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Announcing New Brooklyn Heights Blog Contributor Rafael “Raf” Perez!

Many (most?) of you already know and love Rafael “Raf” Perez, the last owner of Mr. Video III and currently a resident and Superintendent on Monroe Place. Raf is Brooklyn Heights through and through, having grown up here and never having left. How many people still here can say they graduated from PS8? We’re thrilled Raf […]

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My First Dispatch: On Moving to Brooklyn in 1996 as We Welcome September in the Best Neighborhood in NYC

Greetings neighbors—the first dispatch from me, Caroline Aiken Koster, your newest BHBlogger here. This first post has me thinking about moving to Brooklyn Heights in Fall of 1996. Until then, my husband James and I, fresh out of graduate school and landing in Manhattan from our hometowns of Louisville and Cincinnati, rented a standard NYC […]

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Welcome Caroline Koster, New Contributor to Brooklyn Heights Blog! Also, Do Not Miss Her Recent Op-Ed in the NY Daily News

We are thrilled to announce that Caroline Koster will be a new contributor to the Blog! Caroline and her husband James have lived in Brooklyn Heights since 1996, raising their two sons here. She is a co-founder of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge and a board member of BloomAgainBklyn. A former President of Plymouth Church, Caroline co-chaired the church’s 175th […]

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RIP DNAinfo & Gothamist

The neighborhood news blog-o-sphere got a lot smaller today.  Readers attempting to peruse DNAinfo or Gothamist earlier this evening received a rude awakening. As reported by the New York Times, just last week the writers and editors of both newsrooms voted to unionize.  Today at 5:00 pm, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

In July we noted the opening of the exhibit “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie” at the

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