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Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]

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Learn Secrets of the Creative Mind at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, January 21, from 7:00 to 9:00, co-authors Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire will be at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main street, at Water Street, in DUMBO, for a launch and discussion of their new book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. Kaufman is also author of Ungifted: Intelligence […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Judge Jack Weinstein (photo), of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the Eastern District includes Brooklyn along with the rest of Long Island and Staten Island) is one of the longest sitting judges on the federal bench. Early in his career he was part of a team of lawyers who […]

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Robert Furman’s Brooklyn Heights is a Trove of Information

Robert Furman’s (with contributions of photographs of historic Brooklyn Heights buildings by Brian Merlis) Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb is a massive–471 pages–attempt to encompass all that is significant in the history of our neighborhood. The subtitle provides a narrative arc, though an inverted one. It begins with a […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, October 9) evening at 8:00, Bargemusic will present Alexander Fiterstein on clarinet and Michael Brown on piano doing an eclectic mix of pieces classical and modern, including works by Leonard Bernstein (photo), Brahms, Mason Bates, Martinu, and Alamiro Giampieri. On Saturday evening, October 10, cellist Jeffrey Solow, pianist Doris Stevenson, and Bargemusic’s President, […]

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Margaret Atwood, Novelist, Poet, and Literary Critic, at St. Francis College Next Friday

Margaret Atwood (photo), the multiple award winning Canadian novelist (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and many others), poet, literary and social critic, inventor (the LongPen), and environmental activist will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street next Friday evening, October 9, for a conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s much going on in and near the Heights this weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20), some of which we’ve already told you about. There’s a baroque concert (with swing!) Friday evening, the Cranberry Street Fair on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday […]

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Tenth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The tenth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special Children’s Day […]

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