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UPDATE Lost Dog: Help Find Alba

10/3 UPDATE: A BRIDGE TOO FAR Alba was found around 10:00 am this morning (Thursday) IN MANHATTAN by a good samaritan walking her two pit bulls in East River Park near the Manhattan Bridge (yes, Alba crossed the bridge!) Luckily the adventurous pooch was still wearing her collar and the dog-loving saviour contacted her owners immediately. Alba’s […]

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FDNY Open Houses Next Weekend

FDNY firehouses throughout the city are hosting open house events this coming weekend. Engine Company 205/Ladder Company 118, at 74 Middagh Street, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5. That same day, Engine Company 224, at 270 Hicks Street (photo), will be open from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Smoke […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, September 27 at 7:00 when violinist Kinga Augustyn (photo) performs works by the modern and contemporary composers Debra Kaye, Isang Yun, David Lang, and Grazyna Bacewicz, and by the timeless J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, September 28 at 6:00 members of the Semplice Players will perform works by Brahms, Dvorak […]

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Atlantic Antic This Coming Sunday, September 29

The 45th annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue this coming Sunday, September 29, from noon until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun sites for kids. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Ass’n “Designer Show House” Opens Next Weekend

This year’s Brooklyn Heights Association Designer Show House will be 13 Pineapple Street (photo by your correspondent, taken in the afternoon when shadows are bad, and while some pre-show gussie-ing up was going on). The BHA sez: This is a rare opportunity to visit a historic home on a quiet, tree-lined street in Brooklyn Heights […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival This Weekend

The sixth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will have its Children’s Day events this Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the MetroTech Commons. Events will include a “Where’s Waldo?” search, an interactive bookmaking session with JooHee Yoon, music with Dan and Claudia Zanes, and many more events that are fun for kids […]

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City Council Hires Firm To Study BQE Options

Mary Frost reports in the Eagle that the City Coucil has decided it needs a new perspective regarding the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The council has selected multinational engineering firm Arup to provide “independent, outside expertise” on the city Department of Transportation’s plans, according to [Council Speaker Corey] Johnson’s office. According to the […]

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Byford: Complete Clark Street Station Closure For 8 Months Preferred, But There Are Options

Update: There’s a link to the TA’s survey here (click on “Read full story” to get the live link). These are the takeaways from this evening’s meeting with Transit Authority President Andy Byford (in photo at right, conversing with City Council Member Stephen Levin) at St. Francis College: 1. The TA’a preferred plan would be […]

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Photoville Now Open

Photoville, “NYC’s premier photo destination,” is here for its eighth year, with galleries occupying repurposed shipping containers located in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, on Water Street just below the Brooklyn Bridge and in the Fulton Ferry Historic District. This year’s Photoville includes over eighty exhibitions, all accessible. In addition to exhibitions in and […]

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Reminder: Meet With TA President Monday Evening About Clark Street Elevator Repairs

As we reported earlier, Transit Authority President Andy Byford will be at St. Francis College from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. this coming Monday evening, September 16 to discuss plans for repair of the frequently malfunctioning elevators at the Clark Street station. There are reports that the TA may plan to close the station for as […]

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