Open Thread Wednesday

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Brooklyn Heights Association Town Hall This Wednesday-Focus on BBP Development

The Brooklyn Heights Association and it’s partners invite the community to a Town Hall this Wednesday night: Wednesday, May 4th 7:00 – 9:00 pm St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church 157 Montague Street, entrance on Clinton Street. Attendees will hear an update on three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park: 1) the obstruction of […]

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The Kittens Are Coming!

Following the success of a pop-up café in Fort Greene last fall, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will open a permanent cat café on Atlantic Avenue this week, with a gala opening on Friday night followed by its official opening to the public on Saturday. “We’ve been working on it for months,” said the BBAWC’s […]

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D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd: The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you […]

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“Beasts & Bottles” Coming To Ex-Red Gravy Site On Atlantic

According to the signs in the windows, the former site of Red Gravy, at 151 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Henry streets) is soon to become “Beasts & Bottles”. The TimeOut New York write-up is encouraging. It will be owned by “the Provence, France–bred duo of Leslie Affre and Laurent Kalkotour along with Alexander LaPratt”, […]

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Night Milling Of Cadman Plaza West Scheduled For Friday

We have word from Community Board 2 that Cadman Plaza West between Clark Street and Pineapple Walk will be milled this coming Friday, May 6. Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you for your forbearance. If […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Reading Of You Can’t Take It With You Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present as part of its “Hearthside Readings” program a free reading–not a staged production, but read by professional actors–of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1938 Broadway classic You Can’t Take It With You on Saturday afternoon, May 7 from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) […]

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“Moms” March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Gun Sense Next Saturday

The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invites their neighbors to join them Mother’s Day weekend for the 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March.  Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm Moms, Dads, survivors and supporters will gather at Cadman Plaza Park to march over Brooklyn Bridge towards a rally at City Hall.  […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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Town Hall Meeting On Brooklyn Bridge Park Issues Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday evening, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) there will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss “three contentious development issues within Brooklyn Bridge Park”: 1) the obstruction of the views of the Brooklyn Bridge by Pierhouse, 2) […]

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