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Mad Bomber of Remsen Making Friends in Rikers

It’s been some time since we’ve heard the name Ivaylo Ivanov. The would-be bomber of Remsen Street has spent the last two years in jail on Rikers Island on charges involving spray-painting anti-Jewish slurs and swastikas in the Heights. So what’s he been up to? Turns out, Ivanov’s been making friends with Ronald Tackmann, an illustrious thief, […]

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John Updike’s Brooklyn Heights Story

John Updike, who died today, never lived in Brooklyn Heights. Famous mainly for his novels and short stories, Updike did, however, use the Heights as the setting for a minor, somewhat infamous, work of non-fiction. Appearing in the September 24, 2001 issue of The New Yorker — the first published after the Towers went down […]

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Sesame Street Coming to Our Street

Your faithless correspondent noticed these fliers tacked up on Joralemon. Finding Google a bust, he called the listed number and found the following: A Muppet Christmas special (working title: Letters to Santa) is in preproduction The crew is scouting locations; there will not necessarily be any real shooting done this coming Monday The bulk of […]

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New Neighbor: Mandalay One Cleaners

Not a year after Mr. Wong’s retirement, Annie, the eternally-chipper proprietor of Mandalay One Cleaners [111 Montague Street], has executed a swift, near-complete renovation of the famed dry cleaner — somehow managing to avoid closing for all of three business days. (And on the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh days, she rested.) The new, pink-hued […]

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Diamondstone Out; Clear Path for “Kid” Squadron

When we saw the news that wallflower Chuck Schumer had endorsed — sorry, “backed” — BHB Facebook friend Dan Squadron over Ken Diamondstone against Marty Connor in the race for the 25th District State Senate Democratic nomination, we weren’t exactly surprised. Schumer was Squadron’s rabbi and the big macher had previously spanked Connor: “You weren’t […]

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