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Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Beer is Apparently a Thing and Available at Key Food on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Are you amped up for season 5 of Game of Thrones? While it doesn’t premiere until next year, patrons of the Key Food on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights can drown their sorrows or fuel their anticipation with the newest special brew named after the series. VALAR MORGHULIS from Brewery Ommegang is the fourth offering [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A replica of the slave ship Amistad (photo above from her 2006 visit to the Battery Park City marina), built for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie about the rebellion aboard her in 1839, and subsequent trial in a U.S. court, arrived today at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street. Amistad will [...]

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Film Director David Cronenberg Reads From Debut Novel at St. Francis Thursday Evening

David Cronenberg, the Canadian film director “known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood”, will read from his first novel, Consumed, Thursday evening at 7:00 at St. Francis College Auditorium, 180 Remsen Street. The event, presented by Book Court, includes a release party, reading, audience Q&A, and book signing. The event [...]

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50 Cent’s Power to Shoot in Brooklyn Heights on Yom Kippur

50 Cent’s “Power” is coming to take over the North Heights on Thursday, on many of the same streets affected by the “St James Place” shoot. The show’s second season will begin on Starz soon. Scenes for its first season shot here as well.

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Watch Steven Spielberg Make It Rain with Tom Hanks in Brooklyn Heights

BHB pal Carrie Hamilton caught last night’s St. James Place movie shoot on Pineapple street on video. There were some cool cars and the fake rain.
Watch after the jump.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Celebrates 160th Anniversary

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange had a party this evening to celebrate its 160th year of providing a market for handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn and beyond, and a place to shop for interesting and sometimes hard to find gifts, children’s clothing, toys, books, stationery, and other items. A considerable number of BWE officers, board members, [...]

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Spielberg Transforms Perfect Paws into a 1960s Dress Shop and He Will Make It Rain Monday Night in Brooklyn Heights

As previously reported, Steve Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “St. James Place” is back in Brooklyn Heights shooting. Last night BHB’s Evan Bindelglass caught Tom Hanks filming scenes and this morning Mrs. Fink spotted Perfect Paws (102 Hicks Street) being transformed into a 1960s dress shop: In 1958, two years before this film regarding the Francis [...]

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Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg Film ‘St. James Place’ In Brooklyn Heights

There was a bit of a commotion centered around the corner of Henry Street and Love Lane on Sunday night. If you’re wondering what it was (and didn’t see the yellow or pink signs all over the place), it was the filming of director Steven Spielberg’s new film “St. James Place.”

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Some Scenes From The 2014 Atlantic Antic

Perfect weather encouraged a large crowd to attend today’s fortieth anniversary Atlantic Antic. Your correspondent enjoyed grilled sardines and Sangria in front of Chez Moi. Encouraged by a friend, he tried a salt codfish (bacalao) fritter prepared by the good people of Yglesia Antioqua, near Court and Atlantic. It was delicious, but aroused a thirst [...]

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Why All of Brooklyn Heights is Rooting for New SNL Cast Member Pete Davidson

Last night Pete Davidson made his debut on Saturday Night Live. In a year when most of the cast is new, his turn on Weekend Update was the breakout performance. And there’s a reason why all us in Brooklyn Heights should be rooting for him — his father was Scott Davidson, one of the men [...]

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Spielberg’s “St James Place” Sets Up Shop A Little Early in Brooklyn Heights

Forget what the signs say–the production that is taking over the neighborhood for days on end has decided that 24 hours of empty streets isn’t enough. By 9 am, production crews had set up cones to prevent parking on multiple blocks. Calls to the number listed on the sign yielded only voicemail; a call to [...]

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Montague Street Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for entries in the Montague Street BID’s photo contest has been extended until November 28. There’s more information here, the official rules are here and you can

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be another busy weekend, with the DUMBO Arts Festival starting tomorrow (Friday, September 26) and running through Sunday, September 28; the Atlantic Antic, celebrating its 40th year, on Sunday; and, as reader Reggie reminds us, also on Sunday the 21st Annual Bus Festival. This is also your last weekend to view Photoville. (Photoville [...]

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