Transportation/Public Safety Committee Meeting May 17

Brooklyn Community Board 6 – Thurday May 17, 6:30PM, 6 MetroTech, 1st Floor. MakerSpace Event Space

Joint meeting with Brooklyn Community Board 2 for an informational presentation from the NYC Department of Transportation outlining their proposal to replace the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278, AKA the BQE) from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street for the purpose of bringing the roadway up to safety standards; address structural conditions; fix flooding, drainage and lighting issues; and improve traffic flow and pedestrian connectivity. For more information about this project, visit the project website:

Brooklyn Bridge Park Announces Summer Series Of Events

The park will hold kayaking, outdoor film screenings, concerts, a floating glassmaking workshop and more this summer, organizers announced.

DUMBO, NY — The Brooklyn Bridge Park will host outdoor movies, kayaking, an Americana music festival and a floating glassmaking workshop as part of their spring and summer series of events, organizers announced. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy on Monday released their schedule of more than 500 events taking place in the park this year from May to August with concerts, sports clinics, plays and more. “From tennis clinics to ‘Movies With A View’, from kayaking to concerts, we’re keeping the waterfront vibrant by expanding our roster to include new programs, and by bringing back crowd favorites year after year,” Nancy Webster, executive director of the conservancy, said in a statement. The park will kick off their events on May 5 with their annual waterfront kite festival at their Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn. The programming also includes their 19th annual, eight-week film series “Movies With A View” this time highlighting the work of female directors, according to the group. – Brooklyn Heights Patch

Click here for full schedule

Just when you thought Brooklyn’s food scene couldn’t get any hotter, a massive food hall will soon open steps away from CPN!

Time Out Market New York — a huge culinary mecca comprising restaurants, bars and food-related “cultural experiences” — has signed a lease for 21,000 square feet on two levels at Dumbo’s booming Empire Stores, The Post has learned.

The Brooklyn complex is modeled on the original Time Out Market in Lisbon, Portugal, which opened in 2014 and drew 3.6 million visitors in 2017. The new edition overlooking Brooklyn Bridge Park and the East River will include 520 seats indoors and outdoors.

The Market is expected to open later this year. It will boast offerings from a “curated” group of 20 eateries yet to be named, as well as three bars and a performance/exhibition stage. Customers will have a choice of counter seating for specific kitchens or communal seating served by grab-and-go stands.

Read full article here

-New York Post

A Pastrami Sandwich from Katz’s Delivered to Your Door? YES!

Dekalb Market Hall partnered with Seamless to offer deliveries from eateries inside like Katz’s Deli, Pierogi Boys, Fletcher’s and more.

Brooklynites can now get food from local favorites like Katz’s Delicatessen and Pierogi Boys delivered to their door. Seamless partnered with Downtown Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market Hall to start delivery from 15 of the 40 vendors inside the space on Thursday, a spokesman for Seamless said. Aside from Katz’s and Pierogi Boys, the service will also bring food from Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Eight Turn Crepe, Arepa Lady and more. Dekalb Market Hall opened in the ground-floor of the condo development City Point last year bringing outposts of popular spots like Ample Hill Creamery, Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, Nobletree Coffee and more to the neighborhood. The market used to be housed in shipping containers set up on a Willoughby Street lot until they were forced to close in 2012 by their landlords, Eater New York reported. Read more about Dekalb Market Here

-Brooklyn Heights Patch




As announced at the April 4th Open Meeting of CPN’s Board of Directors, Jessica Moe is on an approved FMLA medical leave. An interim full-time replacement will be announced shortly. Until that time, please note that Alisha Gibbs will continue to handle the timely submissions of a Shareholder Income Affidavits and Garage Agreements during her scheduled office hours which are:

Wednesday 2PM to 7PM
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9AM to 2PM
Closed Friday

You may see Alisha in the 2nd Floor Management office during those hours or email her at [email protected]


Williamsburg Shop Replacing Brooklyn Heights Cookware Store

Whisk will take over from the well-loved A Cook’s Companion, which closed this year, and promised to stock many of the same wares.A Williamsburg kitchen shop plans to take over the storefront of the well-loved Atlantic Avenue cookware store that owners shuttered earlier this year. Whisk, which has locations in Williamsburg and Manhattan, will open their third outpost at 197 Atlantic Ave. next month and take over from A Cook’s Companion which closed in February, the Brooklyn Paper reported “We were also fans of A Cook’s Companion and will do our darn best to keep everyone happy with our selections,” owners of Whisk wrote in a note posted on the store’s window. Owners plan to stock many of the same brands as the old storefront and will open up their doors a bit early to fill Soda Stream canisters, which residents missed since the original shop closed, the Brooklyn Paper reported. After nearly 20 years of business, Jennifer Baron closed down A Cook’s Companion to spend more time with her elderly parents, travel and “slow down,” she previously told Patch.

Click here to read full article


Mailbox Theft in Brooklyn Heights

In recent months, there has been a raft of mail being illegally removed from street corner mailboxes in Brooklyn Heights, which has led to stolen identities and bank and credit card accounts being compromised. The NYPD has issued an alert to warn Brooklyn Heights residents that if you are mailing checks, money orders, or tax returns, to protect yourself from mailbox fishing and check fraud by taking these precautions:
Drop mail containing checks inside the post office
When writing checks, use permanent ink that cannot be erased
Check your bank account balance frequently to ensure that the proper amount is debited, and
Call 911 immediately if you see anyone tampering with a street mailbox.
The NYPD is working with the appropriate U.S.P.S. authorities to apprehend the responsible individuals.

Albany Passes Budget that Includes Design-Build Fast Track for the BQE Reconstruction Project

The FY 2019 Budget includes design/build legislation for the construction of new jails to replace the Rikers Island Jail Complex, the reconstruction of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and NYCHA projects. As a result of design/build authorization, the City will avoid significant delays in construction and will realize savings in excess of $1 billion.

Read entire budget report here

Brooklyn Heights Association to Residents: Don’t Throw Away Our ‘Best Shot’ on Design-Build!


Only 6 days remain for Design-Build to be authorized for the BQE Project in the State Budget.
New York’s Constitution mandates that a budget be approved by April 1st. Through their respective “one house” bills, the Assembly and Senate each requested that this authorization be in the budget, but significant legislative differences must be overcome for it to be passed as part of the budget.
Senators Martin Golden, Simcha Felder and Andrew Lanza recently added two problematic provisions to Senate bill 7867: 1) the savings realized by Design-Build, an estimated $113 million, be transferred to the MTA’s capital plan, and 2) a mandate that a police officer be assigned to every public and private school within the city throughout the day. They are unlikely to be acceptable to the Assembly.
The BHA’s online petition urging Design-Build authorization has exceeded 1,000 signers from communities throughout Brooklyn. On March 23rd, the BHA sent letters, accompanied by a 91-page list of signers, to Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, and sponsors of the Senate bill to show widespread support for an unencumbered Design-Build measure.
In the 6 days that remain, please contact the following Senators. Let them know that Design-Build must be passed without the additional provisions:
Martin Golden, sponsor of S.7867: (518) 455-2730; [email protected]
Simcha Felder, Chair-Cities Committee, co-sponsor S.7867: (518) 455-2754; [email protected]
Majority Leader John Flanagan, (518) 455-2071; flanagan
Andrew Lanza, co-sponsor of S.7867: (518) 455-3215; [email protected]
To paraphrase the musical, “Hamilton,” don’t throw away our best shot. Call or email today!