Archive | Coronavirus RSS feed for this section

Fireworks Tonight to Celebrate 70% Vaccination Rate – Tuesday 6/15 at 9:15 p.m.

To celebrate the milestone of 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Governor’s office announced a fireworks display in 10 locations throughout the state tonight, including the New York Harbor. According to the New York Post, the fireworks will be visible from the Promenade starting at 9:15 […]

Read full story · Comments { 10 }

PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

PSA: GET VACCINATED!!!

Just a friendly reminder for those out there who haven’t scheduled their COVID-19 vaccination yet: DO IT NOW!!! As of this post’s publish time, there are thousands of appointments available — including over 20,000 slots at the Brooklyn residents-only Medgar Evers College site. There’s a plethora of ways to make an appointment: For the NY […]

Read full story · Comments { 3 }

Atlantic Avenue “Spring Fling” Saturday, April 3

Last October the annual Atlantic Antic, the Atlantic Avenue street fair sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue LDC, had to be cancelled because of COVID-19. There are tentative plans to have it, conditions permitting, on October 3 of this year. Meanwhile, to make up for the loss of last year’s Antic, the AALDC is having “Spring […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Cuomo: Indoor Restaurant Dining OK Starting Friday

The Daily News reports that Governor Cuomo, who previously announced that indoor dining at restaurants, subject to a 25% capacity restriction and social distancing, as well as to a 10:00 p.m. curfew, could resume on Valentine’s Day, February 14; this coming Sunday. Apparently in response to pleas from restaurant owners that they be allowed to […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Cuomo Opens Indoor Dining Starting Valentine’s Day

Will the Heights Cafe be open again on February 14? Governor Cuomo announced today that restaurants in New York City will be allowed to open for indoor dining, at 25% capacity, beginning Sunday, February 14. As the linked Gothamist article points out, reaction to this announcement, from both public health authorities and restaurant owners, has […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Heights Cafe To Close Temporarily

Chilly weather, along with the ban on indoor dining, have caused the Heights Cafe (photo) at Hicks and Montague streets, to close temporarily starting tomorrow (Tuesday, January 26), pending either warmer weather that will facilitate outdoor dining, or removal of the indoor dining ban. As the New York Times noted on Saturday, diners at the […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Long Line for Covid-19 Vaccine Leads to Hope for More Time with Grandkids

There was a long line-up this afternoon at George Westinghouse High School, down Tillary St. and around the corner onto Flatbush Ave., for the first day of Covid-19 vaccine distributions at the location. The crowd was diverse, with people of all ages patiently waiting their turn. A man in a neon vest spoke through a […]

Read full story · Comments { 5 }

Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree Arrives; Must Overcome Obstacles

Last year there was no Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree; a sidewalk shed covered the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, where the tree always stands. This year, there is a tree. Because of COVID-19 there will be no traditional tree lighting ceremony, but the lights will go on this Saturday, December 12 and remain through […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Comings and Goings on Montague Street

This afternoon your correspondent had to walk from his residence to the bank, which entailed going the length of Montague Street. Along the way, he snapped some photos of storefronts either emptied, about to be emptied, or, in one instance, newly occupied, since the outbreak of COVID-19. This doesn’t purport to be an exhaustive survey, […]

Read full story · Comments { 4 }