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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic’s “Here and Now Labor Day Festival,” which began yesterday evening, continues on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 4 and 5, at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, September 6, at 4:00. It features works by contemporary composers, played by a distinguished collection of musicians, including pianist and Brooklyn resident Kathleen Supové (photo). This Saturday afternoon, September […]

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Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation.  The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant.  Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer.  Yet, here we are one week away […]

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Is a “Supertall” Coming to Brooklyn?

According to Crain’s, Developers Michael Stern and Joseph Chetrit have acquired the landmarked Dime Savings Bank building at 9 Dekalb Avenue, which the story notes, could be repurposed as a high-end retail store, such as Apple. The developers have also acquired air rights which would enable them to build on an adjoining lot a building […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Your Correspondent Learns About Waterfront History at Brooklyn Bridge Park; More Tours to Come

Last Wednesday evening your correspondent went on a tour through Brooklyn Bridge Park of “Brooklyn’s Waterfront History” led by Julie Golia (photo), a Columbia history PhD and Director of Public History for the Brooklyn Historical Society. Julie described the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront over the years, from natural shoreline up until the early nineteenth […]

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Park Officials Recommend Developer For Pier Six Towers

Despite the possibility that a new environmental review may be required before development may proceed, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation staff have recommended the selection of RAL Development Services for the two proposed high rise residential towers near the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Park. RAL was responsible for the development […]

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“Flatiron” Design Proposed For Library Site

The Daily News has published this rendering by Marvel Architects (those wonderful folks who brought us Pierhouse) of the latest envisioning of the building that will stand where the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library now stands. Sadly, for your correspondent, it does not appear to include preservation of the lovely WPA-style friezes […]

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Third Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Design Workshop Monday Evening

The third and final in the series of design workshops for the new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, to which the public is invited, will be Monday evening, May 18 in the ground floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, starting at 6:30. Representatives of Brooklyn Public […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The big event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, which will be Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be five historic houses on the tour, with gardens and balconies open weather permitting. General admission is $80, or $65 for BHA members. You may purchase tickets here. Bargemusic’s […]

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