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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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No, Manspreading is Not a Thing So Leave Paul Giamatti Alone

In general, our pals at Gothamist are doing the Lord’s work when it comes to pointing out the things that make living in New York City an existential circus. But this obsession with “manspreading” on the site (not to mention the MTA’s current courtesy campaign) is getting out of hand. How insane has it gotten? […]

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Forget Lena Dunham, Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson Is Brooklyn Heights’ Coolest Resident

Girls creator Lena Dunham has a place in Brooklyn Heights, but she’s just purchased a house in Los Angeles. The cool thing about that is that it’s the former home of the A-Team’s George Peppard. That dude was cool. For some, Girls is an unwatchable show. Watching it is like seeing a scripted version of […]

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RIP Philip Levine, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Former Poet Laureate

Philip Levine, the Detroit native and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. who considered Brooklyn Heights his real home, and who once wrote a poem about an incident on the Promenade, died this past Saturday at his other home in California. His Heights neighbor, Michael Bourne, remembers him fondly:

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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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