A Brooklyn Heights Tale

This clip, found on YouTube, provides a whimsical glimpse into late 20th century life in Brooklyn Heights. 

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  • lc

    Subway fare of $1.50 went into effect Nov ’95. Twin Towers bookend it Sept ’01.

    The real question in my mind is where’s that red light district they mention. . .

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    I got in for playing the glass harmonica.

    Excuse me while I go get my free everything bagel with cream cheese at MSB.

  • Teddy

    lc, maybe they were joking around when they talked about a “red light district”. On a related note, someone once told me that a long time ago (50-60 years ago) there were brothels on Garden Place. I wonder if the people who live there now know that they live in a former red light district.

  • LTindaBH

    “Red light” refers to shot of *Clinton* St…. get it?

  • Teddy

    Now, we do.

  • hickster

    The “red light district” was actualluy the Club Wild Fire & the St. George Hotel on the corner of Clark & Henry… (through the early 90’s) the wild fire was a strip club where things got pretty “wild” … the St. George at the time was a welfare hotel that housed junkies and prostitutes galore… and the brothels were around up until the 80’s… I remember when I was 13 years old (1980) there was a brothel one floor below my karate school on Remsen right across the street from St. Francis College… There really was another side to the Heights when I was growing up through the 70’s and 80’s

  • hickster

    funny story… the day i was to sign up for karate school, I told my mother to meet there to enroll me and she went to the wrong floor… she rang the buzzer for the brothel, went inside and said “Hi, I’m here to register my son for lessons.. we still laugh about that one till this day

  • Billy Reno

    My building on State St. near Garden Place was a brothel in the 60s. It serviced the sailors who docked at the end of Atlantic. No joke.