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Trouble And Intolerance: Voices From Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an article titled “In Brooklyn Bridge Park Conflict, Neighbors See Trouble. Players See Intolerance,” the Times‘ Sarah Maslin Nir reports from our neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, talking to park users and neighborhood representatives about the issues that have arisen in recent weeks. “Sometimes I try and avoid going on Joralemon,” said Aaliyah Johnson, 17, […]

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A Literary Evening At The Brooklyn Cat Cafe

It hasn’t been open for very long, but the Brooklyn Cat Cafe has already found its place in the fabric of our neighborhood. Widely covered by local and national media, it was most recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler, and its schedule of events for the neighborhood is in full swing. Next Wednesday, June 22, […]

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Unauthorized Movie Shoot on Columbia Heights

As she is wont to do of a Tuesday afternoon, your correspondent was cruising the neighborhood yesterday, looking for a Tuesday spot to park., when she came across an unusual sight on Columbia Heights between Clark and Pineapple. (I will now cease talking about myself in the third person.) There were several vintage cars parked […]

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Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street

Multiple news outlets are reporting that at around 9:30 Monday night, police responded to a call on Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park, where they found a 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot to the head. From NBC4: Police said they’re not sure if a robbery led up […]

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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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