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The Air Was Cold, But The Birds Were Out

Your correspondent ventured out at 8:45 yesterday (Saturday) morning in sub-zero wind chill to walk from his home on Montague Street down to the Pier 1 entrance. There he met Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge and guide for a bird walk scheduled for what proved to be a very cold morning. The […]

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Park Corporation, BHA Trade Punches Over Pier 6 Development

We previously noted that the Brooklyn Heights Association, citing new information from the City’s Department of Finance concerning valuation of existing properties on park land, was going forward with its lawsuit to prevent construction of two residential towers near Pier Six and the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Curbed now reports that the […]

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Security Cameras Coming Along Joralemon Street

DNA Info’s Alexandra Leon reports that about ten to twelve street-facing security cameras will be placed on residential buildings on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Furman streets this spring. This is in response to residents’ complaints about an increase in crime because of Joralemon’s becoming the principal entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DNA Info […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 10 at Bargemusic presents pianist Steven Beck (photo) playing works by Schubert and Brahms. On Saturday evening, March 11 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, March 12 at 2:00 and 4:00, Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director Mark Peskanov on violin is joined by the Semplice Players to […]

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Benefit Folk Concert and Square Dance Saturday Evening to Benefit St. Ann’s Church Restoration

This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]

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City Approves Demolition of Library Building

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the demolition of the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library by Hudson Companies, which intends to build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library on its ground, mezzanine, and basement levels, on the site. When […]

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Montague Street Open Again

The hole opened to fix the water main break has been filled, and Montague Street between Clinton and Henry is once again open to vehicular traffic.

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a conversation between Cindy Gallop, founder of IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, and Juie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York, on the topic “Are We There Yet, Sisters? Will We Ever Be?” The discussion will focus on “[p]ower dynamics, double standards, […]

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Update on Montague Street Water Main Break

As of Friday afternoon, March 3, there was still a large hole in Montague Street between Clinton and Henry streets, and so no vehicle traffic on that block. Based on your correspondent’s eyeball survey, most businesses on that block were open. The only exceptions were the Nanatori and Lichee Nut restaurants, which may have suffered […]

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Housing Works Thrift Shop Closing March 13

The Housing Works Thrift Shop, which has graced the spot between Kiehl’s and Haagen-Dazs on Montague Street just off Henry for some years, and which has provided your correspondent and his wife many bargains as well as a place to donate gently used but no longer needed items to serve the cause of the homeless […]

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