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Hipsters Flocking to #Smorgasburg Don’t Seem to Faze Joralemon Street Residents

Upon the arrival of the Floating Pool Lady in 2007, some Joralemon Street residents were upset about the sudden influx of shirtless and bikini clad newcomers to the area. Now, 7 years later, the hipster food orgy known as Smorgasburg has moved in to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. What appears to have changed is [...]

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Carol Grimaldi, Co-Founder of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Dies at 75

NBC New York reports that Grimaldi’s Pizzeria co-founder Carol Grimaldi has passed away at age 75 after battling cancer. In 1990 she co-founded the eatery with her husband, Patsy; it became so famous that lines stretched around the block daily. The couple eventually sold the business to retire, with new ownership moving Grimaldi’s a few [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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What’s Your Favorite Asian Restaurant In Brooklyn Heights?

Norman Mailer loved Fortune House and a few months before he shuffled off this mortal coil, Mrs. Fink spotted him at Tenda (now “Saketumi“). Anyone who has walked around Brooklyn Heights knows one thing for sure — there are many Asian restaurants to choose from – Chinese, sushi, Thai, “fusion” et al. What’s your favorite? [...]

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Shake Shack Coming to One Old Fulton by Mid-Summer

As we reported last August, the former site of Pete’s Restaurant, One Old Fulton Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water streets) in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, will become a Shake Shack. According to this Eagle story, the owners expect it to open by mid-summer.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Grace Church “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The theme this year is “An Evening Under the Stars” as guests will have the opportunity to view the church’s restored nave with its star-spangled ceiling (photo), decorated walls, and impressive array of stained glass [...]

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Tenda on Montague Street’s Name Change Might Have You Thinking Of Richard Nixon

Tenda Asian Bistro on Montague Street has apparently changed its name (and ownership?). The new name, as this photo from Mrs. Fink informs us is.. wait for it… wait for it… SAKETUMI. It offers “Thai Malay Sushi’. Will this be a hit or a miss with the Brooklyn Heights dining crowd? One very “insidery” Yelp [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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Brooklyn Eagle Offshoot’s Millennial Restaurant Reviewers Chow Down At Ani Sushi

The Brooklyn Eagle’s neighborhood site, Brooklyn Street Beat, has enlisted the help of two plucky millennials to file reports on area eateries. “Sarah” and “Troy” have already tried “The Cleanser” at DUMBO Kitchen but didn’t offer an opinion opting to just let us know they were there. Hey, they’re putting the social in Social Media. [...]

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Open Thread: Is Clark’s Really The Best Diner In Brooklyn Heights?

As reported here, Clark’s (80 Clark Street) copped the Brooklyn Heights Association’s first ever “Best Diner” award at Thursday’s annual meeting. The honor was decided by BHA poll and host Tom Stewart read many heartfelt and whimsical musings from members about their experience at Brooklyn Heights diners. But is Clark’s truly the best? Comment away!

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 9

Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of [...]

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Atlantic Avenue’s Chez Moi Welcomes Willy Ono As New Exec Chef And Now Serving Brunch Earlier

This dispatch just in from Chez Moi’s Patricia Ageheim as the eatery enters a new era under Executive Chef Willy Ono. If Ono’s Instagram feed is any indication, Brooklyn Heights is in for some eye popping cuisine:

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Brooklyn Bread Express Comes to Clark St Station

Brooklyn Bread Express has finally lifted its shutters at the Clark St station, taking over the space formerly occupied by NYC Sliders (and before that Fresh Café Bar). For a small space, this offshoot of the Carroll Gardens eatery offers a wide selection of bagels, from your everything to your whole wheat everything to chocolate [...]

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BHA Says Garbage Pickup Maybe Tomorrow Night; Wants to Know What’s Your Favorite Nabe Diner

The Brooklyn Heights Association has been told that there may be regular garbage (not recyclables) pickup tomorrow (Friday) night, and reminds us: “If your trash is buried under snow, please dig it out. If the men can’t see it or reach it, they’ll leave it.” Recyclables should be held back for now; we will be [...]

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Grace Church Winterfair Next Saturday

Grace Church, 245 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen streets) will have its annual Winterfair this coming Saturday, February 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On sale will be children’s clothes, books, and toys; women’s and men’s clothing; flowers and plants; “Gracious Gourmet” frozen meals; baked goods; picture frames; household [...]

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