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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Mets, to your correspondent’s satisfaction, are on a tear. You can join the celebration on Saturday, September 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the play turf at the outer end of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free and will feature local radio DJs; Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Darryl Strawberry, Howard […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

On Monday evening, August 17, starting at 7:00, Jazzmobile will bring the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band for a free concert on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. More details here. On Tuesday morning, August 11, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” […]

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Garden Party At Poplar Street Saturday

We got word of this too late for the Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, but tomorrow–Saturday, June 20– there will be a gardening party at the Poplar Street Community Garden, at the corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, starting at noon. Come to help with gardening work or just to relax and enjoy the garden.

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Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill Window Box Contest

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club is sponsoring a window box contest open to all residents of Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill. Contestants may enter more than one kind of planting; flowers in window boxes, containers, and tree beds are all eligible. You must choose a category: either “I […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Workday Saturday

The Poplar Street Community Garden, located at Hicks and Poplar streets, is having its annual Spring Workday this Saturday, May 16, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Come to get hands-on with the Garden and learn and share with each other. As you may wish, we’ll plant and transplant, tend to the roses and other shrubs, […]

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Promenade Gardens in Bloom

The cherry blossoms and forsythia are mostly gone, but tulips, lilacs, bleeding hearts, and wisteria are at their best now. I made a photographic record as I walked along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade from north to south this morning. This photo shows bright red tulips and other blossoms at the Pineapple Street entrance. This display […]

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A Tree Rises in Brooklyn Heights

At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry. Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Needs Spring Cleaning Help

Want some exercise? Like being outdoors in nice (we hope!) weather? Want to help ready Brooklyn Bridge Park for the new season? Volunteer to help with the Park’s “Spring Spruce Up and Cutback”: Volunteers will cut back overwintered grasses and perennials, remove winter debris, and tidy up planting beds. It’s a huge horticultural task and […]

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Winter Window Boxes of Brooklyn Heights

Floral displays need not be limited to the warmer months, nor to holly and poinsettias in winter, as these photos taken around Brooklyn Heights attest. This window box, which can be seen at 111 Columbia Heights, is the creation of Flo of Flo’s Gardens, as are those pictured below. This is at 30 Sydney Place. […]

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The Promenade Garden Conservancy will hold its ever-popular bake sale (photo, by Mrs. Fink, shows goods on sale at the May 2013 event) tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or “until the last crumb is sold.” The Conservancy is a public-private partnership between the […]

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