BHA Sponsors “Literary, Artistic and Cinematic” Walking Tour This Sunday

jsw_jane_mcgroartyThis coming Sunday, June 27, the Brooklyn Heights Association, as part of its continuing centennial celebration, will present a walking tour of Brooklyn Heights focusing on the neighborhood’s heritage in literature, the visual arts, and film. The tour will be led by the BHA’s newly inaugurated President, Jane McGroarty, an architect and thirty year Heights resident. From the BHA:

[It will be a] fascinating walking tour of film and television locations such as Prizzi’s Honor, Moonstruck and The Sentinel; and of places where writers and artists lived and worked in the Heights from Walt Whitman to Norman Mailer. Learn about February House – torn down to make way for the BQE – a rooming house on Middaugh Street where remarkable array of literary and musical talents lived before and during World War II, including Gypsy Rose Lee, Carson McCullers, W.H. Auden and many others.

The tour meets at 11:00 a.m. Sunday at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. The cost is $15 per person. Space is limited, so please make your reservations ASAP by calling The Auster Agency at 718.243.1414 or email to

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  • nabeguy

    It would have been nice if they had spelled Middagh Street correctly…I guess they were emulating Karl’s pronunciation.

  • Claude Scales

    I suspect the error was Auster Agency’s, not the BHA’s.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Midda no?

  • Heather Quinlan

    I thought Middaw.

  • AEB

    (Here we go again….)

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Actually, I think I got it now. It is Middaw not Midda. lol

  • Simon