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Lena Dunham Tweets Support for Save the View Now, What Happens Next Probably Won’t Surprise You

Save the View Now, the grassroots Brooklyn Heights citizens group seeking to curb the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse received support Monday from a high profile resident. Girls star/creator Lena Dunham tweeted out a link to Glynnis MacNicols’ NYDN editorial about the project. Reaction from the Twitterverse was…. well… interesting: The Pierhouse topped out [...]

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Is Brooklyn Heights What Manhattan Used To Be? Ethan Hawke Thinks So

Actor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ethan Hawke says that Brooklyn is what Manhattan used to be in a Manhattan Magazine profile.

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Lena Dunham Stays in Brooklyn Heights, Buys $4.8 Million Apartment at 30 Henry Street

Lena Dunham and boyfriend/musician Jack Antonoff have decided to stay in Brooklyn Heights. Published reports say they’ve purchased one of the five apartments at the newly constructed 30 Henry Street condo for $4.8 million. All units in the building have been sold. There was some speculation last year that Dunham would be moving out of [...]

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Lena Dunham Might be the Only Brooklyn Heights Resident Ever to be Honored with an NSFW Rap

When Gabriel Byrne lived in Brooklyn Heights, no one wrote a totally NSFW rap song for him. Heck, not even one for Giamatti – but hey he’s going to be in the N.W.A. movie so that’s close, eh? Yesterday, those who pay attention to such things were talking about Brooklyn rap trio Hand Job Academy’s [...]

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Goodbye, Brooklyn Heights: 33 Things I’ll Miss About the ‘Hood

BHB Guest post By Whitney Matheson This week I’m packing up the cozy Brooklyn Heights apartment I’ve called home for the last six years. Though I’m incredibly excited about the changes ahead – I got a job teaching journalism in Tennessee – I’m sad to leave the neighborhood I’ve grown to love so much. The [...]

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The Mystery of Katrina of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Proposal is Solved

As previously reported, over the weekend someone posted a giant banner facing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade asking someone name Katrina to marry him. Well, this morning via the BHB inbox that mystery was solved. The brave lad asking for Katrina’s hand in marriage is writer/producer/actor John Buffalo Mailer, Brooklyn Heights native and son of long [...]

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New Book from The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman Inspires Jack the Horse Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fueled Bookcourt Event

Jack the Horse Tavern will provide the mac ‘n’ cheese Wednesday (10/22) night at Bookcourt as Brooklyn Heights resident/the Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman hosts a celebration of his new book Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious at Bookcourt [163 Court Street].

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Actor Dan Stevens, Brooklyn Heights Resident, Profiled in New Yorker

English actor Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey as well as Orlando in As You Like It at the BAM Harvey Theater and starred in The Heiress on Broadway, now lives with his wife and two young children in Brooklyn Heights. He’s profiled in this New Yorker piece by Rebecca Mead. Mead [...]

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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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