Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, October 9) evening at 8:00, Bargemusic will present Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet and Michael Brown on piano doing an eclectic mix of pieces classical and modern, including works by Leonard Bernstein (photo), Brahms, Mason Bates, Martinu, and Alamiro Giampieri. On Saturday evening, October 10, cellist Jeffrey Solow, pianist Doris Stevenson, and Bargemusic’s President, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of Hart/Kaufman Classic George Washington Slept Here Saturday Afternoon

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 play George Washington Slept Here on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) to 4:00 in the first floor […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

“Fix & Fortify” post-Sandy repair work resumes in the A/C line’s East River tunnel this weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, October 9 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 12, A and C trains running in both directions will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street. For A/C stops in […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Some Scenes from Grace Church’s Blessing of the Animals

Your correspondent was at the Blessing of the Animals at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights yesterday. This ceremony was in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This year there were no ornamental hens laying eggs on the chancel steps, or escaped tarantulas. Many live creatures were blessed, […]

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“Slow Zone,” With Signs and Speed Bumps, Coming to Brooklyn Heights

As the Eagle reports (and as readers JoraleMan and RJG remind us, the City’s Department of Transportation is beginning to implement the “slow zone” for Brooklyn Heights that we reported in 2013 would be in place by next year. The map shows the locations of the “20 MPH Slow Zone” signs and speed bumps to […]

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Welcome to the Week of Parking Hell

Street cleaning rules are suspended today and tomorrow for Shemini Atzereth and Simchas Torah respectively, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to move your car, as huge swaths of the Heights are hit with “no parking” signs. Between street work and the filming of Blindspot, the dreaded signs are up on most of Henry, Hicks, and […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be a fireworks display tomorrow (Sunday, October 4) starting at 7:00 p.m. in the East River near Pier 16, which is directly opposite Brooklyn Heights. We have this from Notify NYC but it is not included in the list of legal fireworks displays approved by FDNY. We’re guessing it’s the display scheduled for […]

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Post Reports Two Women Joggers Attacked in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today’s New York Post reports that, on this past Monday evening at about 8:20 and 8:30 p.m. two women jogging in Brooklyn Bridge Park, one of whom gave the location as “near Pier 2″, were attacked by what may have been the same group of teenagers. One was punched in the head after saying she […]

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Margaret Atwood, Novelist, Poet, and Literary Critic, at St. Francis College Next Friday

Margaret Atwood (photo), the multiple award winning Canadian novelist (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and many others), poet, literary and social critic, inventor (the LongPen), and environmental activist will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street next Friday evening, October 9, for a conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books […]

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