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“Descension” by Anish Kapoor Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, Indian born, London resident artist Anish Kapoor is bringing one of his typically large creations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as Artnet News reports. “Descension” (photo: anishkapoor.com) is twenty six feet in diameter and is described in the Artnet News piece as being “made by pairing an all-natural […]

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Homeland Shoot on Livingston and Schermerhorn Sunday

Apparently the “big bangs” we were warned about last Sunday were just a warm-up for what the Brooklyn Heights Association tells us will come this Sunday: a full-scale shoot of Homeland will take place this Sunday, February 19 from (yes!) 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (we’re hoping these early and late times are just precautionary) […]

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BHS Presents Valentine’s Evening Readings

On Valentine’s Day evening–this Tuesday, February 14–starting at 7:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present readings by two author-couples: Isaac Fitzgerald and Alice Sola Kim; and Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. The event is presented in partnership with the Franklin Park Reading Series, and the discussion will be moderated by its curator, Penina Roth. […]

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Big Bangs on Livingston Tomorrow, Sunday, February 12

We have the following from Notify NYC: Notification issued 2/11/17 at 3:09 PM. A media production with simulated explosions will take place on Livingston Street between Court Street and Boerum Place in Brooklyn on Sunday, 2/12. The stunt will occur four (4) times between 9 AM and 1 PM. NYPD and FDNY will be on […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, February 7, from 7:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Black Voices, Black Art: Upending Convention with Kellie Jones and Kimberly Drew. Admission is $10, or $5 fOr BHS members. More information and buy tickets here. Journalist and cultural commentator John Strasbaugh will be at BHS Thursday evening, February 9 […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Valentine’s Craft Workshop For Kids

On Sunday, February 12 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a Valentine’s Day workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of “Li’l Monsters” (see details here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. No RSVP […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award-winning, resident professional stage company, will present sixteen performances of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. The venue is the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street). The cast features Theater 2020’s Co-Artistic […]

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R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore, Brooklyn Heights Native

Mary Tyler Moore, the much loved and admired former star of her eponymous TV show, and before that co-star of the Dick Van Dyke Show, died today at her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was 80, and had suffered ill health for some years. According to her New York Times obituary, she was born in […]

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Two Montague Street Buildings Designated Landmarks

The Eagle reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted unanimously to designate two buildings on Montague Street’s “Bank Row” between Clinton and Court streets as city landmarks. We noted their nomination for landmark status last August. The buildings–181-183 Montague, the People’s Trust Company Building, now occupied by Citibank; and 185 Montague, the National Title […]

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Bargemusic this weekend.

On Friday evening, January 13, at 7:30 Bargemusic presents a “Bargemix” event: Gregor Huebner’s (photo) El Violin Latino quartet will perform works by Latin American composers and original works reflecting both Latin American and Eastern European influence. On Saturday evening, January 14, at 7:30 and again on Sunday afternoon, January 15, at 4:00, violinist Mark […]

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