Bell House Derby Party to Honor Homer Fink

This in from Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot: THE BELL HOUSE is dedicating this year’s Derby to the memory of John Loscalzo and his deep abiding love for the Derby and a strong mint julep. Please come out and honor my silly man and the great compassion of the organizers. Also – we can reminisce about […]

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A Tree Rises in Brooklyn Heights

At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry. Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was […]

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Coming Up This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, April 28, at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a lecture by Stephen Scanniello, “Roses: Tracing the American Beauty’s Roots in NYC.” Mr. Scanniello is Curator for the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and the President of the Heritage Rose Foundation. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; buy […]

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Has Anyone Seen Missing Cat Meeshka?

Update: Meeshka was found and is safe at home. Meeshka, a small (8 lbs.) cat that “looks like a Siamese red tabby,” not wearing a collar, went missing yesterday (Saturday, April 25) at 4:00 p.m. from Cranberry Street between Willow and Hicks. If you see Meeshka, please phone his owner, Kathy Marshall McGorry, at 917-620-5759 […]

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CB2 Exec Committee to Consider Slow Zone, Joralemon Closure at Furman, Schermerhorn Bike Lane on Monday

Community Board 2’s Executive Committee will meet at the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues this coming Monday evening, April 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are (1) the Brooklyn Heights “Slow Zone”, (2) a proposal to close Joralemon Street to through traffic at […]

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Get a Sneak Preview of New Parkland on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Next Friday, May 1 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Patricia Kirshner, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Vice President for Capital Planning and Construction will lead “Jane’s Walk,” a tour of the outer two thirds of Pier 6, still under construction, that when completed will include “[a] seasonally vivid flower meadow, winding pathway and lush perimeter plantings.” The […]

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Times: Increased Police Presence at Pier 2 Following Shooting

Today’s New York Times reports that, following last week’s shooting incident–in which, fortunately, no one was hit by a bullet–there are now police posted at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park every day after school, and “the 84th Precinct has requested that more officers be assigned to the park this summer.” The Times piece, by […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association House Tour Set For Saturday, May 9

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Please join us in commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law and historic district designation of Brooklyn Heights, by attending our 31st House & Garden Tour on Saturday, May 9. The houses on the tour will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. BHA members may […]

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No (Loud) Sex, Please; This is Brooklyn Heights

We have helicopters. We have Brooklyn Bridge renovation work. We have kids going to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. What we don’t have–count your blessings–are neighbors who disturb our peace while getting a piece; at least none who have done so flagrantly enough to rate a 311 call to complain. DNA Info has created an […]

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Save The View Now Scores in Opening Round of Pierhouse Litigation

Save The View Now, organized by Steven Guterman (at center in photo) and other Brooklyn Heights residents, as well as non-residents who enjoy views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations, has filed suit on April 21 in New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, against Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and various government entities, […]

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