DUMBO Leader Tweaks Raw Nerve in Brooklyn Heights Library Re-development Dispute

In Thursday’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle, community advocate Doreen Gallo tweaked the raw nerve that is the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights and Pacific branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL’s controversial plan to sell the two properties—eliminating costly repairs and maintenance in exchange for new much reduced libraries rebuilt by developers—has been roundly [...]

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A Beautiful Day for an Egg Hunt

There’s a bit of a chill in the air, but the sun is shining, and a throng of parents and kids have lined up for the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s annual Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground.

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Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall Gets Free WiFi and Excuse for Celebratory Selfies

Yesterday Brooklyn beep Eric Adams and members of the Downtown Brooklyn business community gathered to celebrate free wifi coming to the Fulton Mall. What did they do to mark the occasion? Take selfies of course!

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Willowtown Assn: Block off Joralemon at Furman to Curb Fast Riding Brooklyn Bridge Park Visitors

News 12 Brooklyn reports that Willowtown Association wants to block off the spot where Joralemon and Furman meet. Residents report that especially in the summer months, drivers fly down Joralemon in an attempt to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can watch the report and video here, and let us know if you’ve come across [...]

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The Story Behind the Long Island Bar and Restaurant from Emma Montero Sullivan

Long Island Bar and Restaurant owner Emma Montero Sullivan spoke with NYC Media’s Neighborhood Slice recently. She discusses how she came to own the bar, how she met her husband (both served as bartenders) and eventually why she made the decision to rent it out to Toby Cecchini, and partner Joel Tompkins who have kept [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this holiday weekend. This evening (Friday, April 18) at 7:00 pianist Gilles Vonsattel will play works by Beethoven, Benjamin Shadow, Messiaen, Liszt, Holliger, Janacek, and Rzewski. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the concert will feature works by works by Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Kreisler, and Sarasate, perfromed by Mark [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Landmark House and Garden Tour to be Held on May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its annual Landmark House and Garden tour on Saturday May 10. General admission tickets are $40, BHA members advance purchase $30. Tickets will be on sale or available for pick up the day of the event at 129 Pierrepont Street (St. Ann’s School) from 12:30pm – 4pm. As always, [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There will be a few subway disruptions this Easter/Passover weekend. There will be no 4 trains running in either direction from 3:30 a.m. Saturday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19-20. However, 5 trains, which don’t normally serve Brooklyn on weekends, will be running to and from Brooklyn during these hours. So, if you’re returning from [...]

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Spring’s Poppin’ at Sociale and All Along Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights

While yesterday’s rain wasn’t great, the weather on Monday saw folks heading outside to catch some rays. Outdoor seating at Henry Street’s Sociale was loading up to capacity. Coupled with the new lease on life at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, a new addition to Jack the Horse (raw bar?) as well as mainstays Noodle Pudding, [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/16/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo of Flo’s Gardens windowbox ready to bloom : Mrs. Fink

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Duane Reade Store in Brooklyn Heights Appears to be Getting Mega Makeover

Remember the days when your local pharmacy sold cold remedies, prescriptions and maybe had a nice soda fountain and candy counter loaded with Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls and Guess Whats? Yeah, those days are gone but the maga-drugstore era is just beginning. We received this dispatch from a BHB reader regarding changes coming to our [...]

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Curbed Ponders Price on $539K Joralemon Street Co-op in Brooklyn Heights

Curbed features a Brooklyn Heights property as park of its “Six Digit Club” feature. Commenters there are weighing in on the 1BR/1BA coop’s price point, $539K, which the site feels is low. However commenter “Folly Benz” says” This isn’t a remarkably low price by any means. It’s more than $1000psf, which is already a bit [...]

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Fireworks Will Return to East River this Fourth of July Says deBlasio at Brooklyn Heights Promenade Press Conference [Video]

Mayor de Blasio today confirmed rumors that the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River after four years on the west side of Manhattan. “I’m a believer that when people speak they can move mountains,” Mayor de Blasio announced. “So I’m thrilled to say the fireworks will be back on [...]

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Get Ready Brooklyn Heights! Fireworks Returning to the East River

The New York Observer is reporting that, according to “sources,” Mayor de Blasio will be on the Promenade at 2 pm today to announce that Heights residents will once again have a prime view of 4th of July fireworks. The NY Daily News confirms the return of the Macy’s spectacular: “I’m thrilled that, after years of working [...]

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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Artist Latest to Say ‘I Declare World Peace’

Peacenik group I Declare World Peace, who would like as many people in the world to share its simple vision added a new supporter today. Brooklyn Heights based artist Mark Hurwitt is captured on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in a video saying “I Declare World Peace.” IDCWP has a large number of similar videos on [...]

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