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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 […]

Opponents of the city’s plan to replace the scenic Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway see new hope for congestion pricing, which will reduce traffic on the highway and allow alternate options to be considered. Eagle photo by Don Evans

Congestion pricing’s improved odds give hope to BQE opposition in Brooklyn Heights

January 14 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The stars appear to be lining up for congestion pricing in New York City, and that could have a major effect on the city’s controversial Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) reconstruction plans. In a release on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Director of the Budget Robert Mujica made clear the governor’s support for congestion pricing, linking it to […]