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Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on Thursday explained her stance to constituents upset about her supposed lack of “outrage” over the city’s plan to replace the beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway while the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is being rebuilt. Eagle photo by Todd Maisel

Simon tackles BQE ‘outrage’ from Brooklyn Heights, spotlights broader concerns

January 17 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

It was a tough crowd. Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon was confronted by some angry constituents at her “Java with Jo Anne” coffee meetup in DUMBO on Thursday morning. By the end of the two-hour klatch, she managed to convince many in attendance that she was indeed looking out for her people. The topic on almost […]

Car crashes into scaffolding in Brooklyn Heights, driver injured

January 15 | By Todd Maisel Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A livery driver suffered a “medical emergency,” according to witnesses, and crashed into scaffolding on Cadman Plaza West near Clark Street around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, police said. The motorist lost control of his Toyota Highlander with TLC license plates and crashed into the scaffolding, narrowly missing pedestrians and parked cars. He was taken to Brooklyn Hospital in an unknown condition. The crash caused a massive collapse of the […]

Landmarks agency says: Tweak this Remsen Street hotel design

January 15 | By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A Romanesque Revival office building that was saved from demolition several years ago is slated for a makeover as a hotel. But first, architecture firm HOK needs to revise the project’s design, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission decided on Tuesday. At a hearing at the preservation agency’s Manhattan headquarters, several commissioners applauded — with a few […]