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DeBlasio Finally Closes NYC Public Schools

After mounting pressure, NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio finally made the decision to shutter NYC public schools effective Monday, March 16th. “This is a decision I have taken with no joy…I regret to have to announce that our public schools will be closed. There is no school tomorrow and we will be suspending our public schools until […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange to Close Until March 24; Will Take Email Orders

As a precaution because of COVID-19 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange will close its store at 55 Pierrepont Street until Tuesday, March 24. At that time, the Exchange will evaluate the situation, and may, if necessary, continue to close on a week by week basis. At all times, while the brick-and-mortar store is closed, the Exchange will gladly […]

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City Says, Report Price Gouging

We’ve received the following from Notify NYC: If you see price increases for items in short supply due to COVID-19, report it by calling 311 or visiting Photo: Claude Scales for BHB.

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Many Local Places of Worship Suspend or Modify Services

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, which includes Brooklyn, has ordered all churches in the Diocese, including Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, to suspend services beginning today through March 26. At that time it will be decided whether to continue the suspension, which would then […]

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Community Board 2 Cancels Remaining March Meetings

We’ve received word that Brooklyn Community Board 2, which covers Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, has cancelled all committee meetings scheduled for the remainder of March. The cancelled meetings are: Parks and Recreation Committee meeting — March 16 Land Use Committee meeting — March 18 Transportation and Public Safety Committee meeting — March 19 Executive […]

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City Provides Aid to Small Businesses and Individuals Affected by COVID-19

We’ve learned, via Notify NYC, that “[t]he City will provide relief for small businesses that are making less because of COVID-19.” Details are here.  Help for affected individuals, including eviction assistance and emergency cash grants to cover rent or utility arrears, is also available. Go to Mayor de Blasio’s State of Emergency declaration and scroll down to the text […]

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More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – – or by calling […]

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Cuomo, de Blasio Declare State of Emergency; Large Gatherings Banned

Governor Andrew Cuomo (photo) today declared a statewide State of Emergency, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has followed with a citywide one. The Daily News reports that these declarations, which go into effect at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 13) prohibit “events of more than 500 people” in “areas, concert halls and houses of worship.” What isn’t […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from about 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 13 until about 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 there will be no C trains running, but A trains should be providing service in both directions at High Street and at Jay Street-MetroTech. A trains will be making local stops in Brooklyn, but in Manhattan A trains will […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble’s “Struggle and Jubilation” Concert Postponed

We have been advised by Repast Baroque Ensemble that their concerts, “Struggle and Jubilation,”  scheduled for this coming Wednesday, March 18 at McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, and also at Manhattan Country School on Thursday, March 19, have been postponed to dates to be announced. We will let you know when those dates have been decided. […]

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