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New Neighbor: Director Errol Morris Buys in Brooklyn Heights

Director Errol Morris and his wife, poet Julia Sheehan, have purchased a 3 bedroom duplex on Pierrepont Street from the estate of poet and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Morris, 66, is known for his documentary work including “Fog of War”, “The Unknown Known” “Gates of Heaven” and “Thin Blue Line”. He also – accidentally [...]

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

Writer Emily Gould has 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 fully [...]

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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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Björk’s Biophilia App is the First to be Added to MoMA’s Collection

Brooklyn Heights resident/pop star Björk has the distinction of creating the first app to be added to the Museum of Modern Art’s collection.

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Willowtown Spring Fair Coming Saturday, May 17

We have word from Ben Bankson (in striped shirt in photo, at last year’s Fair) that this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair will be Saturday, May 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This year’s Fair will feature a pet parade. Participants and pets should assemble in Adam Yauch [...]

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‘Girls’ Star and Future Star Wars Villain Adam Driver Moves Out of Brooklyn Heights

Sure, it may have stung a little more when Gabriel Byrne left the neighborhood but we’re sure millennials in the nabe are just a little sadder today as work comes that “Girls” star Adam Driver is bugging out of Brooklyn Heights: New York Post: “Adam Driver is too big for the Heights!” sniffed a local, [...]

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff – Brooklyn Heights Power Couple Team Up for Bleachers’ New Music Video

Brooklyn Heights resident/member of fun. Jack Antonoff’s side project, Bleachers, dropped a new music video this week. The clip for “I Wanna Get Better” was directed by his girlfriend and fellow Brooklyn Heights resident/former Mr. Video III staffer/’Girls’ star Lena Dunham. Radio.com News: The clip has Antonoff showing off his acting chops (and his pjs) [...]

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Lena Dunham Namechecks Mr. Video III’s Raf and Sal of Brooklyn Heights on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

When Lena Dunham was a teenager, she worked at Brooklyn Heights’ legendary video store Mr. Video III. She talked about that experience with Jimmy Fallon on last night’s Tonight Show.

Watch the video after the jump.

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