Update on Book Festival

All scheduled activities for today’s Brooklyn Book Festival — see here — will be held indoors, except for the Literary Marketplace, which has been cancelled because of forecast high winds. You can still support participants in the Literary Marketplace by purchasing on line. (Official BKBF Poster by Johnnie Christmas courtesy @bkbookfest at Instagram.)

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend — late Friday evening, September 30 to early Monday morning, October 3, there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as N and R trains will be diverted to the Q line going over the Manhattan Bridge between DeKalb Avenue in […]

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Busy Weekend Coming

Yes, indeed! We have the Brooklyn Book Festival, with Children’s Day on Saturday, October 1 and Festival Day on Sunday, October 2. Also on Sunday we have the Atlantic Antic. For dance enthusiasts, and for those who would like to learn more about dance, and perhaps try some steps, the Mark Morris Dance Group will […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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“Java With Jo Anne” Friday Morning

New York State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, whose 52nd Assembly District includes Brooklyn Heights, will have one of her periodic “Java with Jo Anne” sessions this Friday morning, September 30, starting at 9:30, in the backyard of Ovenly at 276 Court Street, between Kane and Degraw streets, in Cobble Hill. Ms. Simon invites you […]

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Town Hall Thursday Evening; BQE Meetings Upcoming

City Council Member Lincoln Restler will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall meeting this Thursday evening, September 29, starting at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held by Zoom; register here to receive information on how to join the meeting. Along with Council Member Restler, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association and of various city […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House Open Now Through October 30

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House, located this year at 145 Columbia Heights (photo), is open now through October 30. Mary Frost in The Eagle gives us an inside look at the rooms and the people involved. Unfortunately, the 1839 vintage house is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets for tours are $40 for individuals, $35 […]

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Center for Brooklyn History Hosts Oklahoma Teacher Who Resigned After Giving Students Access to Banned Books through Brooklyn Public Library

As a highlight to its celebration of Banned Books Week, the Brooklyn Public Library will present on Saturday, September 24 at its Center for Brooklyn History, “The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want,” a discussion featuring Summer Boismier, an Oklahoma teacher who resigned after controversy erupted because she had provided students with […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — late Friday evening, September 23 to early Monday morning, September 26 — Manhattan bound F trains will be re-routed over the A/C line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street. Consequently, there will be no Manhattan bound service at York Street in DUMBO, but extra Manhattan bound service at High Street. Meanwhile, […]

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Year’s Final Open Streets Montague This Saturday

The final Open Streets Montague for 2022, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, takes place this Saturday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague between Clinton Street and Hicks Street before noon; an emergency lane will be open during the event. This Open […]

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