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Brooklyn Heights Kittens Hit the Puppy Bowl Big-Time

Kittens rescued by our own Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will be appearing during Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XII’s Kitty Half-Time Show on Animal Planet on February 7. This isn’t the first time that our local rescue felines have been featured by the network; in 2013, a mama cat and kittens rescued from Hurricane Sandy by BBAWC were featured on an episode […]

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Open House Friday at Re-Opened Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital

Nine months after its first scheduled re-opening, the veterinary office at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry is throwing open its distinctive red door to greet the Brooklyn Heights animal-loving community. Dr. Heather Thomson purchased the practice, long a neighborhood veterinary fixture, in November of 2013, and after operating for a year, closed for what […]

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Good-bye, Witnesses; Hello, Luxury Condos

“There is only one possible use, and that’s luxury condominiums.” So proclaimed David Lombino, the director of special projects for Two Trees, in a New York Times story published last weekend and accompanied by stunning photographs of the landscape currently inhabited by the Jehovah’s Witness complex that straddles Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. His conclusion is hardly a surprise, given […]

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How did the Fruit Streets Get Their Names?

The Times’ “New York Today” offers an explanation…or two…without actually taking a stand. Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Streets. A vitamin C trifecta. Why do these streets in Brooklyn bear names both boggy and tropical? As it turns out, there is no definitive answer to today’s question. Click away to see what Mrs. Middagh might have had to […]

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Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]

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Adieu, Pop-up Pool?

Every summer you stroll the Promenade, gaze down at the Pop-Up Pool, and think, “I gotta get down there someday.” And then somehow you don’t, and then summer’s over, and you think, “I’ll get there next summer.” If you try that in 2016, you’re going to be out of luck, because the Pop-Up Pool’s days […]

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Gorgeous Calicoes Seek A New Home in 2016

From Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Kari and her sister Khleo were returned to BBAWC after they were adopted as kittens in August 2012. It would be wonderful if these sisters could be adopted as a pair, but each could be happy as a single cat if she received lots of attention. Kari, Khleo and their […]

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Questions, But No Answers, About the Squibb Hill Bridge

For the fourth time this year and fifth in the last 14 months, the New York Times reports on the still-closed path from Columbia Heights down to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The bridge has now been closed for nearly as long as it was open. And it has proved an embarrassment for officials of the park corporation, […]

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Assumption Parish To Become Part of St. Boniface/Brooklyn Oratory

Beginning on January 31, 2016, the parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Cranberry Street will become part of the Brooklyn Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and the parish of St. Boniface, it was announced at masses at both churches last weekend. Since the departure of Father James King from Assumption, the […]

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Help Toots Find a Home for the Holidays

From the good folks at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital–whose major overhaul at 59 Hicks is nearly at an end…stay tuned for updates here… This sweet little lady is looking for a home. Toots is a friendly stray who recently had four kittens in a Brooklyn basement. The babies all have been adopted, and now it’s […]

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