The New York Times Magazine features a short piece by former Brooklyn Heights resident Ivy Pochoda about her time as a squash prodigy via the Heights Casino. It’s an interesting peek into the culture of this neighborhood institution:
NYT Magazine: The Brooklyn of the Heights Casino was not the bohemian and streetwise borough of Jonathan Lethem’s “Fortress of Solitude” or the offbeat intellectual world of Noah Baumbach’s “Squid and the Whale.” In my early days at the Casino, a few women wore elephant lapel pins in solidarity, one told me, “with my husband’s party.” They shopped at Ann Taylor and signed their kids up for ballroom dancing. This was Brooklyn as a true suburb of Manhattan, offering a more casual version of the country-club life of Greenwich or Rye.
Pochoda now lives in Los Angeles and published her novel, The Art of Disappearing: A Novel” target=”_blank”>The Art of Disappearing, in 2010. Her next effort, Visitation Street, is scheduled for a July 2013 release.