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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September [...]

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It’s a Wrap for the Brooklyn Heights Cinema

As previously reported, The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is packing up and moving to a not yet announced venue in DUMBO after the sale of is current home at 70 Henry Street.

On Thursday night, cinema staff and owner Kenn Lowy left a final message for their patrons: “Thanks for all of the fish”, reminding us that things aren’t always what they seem:

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Heights Players Open 59th Season With The Great Gatsby

On Friday, September 5, the Heights Players will open their 59th season with Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The play begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Heights Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place. There will be subsequent performances on Saturday, September 6, also at 8:00, and a matinee on Sunday, [...]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Seeks Singers

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (formerly Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn), shown in the photo performing at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, is holding auditions for new singers at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon) on Wednesday, September 3 starting at 8:00 p.m., and on the two succeeding Wednesdays, [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday and Saturday Under Armour is bringing its Elite 24 Basketball Tournament back to Brooklyn, this year at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tournament features top high school hoops stars from around the country (see roster here). The action starts at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 22) and continues on Saturday at 7:00 [...]

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Heights History: The Story Behind Some of the North Heights’ Restaurants And A Look At Them From 47 Years Ago

Ever wondered what the story was behind your favorite restaurant? Well, it might be about more than food or even one man’s dream. Here is an exploration of how some Brooklyn Heights restaurants came to be and what their owners say best exemplifies their spirit. Plus, you will get to see what they looked like back in 1967!

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 15, at 7:00, Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven, and Smetana played by pianist Roman Rabinovich. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo) will perform works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Jeremiah Bornfield, and Dvorak. The concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 will feature works by Brahms [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth (photo) as Stanley Crawford, “a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims”, who meets his match, in two senses of the word, in Sophie [...]

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Elizabeth Gaffney, at BHS, Reads, Talks About Bygone Brooklyn Heights

Novelist and Brooklyn Heights resident Elizabeth Gaffney was at the Brooklyn Historical Society yesterday evening to read from her second novel, When the World Was Young, on the date of its publication by Random House. She read two segments of the novel. The first told how a physician forced to give up her career because [...]

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BHB’s Heather Quinlan Talks ’86 Mets Movie on CBS New York

BHB contributor/filmmaker Heather Quinlan was a guest on the CBS 2 morning show on Sunday to discuss her planned documentary on the ’86 New York Mets. But did we detect a hidden message to your humble publisher in her on-air banter? CBS 2: “Aside from being a Met fan and a filmmaker, it’s a larger-than-life [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring [...]

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Heights Author Elizabeth Gaffney to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Tuesday August 5

Brooklyn Heights resident and novelist Elizabeth Gaffney will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society Tuesday August 5 starting at 7:00 to discuss her second novel, When the World Was Young, which is to be released for publication that day. Set in post-World War II Brooklyn, this powerful story follows misfit Wally Baker as she comes [...]

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Photos: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire Shoots on Monroe Place and Turns Back the Clock to 1931

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire filmed on Monroe Place today and will be filming in the vicinity at least through Monday. This is the final season of the drama starring Brooklyn’s own Steve Buscemi and early reports say that no character is safe.

Check out our photos and a SPOILER (sorta) after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Today (Friday, July 25) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and based on a novel by spy fiction master John le Carré. It will continue to show through the weekend and the following week, along with Chef. On Saturday evening at [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Connection to Twin Peaks Revealed in New Oral History

The new book Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks includes memories from creator David Lynch as well as many cast members from the ground breaking 90′s drama. Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on the show, once lived in Brooklyn Heights. Seinfeld fans will also remember him as Mr. Ross, the father of [...]

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Tonight’s Brooklyn Heights Fireworks Courtesy Of..

Here’s the info on those fireworks you’re hearing tonight (7/22): Tuesday, July 22, 9:15 PM N.Y. Harbor Ellis Island Sponsor: Marriott International

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