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Fireworks Will Return to East River this Fourth of July Says deBlasio at Brooklyn Heights Promenade Press Conference [Video]

Mayor de Blasio today confirmed rumors that the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River after four years on the west side of Manhattan. “I’m a believer that when people speak they can move mountains,” Mayor de Blasio announced. “So I’m thrilled to say the fireworks will be back on [...]

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Get Ready Brooklyn Heights! Fireworks Returning to the East River

The New York Observer is reporting that, according to “sources,” Mayor de Blasio will be on the Promenade at 2 pm today to announce that Heights residents will once again have a prime view of 4th of July fireworks. The NY Daily News confirms the return of the Macy’s spectacular: “I’m thrilled that, after years of working [...]

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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. [...]

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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DJs Andrew Andrew, Appearing At BRIC Arts Media House Saturday, Talk About Lena Dunham Being Topless

NYC celebrity DJs Andrew Andrew will be appearing at the BRIC Arts Media House this Saturday (4/12) for its Future Future event. We’ve been fans of the identically dressed duo for years and their banter on a recent BRIC TV appearance to promote their set this weekend was quite entertaining. Dressed in matching US Olympic [...]

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John Manbeck Publishes Second Crime Novella Set In Brooklyn Heights

Former Brooklyn borough historian John B. Manbeck has published his second crime novella set in Brooklyn Heights. “The Disappearance of Patricia Murphey” is available on Amazon.com for Kindle. The plot as described there: In a local restaurant that just opened in 1930, an attractive Brooklyn College student disappears after a family argument. Fears of abduction [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Owner: We’re Not Moving Until We Have To

The New York Daily News covers the Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s successful Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for digital projection. Owner Kenn Lowy addresses the question on everyone’s mind – will the theater have to move soon as its landlord is looking to sell (for $7.5 million) or lease (for $30K/month) the building. NYDN: The theater [...]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of Shaw’s “Overruled” Saturday

Theater 2020, the Heights’ own professional theater company, will present a free reading of George Bernard Shaw’s one act play Overruled this coming Saturday afternoon, April 12, in the first floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West. The reading will begin at 2:00; doors open at [...]

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‘Girls’ Star and Future Star Wars Villain Adam Driver Moves Out of Brooklyn Heights

Sure, it may have stung a little more when Gabriel Byrne left the neighborhood but we’re sure millennials in the nabe are just a little sadder today as work comes that “Girls” star Adam Driver is bugging out of Brooklyn Heights: New York Post: “Adam Driver is too big for the Heights!” sniffed a local, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Saved by the Internet: Brooklyn Heights Cinema Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema has hit its crowdfunding goal of $30,000 for new projection equipment. As of this morning, the theater has raised a little over $31,000. BHC owner Kenn Lowy posted: WOW! I could write that “we did it”, but “You did it!” We cannot thank you enough for getting us over the top. [...]

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Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace [...]

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff – Brooklyn Heights Power Couple Team Up for Bleachers’ New Music Video

Brooklyn Heights resident/member of fun. Jack Antonoff’s side project, Bleachers, dropped a new music video this week. The clip for “I Wanna Get Better” was directed by his girlfriend and fellow Brooklyn Heights resident/former Mr. Video III staffer/’Girls’ star Lena Dunham. Radio.com News: The clip has Antonoff showing off his acting chops (and his pjs) [...]

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Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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