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Pop-Up Pool Will Be Back For One More Summer, But What Will Replace It?

The Eagle reports that the powers-that-be at Brooklyn Bridge Park have allowed the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) to survive through the summer of 2018. However, the Eagle story notes: Next summer will be absolutely the last year for the pool, however, as it is located in the site of the planned Pier 2 uplands […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, September 22, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present “Tokyo to New York: Composer/Performers,” a concert of works by contemporary composers, some Asian and some Western, performed by Thomas Piercy (photo) some on clarinet and some on hichiriki. On Saturday evening, September 23, at 8:00, pianist and composer Michael Brown will play works by […]

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Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

There will be a free Americana Music Festival this weekend — 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 — featuring “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” It will take place on the Pier Six lawn (near the foot of Atlantic Avenue) in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The theme of this year’s 43rd Atlantic Antic is “The Pulse of Brooklyn.” It will be held this Sunday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants […]

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Photoville is Back

Photoville Has returned to Brooklyn Bridge Park this week, in its location under the Brooklyn Bridge. The photo (C. Scales for BHB) shows “The Fence,” which previews some of the photos to be shown during the event. Photoville will be open from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21 through Saturday, September 23, and from […]

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Olivia Ellis, Co-Architect of PS 8’s Turn-Around, Has Passed

With heavy hearts, we share the sad news that Olivia Ellis passed away this week. Olivia, along with Principal Seth Phillips and others, revived PS 8 from a school on the verge of closure due to low enrollment, to one of the most sought-after schools it is today. Hailing from P.S. 321 where she taught […]

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Yes, Matt Damon Likely Will Be Your Neighbor

The Real Deal, citing a Wall Street Journal story that’s behind a paywall, reports that actor Matt Damon is in contract to buy the penthouse at The Standish, 171 Columbia Heights. According to the Real Deal, if the sale goes off at the asking price of $16.645 million, it could set a new record for […]

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Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Bourbon

This Friday, September 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the Brooklyn Historical Society as part of its “Free Fridays” series, will present an evening dedicated to Bourbon — the whiskey, that is, though it will also include a talk about the French royals who gave it the name. Bourbon isn’t just from Kentucky. Some very […]

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Montague Street “Sunday Social” on the 17th

The Montague Street Business Improvement District is presenting a “Make it Montague Sunday Social” this coming Sunday, September 17 from noon to 4:00 PM. It will feature music, dancing, and a kids’ zone. Montague Street between Hicks and Henry, between Henry and Clinton, and between Clinton and Court will be closed to traffic during the […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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