The controversial Pier 6 two-tower project is unnecessary, according to two reports released by community groups on Monday. Brooklyn Bridge Park disagrees with these findings. Rendering courtesy of ODA-RAL Development Services -- Oliver's Realty Group

A coalition of Brooklyn community organizations has released two commissioned reports from independent firms that they say point to a massive surplus from existing development projects in Brooklyn Bridge Park, eliminating the need for a controversial two-tower project at Pier 6. The coalition says that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) appears to be “making Read More →

An environmental report shows high levels of toxic materials in the soil at Brooklyn's BAM Park, and neighbors want to know who's going to take responsibility for remediation. Rendering courtesy of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is overseeing the renovation of a long-neglected city-owned park — dubbed “BAM Park” — at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue. This is a welcome development for Fort Greene residents, since the park has been padlocked and unused for years. Some neighbors are concerned, however, that toxic materials buried Read More →

The Brooklyn Heights Association and the preservationist group Save The View Now argued in court on Thursday that a section of the Pierhouse penthouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park (shown above to the left) juts into the protected Scenic View District and should be trimmed. Photo by Mary Frost

The Brooklyn Heights Association(BHA) and the preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) were in state Supreme Court again on Thursday to argue that a section of the Pierhouse hotel/residential complex under construction at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park juts into the protected Scenic View District, and that SV-1 zoning rules have been incorrectly applied. The SV-1 Read More →

The original Bossert Marine Roof Supper Club, where the elite dined and danced. Brooklyn Eagle archive photos

Howe’s Brooklyn: Memories of the Bossert Hotel The imminent return of the Bossert Hotel brings back recent memories of the 1970s, when there were still eight hotels operating within the small historic district called Brooklyn Heights. That included the Bossert itself, which was operated by an elegant, old-world European who struggled to retain the dignity of the Read More →

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. Photo by Mary Frost

Brooklyn’s Borough Board will not be voting as planned on Tuesday on the contentious issue of the sale of the Brooklyn Heights Library site to a developer. According to the group Love Brooklyn Libraries (LBL), Borough Hall removed the item from the Board’s agenda after a meeting between Andrew Gournardes, counsel to Borough President Eric Read More →