Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM tomorrow (Friday, December 15) to 5:00 AM Monday, December 18 — there will be no 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime next summer. […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, December 15 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents violinist Elicia Silverstein (photo) playing works by Westhoff, Ljova, Biber, Berio, and Bach. On Saturday evening, December 16 at 8:00 pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner, and Prokofiev. On Sunday afternoon, December 17, violinist Gary Levinson and pianist Baya Kakouberi will […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Grace Chorale’s Spanish Themed Holiday Concert at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday afternoon, December 17 at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present Navidad Nuestra, a concert of Christmas themed music by Spanish and Catalan speaking composers from Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and the United States, and ranging in time from the sixteenth century to the […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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What’s in the Stars for 2018? Find Out at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s monthly “Free Friday” will be this Friday, December 15. Entrance is free from 5:00 PM on until closing at 9:00. The theme this month is “Winter Myths,” which it offers as “an antidote to the holiday party circuit.” Victoria Flexner of Edible Brooklyn will expound on “the pagan roots of today’s […]

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Solutions Mulled for Easing Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Congestion

It always seems like a great idea: on a beautiful day, a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe a stroll preceding a subway ride uptown. It’s a great idea: until you actually get to the Bridge. Aside from early mornings and late evenings, trying to cross the Bridge on foot or two wheels seems […]

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BQE Rehab Update in Metro Tech Monday Night

On Monday, Dec. 11 at 5 pm, the Department of Transportation’s Division of Bridges will present an update on the BQE rehab project, including information on the project’s progress and 2018 next steps. The event takes place at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 Metro Tech Center, the Maker Space Event Space, 1st Floor. RSVP […]

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“WATCHTOWER” Gone; Time and Temp Remain

The big red letters that spell out “WATCHTOWER” have been removed from atop the former Jehovah’s Witnesses complex (and before that Squibb pharmaceutical plant), but the time and temperature sign remains and functions. What will the building’s new owners put there? We shall see.

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Promenade Tree Lighting Wednesday; Celebrate After at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

The annual lighting of the tree at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be at 5:30 PM this coming Wednesday, December 13. Carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be there to provide holiday spirit. Afterwards, the carolers will proceed to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, at 55 Pierrepont Street (between […]

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