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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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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Week

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, July 13 at 8:00 with pianist Beth Levin (photo) playing works by Beethoven and Handel. Saturday evening, July 14 there will be two concerts: one at 6:00 featuring works by Bach, Paganini/Enescu, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini/Schumann, deFalla/Kreisler, and Paganini; and one at 8:00 featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini/Enescu, and Sarasate. […]

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BQE Rehab Prep to Begin Next Week

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that, beginning next week and going for a three week period during the hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may see workers using a device “larger than a hand-held metal detector but smaller than a lawn mower” along the inner edge of the Promenade. The device is […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

The weekend begins at Bargemusic on Friday evening, July 6 at 8:00 with pianist Daniel Schlosberg playing works by Mozart, Lukas Foss, and Poulenc. On Saturday evening, July 7 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, July 8 at 4:00, the Semplice Players, joined by violinist Mark Peskanov (photo), will perform works by Haydn and […]

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Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be launched from seven barges staged in the East River between East 23rd and East 40th Streets. Per the official website, “the fireworks may be viewed from any area in Brooklyn with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.”  Macy’s does not recommend Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Movies with a View” Features Women Directors

This summer’s edition of “Movies with a View”, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free outdoor movie festival, has the theme “She Directs.” All of the films to be shown have women as directors. The schedule (all are on Thursday evenings) is: July 12, Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman) July 19, Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 29 at 8:00 with classical guitarist David Starobin (photo) playing works by Fernando Sor, Francesco Molino, Giulio Regondi, Mauro Giuliani, and Wenzeslaus Matiegka. On Saturday evening, June 30 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Evan Drachman, and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Beethoven […]

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Pop-Up Pool Opens Wednesday, June 27

The much loved Pop-Up Pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park will open Wednesday, June 27, for its final season. The new Squibb Park Pool won’t be completed by next summer, so the park will be without a swimming hole for a while.

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Donate Children’s Books to the 84th Precinct This Weekend

A message from Officer John Kenny: Patrol Borough Brooklyn North will be rolling out its new literacy initiative on Monday, June 25, 2018. Each precinct will dedicate a small area as a free children’s library. This library will be available to any child who wishes to read or keep these books as a way of promoting […]

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