Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, late evening Friday, July 12 to early morning Monday, July 15, there will be no service at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 service to and from Brooklyn will be suspended and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends. 2 and 3 trains should be running normally and, for those traveling […]

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“Movies With A View” Starts Tomorrow Evening With “Past Lives”

This summer’s Movies With A View, presented by Pluto TV, begins tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 11, with Past Lives. This film follows Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, who are wrested apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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L&B Spumoni Gardens May Open on Old Fulton in September

The 46 Old Fulton Street location (Photo: Mary Frost, Brooklyn Eagle) of the renowned Gravesend Sicilian pizza restaurant L&B Spumoni Gardens may, according to Mary Frost in the Brooklyn Eagle, open as soon as this September. It was expected to open as long ago as 2020 but, as the Eagle story notes, there have been repeated delays that the owners […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Barring unforseen circumstances this weekend – late Friday night, July 5 to early Monday morning, July 8 – will be a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned cancellations, re-routings, or station skips affecting service at any local stations apart from 2 trains running on a reduced schedule – every 12 minutes.  Those who […]

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City Council Legislation May Have Little Effect on Helicopter Noise

In April we noted that the City Council was considering legislation that would ban unnecessary (tourist and charter) helicopter flights, including all such flights to or from the Downtown Heliport directly accross the East River from Brooklyn Heights, and the 34th Street (East Side) Heliport, which generate much traffic that passes above or near the Heights. Now, The […]

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Gristedes Penalized for Polluting Air

“Grosstedes” indeed! As reported by The Eagle’s staff, Gristedes, “owned by billionaire mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis,” has been levied a civil penalty of $400,000 and ordered to spend $13.5 million to bring its refrigeration equipment at its twenty New York City stores, including the one facing Henry Street, up to standard. The grocery chain “admitted […]

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Free Jazz Concerts at Columbus Park Tuesday Afternoons this Month

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 2 and continuing each Tuesday through July 23, from noon until 1:30 PM, there will be free jazz concerts at Columbus Park, near Borough Hall. Tomorrow’s concert will feature vocalist Nikita White; on July 9 Steven Kroon (photo) and his Latin Jazz Sextet; on July 16 Ricardo Strobert and his ensemble; […]

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BQE Single Lane Closures to Continue Through July

We’ve been advised by Anita Navalurkar of the Department of Transportation that single lane closures of the BQE Central, the portion below Brooklyn Heights, will continue through July. One Queens bound lane will be closed unil July 31st from Atlantic Avenue to Washington Street Monday through Friday from 12:01 AM to 5:00 AM; Saturday from […]

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