Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also, please share your photos of other downed trees, etc. If you’ve suffered any damage to your property, you can report it here. Click on “Read full story” to get the link.

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Xtend Barre Goes Outdoors To Support Black-Owned Businesses

For the last several months, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street has been highlighting local black-owned businesses through its online classes, and now the studio is bringing the two together. For August, Xtend Barre is partnering with String Thing Studio in north Park Slope to offer outdoor classes on the knitting store’s private patio. After each […]

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Batten Down the Hatches: Isaias is Coming

Eight years ago Karl Junkersfeld braved the wind and rain to get video (click on “Read full story” to see it) of Brooklyn Heights during what came to be called “Superstorm” Sandy, and our beloved “Homer Fink” (John Loscalzo), who makes an appearance in the video, embedded it in his post, just as I’ve embedded […]

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Cats In Covid Crisis

Since mid-March, I’ve been delivering cats. Not in the “giving birth” kind of delivery, but in the “ordering delivery” sense, when someone wants/needs something and someone else brings it to their door. As people began working from home, they wanted a furry companion beside them, or they had the time to devote to a new […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Jack the Horse Fundraiser Update

Earlier this month we posted a report from Eater about the controversy surrounding Jack the Horse’s online fundraiser, which centered on how the funds were being used. While originally understood to be going directly to the restaurant’s employees, the money was also used by owners Tim and Micki Oltmans to pay off expenses associated with the restaurant. […]

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Cobble Hill Association President Amy Breedlove Stepping Down

As reported by the Brooklyn Paper, the Cobble Hill Association’s president Amy Breedlove will be stepping down after two terms’ service, as required under the term limit provision of the Association’s charter. Her replacement has not yet been elected. Ms. Breedlove is remembered by Brooklyn Heights residents for joining with us in opposition to the […]

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Haves and Have Nots: Elite Brooklyn Private Schools Rake in Millions in Federal Paycheck Aid-DOE Budgets Slashed

Gothamist reports elite Brooklyn Heights private schools are among institutions that received millions from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Private schools are eligible for PPP because they are considered non-profit businesses. According to data released by the Small Business Association, St. Ann’s, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori all received loans. This money is in […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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You’re Invited to an On-line Community Board 2 Meeting.

Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, will hold a special meeting this coming Monday, July 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Community residents are invited to view the proceedings on line. The focus of the discussion will be “racial and social equity,” and how these issues are addressed in the context […]

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