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Brooklyn Heights residents submit alternative BQE reno plans, a LIC homeless shelter is bought by developers, & more

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The Brooklyn Heights Association has submitted an alternative BQE plan to the city in the hopes it will ditch plans to use the promenade as a multi-lane highway during the road's $3.4 billion reconstruction (Brooklyn Eagle)

A Long Island City hotel turned homeless shelter has been snapped up by developers for $36 million (Commercial Observer)

Landmarks rules in favor of residents who opposed changes to a mansion and the demolition of a 100-year-old garage in Stuyvesant Heights Historic District (City Land)

NYC parks have installed the first of the city’s freeze-resistant drinking fountains (Bklyner)

Weekend service of J and M trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan is suspended until the end of January 2019 (Bushwick Daily)

A long-awaited 20,000-square-foot Japanese-themed food hall has opened its doors in Sunset Park (Bklyner)