The triple cantilever of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE). Eagle photos by Scott Enman

Famed traffic planner and former city official “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz told Brooklyn Paper Radio on Monday that the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s (BQE) half-mile triple cantilever section — which runs between Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Heights — is in need of major work. The BQE is a triple cantilever — meaning the Promenade, northbound highway Read More →

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 →

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 →