News

There’s a lot going on in our neighborhood and the surrounding communities.

Check back here regularly for the news affecting Brooklyn Heights and reports on the issues we’re tracking.

BHA Leading Design-Build Advocacy for BQE Rehab

Jun 23

The State’s legislative session ended on June 21st leaving much important business unfinished.  Of critical importance to Brooklyn Heights, and to the entire region, was the State Legislature’s failure to authorize the City’s use of “design build” in undertaking the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.  As a “creature of the State”, the State must specifically delegate to the City the authority to use this approach in its infrastructure projects. 

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Clark St Subway Tunnel Repairs

Jun 16

Clark Street Station to be closed on weekends till Spring 2018

Starting on Friday, June 16th, reconstruction of the Clark St Tube will be in effect every weekend. Service through the tunnel will be stopped from 11:45 p.m. Fridays until 5 a.m. Mondays. Work is expected to last until the Spring of 2018. The Clark Street Station will be closed, and no  or  trains will be stopping at Borough Hall.Read More...

Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse Coming Fall 2017

Jun 10

Get ready for something new. This coming Fall, the BHA will debut  on September 29th an exciting benefit event to pick up where our traditional House & Garden Tour left off. Introducing the 2017 Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse, a new way to celebrate the historic district we love and showcase the design creativity of Brooklyn today.Read More...

Pier 6 Hearing To Continue in July

Jun 9

NYS Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billings presided over a two-hour hearing on June 7th regarding the lawsuit brought by the BHA to halt the development of two residential towers on Pier 6.   The hearing will continue on July 18th.

2017 Annual Meeting Recap

Mar 17

Our 2017 Annual Meeting was a huge success, thanks to the BHA members and community residents who filled the auditorium at St. Francis College on February 27th! You can watch YouTube videos of  the panel discussion on the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) Streetcar Project and of the BHA’s Community Awards presentations here. And be sure to follow us on our new YouTube page.Read More...

New Data Indicates Pier 6 Towers Unnecessary

Mar 10

In January, the NYC Department of Finance (DOF) released actual market valuations and assessments for the recently-completed properties in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new data supports the BHA’s legal claim that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) misled its Board, which led to the Board approving the construction of two residential towers on Pier 6.Read More...

Welcome to Our New Website

Dec 9

The BHA’s new website features a fresh look and a deeper way to engage our members and the Brooklyn Heights community. Read More...

Pier 6 Lawsuit Hearing Has Being Rescheduled. A New Date Will Be Announced

Dec 9

The BHA filed a lawsuit in July 2016 against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) and Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), as well as the two developers chosen to build two towers on Pier 6, to halt their development. Read More...

Update: BQE Cantilever Rehab Planning

Dec 9

Representatives from the NYC DOT’s Bridge Division presented the latest information on their planning for the rehabilitation of the BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street at a public meeting on November 1st.Read More...

Landmarking On Montague Street Redux

Dec 9

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is poised to designate 181 and 185 Montague Street as individual landmarks in January 2017. The LPC’s action would protect the buildings from inappropriate exterior changes or demolition. Read More...

Fortis Plans to Build As-Of-Right on LICH Site

Dec 9

After failing to gain support among the community for the redevelopment of the LICH site that would have likely included affordable housing, a public school, and retail space, but also been considerably larger than what current zoning permits, Fortis announced in November 2016 that it would build the As-Of-Right (AOR) Plan.Read More...

Follow Us on Twitter: @thebhanow

Dec 4

Are you following the BHA on Twitter? If you haven't started, we think it's time. Because with the new website we're also launching our new Twitter account — @thebhanow. Read More...