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“Orange is the New Black” Author Piper Kerman Featured at Last “Books Under the Bridge” Virtual Event Monday

This Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with Freebird Books, will present the last of this season’s “Books under the Bridge” virtual events. It will feature Piper Kerman, the author of the book that inspired Orange is the New Black, along with Vikki Law. They will discuss how prisons make […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents “Movies with a View” Trivia Event

For obvious reasons, there couldn’t be a “Movies with a View” series of screenings at Pier One, Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer. Still, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with The Big Quiz Thing, on Thursday, October 29 starting at 7:00 p.m., will present “a fun trivia evening, featuring questions based on movies that have been […]

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The King of Staten Island Has a Brooklyn Heights Connection

Unfortunately, it’s one that proved tragic. In an interview by Spectrum News NY1’s George Whipple with Saturday Night Live cast veteran Pete Davidson (photo), co-author and star of The King of Staten Island, along with co-author and director Judd Apatow and co-star Marisa Tomei, it’s described how the life of movie’s central character, Scott Carlin, […]

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Karl Junkersfeld Reminds Me: The Dude is at Movies With a View Thursday

Karl Junkersfeld, whom those who have been following BHB for years may remember for his videos, has reminded us that Movies With A View will be showing The Big Lebowski this Thursday evening, August 8, and that this will be the second time around for this 1998 classic. Karl has provided us with a link […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free Screening of Watched

On Thursday evening, August 15, beginning at 6:30 (doors open at 6:00), the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a free screening of Watched: Coming of Age Under Surveillance, a documentary by Katie Mitchell that focuses on a group of Muslim women students at Brooklyn College who found that they were under NYPD surveillance. The screening […]

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Movies With A View Returns This Week

Hard though it may seem to believe, this summer marks the twentieth season of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free “Movies With A View,” which are shown on Thursday evenings in July and August at the Harbor View Lawn on Pier 1. This year’s lineup includes favorites from previous seasons; among these is local hero […]

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The “Martians” Are Coming! Matt Damon Touches Down in Brooklyn Heights

Last summer Brownstoner reported Actor/Producer, Matt Damon was in contract at The Standish on Columbia Heights for over $16.6 million. The deal has been widely-reported as the largest residential sale in Brooklyn to date. Now, it appears the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Martian,” his wife, Luciana Barroso and their children have finally landed at the 6,218 […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Movies with a View” Features Women Directors

This summer’s edition of “Movies with a View”, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free outdoor movie festival, has the theme “She Directs.” All of the films to be shown have women as directors. The schedule (all are on Thursday evenings) is: July 12, Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman) July 19, Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Shows How Hollywood Gets History Wrong, For Free!

This coming Monday evening, July 31 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society begins a series of movie screenings, “Hollywood Does History… Poorly.” This series will “look at films that play fast and loose with history, often to absurd effect.” First in the series is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, […]

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