BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Many Brooklyn Heights residents breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when the city stopped a major construction project in the area.

Some residents were concerned a new construction project would block the view of the Manhattan skyline, water and Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

The recent partial work stop order at 130 Furman St. means that workers can’t build above the second floor until the Department of Buildings reviews the plans.


The Brooklyn Bridge Park Organization says it asked the city to stop construction temporarily while the city reviews the plans.

The organization says it is working with the Department of Buildings and the developer to make sure that the waterfront view is protected.

The building’s developer, Toll Brothers, declined to comment.