Jonathan Lethem at BHS Thursday Evening

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 23) evening at 6:30, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude, along with writer Brian Berger “will take a look back at one of the novel’s central characters: the dynamic, racially-charged and rapidly-changing streets of 1970s Brooklyn.” The discussion will be moderated by Andy Newman of The New York Times. Admission [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 27, Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and West 4th Street. This means no Manhattan bound C trains at High Street. To get to destinations in Manhattan below 4th Street, other [...]

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So There was a Flash Fire Last Night at Hot Bagels on Montague Street

McBrooklyn reports that the Hot Bagels store on Montague Street was the scene of a flash fire overnight. The blog reports that FDNY identified the source as a gas leak and National Grid was notified. EMS was called to treat a worker who had been injured. Photo: McBrooklyn

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/22/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @bkheightsblog!

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Gardenista Inspired by Brooklyn Heights for Halloween

Gardenista, a site dedicated to gardening (!), has posted a piece about Brooklyn Heights and it has inspired “15 Ideas to Steal from Brooklyn for Halloween”.

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Parking Alert: CBS-TV’s Elementary Filming in North Brooklyn Heights Thursday

Check signs on Orange, Hicks, Willow Street and others in North Brooklyn Heights if you’re parked in the area, as CBS-TV’s Elementary will be filming there on Thursday.

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DeNiro Movie Crew Stakes Out Hicks Street

Mrs. Fink observes from Hicks Street yesterday:

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New Book from The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman Inspires Jack the Horse Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fueled Bookcourt Event

Jack the Horse Tavern will provide the mac ‘n’ cheese Wednesday (10/22) night at Bookcourt as Brooklyn Heights resident/the Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman hosts a celebration of his new book Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious at Bookcourt [163 Court Street].

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John Catsimatidis Water Now Available at Brooklyn Heights Gristedes for 2 Bucks More than Other Locations

If there was any doubt in your mind that the Henry Street Gristedes had not worked hard to earn the nickname “Gougestedes”, we submit this for your consideration. Its owner/former GOP mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis had 1000 water bottles leftover from his 2013 campaign complete with his picture on them. Earlier this month, they went [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogues Celebrate Simchat Torah

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and Congregation B’nai Avraham celebrated Simchat Torah on Thursday night and our pals at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle were there to capture it on video.

Watch after the jump.

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BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Dad Outraged Over Man Who Urinated in Front of His Home and Kids

Well, if this dispatch from a BHB reader is true, we’ve reached a new low in Brooklyn Heights. Sure, any of us who grew up in New York City back in the 70s would just call this incident “Tuesday” but by today’s standards this is pretty outrageous.

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What’s Up at Gallito’s Kitchen on Montague Street?

UPDATE: Gallito’s has reopened. The food is great and things seemed to be going well for Gallito’s Kitchen [140 Montague Street] which opened last December (photo). However when we tried to order delivery on Tuesday night no one answered the phone. On Thursday night, a BHB reader tweeted this to us: @bkheightsblog Lights off, phone [...]

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