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RIP DNAinfo & Gothamist

The neighborhood news blog-o-sphere got a lot smaller today.  Readers attempting to peruse DNAinfo or Gothamist earlier this evening received a rude awakening. As reported by the New York Times, just last week the writers and editors of both newsrooms voted to unionize.  Today at 5:00 pm, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and […]

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This Saturday: Celebr8 Reading & Support Local School at P.S. 8 Book Fair

This Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm is Family Fun Shopping Day at the P.S./M.S. 8 Book Fair.  Choose from a broad selection of publications for kids of all ages. Proceeds benefit the P.S. 8 PTA and help fund enrichment programs integral to the school’s curriculum. There will be author readings, crafts and of course coffee […]

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Lena Dunham’s Love Letter to Sammy of Pet’s Emporium

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “People in Your Neighborhood” story. So this  adorable missive, written by our celebrity neighbor Lena Dunham is worth a re-post. Sammy at Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street appeared in the October 24th edition of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Enjoy!   Share this Story: Tweet

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Joe Coffee Perks Up in Brooklyn Heights

On the corner of Hicks and Pineapple Streets, in what was once a dark pet store now resides the airy and light-filled Joe Coffee.  Joe officially opened for business this past Friday morning and by 8:30 am, was bustling with residents in need of a caffeine fix.  In addition to their meticulously crafted brews, Joe […]

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C’est Magnifique! LaFrance Music Festival at Brooklyn Historical Society This Friday

The first of five concerts celebrating french culture will take place on Friday at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Friday. Details from BHS website in full below: Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents La France I: Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel Fri, Oct 6, 7:00 pm $25/Regular $15/Senior & Student PURCHASE TICKETS HERE “Brooklyn Art Song […]

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Hurricane Relief Pop Up Site This Sunday

This weekend a pop up donation drop site is scheduled to collect supplies critical to the relief efforts for Puerto Rico.  You may donate on Sunday, October 1st near the High Street A/C Subway on Cadman Plaza West between 2:00 – 5:00 pm.  Here’s what they are asking for: Diapers Baby food Batteries First Aid […]

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Community Family Rosh Hashanah Services Thursday

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is pleased to host High Holiday services for families with school age children grades K-3. Rabbi Molly Kane will lead the services at 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 21st at Plymouth Church. Free and open to all. No tickets required. L’Shanah Tovah! Share this Story: Tweet

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Never Forget-A Very Special Open Thread

Today is a very special edition of Open Thread. The blog remembers the events of the World Trade Center and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 souls lost. Our hearts are especially with the brave fire fighters, families and loved ones of local firehouse, Ladder 118/Engine 205, who lost six heroic men on that tragic […]

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Rocker Patti Smith to Open 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival

Brownstoner reports the legendary punk priestess, poet and author, Patti Smith will kick off the 2017 Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) with a reading from her new book, Devotion. BKBF describes the latest tome as a “deeply personal look into the alchemy of Smith’s creative process.” Aptly, the “Bookend” event takes place Monday, September 11th at […]

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New Principal for PS/MS8, Patricia Peterson to Take the Helm

Great news for P.S./M.S. 8! District 13 Superintendent Barbara Freeman has named Patricia Peterson Principal of the K-8 school. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a special School Leadership Team (SLT) meeting.  “I am thrilled to accept this position and serve our school and the greater District 13 community. I look forward to building on and […]

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