINCT: We've received a "Protect Your Identity" advisory message from the NYPD which we are reprinting here as a matter of public interest and safety.
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April 30, 2014
Community News
PROMENADE GARDEN CONSERVANCY BAKE SALE IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 3 FROM 9:30 TO NOON! All proceeds to benefit the Promenade gardens.
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April 24, 2014
Community News
COMING SOON: VISION ZERO PUBLIC WORKSHOP AT PLYMOUTH CHURCH
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April 10, 2014
Community News
DEMYSTIFYING LANDMARKS: A PANEL DISCUSSION AT BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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March 27, 2014
Community News
LICH COMMUNITY FORUM AT ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE DRAWS A CAPACITY CROWD
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March 24, 2014
Community News
LICH COMMUNITY FORUM TO BE HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 25 AT 6 PM at ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE AUDITORIUM
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March 17, 2014
Community News
ROBBERY ALERT FROM 84TH PRECINCT: RECENT CELL PHONE ROBBERIES HAVE OCCURRED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
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March 15, 2014
Community News
LICH UPDATE: COMMUNITY HOPES RENEWED WITH PROSPECT OF 3 BIDDERS PROPOSING A FULL SERVICE HOSPITAL
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March 02, 2014
Community News
BHA ANNUAL MEETING OPENS WITH A REPORT BY BOARD PRESIDENT ALEXANDRA BOWIE: If you were unable to attend the meeting, we invite you to read the speech here.
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March 02, 2014
Community News
BHA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS: Clark's Restaurant wins the most votes in the People's Choice survey for best Brooklyn Heights Diner.
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February 26, 2014
Community News
LICH/SUNY LITIGATION REACHES SETTLEMENT
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February 17, 2014
Community News
SUNY CONTEMPT HEARING IS ON FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 10 AM IN NYS SUPREME COURTHOUSE: It will be in Room 469 before Justice Johnny Lee Baynes, and is open to the public.
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February 11, 2014
Community News
SANITATION DEPARTMENT HOLIDAYS: The NYC Department of Sanitation observes 12 holidays every year which, when combined with snow events, results in unsightly backlogs.
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February 08, 2014
Community News
BHA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS - THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE: BHA Members are urged to vote for their favorite "best Brooklyn Heights diner".
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January 31, 2014
Community News
LICH UPDATE - EVOLVING NEWS! - The BHA is stunned and outraged by SUNY’s withdrawal from the negotiation process that was approved by community groups, Concerned Physicians of LICH, NYSNA and 1199 last week.
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January 30, 2014
Community News
NEXT BHA SOCIAL! Come out for laughs at Brooklyn Heights Comedy Night on Wednesday, February 19th at Brooklyn Heights Cinema.
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January 30, 2014
Community News
BHA ANNUAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 27, 2014
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January 29, 2014
Community News
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
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January 29, 2014
Community News
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY: Our thanks to the many people - nearly 300 of you - who completed our library poll over the last couple of weeks.
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January 23, 2014
Community News
THE BHA SUPPORTS 'VISION ZERO': Join us for a candlelight vigil on pedestrian safety.
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January 22, 2014
Community News
LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL - THE FIGHT FOR A FULL SERVICE HOSPITAL AT LICH CONTINUES - CONTEMPT HEARING NOW SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 11, 2014.
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January 08, 2014
Community News
LIBRARY UPDATE: PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY!
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December 23, 2013
Community News
MAYOR’S FILM OFFICE RESPONDS TO BHA REQUEST FOR A MORATORIUM – We are pleased to report, albeit it with cautious optimism, that the NYC Film Office has granted the Brooklyn Heights Association's request for a break from the excessive film shoots.
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December 22, 2013
Community News
AMERICAN EXPRESS BANNERS TO BE TAKEN DOWN ON DECEMBER 29.
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December 06, 2013
Community News
BHA SOCIAL! HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT AT BROOKLYN HEIGHTS CINEMA - Please join us on Thursday, December 12 at 7:15 PM for a night at the movies.
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October 26, 2013
Community News
LICH UPDATE: RECENT STATE SUPREME COURT ACTIONS IN FAVOR OF LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL
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October 17, 2013
In Focus
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SELECTED TO BECOME SLOW ZONE- BHA TO PUSH FOR EARLIER IMPLEMENTATION
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October 01, 2013
Community News
THE 4TH ANNUAL BHA DOG SHOW SET NEW RECORDS FOR CUTENESS! OH.... THOSE PUPPIES! WATCH OUR VIDEO!
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September 30, 2013
Community News
LAUNCHING A NEW BHA EVENT SERIES CALLED BHA SOCIAL! The BHA Social! is the fun, casual side of our operation that will organize social events at local establishments. Come join us to meet neighbors, see old friends and even make some new friends!
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September 27, 2013
In Focus
LICH UPDATE: The BHA and fellow community organizations have been granted a seat at the table.
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September 18, 2013
Community News
THE BHA'S FOURTH ANNUAL BROOKLYN HEIGHTS DOG SHOW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND AT 3 PM ON MONTAGUE STREET. BE IN THE AUDIENCE TO CHOOSE THE BEST IN SHOW! PRE- REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
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August 20, 2013
In Focus
COURT ORDERS SUNY TO “STAND STILL” ON LICH CLOSURE
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August 10, 2013
In Focus
BHA JOINS COMMUNITY GROUPS IN LAWSUIT TO KEEP LICH OPEN
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July 24, 2013
In Focus
Long Island College Hospital: Why is Governor Cuomo Closing the Second Best Hospital in Brooklyn?
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July 12, 2013
Community News
PAVING CONTINUES IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS: MONDAY, JULY 15.
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July 10, 2013
In Focus
IN FOCUS: LICH Update: Latest developments at Long Island College Hospital
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June 25, 2013
Community News
THREE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS STREETS ARE BEING REPAVED: Hicks Street between Atlantic Avenue and Poplar Street, Garden Place and Grace Court have been milled as of today.
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June 24, 2013
In Focus
IN FOCUS: Long Island College Hospital Still Needs Our Help!
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June 12, 2013
Community News
OUTSMARTING PHONE THIEVES: This crime prevention message comes to us from the 84th Precinct's Office of Community Affairs. Be smart and pay attention!
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June 10, 2013
In Focus
IN FOCUS: Please Tell Governor Cuomo to ACT NOW to SAVE LICH!
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June 04, 2013
Community News
BIKESHARE UPDATE: The Citibikes are in place and the Brooklyn Heights stations seem to be operating smoothly.
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June 03, 2013
In Focus
IN FOCUS: Update on Bike Share
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May 22, 2013
Community News
LICH UPDATE
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May 11, 2013
Events
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS LANDMARK HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR
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May 06, 2013
Community News
BRIC'S THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTIES ARE COMING TO PIER ONE IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK.
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April 30, 2013
In Focus
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION HOUSE TOUR, SATURDAY, MAY 11TH
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April 25, 2013
Community News
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION LANDMARK HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR, SATURDAY, MAY 11TH
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April 15, 2013
In Focus
PLEASE VOTE: Should Brooklyn Heights Be a Slow Zone?
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April 13, 2013
In Focus
ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS WHO WILL SHARE $1 MILLION DOLLARS IN CITY CAPITAL FUNDS
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March 18, 2013
Community News
BHA BOARD ELECTS ALEXANDRA BOWIE AS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT
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March 15, 2013
Community News
LICH NEWS UPDATE: TEMPORARY STAY OF PLAN TO CLOSE LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL
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March 14, 2013
Community News
BHA POSITION ON THE PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS BRANCH LIBRARY
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March 14, 2013
Community News
LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL - AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BHA
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February 26, 2013
In Focus
BHA Mourns the Loss of Martha Atwater
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January 24, 2013
Community News
ELECTED OFFICIALS & RESIDENTS ORGANIZE RALLY TO AVERT CRISIS AT LONG ISLAND COLLEGE HOSPITAL AND SUNY DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER.
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January 23, 2013
In Focus
JOIN US FOR BHA ANNUAL MEETING: FEATURED SPEAKER WILL BE US CONGRESSWOMAN NYDIA VELAQUEZ
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January 17, 2013
In Focus
BHA URGES BHA MEMBERS AND NEIGHBORS TO JOIN IN EFFORTS TO BRING FERRY SERVICE TO PIER 6 IN BROOKLYN
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December 13, 2012
In Focus
BHA COMMENTS ON OPENING OF PIER 5, VELODROME PROPOSAL AND HOTEL/CONDOS PLANNED FOR PIER 1
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September 29, 2012
Community News
THE BHA'S THIRD ANNUAL DOG SHOW WAS A TAIL WAGGING, TREAT CATCHING SUCCESS! The show took place Sunday, September 23, and the winners were.......
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September 20, 2012
Community News
THE BHA'S THIRD ANNUAL DOG SHOW IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. WE'RE SORRY BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
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June 28, 2012
Community News
NEW BASKETS ARE SEEN AT HICKS AND PIERREPONT CORNERS - FOR LITTER ONLY!
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June 27, 2012
In Focus
NYC BIKE SHARE PROGRAM IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
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May 26, 2012
Community News
COMING SOON: SAFER PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK - The NYC DOT reports that on June 5, 2012, they will begin to install the new measures which were promised last year at the BQE On-Ramp on Atlantic Avenue.
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May 23, 2012
In Focus
Breaking News from BHA President, Jane McGroarty
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April 19, 2012
In Focus
JOIN US FOR THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS LANDMARK HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR
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March 01, 2012
In Focus
Brooklyn Bridge Park Progress
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February 18, 2012
Community News
STREET TREES IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS RECEIVING ATTENTION FROM THE CITY AND THE BHA. J & J Tree Service is now at work in Brooklyn Heights under contract...
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February 09, 2012
Community News
GreenMarket Composting Pilot Will Continue
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February 08, 2012
In Focus
BHA ANNUAL MEETING TO HOST NY TIMES EDITOR SAM SIFTON AS GUEST SPEAKER.
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February 08, 2012
Community News
THE NYC COUNCIL HAS VOTED TO AFFIRM THE BOROUGH HALL SKYSCRAPER HISTORIC DISTRICT. The BHA thanks Concilman Steve Levin for leading the way.
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February 07, 2012
Community News
NEW CONSTRUCTION IN THE BROOKLYN HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT
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November 01, 2011
Community News
HELICOPTER NOISE POLLUTION CONTINUES IN THE HEIGHTS. The BHA's research sheds more light on this huge quality of life problem in our neighborhood, urging a ban on non-essential tourist helicopters. To find out what you can do to help, read more...
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October 18, 2011
Community News
SKYSCRAPER DISTRICT SOARS IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN: The NYC Landmarks Commission has approved the designation of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, a cluster of 21 distinctive tall office buildings and skyscrapers in Downtown Brooklyn....
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September 21, 2011
Community News
THE BHA'S 2ND ANNUAL DOG SHOW WAS A TAIL-WAGGING EXTRAVAGANZA OF DOGGIE TALENTS AND AWESOME DOGGIE TREATS! CHECK OUT THE WINNERS AND VIDEO CLIP OF THE SHOW.
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September 17, 2011
Events
2ND ANNUAL BHA DOG SHOW
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July 15, 2011
In Focus
HISTORIC VICTORY FOR TOBACCO WAREHOUSE!
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April 11, 2011
In Focus
TOBACCO WAREHOUSE UPDATE!
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March 31, 2011
Community News
BHA's ANNUAL HOUSE TOUR ON SAT. MAY 7th! It's that time of year again: You are invited to visit five historic townhouses in New York City's first Historic District as part of the BHA's 28th Landmark House & Garden Tour. Get all the details.
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March 12, 2011
Community News
SPRING PREVIEW ON THE PROMENADE NOW Take a look! You won't have to get down on your hands and knees to admire these delicate harbingers of spring on the Promenade...
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February 21, 2011
Community News
BEST SELLING AUTHOR DIANE RAVITCH IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT BHA ANNUAL MEETING FEBRUARY 28
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February 18, 2011
In Focus
BHA GOES TO COURT TO PROTECT A PIECE OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
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January 16, 2011
Community News
UPDATE - SANITATION HOLIDAY MONDAY, JANUARY 17
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January 12, 2011
In Focus
BHA Annual Meeting to be held February 28
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December 11, 2010
In Focus
THIS WEEK! A REPRISE OF OUR POPULAR FILM MONTAGE
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December 11, 2010
Community News
AT HOME WITH THOMAS WOLFE - A passionate love story, a tribute to literary genius, a memoir of Brooklyn Heights in the 1930’s, all that and more was presented to a full house...
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December 10, 2010
In Focus
END OF YEAR FUNDRAISING APPEAL
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December 03, 2010
Community News
JOIN US FOR "BROOKLYN HEIGHTS IN THE MOVIES"! - A REPRISE
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December 03, 2010
In Focus
SPECIAL BHA LITERARY EVENT - RESERVE NOW!
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September 26, 2010
Events
STOOPENDOUS COMMUNITY-WIDE STOOP SALE
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September 25, 2010
Community News
ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, the BHA will turn all Brooklyn Heights into one gigantic stoop sale, and you don’t even need a stoop to join…a few feet of sidewalk in front of your apartment house will do just fine. So clear out your closets. Clean out your drawers.....
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September 21, 2010
Community News
The BHA's first annual Dog Show was a howling success! Check out the winners and watch video of the event!
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August 28, 2010
In Focus
BHA'S BROOKLYN BASH
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August 23, 2010
Community News
ORDER YOUR COPY OF 'ENJOYING BROOKLYN HEIGHTS'...The BHA is delighted to introduce a one-of-kind, fun-for-the-family self-guided neighborhood walking tour!
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August 15, 2010
Community News
FOR ALL YOU SENIORS! Here's your chance to make your neighborhood even better!
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August 15, 2010
Community News
CALLING ALL KIDS TO THE PIERREPONT PLAYGROUND! The Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee's Summer Arts Program has begun at Pierrepont Playground, and the BHA is pleased and proud to be a partial sponsor of this fun, FREE outdoor activity!
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August 05, 2010
Events
BHA PUB CRAWL TONITE!
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July 18, 2010
Community News
JOIN US FOR A HEIGHTS PUB CRAWL ON THURS. AUG. 5 at 7:30 pm!...Celebrate Summer in Brooklyn Heights with 4 Centennial Cocktails at 4 Brooklyn Heights venues for only $25. The mix-masters at Armando's, Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, Pete's Waterfront Alehouse and Roebling Inn will offer specialty...
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July 15, 2010
Community News
OPEN CALL FOR HISTORIC PHOTOS...As part of the BHA's Celebrating a Century celebration, historian Francis Morrone is fast on his way to completing a building-by-building description that completes Clay Lancaster’s pre-Civil war building survey “Old Brooklyn Heights.” But we're looking for more
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July 01, 2010
Events
I Do Not Doubt That I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman's Brooklyn
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June 22, 2010
Community News
DON'T MISS THIS! On Thursday, July 1, the BHA joins with ISSUE Project Room to celebrate Walt Whitman in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This free event promises to be a memorable evening of poetry, music and more. It's a happening you won't want to miss...
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June 19, 2010
Events
Picnic on the Promenade
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June 18, 2010
Community News
A GREAT TIME AT PICNIC ON THE PROMENADE! On Sat. June 19 the BHA celebrated its centennial with family and friends on the Promenade. The Deedle Deedle Dees delighted the crowd... See video courtesy of the Brooklyn Heights Blog...
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June 18, 2010
Community News
BQE REHAB MEETING BRINGS SIGH OF RELIEF... NYS DOT tells community that any proposals for the BQE rehab will NOT involve residential property takings. They are off the table and will not advance to the next stages.
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June 15, 2010
In Focus
IN FOCUS: Jane McGroarty Is New BHA President
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June 12, 2010
Events
CENTENNIAL EVENT TODAY! Historic Church Guided Tour
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June 05, 2010
Community News
READY FOR A PICNIC ON THE PROMENADE! On Sat. June 19 come celebrate the BHA's centennial with family and friends on the Promenade. Music, cupcakes and the launch of our new "Heights Self-Guided Walking Tour" book for kids. So pack a lunch and join us!
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May 16, 2010
Events
HEIGHTS HISTORY WALKING TOUR with Jane Carroll McGroarty
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May 15, 2010
Events
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join Us for Our Second House Genealogy Workshop
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May 08, 2010
Events
BHA's 26th LANDMARK HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR!
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May 03, 2010
Community News
HELICOPTERS OVER THE HEIGHTS: The increasing number of helicopters flying over Brooklyn Heights creates an intensifying quality-of-life issue and serious safety concerns. If it's a concern of yours, find out how to help.
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April 26, 2010
Events
AN EVENING AT MR. CAPOTE'S: A Special Literary Event
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April 17, 2010
Community News
NYC TAKES OVER THE PARK and PIER 1 OPENS! Brooklyn Bridge Park took a big step ahead with the announcement that the City is taking over the planning, construction, maintenance and operations of the Park, as well as committing to complete the Park and contributing an additional $55 million...
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April 17, 2010
Community News
CHECK OUT THIS VERY SPECIAL VIDEO: "Brooklyn Is My Neighborhood/The Story of New York's First Historic District," produced by Martin L. Schneider and Karl Junkersfeld for the Brooklyn Heights Blog. And download a copy of Schneider's informative article "Battling for Brooklyn Heights/1958-1965."
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March 26, 2010
In Focus
IN FOCUS: Inside Brooklyn Bridge Park
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March 22, 2010
Events
PIER 1 OPENS TO THE PUBLIC!
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March 06, 2010
Events
CENTENNIAL EVENT TODAY! Family Workshop: Building Bridges
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March 04, 2010
Community News
SAVING THE PROMENADE GARDENS: The BHA has joined with the NYC Parks Department in a unique and successful public-private partnership to restore the Promenade Gardens and create a plan to ensure that they flourish in the future.
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February 26, 2010
Events
THE SHOW GOES ON DESPITE THE SNOW! 'Brooklyn in Prints' Reception & Gallery Talk Tonight
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February 23, 2010
Events
BHA ANNUAL MEETING: 7 PM at Plymouth Church
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February 23, 2010
Community News
BHA ANNUAL MEETING TUES AT 7 PM AT PLYMOUTH CHURCH: The featured speaker is Michael Van Valkenburgh, who will speak not only on his firm's work on Brooklyn Bridge Park, but on the broad topic of the creative process in park and landscape design, featuring projects from around the world.
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January 20, 2010
Events
'CELEBRATING A CENTURY' KICK-OFF EVENT! Hollywood in the Heights
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January 07, 2010
Community News
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK ARRIVES! After all these years, we can hardly contain our excitement that the first phase of Brooklyn Bridge Park is opening. Having been involved since the idea was first floated (in response to a proposed high-rise development scheme on the piers), the BHA has advocated...
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January 04, 2010
Events
BH BLOG Puts Tom van den Bout on Top Ten List
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January 01, 2010
In Focus
IN FOCUS: BHA Turns 100
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December 31, 2009
Community News
HISTORIC VICTORY FOR PLAINTIFFS IN TOBACCO WAREHOUSE CASE
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