Brooklyn Heights Blog » Claude Scales http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:59:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86723 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86723#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:59:33 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86723

From 9:45 PM Friday, July 20 to 5:30 AM Monday, July 23 Brooklyn bound F trains will be diverted to the A/C line between 50th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech, so no service from Manhattan to York Street, or from the LES stops on the F. To get to Brooklyn from them, take a Manhattan bound F to West 4th and change there for a Brooklyn bound A, C, or F. From 11:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday no 3 trains will be running, but 2 trains should be running normally, and will make all 3 stops in Brooklyn to Franklin Avenue. Also from 11:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday there will be no R trains running, but N trains will provide alternate service.

The following work week, Monday, July 23 to Friday, July 27 each night from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM, Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street and West 4th, so no service from High Street to Manhattan. For Manhattan below West 4th, use the 2 or 4 instead. Each night from 10:45 PM to 5:00 AM there will be no Manhattan bound service at Court Street, as both N and R trains are being diverted over the Manhattan Bridge. Each night from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM there will be no 2 trains running. 2 trains will provide alternate service, making all 3 stops to Franklin Avenue, and 4 trains will will make all 3 stops from Utica Avenue to New Lots Avenue.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86717 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86717#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:29:12 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86717

The Fine Arts Quartet (photo) starts the weekend on Friday evening, July 20 at 8:00, performing works by Mendelssohn and Grieg. On Saturday evening, July 21 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, July 22 at 4:00. the Semplice Players, joined by Mark Peskanov on violin, will play works by Haydn and Beethoven. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86714 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86714#comments Wed, 18 Jul 2018 03:59:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86714

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“Bouncy Bridge” Closed Againhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86709 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86709#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:11:55 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86709

If you’ve walked by the entrance to Squibb Park on Columbia Heights or along the pedestrian and bike walkway that parallels Pier One in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which is where your correspondent got the photo) anytime since Friday you’ve probably noticed that the Squibb Park, or “Bouncy” pedestrian bridge has been closed again. Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau has given the following explanation:

We recently completed a routine inspection of Squibb Bridge, and unfortunately, discovered a piece of wood in poor condition. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed the bridge while our engineers conduct further analysis. This analysis will fully inform the appropriate repair and associated timeline.

Since Squibb Bridge reopened in the Spring of 2017, it has again become a popular and vital access point to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and we are committed to ensuring that it remains one.

We are working closely with our engineers to reopen the bridge as soon as possible and will provide updates. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.

We hope it will re-open soon.

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A Bird Spotting Walk Leads From Pier 1 to Newly Opened Pier 3http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86693 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86693#comments Mon, 16 Jul 2018 03:05:14 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86693

Your correspondent roused himself from bed early Saturday morning in time to join Heather Wolf and a group of other orinthophiles for a bird spotting walk around Pier One and the newly opened Pier Three in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On our walk around Pier One we saw many birds, mostly sparrows, starlings, robins, and catbirds. We did find one red winged blackbird on the Bridge View Lawn; unfortunately, it was too far away for me to get a good photo. When we got to the south edge of the pier, I was able to get a shot of two double-crested cormorants perched on pilings, drying their wings.

IMG_1349Arriving at Pier Three, I found this expanse of lawn, with a view of the downtown Manhattan skyline.

IMG_1360One of the objectives of our walk was to find young birds that had hatched in the park during the spring and early summer. We found this juvenile Northern Mockingbird, whose parent was periodically bringing food.

IMG_1363The pier offers several lounging areas, with Adirondack chairs, and some with picnic tables. This is at the pier’s southwest corner.

IMG_1391Near the pier’s nortwest corner, we found two terns, perched on a piling, engaged in courtship.

IMG_1394The mirror labyrinth, located near the pier’s northeastern corner, afforded your correspondent the opportunity to take a simultaneous triple selfie.

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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86687 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86687#comments Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:05:04 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86687

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that the remaining unpaved streets will, weather permitting, be repaved this coming week. The schedule is:

Monday, July 16: Middagh Street (photo).

Tuesday, July 17: College Place, Love Lane, and Remsen Street.

Vehicles left on these streets when work is ready to be performed will be relocated, generally within three blocks. DOT encourages owners of relocated vehicles to first walk around the neighborhood. If owners are not able to locate their vehicle, they may telephone their local precinct, 84 (718) 875-6811 to learn where it was towed to.

Photo: C.Scales for BHB.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86682 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86682#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:08:04 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86682

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true “green light” weekend, one with no planned subway service changes directly affecting service at any local stations, but this coming weekend — Friday evening, July 13 to Monday morning, July 16, is one. Be on the alert, though, for unplanned changes, especially on the 2/3 line where they seem to be happening frequently since work was completed on the tunnels connecting Brooklyn with Manhattan.

The following work week — Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 — things get a little complicated, but only late at night. From Tuesday to Friday, each night from 9:45 PM to 11:45 PM there will be no R train service from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and so no R service from Manhattan to Court Street or to the N/R platforms at Jay Street-Metro Tech. From 11:45 PM to 5:00 AM there will be no R service in either direction at these stations. From 11:O0 on these same nights, though, Brooklyn bound Q trains will be taking the N/R line from Canal Street to DeKalb Avenue, thus providing alternative service from Manhattan to Court and to Jay. On these same nights, from 11:15 PM to 5:00 AM, Brooklyn bound N trains will be diverted to the express line over the Manhattan Bridge, and so will not be serving the Court or Jay street stops. Again, the Q is your option. Also, each night from Monday to Friday, from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM, there will be no trains running; however, 2 trains should be running normally and provide service at Clark Street and at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. Bottom line: you can get from here to there, and from there to here, but not always by the usual train.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic this Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86676 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86676#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:56:03 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86676

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, July 13 at 8:00 with pianist Beth Levin (photo) playing works by Beethoven and Handel.

Saturday evening, July 14 there will be two concerts: one at 6:00 featuring works by Bach, Paganini/Enescu, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini/Schumann, deFalla/Kreisler, and Paganini; and one at 8:00 featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini/Enescu, and Sarasate. Both concerts will be performed by Mark Peskanov on violin and by Doris Stevenson on piano.

Sunday afternoon’s concert, July 15 at 4:00 PM, presents an interesting instrumental combination: Brandon Patrick George on flute and Mélanie Genin on harp. They will play works by Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Säens, and Cras. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86673 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86673#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 03:42:28 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86673

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BQE Rehab Prep to Begin Next Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86660 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86660#comments Tue, 10 Jul 2018 02:53:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86660

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that, beginning next week and going for a three week period during the hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may see workers using a device “larger than a hand-held metal detector but smaller than a lawn mower” along the inner edge of the Promenade. The device is a “ground penetrating radar” and will be used to map the exact location of the highest and innermost wall of the BQE’s triple cantilever (see image by NYC DOT), all of which which will later be undergoing extensive repair and reconstruction. The Promenade will remain open during this surveying operation. It may result in damage to some plants along the edge of the Promenade Gardens, but “any damaged plant materials will be replaced.”

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86647 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86647#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2018 03:11:29 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86647

From 9:30 PM Friday, July 6 to 5:00 AM Monday, July 9 there will be no service in either direction at York Street in DUMBO, as F trains are being re-routed to the Q line to facilitate work on those pesky signal problems. D trains are being re-routed to the A/C line, so extra service at High Street, and will replace the F between Jay Street-MetroTech and Stillwell Avenue. N trains are being re-routed to the R in both directions all weekend, so extra service at Court Street and Jay Street.

The following work week — Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 13 — no trains will be running in either direction at Clark Street or the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall between 9:45 PM to 11:45 PM each night Monday to Thursday. From 11:45 PM to 5:00 AM each night Monday to Friday, no 3 trains will be running, but 2 trains should be running normally, so there will be service at Clark Street and at Borough Hall.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic this Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86641 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86641#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2018 03:12:13 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86641

The weekend begins at Bargemusic on Friday evening, July 6 at 8:00 with pianist Daniel Schlosberg playing works by Mozart, Lukas Foss, and Poulenc. On Saturday evening, July 7 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, July 8 at 4:00, the Semplice Players, joined by violinist Mark Peskanov (photo), will perform works by Haydn and Beethoven. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86634 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86634#comments Wed, 04 Jul 2018 03:25:40 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86634

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Movies with a View” Features Women Directorshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86612 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86612#comments Sat, 30 Jun 2018 20:45:56 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86612

This summer’s edition of “Movies with a View”, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free outdoor movie festival, has the theme “She Directs.” All of the films to be shown have women as directors. The schedule (all are on Thursday evenings) is:

July 12, Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman)

July 19, Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh Nelson)

July 26, Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston)

August 2, Bend it Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha)

August 9, Wayne’s World (Penelope Spheeris)

August 16, Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood)

August 23, Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins)

August 30, Big (Penny Marshall)

The festivities, which take place on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier One, begin each evening at 6:00 with a DJ show (all women DJs this year) followed by a short film (all by women), followed by the featured movie. Food, beer, wine, and soft drinks from Smorgasburg will be available for sale on the Pier One Promenade. There’s more information here.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86607 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86607#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2018 05:13:05 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86607

With 2 and 3 service restored this weekend (Friday evening, June 28 to Monday morning, July 2), we now have a suspension of 4 service in both directions (and, as is normal, no 5 service) this weekend. 2 and 3 trains will provide service to and from Manhattan, and 3 trains will provide service to 4 stops in Brooklyn. Also, Brooklyn bound F trains are being re-routed to E from Queens to Canal Street, and via the A/C line from Canal to Jay Street-Metro Tech. This means no service from Manhattan to York Street in DUMBO. Passengers for DUMBO may either get off at High Street and walk downhill, or take the F to Jay and transfer there to a Manhattan bound F to York. To get from the LES F stops to Brooklyn, take a Manhattan bound F to West 4th and change to a Brooklyn bound A, C. or F there.

The following work week, late evenings Monday to Tuesday July 2 to 3, and Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 6 there will be no 2 0r 3 service in either direction at Clark Street or the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. The 4 will provide alternative service.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86602 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86602#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2018 02:29:18 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86602

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 29 at 8:00 with classical guitarist David Starobin (photo) playing works by Fernando Sor, Francesco Molino, Giulio Regondi, Mauro Giuliani, and Wenzeslaus Matiegka.

On Saturday evening, June 30 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Evan Drachman, and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Beethoven and Arensky.

On Sunday afternoon, July 1 at 4:00, pianist Jeffrey Biegel will play works by Mozart and Chopin. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

David Starobin photo: Discogs.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86593 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86593#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:06:33 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86593

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

Photo (by C. Scales for BHB): the good, the bad, and the ugly. You choose which is which (or offer new categories).

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Pop-Up Pool Opens Wednesday, June 27http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86597 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86597#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2018 03:46:12 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86597

The much loved Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open Wednesday, June 27, for its final season. The new Squibb Park Pool won’t be completed by next summer, so the park will be without a swimming hole for a while.

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Where, What, Who is Brooklyn Heights?http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86580 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86580#comments Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:43:03 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86580

Some years ago I set up a Google alert for “Brooklyn Heights” in order to get any news about our neighborhood soon after it appeared. One thing I quickly learned was that city-wide publications were inclined to give an expansive definition to “Brooklyn Heights”, often reporting incidents in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, or even Gowanus, as happening here. I also noticed that I was getting news about a suburb of Cleveland (see photo). Later, I learned that Brooklyn Heights is part of Thomaston, Maine and a park in Maryland. Then there’s Prestige Brooklyn Heights, a luxury high-rise in Bangalore, India’s tech capital.

As for the “what?”, “Brooklyn Heights” is a line of handbags by the late Kate Spade. It’s also a Pizzeria in Austin, Texas.

Now for “Who?” As it turns out, there are two drag queens who use “Brooklyn Heights” as their stage name: one in Baltimore and one in Toronto. Also from Toronto, but now living in Nashville, there’s Brooke Lynn Hytes.

It seems we have quite the brand.

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Many Brooklyn Heights Streets to be Milled and Paved Next Weekhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86566 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86566#comments Sat, 23 Jun 2018 01:07:52 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86566

Brooklyn Community Board 2 has advised us that many Brooklyn Heights streets are scheduled for milling and repaving during daytime hours next week. The schedule is:

Remsen Street from the Promenade entrance to Clinton Street: Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26.

Monroe Place, College Place, Love Lane, and Willow Street: Tuesday, June 26.

Middagh Street and Poplar Street: Wednesday, June 27.

Schermerhorn Street from Clinton to Court Street: Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29.

CB 2 provides this advice:

Vehicles left on these streets when work is ready to be performed will be relocated, generally within three blocks. DOT encourages owners of relocated vehicles to first walk around the neighborhood. If owners are not able to locate their vehicle, they may telephone their local precinct, 84 (718) 875-6811 or 88 (718) 636-6511 to learn where it was towed to.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86557 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86557#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:07:46 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86557

Hallelujah! While there will still be no 2 or 3 service in either direction at Clark Street or Borough Hall (with 4 and 5 trains providing alternate service from Manhattan and to and from destinations further in Brooklyn) from late night Friday, June 22 through Saturday, June 23, full 2 and 3 service will be restored as of 12:01 AM Sunday, June 24. Apart from this, there are no planned changes directly affecting service at any local stations this weekend. The other good news is that there are no ongoing service disruptions caused by the partial ceiling collapse at Borough Hall Station yesterday. However, the following work week — Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 — each night from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM, there will be no 2 or 3 service in either direction at Clark Street or Borough Hall, as track repair work will be continuing.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86550 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86550#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:59:11 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86550

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 22 at 8:00 PM, with pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) playing works by Lukas Foss, Copland/Bernstein, Bernstein, and Gershwin, as part of the celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial. On Saturday evening, June 23 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, June 24 at 4:00, the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Players, with Mark Peskanov on violin, will perform works by Bach and Mendelssohn. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86546#comments Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:17:51 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86546

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My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggeratedhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86540#comments Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:05:05 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86540

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86536 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86536#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2018 03:35:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86536

If we’re to believe the MTA, this will be the last weekend (late Friday evening, June 15 to early Monday morning, June 18) that post-Sandy repair work closes the tunnels connecting the 2 and 3 lines between Brooklyn and Manhattan, meaning there is no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. Apart from that, there are no planned service changes affecting stations in or near Brooklyn Heights this weekend.

The following work week (Tuesday evening, June 19 to Friday morning, June 22) there will be no service from Manhattan or into Brooklyn at Court Street or Jay Street-MetroTech each night from 9:45 PM to 5:00 AM.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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Bargemusic This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86531 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86531#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2018 01:58:02 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86531

Pianist Jerome Lowenthal (photo) begins Bargemusic’s weekend at 8:00 Friday evening, June 15 with “Four Faces of ‘F'” (not to worry; that’s the musical key) featuring works by Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Bartok, Sinding, and Debussy. On Saturday evening, June 16 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, June 17 at 4:00, the Semplice Players, joined by violinist Mark Peskanov and Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet, perform works by Haydn and Mozart. There are details for each concert and you may buy tickets here.

On Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will be a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Doors open at 3:45; first come, first seated.

Photo: Bach Cantatas Website.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86522#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:29:06 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86522

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Free Outdoor Performances of Theater 2020’s As U Like It in Cadman Plaza Park This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86517 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86517#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:38:27 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86517

This coming Saturday and Sunday evenings, June 16 and 17, starting at 6:00 PM, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present As U Like It, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, with original music by Jason Wynn, at Cadman Plaza Park. Your correspondent saw the show on Saturday, and can attest that it is indeed a “rollicking” performance.

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Metropolitan Opera Recital at Brooklyn Bridge Park Wednesday Eveninghttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86511 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86511#comments Sun, 10 Jun 2018 04:09:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86511

The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 this Wednesday evening, June 13, from 7:00 to 9:00. This year’s recitals feature soprano Latonia Moore, tenor Mario Chang, and baritone Joshua Hopkins (photo, by Simon Pauly). It’s free. There’s more information here.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinityhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86504 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/86504#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2018 02:29:54 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=86504

This coming weekend the absence of 2/3 service in either direction at Clark Street and at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, which the MTA now tells us will end on Saturday, June 23, is the only planned service change directly affecting stations in or near Brooklyn Heights.

The following work week (Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15) each night from 9:45 PM until 5:00 AM there will also be no 2 or 3 service in either direction at those stations. On those same nights, from 11:45 PM until 5:00 AM, there will be no late night R train service. Late night R trains now only run between Whitehall Street, the lowest stop in downtown Manhattan, close to the Staten Island Ferry terminal, and 95th Street in Bay Ridge. During these hours N trains cover R stops in lower Manhattan as well as Court Street and the N/R platforms at Jay Street/Metro Tech, continuing from there to Coney Island. While R trains ar out of service, to get to or from Bay Ridge use free shuttle buses between there and 36th Street, where you can transfer from or to the N train.

For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either during the weekend or the following week, and for unplanned disruptions, see MTA Info.

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