New restaurant Giulia on Montague Street

Heights Cafe on the corner on Montague and Hicks Street is now Giulia restaurant! The Italian menu features six different pasta dishes, chicken parmigiana, the Heights burger and Branzino. Full menu here.

BQE update

The bills to establish a pilot program that uses weigh-in-motion systems to enforce restrictions on overweight trucks on the BQE have passed both the NY Senate and Assembly. It will now head to the governor’s desk for signature. More information here.

200 Montague Street construction update

On the former site of a 4-story bank at 200 Montague Street,  a 20-story infill residential tower with ground-floor and cellar retail space, 121 rental units on the second through twentieth floors, and amenities including a landscaped rooftop terrace, private rear yard terraces, fitness and yoga rooms, resident lounge space, children’s playroom, general and bicycle storage, communal laundry, and pet wash is rising. Read more here.

Outdoor Exhibition at the Center for Brooklyn History in Brooklyn Heights

Since the 1600s, to value Black life, Brooklynites have put their bodies on the line. They have promoted education as activism. They have turned celebration into political demonstration. They have formed alliances and allyship. Using images and text to portray these four themes, the Brooklyn Resists exhibition proves that while racism persists, Brooklynites resist. The outdoor exhibition at the Center for Brooklyn History will be on display until end of September, find out more here.

Family-friendly events 6/16 and 6/21

The Pierrepont Playground is hosting a Summer Celebration for children on Wednesday, June 16 from 3.30 to 5 pm. Montague Street will be filled with the sounds of music with pop-up performances on sidewalks in front of small businesses starting at 12 pm on Monday June 21st between Court Street and the Promenade. The music continues at 4:30 pm with a tropical pop salsa funk sidewalk parade and a Dance Party from 5 to 8:30 pm between Hicks and Pierrepont. Montague Street between Hicks and Pierrepont will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday, June 21 between 4:30 pm – 8:45 pm. More kids events here.