Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

I’m calling this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, October 20 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 23 — a “green light” weekend because, apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of […]

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Makeover of Cadman Plaza Park, End of Saturday Work at Former Library Site

At Mayor de Blasio’s Town Hall at St. Francis College this (Wednesday) evening, he announced that $6 million has been appropriated to renovate the northern end of Cadman Plaza Park, which he said he was surprised to learn had not been touched, apart from routine maintenance, since the late 1950s. Among the improvements will be […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend starts on Friday evening, October 20, at 8:00 with a “Little Tribute to Vienna” (photo) featuring pianist Alexandra Joan playing works by Haydn, Schubert/Liszt, Webern, Kreisler/Rachmaninov, and Schumann. On Saturday evening, October 21, at 6:00 pianist Oleg Khudyakov will play works by Chopin and Stravinsky. There will be a second Saturday evening concert, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Oral Arguments in Save the View Now’s Suit Against Pierhouse in Brooklyn Heights Friday

Oral arguments in the appeal of the lower court’s dismissal of Save the View Now’s suit to remedy the Pierhouse’s interference with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the protected view plane from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be held this Friday, October 20, at the Appellate Division Courthouse, 45 Monroe Place, corner of Pierrepont. […]

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Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Lost Brooklyn”

This Friday evening, October 20, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will open its doors to all for its monthly Free Friday. This month’s theme is “Lost Brooklyn”: Explore lost parts of our beloved borough’s history on a trip through the forgotten, the vanished, and the underground! Enjoy free access to our galleries […]

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Sounds of the Court of the Sun King by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

François Couperin (1668-1733) was a French baroque composer and musician whose career came to full fruition at the court of Louis XIV (the “Sun King”; image). On Friday evening, October 20, at 8:00, the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform […]

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Greenpeace Ship Visiting Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Update: Arctic Sunrise departed this (Tuesday) morning on a voyage to deliver supplies to Puerto Rico. On an afternoon walk through Brooklyn Bridge park, your correspondent was surprised to find Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise docked at Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. I joined the line for a free tour, and with a […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Craft Workshop For Kids This Sunday

This Sunday, October 15, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a Fall Finger Puppets craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of hand-sewn finger puppets (see illustrations here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend (10:30 PM Friday, October 13 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 16) F trains in both directions will be diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue/63rd Street and Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center. This means no service at York Street in DUMBO. During these same hours, D trains will be diverted to the A […]

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