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 →

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Photo by Cody Brooks

Also discusses crime near Brooklyn Bridge Park, gang shooting in DUMBO Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, a former Brooklyn Heights resident, was the featured speaker at the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) Annual Meeting Wednesday night at St. Francis College. Thompson, who heads the largest DA’s office in the city and arguably the third-largest in the 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 →

(Left to right) A member of Congregation B’nai Avraham, Borough President Eric Adams, Rabbi Aaron Raskin, Father John Lardas of the Cathedral of Sts. Constantine and Helen and attorney Sanford Rubenstein were among those who took part in Raskin’s march against violence in Brooklyn Heights on Friday. Photos by Mary Frost

The prominent rabbi who was attacked on a Brooklyn Heights street Jan. 31 was joined by community members, clergy — and even members of Curtis Sliwa’s Guardian Angels — at a rally and march Friday morning. Rabbi Aaron Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham, an Orthodox synagogue on Remsen St., called for more police Read More →