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Report: Stabbing on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Commenter Peter Loibl and the Brooklyn Eagle report that there has been a stabbing on Montague Street.

DEVELOPING…

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Jo Anne Simon Wins 52nd AD Democratic Primary, Will Face Guitar Playing GOP Challenger in November

Jo Anne Simon won the Democratic nomination in the 52nd Assembly District Tuesday with opponents Pete Sikora coming in second and dark horse candidate/Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano third. Simon was the winner of our Readers’Endorsement poll.

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BHB Guest Post: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Zephyr Teachout on LICH

Editor’s Note: At the invitation of BHB, Zephyr Teachout, Democratic candidate for the office of Governor of New York State, agreed to the following opinion piece about why Long Island College Hospital was closed this past May. In May, the owner of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital shut down the full-service facility, ignoring deep opposition [...]

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BHB Guest Post: NYS Senator Daniel Squadron on Brooklyn Heights’ Overcrowded Schools

School started last week.

Brooklyn Heights’ local public school is not just wildly popular, with a great administration and engaged students and parents. PS 8 on Hicks Street, which serves Brooklyn Heights and part of DUMBO, is also among the most overcrowded schools in all of New York City: according to the School Construction Authority, in the 2013-14 school year, the school had capacity for 524 students, but was actually attended by 742 students.

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Livery Cab Jumps Curb, Hits Rite Aid in Brooklyn Heights; One Injury Reported

A BHB reader sent us this photo of a livery cab that jumped the curb and drove into the Rite Aid on Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. No word on injuries.

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New Rite Aid Store Will Open Thursday

Posters are up on both the current Rite Aid at Clinton & Montague and the new one at Clinton & Joralemon. The Montague St. store will permanently close next Wednesday, July 30th, and the new store on Joralemon will open on Thursday, July 31. The new store will be open 24 hours a day, with [...]

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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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