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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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Planning Meeting Tonight for the Brooklyn Heights Library

Michael Randazzo sends us the following: The Brooklyn Public Library invites all to join the second community brainstorming session in the Brooklyn Heights Branch’s first floor auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West, at 6:30 p.m tonight. The purpose is to discuss plans for the interior layout of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. Representatives of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, April 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, April 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. On Sunday the Brooklyn Historical […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Give Library Suggestions

Books, books, books, and lots of shelves for them, was the main theme of the suggestions made at yesterday evening’s design workshop, at which local residents interacted with architects and library staff concerning what a new Brooklyn Heights branch library should offer. Adequate, well trained and friendly staff (some participants–not library staffers–also stressed “well paid”) […]

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Matthew Urbanski Explains Inspirations for Brooklyn Bridge Park Design

This past Sunday I joined a group of hardy folks for a tour, “Inspirations for the Design of Brooklyn Bridge Park,” led by Matthew Urbanski (photo), a principal of the firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., who were the primary designers of Brooklyn Bridge Park. These are my takeaways from the tour: 1. Taking inspiration […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players premiere their production of Neil Simon’s Fools. Performances are Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m., and a Sunday matinee, February 8 at 2:00 p.m., at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place. The play will continue through the succeeding two weekends on the same schedule. You may make […]

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Bad News for Squibb Park Bridge: Will Not Reopen Until Spring 2015

If you were cynical about the fate of Squibb Park Bridge, you were right.

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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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