Improving Fourth Avenue

A group of neighbors are working to improve Fourth Avenue and the BHA is supporting this effort. The letter that follows is a followup to a meeting held in January. Click on the links for more information about this worthy effort.

Howard Kolins, BHA President


We continue to hear positive comments about “A New Look at 4th Avenue”.
As promised at the meeting, FOFA (Forth on Fourth Avenue) has put together a “Report the Community” to both document the meeting and to serve as a reference for future work. The report includes an IntroductionforANewLookat4thAvenueMeeting2014, a SurveyResults-ANewLookat4thAvenue2014, a MeetingSummary-ANewLookat4thAvenue2014 (key issues discussed at the meeting, including council member commitments), and a list of the organizational affiliations provided by survey respondents.
We hope that you will find this information helpful in developing 4th Avenue action plans for your organizations and we encourage you to freely make use of it – it is, in a true sense of the word, public information.  If you have any questions about the material, please let us know.  Additionally, we’d be happy to know if and how it is useful to you.
We also want to add a special thank you to Council members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin for generously sharing a significant amount of time at the meeting.
We look forward to future work with you on the 4th Avenue corridor.
SJ Avery and Elise Selinger  Co-chairs, FOFA

(February 15th, 2014)

December 2012 Newsletter

Boerum Hill turns 50!….and other stories.


BHA Newsletter Dec 2012

(January 6th, 2014)

Local bottle collector makes it BIG

Congrats to Jack Fortmeyer, a prince among men for making it into an AWESOME New York Times multimedia profile.

Jack, you truly are “one in 8 million.”

(July 10th, 2009)

Somebody’s getting a “time-out”

Alert parents have pretty much made sure the “toxic pre-school” run by Andy Lewis isn’t going to open again anywhere in brownstone Brooklyn. But whatever happened to Lewis himself? The Daily News gives you the story, along with the priceless quote: 

“Oh, my God, I can’t go to jail!” Lewis wailed. “I beg of you! God Almighty! Please, your honor, reconsider!”

(June 30th, 2009)

When did Butter (on Atlantic) become Eva Gentry?

…and why do I only read about it in the New York Times? 

Store sounds awesome. I remember going in during the 2006 hey-day. You remember those times: stock market at 14,000, home prices still rising in the city. Those golden days that could last forever. Well, even then I felt like I couldn’t afford anything in what was the coolest, most beautiful store on Atlantic. 

And now? Now that Butter is “Eva Gentry?” Do not worry, fair readers: they still sell shoes for $1,400.  Well, at least you get two for that price ;)

(June 17th, 2009)

Amazing story behind guitar store on Atlantic

Just read this heart-warming/fascinating/inspiring story in the Daily News, about guitar maker William del Pilar, and his store on Atlantic Ave, just on this side of Court St.

Suddenly, I want to learn to play a guitar.

(June 12th, 2009)

BH Virtual Tour on YouTube

The 2008 Boerum Hill house tour was edited into a virtual tour- check it out below. Lot of fun & fascinating facts you always wished you knew about BH.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

(June 3rd, 2009)

National Grid eyed for Gowanus clean-up

The Daily News reports on the Gowanus Canal clean-up.

(May 29th, 2009)

G train – “it’s everywhere you want to be”

Did you hear the G train will be expanding service through Boerum Hill all the way to Church Av in Kensington? It’s true. Beginning July 5th. Now you don’t have to just wait for an F to get to Prospect Park. Huzzah.

(May 29th, 2009)

Council bill to target “deadbeat” developers

It’s kind of a wonder this wasn’t already the law — that you’d have to clear up existing violations before you can continue building.

(May 22nd, 2009)
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