Brooklyn Heights Library Closing Tomorrow; Interim Facility Opens Wednesday

Say goodbye to the 1960s vintage Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, and to those friezes on the facade that, when I first saw the building, made me think it was a 1930s vintage WPA project (and thereby made me like it). That impression was corrected when I went inside and entered the stairwell […]

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Ice Cream Event at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening

Beat the heat with some ice cream at Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, July 28. Starting at 7:00 historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, of the blog Four Pounds Flour, will moderate a discussion featuring Brooklyn’s leading ice cream makers. And, yes, there will be samples, courtesy of Ample Hills Creamery and Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Seeks Help for Street Tree Survey

The Brooklyn Heights Assocaition conducted a street tree census last year, during which our volunteers found that many of the Heights’ street trees suffer from overcrowded tree roots and tree pits too small to provide the tree with adequate nutrients and water. In response, “the BHA is launching a project to enlarge sub-standard tree pits […]

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Brooklyn Heights Man is Pokemon GO Champ

According to the Daily News, a Brooklyn Heights man, Nick Johnson, 28, has caught all 142 of the pokemon available in the U.S. in the game Pokemon GO. The News story notes that Johnson has accomplished this while putting in 50 plus hours a week as platform manager for a startup company, and also while […]

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Open Thread Weekend

It’s the weekend! What’s on your mind?

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Daniela Gioseffi, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Award Winning Author, to Speak at First Unitarian Sunday

The Eagle reports that Heights resident and National Book Award winner Daniela Gioseffi will speak on climate justice in a homily titled “Green World Rising” this Sunday, July 24 at the 11:00 a.m. service at the McKinney Chapel of First Unitarian Church, on Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton. The many talented Ms. Gioseffi, […]

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The Times Covers Historical Society’s “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie”

In the latest Arts & Design section, the New York Times covers Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibit Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, a show that “really captures that time when Brooklyn Heights was not the wealthy place that it was in the mid-1800s, when it was the original suburbs, and certainly not the place it […]

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Target Presents Kids’ Event at Brooklyn Bridge Park Sunday

This Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Target will hold an event at Pier 6, the pier nearest to the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, to introduce Cat & Jack, their new line of children’s and infants’ clothing. According to the Observer kids can play on the “larger than life […]

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Full BQE Closure in Wee Hours this Sunday and Next

Further to our earlier post concerning repair and resurfacing work on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway from July 19 to 30, we’ve now been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the BQE between the Atlantic Avenue and Tillary Street exits will be closed in both directions from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. this Sunday, July […]

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The Hills Open at Governor’s Island: A Dispatch from the “Department of Tell Me Something Good”

Tuesday (the 19th) was a gorgeous day in NYC.  The skies were clear, blue and dotted with wispy, fluffy clouds. It was the perfect weather to take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening of The Hills.  In a word, they are spectacular offering 360 degree views of New York harbor.  The 25 foot […]

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