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  • Brooklyn Girl

    I recently broke my glasses and will need new frames and lenses.
    I may need an eye exam also. Can anyone suggest a place in the Heights that won’t be overly expensive? Thank you!

  • Andrew Porter

    Actress Mary Louise Parker, who has lived here for several years, bought a new place, Curbed and Brownstoner reported:

  • Claude Scales

    My wife recommends Cohen’s.

  • Brooklyn Girl

    Thank you Claude!

  • meschwar

    I’ve never gotten an exam there, but See on Smith st has an excellent and reasonably cheap selection of frames.

  • Jorale-man

    A big article on Brooklyn Bridge Park (and other local parks) in the NY Times:

  • Brooklyn Girl

    Thank you!

  • Andrew Porter

    Claude’s photo is of the top of Our Lady of Lebanon. The church had a steeple until it blew down during the Hurricane of 1955. There’s a photo of the church before it lost the steeple, and description of the famous bronze Normandie doors, on their website here:

  • Andrew Porter

    There’s a long article with photos on Brownstoner about the reconstruction of 59 Middagh Street.

    I commented that it’s one of several buildings on Middagh that have retained merely the shape of the original building, as everything else has been replaced.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Is the hurricane story really true? One book says it was a hurricane — but in 1938 — and another says it was high maintenance costs that led the church to dismantle it. The latter seems more probable even if less sensational.