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Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from seven barges staged in the East River between East 23rd and East 40th Streets. Per the official website, “the fireworks may be viewed from any area in Brooklyn with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.”  Macy’s does not recommend Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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Shred Fest 2018 at Cadman Plaza Saturday

Not to fear, it’s not a guitar contest. Organized by NYC Consumer Affairs, “shred Fest is a free paper-shredding citywide event that aims to increase public awareness about identity theft prevention. At Shred Fest you can safely shred personal papers for free using shredding trucks and get free identity theft prevention tips.” The event begins at […]

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P.S. 8 Middle School Responds to “Biased” NY Post Article

On Sunday May 6th, The New York Post ran an article by Sara Dorn and Susan Edelman featuring P.S. 8 parents who have chosen to send their children to a local charter school rather than M.S. 8.  (The Robert Fulton School is a K-8 school). The detailed response was jointly signed by the PTA Executive Board and […]

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Fireworks on Saturday Night

In case you hear something that goes boom in the night , Lady Liberty will be lit up late tomorrow night: “There will be a fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty tomorrow, 5/12, at approximately 11:45 PM. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will take place on 5/13.” Share this Story: Tweet

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PS8 Student Art Premiers at Guggenheim Museum

From the “It’s never too late to report good news” files… On the evening of April 26th the Guggenheim held an opening reception for A Year of Children 2018, an annual exhibition featuring student work from the museum’s teaching artist’s residency program, Learning Through Art.  Per the Guggenheim website, “the program sends experienced teaching artists into […]

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Nxivm Sex Cult Housed Secret “Pod” in Brooklyn Heights

File this story under “you can’t make this stuff up!” With the arrest and arraignment of “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack on sex trafficking and other related charges, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports an offshoot of the pyramid scheme”self-help” group and purported cult Nxivm (pronounced NEKS-ee-əm) took up residence at “111 Hicks St., a Brooklyn Heights tower, where […]

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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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