2010 was an interesting year in Brooklyn Heights. You think you know what the most popular stories were? You may be surprised by what made the BHB Top 10 of 2010:
1 – Shooting at 101 Clark Street: Months after the incident, there has been no official confirmation of the victim’s identity. Also, no statement has been issued regarding his reported death. Local mainstream media has been virtually silent about the shooting and its aftermath.
2 – Fire at Laundromat on Montague Street – They’ve since moved down the block and another laundromat has been rumored to opening at 78 Montague Street soon.
3 – Secret Brooklyn Heights Subway Exit Part 2 : The “secret” subway vent and exit at 58 Joralemon Street garnered much attention in April after the Associated Press ran a story about it. Our Heather Quinlan got a glimpse of the inside of the “only Greek Revival Subway ventilation tower” in America.
4 – Car Crashin’ Snow Plow: the Video: It’s rare that a story less than a week old makes the year end top 10, but this viral video might just hit number one before you finish reading this post.
5- Spring is Here Time for Nude Sunbathing: Sure, Karl Junkersfeld is known for his “films” but his photo of a serendipitous run-in with “banana hammock guy” in Brooklyn Bridge Park made this year’s Top Ten.
6 – What Happened on Henry Street Last Night?: Before official reports about the tragic death of a St. George Dorm student were released, Brooklyn Heights residents came to BHB to discuss to discuss and to sort out what happened.
7 – First Look at Bread and Butter: Brooklyn Heights was abuzz when Le Petit Marche on Henry Street flipped to an “American comfort food” spot.
8 – A Sneak Peek at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Sandbox Village: Pier 6 has become the “go-to” destination for kids in the Heights and beyond. A BHB reader sent us photos of its Sandbox Village before the park officially opened.
9 – Hot Singles Scene Brewing in Brooklyn Heights?: Heather Quinlan asked the question and many of you answered.
10 – Watchtower Officially Bugging Out of Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Eagle reported in February that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society are planning to leave their longtime HQ here. As of this writing they’re still here and the end-times have not yet arrived either.