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Thanks to Albany BQE Repairs May be Stalled; Made More Difficult

The cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, is in need of critical repairs. Concrete has eroded, exposing rusting metal reinforcements. The job will take years, and will require closure of at least parts of the BQE for long periods. Last year a City Department of Transportation Official told a […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, June 28 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion on the timely topic, “Who is Muslim.” It will be led by Imam Khalid Latif, chaplain at NYU, and will feature a distinguished panel of Muslims living in America who will “challenge stereotypes, highlight alternative narratives, and share their […]

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The World at Your Service at the Hotel St. George

Immigrants: They get the job done. Nowhere more so than at the St. George. Is there anything you can’t get done at the St. George? You can get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And get your hair cut, your shoes shined, your pants cuffed, and yours nails did. And who does all that work for […]

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Night Milling Of Furman Street Scheduled For Friday, June 30

We have word from Community Board 2 that Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Joralemon Street will be milled this coming Friday, June 30. According to CB 2: Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, June 23 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Irena Portenko (photo, by Irina Mednik) playing a “Here and Now” selection of works by contemporary or recent composers, including Israel Kremen, Michael Zeiger, Volodymyr Runchak, Toshimitsu Tanaka, Heinrich J. Hartl, Arik Shapira, Waleed Howrani, and tango king Astor Piazzolla. On Saturday evening, June […]

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Know a Spot, or Two, That Needs a Litter Can? Tell Council Member Steve Levin

In his “Word on the 33rd” e-blast today, City Council Member Stephen Levin has this message for constituents: We all need to do our part to keep our community clean. Everyone one of us should be able to take pride in the streets and sidewalks that are extensions of our homes and workplaces. To this […]

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Developer Finally Closes on Library Site

We have it from City Realty that developer Hudson Companies, Inc. has finally closed on the sale from the City of the site, at Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street, formerly occupied by the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, which now occupies temporary space on Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton. Demolition […]

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront as Artistic Inspiration Subject of Wednesday Discussion at BHS

This Wednesday evening, June 21 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present novelist Jennifer Egan (photo, at Brooklyn Book Festival, 2010), author of The Keep and A Visit From the Goon Squad and the soon to be published Manhattan Beach, leading a discussion “about Brooklyn’s waterfronts, industrial and liminal, as an inspiration to artists.” […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, June 16 at 8:00 Bargemusic will start the weekend with a concert of music by the American composer Lewis Spratlan (photo), played by Elizabeth Chang on violin, Nardo Poy on viola, Julia Lichten on cello, Romie de Guise-Langlois on clarinet, and Alissa Leiser on piano. On Saturday evening, June 17 at 8:00, […]

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Author of Novel About Vanishing New York at Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Thursday

This Thursday evening at 6:15 the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will present John Freeman Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters, “one of Booklist’s picks for Best New Adult Fiction of 2017,” to discuss and sign his novel at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s temporary quarters, 109 Remsen Street. The novel is based […]

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