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Update on Bonnie Burke and Steve Messier

Their one-of-a-kind love story was chronicled here at BHB. And now, an update on Bonnie and Steve (via email from Steve, published with permission). Awright Sportsfans, here’s the big update: a few months ago I started to lose a high degree of my remaining physical abilities. On top of that, Bonnie, my DSW, has moved steadily […]

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Mr. Video III’s Raf Perez in the Sunday Times

The legacy of Raf Perez and Mr. Video III lives on. Raf was profiled here at BHB in 2016. In this Sunday’s New York Times, Fabrice Robinet, a Mr. Video III customer who spent “many an hour” there, writes about the phasing out of DVD’s and the loss of bonus features and director’s commentaries that come with them. Of […]

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Car Crashes Into Lamp Post on Montague St. – Pedestrians Spared, The Lamp Post Not So Much

Our tireless resident journalist Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that a 2005 GMC Envoy jumped the curb on Montague St. and crashed into a “bishop’s crook” lamp post outside TD Bank today at about 1:15 p.m. The lamp post likely spared the lives and limbs of jurors, court staff, students, and others who descend on Montague St. […]

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City to Designate Ten Parking Spots in the Heights to Rideshare Vehicles

Oh boy, this is bound to incite a rousing debate. WPIX reports that the City has chosen 14 neighborhoods for its two-year pilot program to designate certain parking spots to rideshare companies such as Zipcar. Park Slope and Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens will have to relinquish 30 spots each. Boerum Hill will have to do without 20, and […]

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Musical Interfaith Services at BHS and First Presbyterian to Celebrate MLK Jr. Weekend

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn will jointly host musical interfaith services to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. At BHS this Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the soul-stirring BHS and FPC choirs will perform together and the inimitable Rev. Adriene Thorne of FPC will bring the word. At FPC on Sunday, Jan. 14 […]

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Olivia Ellis, Co-Architect of PS 8’s Turn-Around, Has Passed

With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Olivia Ellis passed away this week. Olivia, along with Principal Seth Phillips and others, revived PS 8 from a school on the verge of closure due to low enrollment, to one of the most sought-after schools it is today. Hailing from P.S. 321 where she taught […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

Claude’s on vacay, but it’s still Wednesday. What’s on your mind? Comment away! Share this Story: Tweet

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First Unitarian Hosts “Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the Aftermath of Charlottesville” This Tuesday

First Unitarian Church announced that it will host an “Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the Aftermath of Charlottesville” this Tuesday evening.  Here are the details from the facebook event page: Join us as we gather with members of the Brooklyn interfaith community in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and those across the country who are targets […]

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The World at Your Service at the Hotel St. George

Immigrants: They get the job done. Nowhere more so than at the St. George. Is there anything you can’t get done at the St. George? You can get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And get your hair cut, your shoes shined, your pants cuffed, and yours nails did. And who does all that work for […]

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BBP News: At One End, Squibb Bridge to Re-Open This Wednesday / On the Other, Judge Tells BHA and BBP to Work It Out

Love it or hate it, after three years of shut-down and unanswered questions, Squibb Bridge will be back in bouncy action this Wednesday, albeit with a lot less bounce. According to today’s New York Times report: What was billed as a temporary closing dragged on for months, then years, as a successful fix eluded the bridge’s […]

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