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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Brooklyn Townhouses are Hot; Small Apartments Not?

The publication Mansions Global, which I discovered only because I have a Google alert for anything mentioning Brooklyn Heights (which, along with stuff about our neighborhood, gives me info about a suburb of Cleveland, a poor neighborhood in Nashville, a pizza parlor in Austin, a drag queen popular in the D.C. area, and a race […]

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Permanently Closed: Brooklyn Heights Businesses Lost To The Pandemic

Seven months into the pandemic, most of our local small businesses are hanging on. With pure grit and ingenuity, restaurants turned parking spots into dining spaces, and retail stores went online until their doors could open again. Tragically, not all of the businesses survived the long shutdown, not to mention the loss of tourists and […]

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