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Final Weekend of Voting for Participatory Budget Community Projects

District 33 Council member Stephen Levin would like to remind you it’s that time of your when you can decide how to spend 1.5 million dollars in our community. The only two requirements to vote in Participatory Budgeting are that you live in a participating district and be in 6th grade or at least 11 years […]

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Mail Bandits in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association alerted members via email to be vigilant when using the corner mail boxes. In recent months, there has been a raft of mail being illegally removed from street corner mailboxes in Brooklyn Heights, which has led to stolen identities and bank and credit card accounts being compromised. “The NYPD has issued an […]

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PS8 Camp Expo This Saturday

The weather outside may be frightful but it’s once again time to register for summer camp! Parents are in luck because PS8 is holding their annual Camp Expo, this Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. PS 8 Gym, 37 Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201 – enter through Poplar Street. Click HERE For a […]

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BQE Reconstruction & “Design/Build” is Focus of Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting This Wednesday

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold their Annual Meeting this Wednesday, February 28th from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at St. Francis College Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street.  Robert Collyer, NYC Department of Transportation’s Deputy Commissioner and Chief Bridge Officer, will make a presentation on the BQE rehabilitation project with a Q&A and refreshments to […]

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Court Street Office Supplies to Close in February

Brooklyn Paper reports that Court Street Office Supply, a “staple” of the neighborhood since 1982, will close on February 20th. Owner, Jacob Gutman explained, “Our challenge has been the shift in how people purchase things these days,” he said. “Our decision to close the store has nothing to do with rent.” Instead, the almost forty […]

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“Chip In” and Recycle Your Christmas Tree

NYC Parks are recycling Christmas trees at locations all over the city. The mulch will be used to “used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide.” Drop your tree during the week or you can bring your tree to Brooklyn Bridge Park or any number of  parks this coming weekend and take home […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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This Saturday, Shakespeare for Your Wee Bards

Do you have a budding thespian on your hands? Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports Child’s Play NY, an ensemble of classically trained actors and teaching artists “will perform a free performance of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” on Dec. 2 in Brooklyn Heights at St. Francis College. The performance will be followed by […]

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Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and […]

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This Tuesday, A Night to Celebr8 Reading

The P.S./M.S. 8 PTA presents a Night to Celebr8 Reading this Tuesday, November 7th from 6:oo – 8:00.  The good folks at Superfine (126 Front Street in DUMBO) are hosting. Tickets are $35 and include additional snacks by Shalini’s Kitchen. Cash bar. Click HERE to purchase tickets. All proceeds benefit P.S./M.S. 8 and help sponsor […]

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