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The BQE is Still Crumbling

The Daily News has a piece by former City DOT Commissioner Ross Sandler, who describes in detail the ongoing process of corrosion that is weakening the supports of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway and of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade above it. As we reported a year ago, an expert panel appointed by […]

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There Are Eight Candidates to be Your Next City Council Member; Meet Them All at the BHA’s Annual Meeting February 23

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its annual meeting via ZOOM on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to be a BHA member to attend the meeting, but you must register here (it’s free). All eight of the candidates to succeed the term limited Steve Levin as City Council member from […]

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Heights Cafe To Close Temporarily

Chilly weather, along with the ban on indoor dining, have caused the Heights Cafe (photo) at Hicks and Montague streets, to close temporarily starting tomorrow (Tuesday, January 26), pending either warmer weather that will facilitate outdoor dining, or removal of the indoor dining ban. As the New York Times noted on Saturday, diners at the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Braves the Chill to Dine Out and Support Local Restaurants

After a long shutdown, indoor dining was allowed at 25% capacity in late September 2020, only to be shut down again in December, leaving restaurants to resort to take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining only. People wondered whether outdoor dining would remain viable with winter settling in. But, as with most things, New Yorkers were underestimated. […]

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Center for Brooklyn History Presents Discussion on Authoritarianism Wednesday

This Wednesday evening, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society, will present a free on-line discussion between Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen – Authoritarians from Mussolini to the Present, and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, on the timely topic “The Authoritarian’s Playbook.” There are more details, […]

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Watermark to Host Exhibit Honoring LGTBQ Seniors

As reported by Tat Bellamy-Walker in AMNY, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, the new luxury senior housing (formerly the Towers Hotel) at 21 Clark Street, will host “Not Another Second,” a photographic exhibit honoring LGBTQ seniors. The portraits feature a former politician, military veterans, a Stonewall survivor, and a Black Panther, among others. The art […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Work Has Begun on Emily Roebling Plaza, Final Portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Work began this month on the last portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the space beneath the Brooklyn Bridge that has for some time been a vacant lot, occasionally used for events like Photoville (this year Photoville was presented in various locations throughout the Park). The lot was previously occupied by the City’s Purchase Building , […]

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Don’t Miss “A Radio Christmas Carol” by Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Saturday, December 12

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow, (or today, if you’re reading this on Saturday) December 12, at 2:00 p.m. Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will, with sponsorship of the Brooklyn Public Library, present “A Radio Christmas Carol,” a free Zoom reading of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic, “A Christmas […]

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Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree Arrives; Must Overcome Obstacles

Last year there was no Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree; a sidewalk shed covered the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, where the tree always stands. This year, there is a tree. Because of COVID-19 there will be no traditional tree lighting ceremony, but the lights will go on this Saturday, December 12 and remain through […]

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