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Shirky Gives the Word at BHA Annual Meeting: the Internet Will Not Destroy Culture

A lot went on at Thursday night’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting, much of which is touched on in our “Tale of the Tweets” coverage. I have a few points about the business side of the meeting to expand on. In addition to the awards for “best diner” to Clark Restaurant and to Patricia and [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting tomorrow (Friday, February 7) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing for a limited two week engagement Gloria, a film by Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, starring Paulina Garcia (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Cinema will also be showing Nebraska. Today is your last chance to see Inside Llewen Davis at the Cinema (your correspondent [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players are opening their production of Big River, a musical based on Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with a score by Roger Miller and book by William Hauptman. Shows will be at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the Playhouse at 26 Willow Place. There’s more [...]

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Dick Whitney, Madoff of the 1930s, Topic of Heights Casino Speaker Series Wednesday Evening

“Not Dick Whitney!” were President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s words on hearing that fellow patrician (though not fellow Democrat) Richard Whitney had been arrested and charged with perpetrating a massive fraudulent scheme that would prefigure Bernard Madoff’s even greater scheme in recent years. On Wednesday evening, November 6, Brooklyn Heights resident Malcolm MacKay, author of Impeccable [...]

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Friends Of The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library To Hold Gala

Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will hold a fundraiser on October 21. Featured at the event will be author Evan Hughes. His ‘Literary Brooklyn’ looks at the rise of Brooklyn through the lens of many of its famous authors. The Brooklyn Eagle has published an interview with Hughes: What is your favorite bookstore [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, September 22 is the Brooklyn Book Festival (photo; video after the jump), “the largest free literary event in New York City.” It will take place at Borough Hall and the adjacent plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Possible thunderstorms are forecast, but with luck they’ll stay away, and plenty [...]

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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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Writer Amy Grace Loyd on Brooklyn Heights

Local writer Amy Grace Loyd, whose first novel, The Affairs of Others, was published last month, sounds off about the neighborhood in Brooklyn Magazine. A resident since the early ’90s, Loyd offers her opinions on best coffee (the oft-forgotten Connecticut Muffin), best place to see a movie (Heights Cinema) and, interestingly, best dry cleaners (Heights Cleaners). More of Loyd’s best-ofs, and what amuses her bouche, are here.

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Proust in the Park Tomorrow Evening

The “Books Under the Bridge” reading series continues tomorrow evening (Monday, July 29) at the Granite Prospect, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 7:00, with a reading from Swann’s Way, the opening volume of Marcel Proust’s monumental trilogy À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past or In Search of Lost Time). [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For fans of the musical avant garde of the mid to late twentieth century, on Friday evening at 8:00 Bargemusic will present “Sonatas and Interludes” by John Cage (photo), performed on piano by Marc Peloquin. For fans of more conventional art music, on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ther will be [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Saturday is the annual City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has several events planned to celebrate it. There will be kayaking from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between piers 1 and 2. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pier 6 there will be a Wildlife Theater performance that should appeal to kids, A [...]

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Maxfield Papillion The Small Dog with a Big Purpose

Former Brooklyn Heights resident Jen Massing announced she will honor her beloved dog Maxfield Papillion, who passed away suddenly in March, with a series of books which will be out in time for the anniversary of Maxfield’s passing in March 2014. The books will cover Maxfield’s adventures with his loving human mother, Scatterbrains.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, June 16, starting at 10:30 a.m., author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Stephanie Graegin of the new children’s book Water in the Park will be at the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park (adjacent to Jane’s Carousel and the Tobacco Warehouse) will talk, read, and draw for the benefit of young readers and [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident & Pulitzer Winner Ron Chernow Receives BIO Award

Brooklyn Heights resident Ron Chernow, who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his biography Washington: A Life, as well as a place in the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s Top 10 that year, has received the BIO award from the non-profit Biographers International Organization. During a gathering May 18 at the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Chernow, [...]

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Dead Man Walking Nun to Speak at Mary McDowell Friends Wednesday Evening

Sister Helen Prejean, famous as the nun who became the spiritual adviser to a condemned criminal, a story popularized in the movie Dead Man Walking in which she is played by Susan Sarandon, will appear at Mary McDowell Friends Upper School, 23 Sidney Place, this Wednesday evening, May 15, starting at 7:00. Sr. Helen is [...]

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Author Jennifer Miller’s Novel Marketing Campaign For Debut ‘Gadfly’

It was last July when BHB reported about Brooklyn Heights author Jennifer Miller’s unique marketing strategy for debut novel “The Year of the Gadfly,” as she hawked the book via a “novelade stand” at Montague & Henry streets. That was then. Miller has now joined forces with Togather, which lends assistance to connect authors with [...]

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