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Court Street Office Supplies to Close in February

Brooklyn Paper reports that Court Street Office Supply, a “staple” of the neighborhood since 1982, will close on February 20th. Owner, Jacob Gutman explained, “Our challenge has been the shift in how people purchase things these days,” he said. “Our decision to close the store has nothing to do with rent.” Instead, the almost forty […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, January 12 at 8:00, a trio consisting of Michelle Kim (photo, by Chris Lee), assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on violin; Wendy Sutter on cello, and William Wolfram on piano, will play works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening, January 13 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, January […]

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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 5th and 6th at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon , January 7 at 4:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now Winter Festival” of works by contemporary composers Elizabeth Brown (photo, by Peter Schaff), Scott Wheeler, David Taylor, Vera Ivanova, Nora Essman Morrow, and Russell Platt, performed by a stellar […]

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Harvard’s Krokodiloes Sing at Casino Friday to Benefit BHA

Harvard’s renowned men’s a capella singing group, the Krokodiloes, will be at the Brooklyn Heights Casino this Friday evening, January 5, to perform on behalf of the Brooklyn Heights Association. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with the Kroks warming up – and you as well – amid the sonorous acoustics of the Heights Casino […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

The New Year’s Fireworks will go off at the stroke of midnight, just as the ball is dropping at Times Square. They will be launched from near Liberty Island, and so will be easily visible from the Promenade, or from Heights rooftops. Unfortunately, the forecast temperature at that time is fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. Dress for […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, Bargemusic will present two concerts, one at 5:00 PM and one at 7:00 PM, both featuring works by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi — go for Baroque! The music will be performed on violin by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, along with many celebrated musicians. There will be no […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, Bargemusic will present two concerts. The first, starting at 5:00 PM, features cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki will perform works by J.S.Bach. At 7:00 pianist Jeewon Park will play Bach’s renowned Goldberg Variations. There will be more concerts on Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) featuring works […]

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