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Cats With Mats: Sunday Yoga at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition’s very own cat cafe opened last weekend to brisk business  (full post to come on that soon), entertaining visitors of all ages who have packed the place at 149 Atlantic Avenue, only too happy to hang out with cats and kittens in the cozy space. But on Sunday morning (May […]

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Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs

If you don’t mind waiting in a line that will stretch down Montague Street and snake onto Henry, today’s the day you get one free kiddie size ice cream in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone at our Haagen-Dazs shop. As the Brooklyn Paper points out, Free Cone Day is also something of […]

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The Kittens Are Coming!

Following the success of a pop-up café in Fort Greene last fall, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will open a permanent cat café on Atlantic Avenue this week, with a gala opening on Friday night followed by its official opening to the public on Saturday. “We’ve been working on it for months,” said the BBAWC’s […]

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“Threats” Close Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

According to a Parks Department officer standing at the blocked-off entrance to Pier 2 on Wednesday afternoon, the pier was closed early after threats of  “organized fights” among groups of kids. He said that it was possible that the pier would be closed for several days, though he hoped that it would be able to […]

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Bye-Bye, Banana Republic

The windows are papered over, and a sign on the door confirms that Banana Republic is leaving the neighborhood. We’ve got the Banana Republic factory store (bargains galore!) on Fulton Mall, but a the loss of a reasonably priced option for decent clothing (even if it is a national chain) is not, in this writer’s […]

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Lost Gray/White Cat on Monroe Place?

Our friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tell us that they’ve been contacted about a gray and white cat recently spotted on Monroe Place. It doesn’t seem to have a home, and the person who saw it said that she had never seen the cat in the neighborhood before. We’d love to help get […]

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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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