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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, March 27 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (photo) playing works by Scarlatti, Brahms, Scriabin, Janácek, Debussy, and Ravel. On Saturday evening, March 28 at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 4:00 Ms. Lee will be joined by Bargemusic’s artistic director Mark Peskanov on violin to perform […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend is your last chance to see the Heights Players’ production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday, March 22 matinee at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. You may make reservations here. On Saturday […]

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No, Manspreading is Not a Thing So Leave Paul Giamatti Alone

In general, our pals at Gothamist are doing the Lord’s work when it comes to pointing out the things that make living in New York City an existential circus. But this obsession with “manspreading” on the site (not to mention the MTA’s current courtesy campaign) is getting out of hand. How insane has it gotten? […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Needs Spring Cleaning Help

Want some exercise? Like being outdoors in nice (we hope!) weather? Want to help ready Brooklyn Bridge Park for the new season? Volunteer to help with the Park’s “Spring Spruce Up and Cutback”: Volunteers will cut back overwintered grasses and perennials, remove winter debris, and tidy up planting beds. It’s a huge horticultural task and […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Those, like me, who are concerned about the effect the ever-rising real estate market has on the ability of artists and other creative people who have yet to achieve great monetary success to survive in Brooklyn should attend a panel discussion Tuesday evening, starting at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion, “‘The Gentrification […]

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Heights Author Elizabeth Gaffney at Brooklyn Heights Library Tuesday Evening

This coming Tuesday evening, March 17, from 6:30 to 8:00, Brooklyn Heights resident author Elizabeth Gaffney will have a book talk about her novel, When the World Was Young, the story of a young woman growing up in the Heights in the middle of the twentieth century. The event will take place in the Brooklyn […]

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Forget Lena Dunham, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson Is Brooklyn Heights’ Coolest Resident

Girls creator Lena Dunham has a place in Brooklyn Heights, but she’s just purchased a house in Los Angeles. The cool thing about that is that it’s the former home of the A-Team’s George Peppard. That dude was cool. For some, Girls is an unwatchable show. Watching it is like seeing a scripted version of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow evening (Friday, March 13) at 8:00 Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert featuring bass trombonist Dave Taylor (photo) and friends. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the Dorian Wind Quintet will play works by Bach, Perle, and Dvorak. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Alaria Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Haydn, Faure, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth. Performances are Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, March 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same […]

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