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Slogans like “De Blasio, stop selling us out!” and others were projected onto the facade of TD Bank in Brooklyn Heights Monday night. Activist groups G-REBLS and Mi Casa No Es Su Casa say a plan to rezone Bushwick fails to protect existing tenants, many people of color. Eagle photo by Mary Frost

Dramatic Bushwick anti-gentrification message projected on Montague Street

December 18 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“The Bushwick ‘Community Plan’ is a sham!” and “De Blasio, stop selling us out!” were two of the messages projected in giant white letters on the facade of TD Bank on Montague Street Monday night. The illuminated slogans were meant to be seen by staffers at the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP), with offices […]

The BQE’s triple-cantilever, topped by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Photo by Don Evans

Expert: City’s BQE plan could bring dangerous levels of toxic pollution to Brooklyn Heights

December 17 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Forget the traffic, noise, disruption and dust-filled air. The biggest danger from temporarily replacing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) will be invisible and insidious, says Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning author on global public health, says […]

The Promenade, under threat of being demolished in favor of a six-lane highway, was packed with holiday revelers. Eagle photos by Todd Maisel

Brooklyn Heights tree-lighting tradition continues despite threat to Promenade

December 17 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Just as they do every December, merrymakers packed the Brooklyn Heights Promenade near Montague Street last Wednesday night to celebrate the annual Heights tree-lighting ceremony — but this year, a cloud hung over the festivities. The cloud was the fact that the city’s Department of Transportation has announced a proposal to replace the Promenade with a […]