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Mystery Sailboat at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Houses Healthcare Workers

Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]

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Sahadi’s Makes NPR’s Marketplace

Earlier this week, in need of a whole slew o’ spices that I couldn’t seem to find listed online, I ventured down to the Sahadi’s store in Industry City…and I found an oasis. I parked right in front. There was no line to get inside. The store was big and airy–not Big Box Store big, […]

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Donate to Provide Meals to Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Medical Staff

Montague BID is partnering with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Myrtle Ave BID, Atlantic Avenue BID, and local residents, to raise funds for meals from local eateries to be delivered to staff at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Since 1845, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has steadfastly served our community in ordinary and difficult times. With hospital cafeterias closed, healthcare […]

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Pinto Offers Happy Hour All Day Menu

Pinto, a modern Thai restaurant on Montague St., is offering a happy hour menu all day if you call (929) 337-7732 to order. Choose an appetizer and an entree for only $17. Pinto explains, “Please help small business get through this by calling in. We have been charged from third party companies 25-30% during this […]

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Stretching & Snuggling With The Cat Café

While the good folks at the Brooklyn Cat Café have continued to rescue and care for animals over the last month, it has, like so many other neighborhood businesses, been closed to the public and suspended its popular classes. But no more! In partnership with AirBNB Experience, the Café will begin offering its popular Stretch and Snuggle […]

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Starting May 1, No Composting or Electronics Pickups

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, because of budget cuts related to COVID-19, the City Department of Sanitation will no longer pick up food scraps or yard waste for composting. Instead, they will be collected with other trash. Residents are advised to store the brown composting receptacles in secure places. This […]

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Cobble Hill Health Center Has 55 Possible COVID-19 Deaths

The Eagle carries an AP story reporting that the Cobble Hill Health Center, a nursing home located at 380 Henry Street, has topped the list of recent deaths in nursing homes in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 55 deaths reported to date. Cobble Hill LifeCare, which manages the Health Center, issued a press release […]

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Subway Service Details During City Shutdown

For anyone needing to use the subway this coming weekend or week, there’s good news. There will be service on all of the lines serving stations in Brooklyn Heights and nearby. The frequency of service will be cut back, with most trains running at intervals of eight to twelve minutes. C trains, which normally run […]

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You Can Help Estuary Feed Local Frontline Workers

Estuary, the recently opened restaurant in One Brooklyn Bridge Park, near Pier Five, is providing free, hot meals to healthcare and other frontline COVID-19 workers in Brooklyn. They have a GoFundMe page.

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Trader Joe’s News You Can Use

A glimpse of the budding trees? An Atlantic Avenue devoid of cars? A peek to see which local businesses are still open? None of the above. No, my friends, what you are looking is the view from Jacob Shwirtz’s window, and more specifically, the length of the line at Trader Joe’s. An employee of WeWork, […]

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