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Montague Street Businesses Show the Love with Instagram Contest, Giveaways

Through February 14th, The Montague Business Improvement District wants to spread the love! It’s as simple as posting to Instagram: How Can You Win?: >>Follow @montaguebid on Instagram. >>Post pictures of what you do, buy, eat or drink on Montague Street by February 14th. >>Tag a BID businesses and use the hashtag #ilovemontaguestreet.Winners will be contacted […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Into the Woods at St. Francis February 21 – March 17

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional stage company, will present the James Lapine/Stephen Sondheim musical comedy Into the Woods at the Founders Hall Theater, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, in a run of sixteen performances beginning Thursday, February 21 and continuing through Sunday, March 17. “Into the Woods,” where the characters in […]

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Levin: “[T]here Has to be a Better Way” for BQE Repair

City Council Member Stephen Levin was interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and had this to say about the City Department of Transportation’s plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation: Robert Moses’ infrastructure projects created all types of massive havoc around New York City, divided communities and really displaced thousands of people. As we’re looking towards […]

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Grace Church Winterfair Saturday

This Saturday, February 2, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys, men’s and women’s clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl discs, sporting equipment, plants, flowers, furniture, housewares and tchatchkes. Carl Weisser will do […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the Brooklyn Historical Society will celebrate with a series of events illuminating aspects of Black history, both local and national. The series will begin early, this Wednesday evening, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:00, with a discussion of a vicious crime in 1946 against a Black decorated war veteran […]

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String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Violinist Paul Huang at St. Ann’s Church Saturday

This coming Saturday, February 2, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and violinist Paul Huang (photo, by Marco Borggreve) will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) beginning at 8:00 P.M. for a concert featuring Mr. Huang as soloist on Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto, followed by jazz […]

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Times Reports on BHA’s BQE Plan; Guarded But Positive DOT Response

Today’s New York Times reports that the alternative routing for the for the temporary highway to be used during reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, proposed by the Brooklyn Heights Association has, at least in an initial form, been revealed. Scroll down in the linked Times story, past the […]

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Simon Says: Talk to Neighbors; Examine Data; Review EIS for BQE Renovation

As expected, Thursday’s “Java with Jo Anne” event, with State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon at One Girl Cookies in DUMBO, drew a number of Brooklyn Heights residents eager to question Ms. Simon’s stance concerning the City Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a temporary six lane highway in the present location of the Brooklyn […]

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Hundreds Pack Promenade For Rally Against BQE Plan

Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Peter Bray said the cold weather made him hope that 300 people would show up for yesterday’s rally on and for the Promenade, but by our estimate there was well more than that number. (Update: the New York Post estimates the turnout as “[a]bout 200″; we believe this is way […]

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Local Electeds to Join BQE Rally on Promenade Saturday

This in from A Better Way NYC: State Senator Brian Kavanagh, State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, and City Council Member Stephen Levin just announced that they will be joining Comptroller Scott Stringer at a press conference this Saturday calling for a community-driven solution to the BQE reconstruction. Please show your support this Saturday, January […]

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