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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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Let it Snow, Redux

Saturday a week ago we had some snow; the following day, before it melted, your correspondent got this photo of some hardy ornamental kale, to which an ornament was attached, outside Dellarocca’s on Hicks Street near Montague. Today’s (Tuesday, December 24) forecast is for snow showers, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 7:00 p.m. [...]

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Autumn in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

Autumn is officially with us for almost another month, but it feels like, to quote a Joni Mitchell song, “winter’s closing in.” I’ve collected here some photos I’ve taken on walks over the past month, mostly in Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Promenade, showing foliage nearing or at its peak fall dress. Above is [...]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Needs Helpers Sunday

“Something there is”, the poet Robert Frost wrote, “that doesn’t love a wall.” Still, the herbs in the Poplar Street Community Garden need a retaining wall to recline against. So, this Sunday, October 27, starting at 1:00 p.m., head gardener Cindy Goulder will supervise the construction of said wall. It will be made of handy-sized [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The BHA Social events presented by the Brooklyn Heights Association, which began with the BHA Dog Show, continue this Sunday, October 13, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the world’s first Haagen-Dazs store, on Montague near the corner of Henry. Just print out this coupon (or show it on your phone) to get a scoop [...]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Perennials Workday Saturday

Our friends at Poplar Street Community Garden have sent us this message: Come join in the fun, gardening with a great group of neighbors, this Saturday October 12, noon – 3pm, as we tend to the Garden’s fabulous array of perennials. We’ll trim, dig, divide, and transplant to improve the design of the Garden for [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This Saturday, September 14, promises to be a good deal cooler (high 71), and such a change in weather promises some breezes, so it should be a good day for the Kite Festival, to be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. For those interested in more down to [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday, August 16, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing In A World, starring Lake Bell, who also directs (and whom you may have noticed, as I certainly did, on the cover of this week’s New York magazine–the design gives a new meaning to “dotting the ‘i’”), as a vocal coach who becomes [...]

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Apple Tree Trimming Time at Poplar Street Garden

It’s time to trim the fruit trees in the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Hicks and Poplar streets in north Brooklyn Heights (Poplar is one block north of Middagh Street). You’re invited to join in the work and fun this Saturday, August 10, or the following Saturday, August 17, starting [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday (June 22) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a book launch and talk by Philip F. Napoli, author of Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans. In BHS’s words: Join us for a discussion from the author and a remarkable group [...]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

These photos were taken during several walks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 14 to 16. Hydrangeas were in bloom on Remsen Street just east of Hicks. Basic work appears complete on the first of the sound attenuating berms meant to shield Brooklyn Bridge Park from the noise of the BQE. A view from the [...]

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Poplar Street “Open Garden” Next Saturday

Correction: Your correspondent has major egg-on-face. The Open garden is next Saturday, June 22, not today. The Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, is having an “Open Garden” event Saturday, June 22 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The event will feature a beekeeping show-and-tell, a celebration of [...]

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Erin Boyle Finds Things Rosy in Brooklyn Heights

On my walk this morning, I stopped to admire (and snap) these yellow roses in front of 80 Joralemon Street. Brooklyn Heights is rose heaven, according to Heights resident Erin Boyle in this post in Gardenista, who writes:

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More Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Fulton Ferry Historic District

The showy tulips, daffodils, and purple irises of May are gone from the Promenade Gardens, but these pretty red and white blossoms were, like June, bustin’ out. Crossing the Pedestrian bridge from Squibb Park, I noticed that preliminary work appears to be underway for the Pierhouse hotel and condo complex. I shot this crossing the [...]

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