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Seen From Promenade, USNS Comfort Arrives

Alerted by PortSide NewYork’s mailing list that the hospital ship USNS Comfort should pass the Statue of Liberty at 10:00 a.m., your correspondent walked the short distance from his building to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at 9:57, carefully observing social distancing. The big ship – 900 feet long and 70,000 gross tons – was right on time.  It was […]

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Support Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar And Henry’s End GoFundMe Campaigns

Sharing two more local restaurants’ GoFundMe campaigns to help staff who have suffered a sudden loss of income. Two more neighborhood institutions that deserve our support. Let’s keep them afloat until we can meet again to wine and dine there! From Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar’s: Dear Friends & Neighbors, We miss you all and can’t wait to […]

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Post Office Workers Walk Out for Lack of Protective Gear

We have it on good authority – our mail carrier, who was here yesterday – that there may be no mail delivery for several days, because the Postal Service has failed to deliver sufficient protective gear – gloves and masks – to workers at the main Brooklyn post office (photo; By Beyond My Ken – Own […]

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No GreenMarket Tomorrow; May Resume Thursday

Alert reader Ann of Orange advises us there will be no Borough Hall GreenMarket tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 (and none at Union Square in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 25) “while officials work out further containment steps,” but that they are “[e]xpected to reopen after that.” We’ll keep you posted. Update: reader KBells40 says the GrowNYC Blog indicates the Borough […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park During PAUSE

Brooklyn Bridge Park President Eric Landau has issued the following guidance for use of the park while New York is on PAUSE: The health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community is our top priority. While the Park is open, please note that it is open for passive use and solitary recreation only. We encourage people to […]

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COVID-19 Open Thread

This is a special thread for the neighborhood to share information specific to Brooklyn Heights as we enter the “New York State on PAUSE” phase starting on Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Let us use this thread to be helpful or to ask for help only. Other general comments, complaints, musings, and ventings can stay on the Wednesday […]

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A Brooklyn Heights Without Tourists

A walk along the waterfront yesterday (while practicing social distancing) was eerie to say the least. New Yorkers love to complain about tourists, don’t we? We may want fewer blocking our path while they’re gazing up at, what, the sky? We may wish they would walk faster, come on, we have some place to go! […]

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Juliana’s Now Delivering to Brooklyn Heights

A walk down to BBP yesterday was jarring to say the least. Case in point: No lineup outside Juliana’s. Fear not, Juliana’s notified the blog that it is open for business and will be delivering to Brooklyn Heights and beyond. BHB is happy to share info from any other local restaurants and bars. Please email […]

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Special Hours for Seniors Only at Local Grocery Stores [EDITED WITH MORE STORES]

Of course, the best thing for everyone would be to stay inside as much as possible. But for people over 60 and others more vulnerable to COVID-19 who must shop for themselves, the following local grocery stores will provide special hours for those folks only at: Key Food, 169 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn Heights): 7:00 am-9:00 am (unable […]

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The New Reality at Henry Street Ale House

This interview was conducted at a safe distance, by phone and text, with Jerry Scott, Bar Manager of Henry Street Ale House for the past 5 years. How long has Henry Street Ale House been in business? The owner, Eugene, opened the Ale House about 25 years ago. It was originally called Park Slope Brewing […]

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