Condos in new Brooklyn Heights library building on sale, starting at north of $1M

Buyers will need to drop stacks of cash to live above these stacks. The developer erecting the luxury condo building whose bottom floors will include the new Brooklyn Heights Library is now hawking units inside the swanky tower, where one-bedroom residences start at more than $1 million.

Builder Hudson Companies on Jan. 8 unveiled a new sales website for its 38-story high-rise dubbed One Clinton, which is rising at the Cadman Plaza West site of the former Heights branch that Brooklyn Public Library sold off back in 2014.

Part of the tower’s bottom three floors will include the newly built library, as well as a new lab run by the Department of Education where local students can perfect their science, technology, engineering, and math skills.

But the rest of the building will cater to residents of its 100-plus pads, which start at $1,088,000 for one-bedrooms, $1,985,000 for two-bedrooms, $3,195,000 for three-bedrooms, and $5,258,000 for four-bedrooms, according to reps for the developer, who said prices for the tower’s five-bedroom units and penthouses will be announced soon.

-The Brooklyn Paper

Protesters fight BQE repairs during Brooklyn Heights rally

The city’s plan to put a temporary, six-lane roadway on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for six years while repairing a ­ 1 1/2-mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below got a frigid reception at a Saturday rally.

About 200 people changing “Save lungs not lanes!” and “Better way today!” gathered on the promenade to demand more transparency and community input into the planning process for the massive project, which is slated to begin next year.

“It would be unbelievably horrific and destructive,” said Bill Orme, who’s lived in the neighborhood for 27 years. “This place here is one of the treasures of New York City. There’s few places like it in the world.”

https://nypost.com/2019/01/12/protesters-fight-bqe-repairs-during-brooklyn-heights-rally/

Holiday Fund Committee Enjoy Post Holiday Fun

Members of the CPN Holiday Fund Committee let the good time roll at a post-holiday party last week to celebrate their record-breaking results. It was reported that many staff members expressed their appreciation for the CPN holiday gift. Board member Henry Fleary, Board Treasurer Kris Giacinto and Board President Ted Valand are seen with committee members who urge more Shareholders to join the effort next year.

The Absolute Best Restaurants in Brooklyn Heights

Thanks to Alan Posner for finding this little gem! As one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, it’s no surprise that Brooklyn Heights is full of welcoming neighborhood restaurants. The area, spanning from Atlantic Avenue on the south to Old Fulton Street on the north, and from Court Street on the east to the East River waterfront on the west, is dotted with cozy spots serving comforting, family-friendly fare. And while the favorites at the neighborhood’s northern end generally stick to tried-and-true menus of American or Italian food, bits of culinary experimentation are beginning to pop up in the newer restaurants along the Atlantic Avenue border. Here, the best restaurants in Brooklyn Heights.

http://www.grubstreet.com/bestofnewyork/absolute-best-restaurants-brooklyn-heights.html

CPN’s site in the 60’s

Tami Sheheri found this great photo of the area where our building now sits! So we poked around and found this interesting tidbit to go with it!

(Cadman Plaza West was called Fulton Street until our building opened in 1967) The area from Henry, Clark and Fulton all the way up to Old Fulton Street at Middagh was officially deemed blighted by Robert Moses’ Slum Clearance Committee in the late 1950s and condemned, along with the southern side of Clark Street between Monroe Place and Fulton Street, in part because the former Church of the New Jerusalem on the corner of Monroe Place was abandoned.

In the 1960 Census, of the 366 dwelling units on the west side of Fulton Street between Clinton and Henry Streets, sixty percent of the apartments were deemed “substandard and unfit” (because poor people lived there). This was crucial because such a finding was a precondition for obtaining federal funds for site acquisition for slum clearance under the Housing Act of 1949. The result supported Robert Moses’ 1959 proposal to tear the area down and replace it with a four-hundred long twenty story building between Clark and Poplar Streets with garages, of which 64 percent would be “luxury” studios (then called “efficiencies”) and one-bedroom apartments. -Brooklyn Heights Blog

http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/30621

HELP SAVE THE PROMENADE & PREVENT A DISASTER

Come to a Benefit Concert – Renowned, World Famous
THE HARVARD KROKODILOES
January 11th, 2019
Performing Live at 
The Heights Casino 
75 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 1120
All Proceeds will benefit A Better Way NYC to Save the Promenade.
6:00 P.M. 
Warm-Up Concert in the Sunken Doubles Court,
An Acoustical Wonder.
Cocktails and Warm-Up $ 100
7:30 P.M. 
Formal Concert in Governors Room
Followed by Private Dinner  with The Krokodiloes & Guests
 Complete Experience $ 250
(Includes Cocktail Hour)
Tickets and more info here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-save-the-promenade-the-harvard-krokodiloes-benefit-concert-tickets-53874227264

BQE repairs will unleash toxic hellstorm on Brooklyn: experts

The city is about to unleash a toxic public-health nightmare with its proposal to close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and erect a temporary highway on it during a decade-long Brooklyn Queens Expressway repair project, experts said Tuesday.

“It removes the lid on a stew pot of chemicals, which means they will go right into Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo,” said Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and public-health expert who lives in the area.

The warning comes after the city Department of Transportation earlier this year proposed shifting BQE traffic up to a temporary roadway where the Promenade now sits while construction is done to the double-decked road below, a project that could take as long as six years.

“This is an assault on people who live nearby and will be inhaling those emissions,” said Garrett, who first made her dire comments in the Brooklyn Daily Eaglehttps://nypost.com/2018/12/18/bqe-repairs-will-unleash-toxic-hellstorm-on-brooklyn-experts/

Here we go again! More repairs coming to Brooklyn Bridge

The federal government has agreed to pay New York City $25 million toward a $337 million project to repair the Brooklyn Bridge’s approaches and towers. This is the first time such work will take place on the world-famous bridge’s Gothic arches, according to amNewYork.

“At 135 years old, our world-renowned and beloved bridge needs a lot of care, including work on her approaches and her soaring, majestic towers,” city Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said in a statement. The grant was secured as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD program, which funds road, rail, transit and port projects, amNewYork reported.

The bridge, built in 1883, carries more than 100,000 vehicles on an average day, amNewYork said. Its crowded walking and bicycling promenade carries 4,000 cyclists and 10,000 pedestrians per day. -Brooklyn Eagle