Last Minute Thanksgiving Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

With lots of people away for Thanksgiving and the following long weekend, there are few activities scheduled locally. Nevertheless, Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, November 28, starting at 8:00, pianists Rafal Lewandowski and Alexander Peskanov will play works by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Byron Adams, Alicia Jonas, and Dvorak. On Saturday [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips affecting service at any local stations tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, there will be no 4 or 5 train service in either direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Use the 2, 3, A, C, [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/26/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo via the Nabeguy Collection

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Lena Dunham Might be the Only Brooklyn Heights Resident Ever to be Honored with an NSFW Rap

When Gabriel Byrne lived in Brooklyn Heights, no one wrote a totally NSFW rap song for him. Heck, not even one for Giamatti – but hey he’s going to be in the N.W.A. movie so that’s close, eh? Yesterday, those who pay attention to such things were talking about Brooklyn rap trio Hand Job Academy’s [...]

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Yes, Some Brooklyn Heights Residents are Still Being Tortured by Brooklyn Bridge Construction Noise

NY1 catches up with Brooklyn Heights residents who are still struggling with noise from renovations on the Brooklyn Bridge:

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LPC Approves Building Plans for Empty Hicks Street Lot

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the LPC has approved plans for a development on Hicks Street after being rejected previously:

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Area Man Gets Local Papers to Freak Out Over “Lack of Security” at Monroe Place Brownstone

Both the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Brooklyn Paper covered the outrage of Monroe Place resident Jeffrey Smith over what he claimed was the lack of security at a brownstone currently under renovation. Jared Kushner bought 38 Monroe Place and several other properties here to convert into McMansionstones (hey think that will catch on?) recently. [...]

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Heights Preservationist and Former LPC Write Stern Op-Ed About Pierhouse Blocking Brooklyn Bridge Vista

Heights Preservationist Martin L. Schneider has written an op-ed for the NY Daily News along with former LPC commissioner Beverly Moss Spatt expressing their strong opposition and outrage over the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse condo.

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Give the Gift of Movies Filmed in Brooklyn Heights

Stuck on what to get your Brooklyn Heights obsessed friend/family member for the holidays this year? Or wondering what entertainment you can offer your Thanksgiving guests? Behold! Our list of films shot in Brooklyn Heights – you can sit around the flat screen and marvel at the local sights included in each. Here’s our list [...]

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GCB/SOB’s Cavalleria Rusticana Amazes

Your correspondent attended Saturday evening’s performance of Pietro Mascagni’s one act opera Cavalleria Rusticana at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (which does not shy from its acronym), the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, and a stellar group of vocal soloists. Set in a small Sicilian town on [...]

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Pies, Helpers Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

We’ve received this message from the Brooklyn Heights Association on behalf of Heights and Hills: In an annual tradition that has continued for over 42 years, the Heights and Hills communities come together every year to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for older adults, and the wider community is called upon to bake lots of pies. [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Study to Pier 6 Critics: Towers Pose No Problems

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will release the findings of its impact study regarding new housing at Pier 6. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re against the towers you might just be SOL:

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Friday’s Adoptable Pet: Benny the Couch Potato

From our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Eight-year-old Benny was rescued from a Woodhaven backyard. Left behind when his family moved away, he tried to survive in a local feral colony, but this sweet housecat didn’t have the chops for street life: he’d try to get in on the colony food, but [...]

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