Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, November 2 is New York City Marathon day. The closest the runners will come to Brooklyn Heights is the intersection of Flatbush and Lafayette avenues (see course map here). Keep in mind that many streets and bridges, including the Verazzano Narrows and Queensboro/Ed Koch, will be closed during the day (see list of [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

“F” may be Kathleen Edwards’ favorite letter, but this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 31 (trick or treat night!) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, Manhattan bound F trains will be diverted to the A/C line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and West 4th Street. This means no Manhattan bound service at York Street, so [...]

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50 Cent’s Power Filming in Brooklyn Heights on Halloween

50 Cent’s Power is shooting once again in Brooklyn Heights. The production is set to take place from 1PM to 11PM on Halloween. The show last shot here on Yom Kippur. Parking alert! Move your car by Friday morning at 6AM or you will be towed from these locations: Cranberry Street between Willow and Columbia [...]

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Landmarks Commission Approves New Façade For 48 Hicks Street

48 Hicks Street, the four-story building originally constructed as a Federal style frame house in 1829 and altered significantly over the years, will be altered yet again.

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Citi Bike Announces Major Expansion in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Citi Bike is growing, with new partners and a new CEO to lead its expansion. Alta Bicycle Share, operator of Citi Bike, announced Monday that Jay Walder, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, will take over as CEO. According to Crain’s New York Business, besides announcing the appointment of Mr. Walden, Alta, plagued by [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/29/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Mrs. Fink

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State Officials Approve LICH Sale to Fortis

Say goodbye to Long Island College Hospital, and to availability of critical emergency care in our area. Today State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli both approved the sale of LICH to developer Fortis Property Group, which will turn most of the property into luxury housing, and provide space for NYU Langone [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Crash Report: Pedestrian Struck Friday Night, Gas Truck Flips on BQE Today

Gothamist was on the scene this afternoon when a gas truck flipped and spilled fuel on the southbound BQE. Publisher/reporter/Ask a Native New Yorker scribe Jake Dobkin snapped photos of the accident showing the vehicle perched perilously on the cantilever just below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Gothamist reported this afternoon that there was at least [...]

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Special Offer for BHB Readers: Free Code for The Four Seasons: A Vivaldi Storybook App

Here’s an offer from one of Homer’s pals for Brooklyn Heights parents. Note that pre-schooler Fink loves this app! Read more after the jump.

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Apparently Folks Are Having Bathroom Sex at the Court Street Starbucks in Brooklyn Heights

Well, maybe this is an opportunity for the community to help the managers of one of our the Court Street Starbucks with a slight problem. According to a tweet from Crains New York writer Andrew J. Hawkins, they’re looking for ways to stop customers from having sex in the bathroom. So faster than you can [...]

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FDNY Responds to Small Fire at Montague Street’s Nanatori Japanese Restaurant

FDNY responded to fire Sunday morning (10/26) at the Nanatori Japanese restaurant at 162 Montague Street. BHB contributor Marc Hermann tells our Heather Quinlan, “Sounds like the fire was in the walls (thus likely electrical) and was contained within about 20 minutes.” Hermann adds that there was a fire on the top floor of 162 [...]

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March to Save LICH Sunday

There will be a march to save Long Island College Hospital this Sunday, October 26. According to the Eagle: Organizers say the march will start at Nevins Street and Atlantic Avenue and proceed down Atlantic to a rally at roughly 2 p.m. at Hicks Street and Atlantic Avenue, with speakers including City Councilmember Steve Levin [...]

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Atlantic Avenue BID Sponsors Halloween Pub Crawl Saturday (10/25)

This dispatch just in from our pals at the Atlantic Avenue BID:

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