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Koren Volk Becomes President of Brooklyn Heights Association

The Eagle reports that Koren Volk has become the new president of the Brooklyn Heights Association, succeeding Erika Belsey Worth, who led the community efforts to organize an alternative BQE plan and supported initiatives such as the ‘Brooklyn Heights Together’ fund which supported workers in need during the COVID lockdown in 2020. Ms. Volk and […]

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Court Street Regal Cinema Movie Theater CLOSED

It’s official: Court Street Regal Cinema at the corner of State Street is closed. According to the Brooklyn Paper, signs were posted on the doors indicating it is closed (with the nearest theater in Sheepshead Bay!), and there are no showtimes listed on the Court Street Regal Cinema. It’s still not clear if this location […]

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Open Letter To An Anti-Vaxxer

On Tuesday, a flyer titled “The Replacement Game,” was taped to a lamppost directly in front of my building. There’s no sugarcoating it. The message was racist, homo/transphobic, and Anti-Semitic. The “designer” relies on a smug false equivalency to plead their case, portraying anger toward anti-vaxxers as bullying and akin to discrimination against the Black, LGBTQ+, and Jewish […]

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State Senator Kavanagh Co-Hosting A Homeowner Assistance Virtual Town Hall TONIGHT

State Senator Brian Kavanagh, along with State Senator Liz Krueger, will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting on the Homeowner Assistance Fund and what it can do for you tonight, January 6th, from 7pm to 8:30pm. You can register to attend here. The NY Homeowner Assistance Fund is a federally-funded program to help struggling […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This New Year’s weekend – Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2 – apart from the continuing closure of Clark Street Station, there will be minimal planned disruptions to service at local stations. C trains will not run overnight, and this will continue through the following week. Midnight Sunday to early Monday morning F trains […]

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Free Covid Testing Sites Near Brooklyn Heights

On December 22nd, The NY Times reported CityMD closed 19 clinics, 13 of them in NYC, due to staffing shortages. As of this writing, there’s still no indication of reopenings. So, while Omicron IS surging, don’t panic if you see longer than usual lines at Montague Street clinic. Cobble Hill residents have been directed to visit the […]

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Chase Bank Closing Tomorrow

Thanks to reader Remsen Street Dweller for the tip: the Chase Bank branch at Montague and Clinton streets will be closing tomorrow for an indefinite period because too few employees have met the vaccination requirement. The nearest other Chase branch is at 101 Court Street, near Schermerhorn.

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To-Go Alcohol Is Over, With Some Help From Michael-Towne?

Alcohol “to-go” service from restaurants and bars is forbidden again, perhaps in part due to pressure from a liquor store trade group — headed by the owner of Michael-Towne Wine And Spirits — that viewed it as cutting into their business. Since March of last year, licensed restaurants and bars were given the permission to […]

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Fireworks Tonight to Celebrate 70% Vaccination Rate – Tuesday 6/15 at 9:15 p.m.

To celebrate the milestone of 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Governor’s office announced a fireworks display in 10 locations throughout the state tonight, including the New York Harbor. According to the New York Post, the fireworks will be visible from the Promenade starting at 9:15 […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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