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Joseph J. Thomas, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Advocate for Black Retail Workers

As reported by Women’s Wear Daily, quoted in Yahoo! Lifestyle Canada, Joseph J. Thomas, 85, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, retired Bloomingdale’s executive, and long time advocate for Black people in retail work, died last Sunday, April 14 of natural causes at NYU Langone Hospital. Born in 1938 in Opelousas, Louisiana, he was employed by […]

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Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents “February House” at First Unitarian Friday Evening

This Friday evening, March 1, the Brooklyn Art Song Society will present “February House”, a collection of songs by artists who lived at or were associated with the house at 7 Middagh Street, later demolished to make way for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which got its name from the fact that several of its inhabitants had […]

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Montague Street BID Meeting Featuring Martha Foley, Wed. Feb. 28, 3 PM

Montague Street BID’s annual meeting this year will feature an honorary contributor of Brooklyn Heights Blog, Martha Foley, by virtue of being married to BHB’s Claude Scales for a very long time. Martha has also contributed many photos and tips to Claude over the years that generated many a blog posts. Not only one half […]

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The BHB Ten 2023: The Most Notable People of Brooklyn Heights This Year

It’s that time, for our annual list of ten people or groups of people living or working in Brooklyn Heights, who made an impact on our neighborhood, the city, the country, or the world this year. With input from everyone at BHB, here in no particular order (actually after the first three groups, alphabetically listed), are The […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear? Two Chances this Weekend—and a Few More Before Christmas– to Hear Plymouth Church’s Delightful Minister of Music, Raymond Trapp—and Sing Along Too

Before I ever met Raymond Trapp, I asked him a favor. I was hoping he could help me with a sing-along after the 175th Anniversary celebration dinner of Plymouth Church last November. He was the recently-named interim Minister of Music. “Just a few songs, we could sing around the piano,” I’d said. He quickly agreed. […]

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Craig Whitney to Speak on Ukraine and Russia at Grace Church Sunday

Distinguished journalist and Brooklyn Heights resident Craig R. Whitney retired as a New York Times editor in 2009, after a long career there that included service as a war correspondent in Vietnam, reporting from Bonn and Paris, and heading the paper’s Moscow bureau. This coming Sunday, June 5, starting at 12:30, he will speak in […]

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