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Daily News Tells Story Behind Iconic Shot of Ladder 118 Truck on the Bridge to WTC

The Daily News interviewed the man who shot the iconic photograph of the Ladder 118 firetruck on the Brooklyn Bridge, rushing toward the burning towers seen in the background, on that horrific day 15 years ago. (Photo in link to article here.) Aaron McClamb, a 20 year-old amateur photographer, was printing bibles at the Jehovah’s Witness […]

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Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration

Yesterday’s New York Times piece is a fascinating read on the painstaking architectural endeavor behind the reconstruction of 100 Clark St., and the owner’s commitment to restore, as closely as possible, the building to its original glory. Margaret Streicker Porres, the owner of the realty company that bought the building in 2010 for $1.2M, hired Tom van den […]

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100 Clark St. Reconstruction Plan Approved by Landmarks – Finally!

The long, unfortunate history of the eyesore of a brownstone at 100 Clark St. (aka 1 Monroe Pl.) dates back to May 2008, when BHB reported that the building had been condemned after years of neglect and disrepair. At the time, the three remaining, rent-stabilized tenants living in the 18-unit building were forced out and the building […]

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International Day of Friendship This Sunday at Borough Hall

This Sunday, August 7, from 1 pm to 5 pm, head over to Borough Hall for the third annual International Day of Friendship, celebrating Brooklyn’s diversity. The festivities will kick off with a “Unity Parade of Flags” from Fulton Mall to Borough Hall, followed by cultural performances, tastes of international cuisine, and more. “I call […]

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The Times Covers Historical Society’s “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie”

In the latest Arts & Design section, the New York Times covers Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibit Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, a show that “really captures that time when Brooklyn Heights was not the wealthy place that it was in the mid-1800s, when it was the original suburbs, and certainly not the place it […]

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Stop the Chop: Senator Squadron Urges End to All Tourist Helicopter Flights from Downtown Heliport

State Senator Daniel Squadron, along with Congressman Jerrold Nadler, submitted testimony at a July 11, 2016 hearing on whether to extend Downtown Manhattan Heliport’s (DMH) concessionaire agreement with Saker Aviation Service, which operates tourist helicopter flights from the heliport. At stake is whether the concessionaire agreement would be extended through April 2021, with additional short-term renewal options. The […]

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Grand Re-Opening of Häagen-Dazs on Montague St. This Saturday: Ribbon Cutting by Boro Prez Eric L. Adams, Free Ice Cream and Prizes

Fun neighborhood fact: The Häagen-Dazs shop at 120 Montague St., opened 40 years ago by the founder’s daughter Doris Mattus, was the first storefront location for the company. After undergoing renovations this past spring, the shop will have a grand re-opening this Saturday, July 16. The celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting by Borough President […]

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Four Recent Robberies in the Heights: 84th Precinct Asks Residents to Take Precautions

This just in from Brooklyn Heights Association alerts: Be Aware and Remain Safe! The 84th Precinct notified the BHA today that four crimes have been committed in the Heights since the second week of June. Cell phones were taken in two incidents, a purse stolen in a third, and last night the victim resisted and […]

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Hello, Mr. Video III Members and Neighbors! It’s Raf “the Leo” Perez.

If humans could be landmarked, Raf “the Leo” Perez would be a prime candidate for neighborhood preservation. Born in the Bronx, but bred and beloved in Brooklyn Heights, he’s one of our most cherished sons. Raised on Monroe Place where his father’s a live-in super, Raf himself is now the live-in super at the building next […]

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Here They Are: The Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Your nominations have been tabulated, and after due consideration by the BHB Food Editorial Board, here are the Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016: Best Restaurant:  Jack the Horse Tavern Close Runners-Up:  Henry’s End and Noodle Pudding (So good, it doesn’t need a website or a sign outside.) Honorable Mentions:  Colonie and Chez Moi Best Newcomer:  Pinto Close […]

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