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Long Island Bar Owner’s NYT Op-Ed: Will They Be Back?

Toby Cecchini, co-owner of Long Island Bar at the corner of Henry and Atlantic, penned a despairing op-ed in The New York Times, pondering the future of New York City’s restaurant and bar scene. Cecchini was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March and spent a month in various stages of physical and emotional distress. While he is physically […]

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Did Brooklyn Heights Lose Over 40% of its Population Because of COVID-19?

According to this story by Kevin Quealy in the New York Times, which has a very interesting map and graph, because of the coronavirus pandemic, [r]oughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In the city’s very wealthiest blocks, in neighborhoods like the Upper […]

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Promenade’s Montague Street Entrance Being Cleared

This morning a crew from Everest Scaffolding has been busy removing planks from atop the sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The bridge is there to protect pedestrians from possible falling debris caused by inspection and repointing of Two Montague Terrace’s facade. Our surmise is that the work on […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Taking Orders For Crafted Items; Offering Resources for Mask Making

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has closed its store at 55 Pierrepont Street for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, but is taking orders by phone – (718) 624-3435 – or by email – bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org – for crafted items made by artisans who have consigned goods for sale at the store. There’s a more extensive list of crafters here. The Exchange […]

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BHA Launches “The Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund”

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) has launched the “Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund” to support hourly workers who have lost or been furloughed from their jobs in Brooklyn Heights. The fund will pay out grants of $250 to each qualifying hourly worker, helping recipients to buy groceries, medicine, diapers/baby items, and pay utility or […]

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Setting–And Reaching–A High Barre

For the second time in four years, Xtend Barre BK is saving my life. OK, that’s hyperbole. But it’s not an exaggeration to say that the exercise studio on Remsen Street has saved my sanity and my soul during two life-threatening crises. In the autumn of 2017, I was coming off six months of chemotherapy […]

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Squibb Bridge to Re-Open Monday, May 4

According to Caroline Spivack in Curbed  the pedestrian bridge linking Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park (and presumably Squibb Park itself, which provides access and egress) will re-open this coming Monday, May 4. Early this month your correspondent noted that the bridge’s restoration appeared to be nearly complete, but speculated that the suspension of non-essential construction would freeze further […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free On Line Events; Collects COVID-19 Memorabilia

The Brooklyn Historical Society‘s two locations, at Pierrepont Street and in DUMBO, are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, but the Society remains active. It has online access to exhibitions and is presenting some free online programs, the earliest of which is this Thursday, April 30. BHS also has a COVID-19 Project that seeks to collect material, whether […]

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Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Airshow Tuesday, April 28

NBC New York reports that, on this Tuesday, April 28 starting at noon, the nation’s two top aerobatic teams – the Navy’s Blue Angels (photo) and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds – will be over New York City and Newark as part of “Operation America Strong,” a tribute to frontline health care workers. The weather forecast for […]

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Borough Hall Farmer’s Market In A Time Of Social Distancing

Saturday was perfect weather for a visit to the farmer’s market at Borough Hall. Being the weekend (yes, what is a weekend?) and beautiful out, more people were out and about than in recent weeks. But at the farmer’s market, calm and order ruled the day. Shoppers were advised to keep a distance and to not […]

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