Scissura: “Brooklyn Heights will bear brunt of pain” during BQE reconstruction.

Carlo Scissura, chair of the committee appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, was the featured speaker at this evening’s meeting of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats. This was not widely publicized until this morning, when Toba Potosky alerted some of us — […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s yet another “Green Light Weekend.” From Friday evening, June 21 to Monday morning, June 24, as there are no planned (as always, we stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The following work week, each night from Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, June 28 there will be no Manhattan bound […]

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Chair of Mayor’s BQE Expert Panel at St. Francis Tonight

From neighborhood advocate, Toba Potosky: Carlo Scissura, Chair of Mayor de Blasio’s BQE Expert Panel will be the featured speaker at the Independent Neighborhood Democrat (IND) Club meeting. Thursday, June 20th at 7:00 PM at St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street). This meeting is open to non-members, however, you will be asked to provide a current email […]

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Landmarks Approves Plan for Hotel at 186 Remsen

Lore Croghan reports in the Eagle that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the design for the Remsen Manor Hotel, which will use as its base the historic Franklin Building at 186 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), including restoration of its top two stories, which were destroyed in a fire. There will be a […]

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Wedesday Night Karaoke at Park Plaza

One of the best kept secrets in the neighborhood is Tommy “Eyebrows” Karaoke at the Park Plaza Restaurant.  Tonight and every Wednesday night, starting st 6:00 pm kids can belt out their favorite tunes while their grown-ups enjoy Chef Dimitri’s new BBQ menu, diner favorites and the full bar. Adults take over the mic at 8:00. The […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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New York Magazine Features Bossert Hotel Holdouts

For years the neighborhood has been watching the slow progress of The Bossert Hotel renovation. At times it has seemed the work was being carried by Ooompa Loompas. Finally, The Eagle’s Lore Croghan got the scoop on the status of the re-do and confirmed a “soft opening” for August. This week, New York Magazine begged the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Neighbor in the Times’ Metropolitan Diary

Quirky tales of the city appear in the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary every week. In the latest installment, among an ode to Barney Greengarss and the tale of an errant hen in Riverside Park, one of our own has a sweet missive entitled Window Seat. Dear Diary: I am in my house in Brooklyn Heights […]

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New York Times Notes Transformation of Montague Street

In Sunday’s New York Times Metropolitan Section, Ginia Bellafante’s Big City column has the title “The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream”. She begins by telling the story of Sam I-Rumi, proprietor of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales), who immigrated to New York in 1980 at the […]

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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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