Gothamist Covers Jack the Horse’s Expansion in Brooklyn Heights

Gothamist’s Jen Carlson gives big ups to Jack the Horse and its new addition JtH Nextdoor today:

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BHB Exclusive: Doug Biviano Talks About His Campaign for the 52nd AD Seat

In advance of the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s presentation September 2 of one of the few public discussions on the 52nd Assembly District Race, an important political contest in New York City this year, we sat down with longtime Heights resident Doug Biviano to discuss his second attempt to capture the seat that outgoing Assembly Member [...]

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NY1 Hosts 52nd AD Debate or “I Will Shut Your Mic Off”

NY1 has posted the first part of its debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd Assembly District held on Monday (8/26) night.

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Brooklyn Heights Library Weathers The Summer Just Fine

With the days shortening and the buzz of a new school year underscoring that summer’s end is near, BHB checked in on the Brooklyn Heights Library branch, whose hours the past three summers have been drastically curtailed due to a defunct air condition system. On a recent balmy August weekday, the branch appears as active [...]

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After Being Dissed by Errol Louis, Biviano Wins First Fight; Forces Invite to NY 1 52nd AD Debate

Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano (BHB Ten ’09), a candidate on the ballot in September 9 Democratic primary election for the 52nd Assembly District seat being vacated by Joan Millman, reports that after initially being excluded, he has now been invited to participate in an upcoming debate for candidates that will be televised live on [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday and Saturday Under Armour is bringing its Elite 24 Basketball Tournament back to Brooklyn, this year at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tournament features top high school hoops stars from around the country (see roster here). The action starts at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 22) and continues on Saturday at 7:00 [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From this Friday, August 22 at 11:45 p.m. to Monday, August 25 at 5:00 a.m. Manhattan-bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech in Brooklyn and West 4th Street in Manhattan. This means no service to Manhattan from High Street this weekend, though there will be service from [...]

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Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are several Democratic candidates vying for the nomination in the 52nd Assembly District. Since this is Brownstone Brooklyn, the Democratic nominee is generally the de facto winner of the general election (Hey is there a GOP candidate? No, seriously is there one?).

So what are we going to do about it? Hold a debate!

Enjoy the official press release here:

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Community Board 2 Seeks New Committee Members; Announces Fall General Meetings

Community Board 2, whose territory includes all of Brooklyn Heights, is seeking new members for its standing committees on Parks and Recreation; Land Use; Economic Development; Health, Environment and Public Services; Youth, Education and Cultural Affairs; and Transportation and Public Safety. If you would like to serve on one of these committees, please send your [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter 8/20/14: Here Come the Brooklyn Bridge Park Crooks

The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter for the 84th Precinct this week sheds some light on a new leisure activity at Brooklyn Bridge Park — CRIMIN’ . Folks, we know you’re sophisticated urban dwellers so we assume that the need to watch your belongings at all times in a public setting isn’t a shock. That said, behold this passage from the B’Paper’s blotter:

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Open Thread Wednesday 8/20/14

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

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Re-enactment of Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn This Saturday

Update: We’ve just been advised that the re-enactment event has been cancelled because the group doing the re-enactment has a schedule conflict. This Saturday, August 23, from noon to 2:00 p.m. there will be a re-enactment of the evacuation of the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Parents Open Thread 8/16/14

Live in Brooklyn Heights? Have kids? Here’s a place to ask questions, talk about fun things to do in the area, new discoveries and general parenting “stuff”. (Note: This is NOT the place to bring up “bad nannies“, “rude mothers”, “entitled parents“, “double wide strollers” etc. The place to talk about those topics is EVERYWHERE [...]

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BBAWC Adoption Event Sunday

The good folks at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will be parked (literally!) on Montague Street on Sunday with an adoption van full of adorable felines from 11 am to 4 pm. City Chemist has graciously offered the space in front of their shop at Henry and Montague. BBAWC rescues cats and kittens (and pretty much [...]

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The Brooklyn Paper Ponders Orange Markings on Freshly Repaved Clinton Street

No one seems to know what the orange markings on Clinton Street mean. The Brooklyn Paper notes that they appeared on the freshly repaved stretch near Pierrepont Street recently. Such markings usually indicate that the pavement will be jackhammered to facilitate work on utility, gas, cable, phone, water or electric lines running under the street. [...]

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Heights History: The Story Behind Some of the North Heights’ Restaurants And A Look At Them From 47 Years Ago

Ever wondered what the story was behind your favorite restaurant? Well, it might be about more than food or even one man’s dream. Here is an exploration of how some Brooklyn Heights restaurants came to be and what their owners say best exemplifies their spirit. Plus, you will get to see what they looked like back in 1967!

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