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Emily Gould is Sorry for Upsetting Lena Dunham or Mailer and Vidal Did It Better

Writer Emily Gould has apparently upset Brooklyn Heights resident Lena Dunham. Apparently the author of the new book Friendship has been using an anecdote about the “Girls” star and her boyfriend/rock star Jack Antonoff engaging in “PDA” at a party here recently. This resulted in Dunham reportedly (and rightly) direct messaging the author saying “you [...]

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Jonathan Ames, Randy Cohen at Brooklyn Historical Society Wedesday

Jonathan Ames (photo, right), writer — Wake Up Sir!, The Extra Man (adapted as a movie with Kevin Kline and Katie Holmes), The Double Life is Twice as Good, and others — raconteur, creator of the HBO series Bored to Death, promoter of the World’s Most Phallic Building contest (in his opinion, the Williamsburgh Bank [...]

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Montague Street BID Sponsors Photo Contest

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) is sponsoring a photo contest that begins now and has a deadline for submissions of September 17. We are looking for striking digital images taken along Montague Street (between Court Street and the Brooklyn Promenade) in Brooklyn, NY. Your images may show the architecture, storefronts and displays, people, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On my customary morning stroll around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found actors rehearsing Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew for Random Access Theatre’s free performances of that classic comedy at the Granite Prospect on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (July 18, 19, and 20) starting at 7:00. More information here. Also at Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Lifetime Local Resident Reflects on Brooklyn Heights Life in New York Times Piece

Brooklyn Heights resident/author Elizabeth Gaffney writes about growing up here and living in the same townhouse her entire life. The piece is not only a marvelous account of her personal history, it also sheds light on the previous owners of her home and some “hidden” Heights history:

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Jack Antonoff of fun. Talks About His Brooklyn Heights Apartment with Lena Dunham

Jack Antonoff of fun. who is currently enjoying success with his latest project Bleachers, talks to Vulture about what he’s been up to lately. Part of the interview includes a passage about how he and girlfriend Lena Dunham have recently traded up here in Brooklyn Heights: Vulture: It took a full year to close on [...]

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Gabba Gabba Hey: Brooklyn Heights’ Marky Ramone Eats at Sociale, Snaps Photo With Clark Street Residents

While the we mourned the loss of music legend Tommy Ramone this week, it’s great to see that Brooklyn Heights’ own Ramone – Marky – was spreading the love at Sociale on Henry Street. According to Tony Edward, who lives on Hicks Street, the former drummer for The Ramones walked in with three friends and [...]

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Our Video Tribute to Las Bicicletas In Brooklyn Heights

Gilberto Aceves Navarro’s Las Biciciletas appeared at the Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights last week. Karl Junkersfeld has filed a video report about them. There are many exhibits in Brooklyn and Manhattan through September. Full map here.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) is City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is participating with kayaking and with Seining the River Wild. The Park’s Pier Kids series presents The Art of Stepping on Pier 1 Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. All of these events are free. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Author Releases The Amateur: Artists & Spies in Cold War Brooklyn

THE AMATEUR: Artists & Spies in Cold War Brooklyn released in June by Nathan Ward is the third book by the long-time Brooklyn Heights author and his first distributed in Apple Computer’s iBook format. A non-fiction tale of art and intrigue played out in Brooklyn Heights during the 1950’s, The Amateur reads like a brisk, [...]

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Seen on Montague Street: Someone Named Betsabeh Wants to Have Coffee with Jim Jarmusch

A sign posted on Montague Street by a person named “Betsabeh” asks filmmaker/ Brooklyn icon Jim Jarmusch out for a cup of coffee. A photo of it has been circulating on Facebook. The sign reads: dear jim jarmusch i flew 1000km to brooklyn it took me 16 years i am happy and i think its [...]

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“Books Beneath the Bridge” Series Starts Monday With Liberty’s Torch by Elizabeth Mitchell

Brooklyn Bridge Park will start this summer’s “Books Beneath the Bridge” series this Monday (July 7) evening, starting at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1. This event, co-sponsored by the Park and Freebird Books (each event is co-sponsored by a different local bookseller), will feature author Elizabeth Mitchell reading from her Liberty’s Torch: [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update:On Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Heights Association will have a social event at the new Chocolate Works on Montague. Details here. Tonight’s Fireworks take top billing for events this weekend, but the Brooklyn Heights Cinema again has new offerings. Late tomorrow (Saturday) night, July 5, starting at 11:45, there will be [...]

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Amazin’! The Press Loves BHB’s Heather Quinlan and Her Kickstarter Fueled ’86 Mets Documentary

As previously reported, our Heather Quinlan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her latest project – a documentary on the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. And we’re kvelling over the amount of press (and love!) she’s getting. Check it out:

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We Just Can’t With This Elle Piece on Brooklyn Heights Fashion

Backintheday a cat named Robyn Hitchcock had an indie hit with a song called “Young People Scream”. The chorus “Old people, they make young people scream, old people they make young people want to lay down and die” was sort of an alternative battle cry for us snot nosed college radio kids. These days, I [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showing of They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd tomorrow (Friday, June 27). The Cinema will also be showing Ida and Words and Pictures. On Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special showing of “Cartoon Cryptozoologist” Tom Stathes’ Cartoons on Film. [...]

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