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Brooklyn Heights Braves the Chill to Dine Out and Support Local Restaurants

After a long shutdown, indoor dining was allowed at 25% capacity in late September 2020, only to be shut down again in December, leaving restaurants to resort to take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining only. People wondered whether outdoor dining would remain viable with winter settling in. But, as with most things, New Yorkers were underestimated. […]

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Long Line for Covid-19 Vaccine Leads to Hope for More Time with Grandkids

There was a long line-up this afternoon at George Westinghouse High School, down Tillary St. and around the corner onto Flatbush Ave., for the first day of Covid-19 vaccine distributions at the location. The crowd was diverse, with people of all ages patiently waiting their turn. A man in a neon vest spoke through a […]

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Center for Brooklyn History Presents Discussion on Authoritarianism Wednesday

This Wednesday evening, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society, will present a free on-line discussion between Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen – Authoritarians from Mussolini to the Present, and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, on the timely topic “The Authoritarian’s Playbook.” There are more details, […]

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Donate to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry to Help Those in Need

From St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church: “St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church has launched a weekly Pop-Up Pantry to address hunger while New Yorkers continue to cope with the prolonged economic and social fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every Tuesday, the pantry provides non-perishable food items to those who need them at […]

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Watermark to Host Exhibit Honoring LGTBQ Seniors

As reported by Tat Bellamy-Walker in AMNY, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, the new luxury senior housing (formerly the Towers Hotel) at 21 Clark Street, will host “Not Another Second,” a photographic exhibit honoring LGBTQ seniors. The portraits feature a former politician, military veterans, a Stonewall survivor, and a Black Panther, among others. The art […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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