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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Because of COVID-19 trains on all lines are running less frequently, and some trains are not running at all. 5 trains, which normally serve Brooklyn on weekdays but not on nights or weekends, now will not be serving Brooklyn at all, but terminating and originating at Bowling Green, in Manhattan. Use 4 trains instead. C […]

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River Deli Has Fundraiser for Staff

Thanks to alert reader Jorale-man we know that River Deli, long a favorite of your correspondent, his wife and daughter, and several friends, which has been closed because of the pandemic, has established a GoFundMe site to take donations to help support their kitchen and floor staff during what may be a long closure. While the GoFundMe […]

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Sahadi’s Closed for Shoppers: Take Out and Delivery Only

Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue is closed for shoppers because the narrow aisles do not afford space for social distancing. Orders for pickup or delivery can be made here. Update: earliest deliveries are Monday, April 24; pick up times start on Friday, April 17, with limited slots available. See comments below. The new Industry City store remains open for […]

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“Bouncy Bridge” Replacement Appears Near Completion

Today was a pleasant day, and your correspondent decided to take some needed “solitary exercise.” Properly masked and gloved, and carefully maintaining social distance, I walked the length of the Promenade, continued down Columbia Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park, then back up and home. On the way, I saw that the “non-bouncy” replacement of the […]

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Keeping Virus Free While Shopping? The Eagle Has Suggestions From Local Residents

Mary Frost of the Eagle has interviewed local residents about how they do their grocery shopping while avoiding COVID-19 contamination. She got responses from many local residents, including City Council Member Stephen Levin; Lara Birnback, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association; Kate Chura, executive director of the Montague Street BID; and Brooklyn Heights residents Beverly Closs, and Will Hasty. Your correspondent, while trying to keep […]

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Transit Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The MTA is providing a handy guide to subway and bus service during the coronavirus epidemic, updated on a daily basis. One thing to note: C trains have been added to the list of trains considered non-essential during the crisis. They normally serve High Street and Jay Street-MetroTech stations on the same tracks as A trains, which […]

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Goodbye (For Now) Notes From Montague Street Local Businesses

Even on a sunny and temperate day like today, Montague St. was a near ghost town, making social distancing uneasily too easy. Many, but not all, of our local businesses are closed. Here are the goodbye (for now) notes they left for us. We can’t wait to have them all back in action… To create that […]

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Brooklyn Heights Artist Angela Rizzuti Wishes “Good Health” to All

Angela Rizzuti, a Brooklyn Heights resident artist, graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and now retired Grace Church School teacher who taught your correspondent’s daughter there, made this little poster and displayed it in her window. The pastor of the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church has told her he will base his e-sermon this Sunday on it. We at […]

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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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