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Get Ready Brooklyn Heights! Fireworks Returning to the East River

The New York Observer is reporting that, according to “sources,” Mayor de Blasio will be on the Promenade at 2 pm today to announce that Heights residents will once again have a prime view of 4th of July fireworks. The NY Daily News confirms the return of the Macy’s spectacular: “I’m thrilled that, after years of working [...]

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Lost dog in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This from our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: “I was riding my bike near Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday and we found this little poodle / bichon sprinting down the street after nearly getting hit by a car. I’m pretty sure he’s really home sick. No tag or chip.” Please email BrooklynBridgeAnimals@yahoo.com if [...]

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BHB Adopt A Pet: Her Name is Lola, and She’s a Showgirl…

Snuggly Lola came from the same home that last month’s adoptable dog Bebe did: they were surrendered when their human was no longer able to take care of them.  Pulled from Animal Care and Control three months ago, both Lola and Bebe have been living in Heights foster care ever since. Despite the strain of [...]

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Little Pluto Wants Your World to Revolve Around Him!

Like his namesake planetary body, our Pluto is a little guy, but his heart and his spirit belie his physical stature. Rescued from a hoarder house with two other cats, he had stopped eating and developed a type of anorexia, but in the care and comfort of his Brooklyn Heights foster mother’s home, he’s become [...]

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Who Needs Groundhogs? You Can Have Your Own Shadow!

Like his namesake, Shadow is tough to capture, at least in a photograph; this 7-month-old wonder boy almost never stops moving, and posing for pictures is not his preference when there’s a whole world to explore and other cats to play with. Part of a litter that was rescued in Sunnyside, Queens, this long-legged, silky, [...]

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Looking For A Long-Term Relationship? Adopt Bebe!

On this Valentine’s Day, we kick off a new BHB feature, doing our part to help you find the love of your life. The good folks at the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt cats, dogs, rabbits, and whatever other animals cross their path in need of assistance, so [...]

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Too Cute Comes To Brooklyn Heights

When Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition took in a pregnant cat who appeared  after Hurricane Sandy, the organization had no idea that she would become a TV star. Juno gave birth to three of her own kittens, and then the magnanimous mom also adopted an orphan kitten, nursing her along with her own babies, who [...]

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A Community Farewell to Martha Atwater

Mourners overflowed Grace Church on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to Martha Carr Atwater, killed Friday, February 22 when a truck jumped the curb at the corner Clinton and Atlantic Avenues, striking her. Atwater, 48, lived on Remsen Street with her husband Tom and two daughters, Chloe and Olivia; an Emmy-award winning television writer and [...]

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Not-So-Welcome New Neighbors: Rats Invade Brooklyn Heights

We all know that our neighborhood is enticing for both residents and visitors, but some recent newcomers have not been received with customary Brooklyn Heights warmth. Not a few regular BHB comments have observed over the last few months that rats in the neighborhood seemed to be on the increase, and in today’s New York [...]

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Two Members of the Central Park Five Visit Packer Collegiate

On Wednesday at the Packer Collegiate Institute, students and faculty listened raptly as two members of the Central Park Five shared their stories of being arrested, convicted, and jailed for the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger assault—a crime they didn’t commit. Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam spoke to members of the Packer community for two [...]

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