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Special Hours for Seniors Only at Local Grocery Stores [EDITED WITH MORE STORES]

Of course, the best thing for everyone would be to stay inside as much as possible. But for people over 60 and others more vulnerable to COVID-19 who must shop for themselves, the following local grocery stores will provide special hours for those folks only at: Key Food, 169 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn Heights): 7:00 am-9:00 am (unable […]

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Noodle Pudding Goes Online!

Talk about unprecedented times! Noodle Pudding has famously and proudly never had a website, social media presence, or even a sign on their facade. Because why would it bother? It’s still the neighborhood’s favorite restaurant according to our readers, and packed nightly. But, with all NYC restaurants closed to dining in, Noodle Pudding now has an Instagram […]

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The Night That Brooklyn Heights Closed (Until Further Notice)

Not much to say here. Just sharing some photos taken tonight. The night that Henry Street Ale House was forced to close by 8:00 p.m. until further notice. The night that Fortune House expressed its gratitude to customers. The night that CVS was sold out of all paper goods, despite a limit of one per […]

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DeBlasio Finally Closes NYC Public Schools

After mounting pressure, NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio finally made the decision to shutter NYC public schools effective Monday, March 16th. “This is a decision I have taken with no joy…I regret to have to announce that our public schools will be closed. There is no school tomorrow and we will be suspending our public schools until […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange to Close Until March 24; Will Take Email Orders

As a precaution because of COVID-19 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange will close its store at 55 Pierrepont Street until Tuesday, March 24. At that time, the Exchange will evaluate the situation, and may, if necessary, continue to close on a week by week basis. At all times, while the brick-and-mortar store is closed, the Exchange will gladly […]

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Many Local Places of Worship Suspend or Modify Services

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which includes Brooklyn, has ordered all churches in the Diocese, including Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, to suspend services beginning today through March 26. At that time it will be decided whether to continue the suspension, which would then […]

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More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – – or by calling […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble’s “Struggle and Jubilation” Concert Postponed

We have been advised by Repast Baroque Ensemble that their concerts, “Struggle and Jubilation,”  scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 18 at McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, and also at Manhattan Country School on Thursday, March 19, have been postponed to dates to be announced. We will let you know when those dates have been decided. […]

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Remaining Theater 2020 “Sondheim on Sondheim” Performances Cancelled

We have been advised that the remaining two performances of Theater 2020’s “Sondheim on Sondheim”, scheduled for this Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at St. Francis College have been cancelled. Those who bought tickets on line have been informed that they are receiving refunds.

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NYS Attorney General Letitia James at St. Ann’s Sunday Evening, March 29

New York State Attorney General Letitia James, the first woman to be elected Attorney General and the first woman of color to hold statewide office, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, 157 Montague Street (between Clinton and Henry) on Sunday, March 29 starting at 5:30 p.m. She will speak […]

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