Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again this weekend, Friday evening September 19 to Monday morning September 22, there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly and negatively affecting service at any local stations. If you’re traveling into Brooklyn, though, be aware that, just like last weekend, 2, 3, and 4 trains going in that direction won’t [...]

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Here’s a Look at Brooklyn Bridge Park Finances

The Wall Street Journal this morning posted a story about competing financial models for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. WSJ cites the efforts of People for Green Space, a persistent critic of BBPC, who in August released an examination of the park’s financial projections suggesting that high-rise residential towers planned for Pier 6 were not [...]

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Montague Street Summer Space is this Sunday 9/21

Join us this Sunday (9/21) as the Montague BID stages its annual Summer Space Festival. The BHB gang will be there starting at noon (in front of Custom House) and the BHA Dog Show starts at 3pm.

Here’s the official dispatch:

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Heights History: A Look Into The Past Of Some Montague Street Restaurants

We recently went on a trip back in time at some of the restaurants in the North Heights. Now it’s time to start doing the same down on Montague Street. What was there before today’s eateries? What do the owners want you to order if you stop by? Let’s find out! Our first stop will [...]

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BHB Exclusive: Q & A with Martin Hale & Lori Schomp of People for Green Space

Over the past few weeks BHB sat down with Martin Hale and Lori Schomp, local residents best known for their campaign to prevent the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation from erecting two large residential towers on BBP’s Pier 6. People for Green Space, and their public presence, Save Pier 6, burst onto the scene in April [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 9/17/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Aerial Tramway Proposed to Connect Brooklyn, Manhattan

According to Crain’s New York Business, at the recent Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, Daniel Levy, head of CityRealty, proposed a system of aerial tramways, similar to the existing Roosevelt Island Tramway, that would connect Brooklyn to Manhattan as well as linking various places along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts. One segment of the [...]

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BREAKING: Hudson Companies / Marvel Architects Announced as Brooklyn Heights Library Developer:

In the only air conditioned space in the Brooklyn Heights Library building, Brooklyn Public Library president Linda E. Johnson and BPL staff presented the future of the much-debated library branch that has been serving Brooklyn Heights since 1962. The Hudson Companies and Marvel Architects (designers of the Pierhouse and 1 Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge Park) [...]

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Literary Tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Evening

Update: the tour has been cancelled. “My Hand in Yours, Walt” will be “a literary walk through the legacy of the Brooklyn Bridge in works by Whitman, Crane, Bishop, and Moore” this Wednesday evening, September 17, starting at 6:30 at the entrance to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park (near the foot of Old Fulton Street). [...]

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BHA Sez: Room for More Dogs at the Show

We’ve received this notice from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Is Your Dog A Winner? The BHA Annual Dog Show (this Sunday afternoon!) has spots available. There are more spots available for the Talented Tricksters, Fashionistas (Costume), Teachers Pets (aka Most Obedient), Sweet Talkers (Most talkative/ Best Bark),Lovable Large Dogs (over 40 lbs). The show is [...]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) has three events scheduled for the next three nights. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a musical event dramatizing the struggles of city life: New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in [...]

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NY Daily News Reports on “Judge Blockhead” and the Bevacco Lawsuit

Mohammad Muktadir’s sexual harassment suit against the owners of Bevacco took a strange twist recently reports the NY Daily News. According to the paper, Federal Judge Frederic Block who is “notorious for shooting from the lip” told a colleague that he was currently working on a “stupid little trial.” That comment was heard by one of the juror’s and the judge admitted to making the “faux pas.”

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Watch Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ DUMBO Movie Shoot

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War movienow titled St. James Place – starring Tom Hanks, transformed the Anchorage Place area in DUMBO into the 1960s this weekend. Gothamist posted some great photos yesterday and many residents took to social media today to document the action. The film is scheduled to be released in October 2015. Filming in DUMBO ends Monday.

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Google Street View Car Spotted in Brooklyn Heights

Mrs. Fink snapped a photo of the Google Street View Car cruising at the corner of Henry and Clark Streets in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday (9/14) afternoon. So look for updated views of the neighborhood soon on Google Maps!

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Photoville Returns Thursday, September 18

Photoville, “a pop-up, modular venue built from shipping containers re-purposed into galleries exhibiting a wide array of cutting-edge photography,” will return for its third visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park beginning this coming Thursday, September 18. It will be open Thursdays through Sundays from September 18 through 28: Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.; [...]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 21

The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, readings and activities for children, and books for sale. There’s more information here. During the coming week [...]

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