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Coming This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Wednesday evening, October 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Immigrant Women, Labor, and the Quest for Gender Justice,” in which award winning journalist and author Bernice Yeung will discuss her writings and work concerning the protection of immigrant women in the work force from violence, sexual harassment, and […]

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Montague Street BID Hosts Sunday Social October 14th

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The Montague Street BID is set to host their annual street fair, Sunday Social next Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm between Court and Hicks Streets with Kids Zone sponsored by Brooklyn Bridge Parents. The event features a bouncy house and loads of family/kid friendly activities including a ninja […]

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City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow (Friday, October 5) evening at 7:00 when flutist Brandon George (photo) and guitarist Jordan Dodson, of the Semplice Players, will perform works by Bach, Debussy, Robert Beaser, Roland Dyens, and Piazolla. On Saturday evening, October 6 at 6:00, violinist Semmy Stahlhammer will play the first of a series of concerts presenting […]

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BHA to DOT on BQE: “Back to the Drawing Board”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a statement, following last Thursday evening’s meeting with City Department of Transportation representatives, at which many Heights residents expressed strong opposition to the DOT’s “innovative” plan for the needed reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below the Heights that would involve building a temporary six […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Gargoyle Epic Tuesday Evening

If you’re an admirer of gargoyles, the decorative, often grotesque drainage pieces that adorn many gothic, beaux arts, and art deco (see examples on 55 Pierrepont in the photo) buildings, you may wish to attend a presentation at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Tuesday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 PM. In “New York’s Gargoyles: […]

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City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

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Reminder: Meeting Thursday Evening on BQE Repairs and Promenade

The Brooklyn Heights Association has details on the Update meeting on BQE Rehabilitation, a project that could include closing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for years and building a temporary six lane highway that would bring traffic to the level of Heights residences. Alternatively, it could cause major diversions of truck and car traffic to local […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend starts early, on Thursday evening, September 27 at 7:00 when pianist Gloria Cheng (photo) plays a series of short pieces, “Garlands for Steven Stucky” written by many contemporary composers in memory of one who died in 2016, at the height of his career, and concluding with one piece by Stucky himself. Details and […]

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Americana Music Festival At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The 4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival will take place this Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM both days, on Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” Admission is free, and there’s more information here.

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