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How the Pranksters Duped NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap Attack

The pranksters, “artists”, terrorists, or hooligans who stole the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white (one bleached) flag last night were clever in their attack. The New York Daily News reports:

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The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival May 7-11

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival returns for a week of “Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films,” with many screened at Brooklyn Heights Cinema and St Francis College’s Founder’s Hall. Highlights include Bodies in Irreversible Detriment, starring Breaking Bad‘s Mark Margolis, and New York Dolls’ David Johansen; Balance, starring Stephen Baldwin; and Spoke: A Short Film [...]

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Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace [...]

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The Custom House Gnome Has A Gname

BHB’S Heather Quinlan has won a $50 gift certificate to the Custom House for winning its Name the Gnome Competition. Let’s all raise our glasses to Drinkey O’Pintey. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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College Basketball’s Best Rivalry Will Play Out At St Francis College

By Michael Randazzo Beginning tomorrow night in Brooklyn Heights, one of college basketball’s best rivalries will be renewed as St. Francis Brooklyn men’s and women’s teams will face their cross-borough rivals from LIU Brooklyn in annual Battle of Brooklyn matchups. The LIU men’s team will walk up the Fulton Mall from their Fort Greene campus [...]

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At 2014 Inauguration, Brooklyn Rises Within NYC Political Circles

By Michael Randazzo With their respective swearing-in ceremonies on New Year’s Day at City Hall, two Brooklyn politicos ascended to the peak of New York City government: Mayor Bill de Blasio, who hails from Park Slope, and Public Advocate Letitia James, who lives in Clinton Hill, a community she represented on the City Council for [...]

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Heather Quinlan’s NY Accent Film “If These Knishes Could Talk ” Covered On FOX 5

FOX 5 10:00 News spent time in the Heights last night interviewing BHB’s Heather Quinlan about her New York accent documentary, If These Knishes Could Talk. They also did a little man-on-the street action—see if you can spot the locals. “Knishes” is also available on Amazon.com. New York News Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Here’s A Great Video About Modernity And Columbia Heights

From Karl Junkersfeld comes a new video “Modernity and Columbia Heights”. Here’s his intro: Brooklyn Heights is a special locality. There is nothing like it anywhere in greater NYC. Two elements that can’t be matched are the tremendous views and the historic buildings that are prevalent throughout the Heights. One street that has more than [...]

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Fate Of Cinema In Limbo, Landmarks Doesn’t Vote On 70 Henry Street Plan

The Landmarks Preservation Commission decided this week not to vote on plans to build condos on top of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema building at 70 Henry Street. In the proposal, the cinema would still occupy the first floor but with only one screen instead of the current two. Brooklyn Eagle: “We haven’t quite found the [...]

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Watch Karl Take The Last Governor’s Island Construction Tour

Karl Junkersfeld writes this about his new video: Last weekend was the last opportunity to tour the construction of the new Governors Island Park Site. This park is especially relevant to Brooklyn Heights residents in that it is basically an extension of Pier 6 BBP, via free ferry, and offers an assortment of great public [...]

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BREAKING: SUNY Starts Shutting Down LICH Today #SaveLICH

Our Heather Quinlan is on scene now. DEVELOPING…

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Andiamo Citi Bike Share!

The reactions to the first official day of Citi Bike Share are coming in from many media outlets and regular folks via social media. Gothamist takes the cake for the most curious (and gross) observation. What did they say? The bikes are crawling with germs. Here are their suggestions for sanitary use of the two [...]

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Lhota Makes Mayoral Bid Official

CBS NY reports that former MTA commish/Brooklyn Heights resident/BHB Ten 2012 member Joe Lhota has made his bid for NYC mayor official: CBS NY: Lhota officially entered the race Thursday morning after filing documents with the Board of Elections and the city’s Campaign Finance Board. He also launched his campaign website Joelhotaformayor.com. Lhota, a Republican, [...]

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Venti Pimpin’: Brooklyn Heights Starbucks Employees Sport Nets Apparel

Gothamist reports today that employees of some Brooklyn Starbucks stores, including the Montague Street branch, are being asked to wear Brooklyn Nets hats to promote the team who are now playing at the controversial Barclays Center: Gothamist: One employee at the Montague Street outpost told us the Nets advertising “started a couple of months ago [...]

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Guest Blog: LICH’s Dr. Jason Hershberger on Depression and Its Treatment

Brooklyn Heights resident Jason Hershberger, MD is Chief of Psychiatry, Downstate Long Island College Hospital (LICH). In light of recent events in our community, we invited him to shed some light on depression, an important public health issue. There is a growing understanding in this country that depression is an illness that requires treatment. Much [...]

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Michael Rothenberg, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Public Interest Lawyer, Dies at 47

Michael Rothenberg, Clark Street resident, lawyer, and advocate for social justice, died yesterday. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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