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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, August 2 at 7:00 when pianist Asiya Korepanova will play two of your correspondent’s favorite pieces: Beethoven’s “Eroica Variations” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.” On Saturday svening, August 3 at 6:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Evan Drachman, and pianist Doris Stevenson will play works by Shostakovich and Beethoven. […]

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Thief Takes Backpack Containing $40,000 Cash from Car Parked on Joralemon

The Eagle’s Noah Goldberg reports that, on July 11, a man (surveillance photos above released by NYPD) pulled off a brazen daylight smash-and-grab, breaking a Jeep’s window and stealing a backpack containing $40,000 in cash, then ran down Joralemon. No arrest has yet been made, and no identification is given of the owner of the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Vies in Greenery, Ties in Drinking Contest (with Help from Fort Greene)

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, conducted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is close to its conclusion. Montague Street, she reports, is a finalist in the Greenest Commercial Block division. Montague was nominated by the Montague Street BID and its entry is being effected by “[t]he talented and passionate […]

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Did Robert Moses “Head Fake” Brooklyn Heights?

The received wisdom is that Robert Moses was determined to route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through Brooklyn Heights, following the route of Hicks Street, staying roughly on the course it had taken through Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, but that heroic resistance by Heights residents convinced him to try the innovative plan (where have we heard […]

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Eagle’s Mary Frost Goes Deep With New BHA Exec Director

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed in depth the new Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Lara Birnback. Ms. Birnback is a California native, but has lived in the Heights for many years. Her husband grew up here. She has extensive experience in community development in the U.S. and abroad. As a Heights resident she is aware […]

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Cafe From Master Pastry Chef François Payard Opens at Pier 5 & Other Foodie News

Eater reports the James Beard award winning pastry chef, Francois Payard has opened a cafe, Ebb & Flow at 12 Joralemon Street (across from Pier 5). “The Brooklyn Heights bakery serves grab-and-go pastries, including savory and sweet selections. These include sandwiches, salads, egg and cheese croissants, as well as a series of special layer cakes […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, July 19 at 7:00, when violinist Daniel Kurganov and pianist Constantine Finehouse present “Homage to a Golden Age,” a concert featuring works by Bloch, Chausson, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Franck, “and encore works composed/arranged by Kreisler, Heifetz, et al.” On Saturday evening, July 20 at 6:00, and again at 8:00, members […]

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Comedy Comes to Vineapple This Thursday Night

Theater publication Broadway Local alerted us to a comedy night this Thursday: The Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights! (BHCN) is a monthly stand-up show @ The Vineapple Cafe featuring local comedians, big-time headliners, foreign nationals and everything in between. The show takes place on Thursday, July 18th @ 8:30pm with co-hosts Shelly Colman (2014 Newcomer National Grand […]

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Potential Immigration Raids 14-18th: Know the Facts and Your Rights

Council Member Levin sent out this very important message pertaining to reported DHS and ICE raids.  New York is The Melting Pot, a Sanctuary City. Please share this information far and wide. Let’s all help protect to those striving for a better life here in our fair city. If you or someone you know is […]

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New Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director: Lara Birnback

You may recall that back in March, Peter Bray resigned as Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association to tend to a serious family health issue. Mary Frost at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that Brooklyn Heights resident Lara Birnback has been chosen as his successor. Ms. Birnback’s past experience includes 15 years of experience in the public, […]

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