Brooklyn Bridge Park Study to Pier 6 Critics: Towers Pose No Problems

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will release the findings of its impact study regarding new housing at Pier 6. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re against the towers you might just be SOL:

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Friday’s Adoptable Pet: Benny the Couch Potato

From our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Eight-year-old Benny was rescued from a Woodhaven backyard. Left behind when his family moved away, he tried to survive in a local feral colony, but this sweet housecat didn’t have the chops for street life: he’d try to get in on the colony food, but [...]

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Really Last Minute Weekend Suggestion: Cavalleria Rusticana at St. Ann’s Church

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 22) evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (photo) and String Orchestra of Brooklyn, along with several distinguished soloists and a guest conductor, organist and chorus master, and director, will present a semi-staged production [...]

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This Brooklyn Heights Mom is Furious After Last Night’s P.S. 8 Town Hall on Overcrowding

If I was a Twitterer, I would have live tweeted this meeting because there was a fair amount of ridiculousness. Here is my tape delayed version of just what went down:

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Town Hall Addresses Overcrowding at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights

In case you haven’t heard, PS8 is overcrowded. The Annex, completed in 2011 was supposed to help. Instead it was filled to capacity almost the minute it opened. Add unchecked residential development and BOOM, the student population has exploded once again.

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A Look Inside the New Careland Pharmacy Coming to Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights will soon be home to Careland, a new pharmacy with a modern look but an old-fashioned philosophy – personalized care. The first part is due to the work of designer Sergio Mannino, a DUMBO-based Florentine designer, the second stems from the owners Ayman Tawadros and Ashraf Awad (who also own a non-related pharmacy [...]

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Morris Adjmi Will Design Condos to Replace the Brooklyn Heights Cinema

JMH Development and Madison Estates, who purchased the Brooklyn Heights Cinema location at 70 Henry this week, are planning to build …wait for it… condos on the site. A spokesperson for the group writes that they will ” be bringing a Morris Adjmi-designed boutique condominium development to the historic neighborhood.” The developer’s spokesperson tells BHB [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, November 21, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “The Impressionist in the Boathouse: How Artist Mary Rogers Williams Vanished From Art History Until 2014,” a lecture and discussion by Eve Kahn, antiques columnist for The New York Times, who “will explain how she stumbled upon the painter’s work and [...]

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The Clark Street Subway Station Now Has 3 Working Elevators

According to a BHB reader, the middle elevator at the Clark Street subway station is now operational. It’s been out for a while and for a time it felt like it might never come back. Have you taken a ride on the newly fixed elevator? What was it like…like magic? @bkheightsblog elevator at Clark street [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

The crush is on for North Heights residents this weekend. Like last weekend, from 11:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 24 there will be no 2 or 3 train service in either direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan, which means no service at Clark Street (now that, according to a reader, the [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Site Sells to Developer for $7.5 Million

The site of the now closed Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street, has sold to a developer for $7.5 million the NY Daily News reports. NYDN: Brooklyn-based Madison Estates and JMH Development are the new owners of the two-screen Brooklyn Heights Cinema, the cute one-story white brick theater at 70 Henry St. between Cranberry and [...]

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Goodbye, Brooklyn Heights: 33 Things I’ll Miss About the ‘Hood

BHB Guest post By Whitney Matheson This week I’m packing up the cozy Brooklyn Heights apartment I’ve called home for the last six years. Though I’m incredibly excited about the changes ahead – I got a job teaching journalism in Tennessee – I’m sad to leave the neighborhood I’ve grown to love so much. The [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/19/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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