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Kushner firm pays Brooklyn Heights tenants $100,000 in back rent overcharges

December 6 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Kushner Cos., the well-known real estate firm owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, has paid approximately $100,000 in back rent overcharges after a class-action lawsuit by five Brooklyn Heights tenants. The payouts “appear to be admission that the landlord … skirted rent regulation laws” in raising rents at […]

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Brooklyn Heights questions BBP expansion plans as alternative BQE repair routes explored

December 6 | By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A suggestion to suspend donations to Brooklyn Bridge Park and throw financial support instead to groups fighting the city’s plan to temporarily replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) is stirring up a backlash in the neighborhood. The city’s plan may be terrible, Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) says, but the group is […]

The view from Fruit Street sitting area overlooking Squibb Bridge towards Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photos by Todd Maisel

Problem-plagued Squibb Bridge to be replaced completely

December 5 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

  Come 2020, the Squibb Bridge will hopefully have a new spring in its step — but this time, not the kind that invites a lawsuit. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which oversees Brooklyn Bridge Park, has announced that the long-troubled pedestrian walkway extending from the Fruit Street Sitting Area to the waterfront park is […]