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Opening Day: A Closer Look

As mentioned in a previous post, today marks the 63rd anniversary of the opening of the Promenade. Here, for your edification, is an unreleased photo of the occasion, taken from a high floor of 2 Montague Terrace. (Click through to the photo for its highest resolution!)

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The DUMBO Arts Festival, “a three day [Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29] celebration of art, music & performance,” is this weekend. A preview, in the form of Michael Clyde Johnson’s “Untitled Benches, Tables (Cube for Children)” (2013), a work that “invites interaction” (as in the photo), has been in the Brooklyn Bridge Park [...]

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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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Brooklyn Heights: The Weekend In Tweets

The first weekend of Summer 2013 was pretty spectacular in Brooklyn Heights and the rest of NYC. Folks were about and about and using the Twitter to document it. Here are some highlights:

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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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Photoville Fence Unveiling Thursday

As we reported earlier, the unveiling of this year’s 1,000 foot long “Photoville Fence” will take place this month; we now know it’s this Thursday, June 13, starting at 6:00 p.m. It’s a free party with refreshments and ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery, who operate the concession at Pier 5. There’s more information here. [...]

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Love Lane Legs

Brooklyn Heights resident/super-fantastic photographer Chris Arnade took this shoot over the weekend on Love Lane. Who throws out perfectly good legs? #brooklynheights #LateAfterDrinking… — Chris Arnade (@Chris_arnade) June 7, 2013

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Photoville Announces Photog Winners For Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence: Launches 6/13

United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival have announced the selected Photographers for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence, which will be unveiled Thursday June 13, and will be up throughout the summer, leading up to Photoville in the Fall. Thousands of photos were submitted for the contest, with winners [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Has Second Annual Bluebell Photo Contest

The Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica), of which there are many on Piers 1 and 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, are beginning to bloom (see maps for locations here). So, just like last year, BBP is having a contest for the best bluebell photos. Contest details are here.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Logging Superstorm Sandy Stories

The Brooklyn Historical Society is looking to collect “survivor stories” from Superstorm Sandy as part of a permanent collection at the Brooklyn Heights destination. Historians are searching for residents of diverse ages, ethnicities and occupations from shoreline neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island to talk about their experiences during and after the hurricane. The [...]

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Quick! Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Photoville/United Photo Industries Calls For Submissions

Photoville sponsor United Photo Industries, whose rustic pop-up village of shipping containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces returns September 19–29, and will be previewed by “The Fence,” (which drew 1 million visitors over 10 weeks in 2012), announces it has a very last minute public art opportunity to find between 14-22 (Brooklyn-based) photographers whose series [...]

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Fall Photoville Pop-Up Village Previews With Summer 2013 Photo ‘Fence’

Photoville’s rustic pop-up village of shipping containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces, which “adorned” Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 3 last fall, will return September 19–29. And once again, “The Fence,” which drew 1 million visitors over 10 weeks in 2012, will return this summer. The deadline for Fence photo submissions is coming up—April 15. “Photographers [...]

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Friends Of Fallen Photojournalist Chris Hondros Bid To Name BBP Meadow In His Honor

Brooklyn Bridge Park wants help naming a new meadow located near Pier 6. Although park officials are suggesting it be deemed after a bird or flower, there’s a bid for it to be named “The Christopher Hondros Memorial Meadow,” in memory of the fallen war photographer and former DUMBO resident. The idea was first raised [...]

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Photographer/Writer Chris Arnade Discusses His ‘Faces Of Addiction’ Portrait Series

In an International Business Times profile, Arnade tells writer Charles Poladian about his journeys though Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Woodside, Jackson Heights, East New York, Flushing and Coney Island… as well as the site for “Faces” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

See his photos after the jump.

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BHB Reader Profile: Lauren Jonik

Lauren Jonik, a BHB reader and sometime commenter, has an exhibit of her photographs on display at Vineapple, 71 Pineapple Street (between Henry and Hicks). The exhibit will be in place until the end of December. Jonik, a native of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, loves her adopted home, Brooklyn Heights, and delights in photographing its many architectural [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

The Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival will present Brooklyn Dynamics: Converging Lives on Film, a screening of three documentaries, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday (December 7). The films are: I Remember Barbra, reminiscences of Brooklyn born Barbra Streisand (photo) by those who have known [...]

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