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Bargemusic this Weekend

Ths Friday evening, August 10 at 7:00, pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will present a recital, “Art of Etude,” featuring works by many prominent nineteenth and twentieth century and contemporary composers. On Saturday evening, August 11, at 6:00, Ms. Vinokur will return to play works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Leo Smit/Bernstein. On Sunday afternoon, […]

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National Night Out Against Crime – Tues., Aug. 7, 4:30 pm at Pier 5

The 84th Precinct Community Council invites all to the National Night Out Against Crime- Neighborhood Safe Streets Rally, at the Pier 5 Picnic Peninsula in Brooklyn Bridge Park, on Tuesday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, refreshments, ice cream, games, and face painting, as well as bicycle and scooter registration. Bicycle accessories […]

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BHB Stalwart Andrew Porter Sounds Off About Helicopter Noise

Last week the New York Times asked for comments on noise complaints. Loyal BHB reader and commenter Andrew Porter had this response, which the Times approved: The noisiest things here in Brooklyn Heights are the helicopters, whether NYPD one hovering over accidents on the BQE, Brooklyn Bridge or other trouble spots, or the ones passing […]

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Is a Bistricer/Chetrit Feud Behind Lack of Progress on the Bossert?

In early July the Eagle reported, in a story we linked to here, that one of the hotel’s owners, either David Bistricer or Joseph Chetrit, had said that “a major announcement” about the hotel would be made soon. It was presumed that this would be of a firm opening date for the hotel, which has […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, August 3 at 8:00 when pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (photo) plays works by Chopin, Scarlatti, Janacek, Villa-Lobos, and Granados. On Saturday evening, August 4 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Beethoven and Schubert. On Sunday afternoon, August 5 at […]

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Should Hardhats be Required at Borough Hall Subway Station?

Just over a month ago, part of the ceiling over the Manhattan bound 4/5 platform at Borough Hall station collapsed. Alert reader Andrew Porter notifies us of a Brooklyn Paper story about a similar collapse on the Brooklyn bound side. Fortunately, things are more or less back to normal now. Perhaps those of us who […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend, with Jazz!

The weekend begins riding on a jazz note on Friday evening, July 27 at 8:00 when the Endangered Heart Quartet (photo) presents works by Roy Nathanson, Beatles/Jesse Mills, Bach/Tim Kiah, and Jesse Mills. On Saturday evening, July 28 at 6:00, the Peskanov Duo, consisting of Alexander Peskanov on piano and Lu Ann Peskanov on flute, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

The Fine Arts Quartet (photo) starts the weekend on Friday evening, July 20 at 8:00, performing works by Mendelssohn and Grieg. On Saturday evening, July 21 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, July 22 at 4:00. the Semplice Players, joined by Mark Peskanov on violin, will play works by Haydn and Beethoven. There are […]

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“Bouncy Bridge” Closed Again

If you’ve walked by the entrance to Squibb Park on Columbia Heights or along the pedestrian and bike walkway that parallels Pier One in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which is where your correspondent got the photo) anytime since Friday you’ve probably noticed that the Squibb Park, or “Bouncy” pedestrian bridge has been closed again. Brooklyn Bridge […]

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A Bird Spotting Walk Leads From Pier 1 to Newly Opened Pier 3

Your correspondent roused himself from bed early Saturday morning in time to join Heather Wolf and a group of other orinthophiles for a bird spotting walk around Pier One and the newly opened Pier Three in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On our walk around Pier One we saw many birds, mostly sparrows, starlings, robins, and catbirds. […]

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