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Heights History: The Story Behind Some of the North Heights’ Restaurants And A Look At Them From 47 Years Ago

Ever wondered what the story was behind your favorite restaurant? Well, it might be about more than food or even one man’s dream. Here is an exploration of how some Brooklyn Heights restaurants came to be and what their owners say best exemplifies their spirit. Plus, you will get to see what they looked like back in 1967!

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 15, at 7:00, Bargemusic will present works by Haydn, Schumann, Beethoven, and Smetana played by pianist Roman Rabinovich. On Saturday evening at 7:00 the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo) will perform works by Shostakovich, Beethoven, Jeremiah Bornfield, and Dvorak. The concert on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 will feature works by Brahms [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of Magic in the Moonlight, starring Colin Firth (photo) as Stanley Crawford, “a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims”, who meets his match, in two senses of the word, in Sophie [...]

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The New Yorker Likes Willowtown’s Iris Cafe Store #9

Amelia Lester writes about Iris Cafe #9 (20 Columbia Place) in the New Yorker. And she likes it!

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Take a Look Inside Brooklyn Heights’ New Jack the Horse Next Door

Karl Junkersfeld has been busy documenting the recent developments in Brooklyn Heights – good and bad – with his cam. His latest effort shows off a great new addition to the North Heights, Jack the Horse Next Door. The extension of Jack the Horse Tavern at 37 Cranberry Street serves oysters and small plates.

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JtH Next Door Serving Oysters, Cocktails, Small Plates Opens in Brooklyn Heights

The long awaited opening of JtH Next Door is here. The satellite of Jack the Horse is serving small plates, cocktails and oysters. Eater NY adds the menu features, “fried goat cheese balls with spiced honey, smoked trout deviled eggs, and roasted brussels sprouts and radishes.” We passed by last night and observed what very [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring [...]

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Marty Markowitz Will Guest Maître d’ at Noodle Pudding

This dispatch just in from NYC & Company:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Today (Friday, July 25) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showings of A Most Wanted Man, starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman and based on a novel by spy fiction master John le Carré. It will continue to show through the weekend and the following week, along with Chef. On Saturday evening at [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On my customary morning stroll around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, I found actors rehearsing Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew for Random Access Theatre’s free performances of that classic comedy at the Granite Prospect on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings (July 18, 19, and 20) starting at 7:00. More information here. Also at Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) is City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park is participating with kayaking and with Seining the River Wild. The Park’s Pier Kids series presents The Art of Stepping on Pier 1 Sunday from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. All of these events are free. Also on Sunday Smorgasburg will be [...]

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Crumbs Bake Shop Is Closing All Its Stores Including Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The entire Crumbs Bake Shop is done as of tonight, the Wall Street Journal reports. Workers at all its locations were told this morning that today would be their last day. This includes the chain’s Montague Street shop which opened here in 2010. The company has been financially troubled lately, its stock hitting .30 cents [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update:On Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Heights Association will have a social event at the new Chocolate Works on Montague. Details here. Tonight’s Fireworks take top billing for events this weekend, but the Brooklyn Heights Cinema again has new offerings. Late tomorrow (Saturday) night, July 5, starting at 11:45, there will be [...]

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Wall Street Journal Writes About Montague Street’s Taperia

The Wall Street Journal recently visited Taperia (132 Montague Street) and published a review this week. Overall, they seem to like it: WSJ: “In this neighborhood we are the only ones who have the back patio seats, so it’s nice to sit in the garden,” said manager Iwona Wawer. True to the restaurant’s name, tapas [...]

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There IS Such A Thing As A Free Lunch – At BPL This Summer

Just in time for summer, free meals for children and teens are now available at 25 Brooklyn Public Library branches, up from just 6 last year. Starting on Friday, June 27, New York City’s Summer Meals Program—an annual program that provides free, healthy breakfast and lunch to millions of children across New York City—began offering [...]

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Find Out What’s Going on at JtH Next Door This Weekend

A tipster winks to us that if you’re in the nabe on Independence Day, you’ll get to be one of the first patrons of JTH Next Door. Not quite a soft-opening, the doors will be open and while you may not be able to enjoy the oysters quiiite yet, you’ll definitely be able to have [...]

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