Goats on Brooklyn Bridge Park Berm

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought four Nubian goats, like those in the photo, to trim the weeds that have flourished on the sound deflecting berm below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, giving us something new to view. They are four brothers–Horatio, Eyebrows, Minnie, and Hector–who have been trained as weed eaters […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Ugh. This weekend shapes up as worse than the last. Once again, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, June 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 27 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow (Friday) evening, June 24, at 8:00 pianist Nadia Shpachenko (photo) will play works by contemporary composers Lewis Spratlan, Harold Meltzer, James Matheson, Hannah Lash, Amy Beth Kirsten, and Jack Van Zandt in a “Here and Now” concert. On Saturday evening, June 25 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, June 26 at 4:00 violinist Johnny Gandelsman […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Here They Are: The Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Your nominations have been tabulated, and after due consideration by the BHB Food Editorial Board, here are the Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016: Best Restaurant:  Jack the Horse Tavern Close Runners-Up:  Henry’s End and Noodle Pudding (So good, it doesn’t need a website or a sign outside.) Honorable Mentions:  Colonie and Chez Moi Best Newcomer:  Pinto Close […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Charged with Securities Fraud is Apparent Suicide

The Daily News reports that Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager who faced charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy arising from alleged insider trading, was found dead in his Sidney Place townhouse yesterday evening, an apparent suicide. Valvani is said to have made about $25 million from trades based on non-public information […]

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing at Atlantic/Clinton Intersection

BoCoCa Patch reports that just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday an as yet unidentified 70 year old man was struck by a car and killed while crossing against the light at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street. The driver remained at the scene. More details when available.

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Trouble And Intolerance: Voices From Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an article titled “In Brooklyn Bridge Park Conflict, Neighbors See Trouble. Players See Intolerance,” the Times‘ Sarah Maslin Nir reports from our neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, talking to park users and neighborhood representatives about the issues that have arisen in recent weeks. “Sometimes I try and avoid going on Joralemon,” said Aaliyah Johnson, 17, […]

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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