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Inga’s Bar Rates Rave Times Review

Inga’s Bar, at 66 Hicks Street (corner of Cranberry) opened in March and has already received a glowing review from New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells, who praises the innovative and delicious dishes emerging from its kitchen. He even lauds the cheeseburger, which your correspondent has enjoyed, calling it “a very good and unpretentious […]

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Lots of Open Streets Activity Saturday

There will be another Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, this Saturday, this time with an encouraging weather forecast. There’s a schedule of activities here. They include music, raffles, lots of activities and stories for kids, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM an opportunity to learn about composting with Big […]

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EEK! IT’S A GHOST… Kitchen

DoorDash, the food delivery service, opened a “Ghost Kitchen” in Downtown Brooklyn that will be used by a number of restaurants for dine-in, delivery and pickup in the area. What’s a “Ghost Kitchen“? It’s basically a shared kitchen facility that is used by multiple restaurant brands to make their food without having to set up […]

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L’Appartement 4F is Open on Montague

Update: See comments on this week’s Open Thread Wednesday by readers “Karateca2000″ who found the croissants “delicious” and “KD Hicks” whose baguette was “amazing — piping hot, perfect crunch on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Highly recommend!” Your correspondent was in a hurry today walking on Montague between Henry and Hicks when he […]

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Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16

An Egg Hunt, organized by the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Pierrepont Playground Committee, will be this Saturday, April 16 starting at 10:30 a.m. (arrive early; there’s always a long line), at the Pierrepont Playground (entrance near Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights). The BHA warns us that “a rogue bunny has a plan to litter Pierrepont Playground” […]

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Felice Opens at Former Giulia/Heights Cafe Site

Once again your correspondent’s wife has been busy surveying the ‘hood while he can’t. Today she found Felice, the restaurant that took over the site of the former Giulia/Heights Café (and for those with long memories, the Promenade Restaurant) at 84 Montague Street (corner of Hicks), open for business, and got this shot of its […]

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Two New Cafés With “An Asian Twist” in Brooklyn Heights

Your neighborhood blog is always excited to announce new local businesses. Here are two new cafés, one open and one soon to be open. Sippy Café, “your neighborhood coffee shop with an Asian twist,” is now open at 153 Remsen St., the space formerly occupied by Blossom Poke Bowl. On the menu are all of […]

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Woe a Little Less: Coming to Montague St. (Updated)

Now that the “drabness” of Montague St. has been exposed to all of NYC and beyond, and the community spilled its woes in this blog’s comments section in such spirited style that another blog directed its readers to it, let us look forward to less drabness with these soon-to-come offerings in the new year. Olive + Garden Deli at 141 […]

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The “Mystery of Montague Street” Featured on Curbed

Curbed published an interesting article on “The Mystery of Montague Street” — why does it suck? There are the usual reasons given — business owners blame the high rent, landlords blame the high taxes, the BHA and the Montague BID don’t want to blame anyone. Incoming city council member (and neighborhood son!) Lincoln Restler puts […]

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Storefront Developments Around Brooklyn Heights

It appears that the space formerly occupied by Nanatori, above Lichee Nut on Montague near Clinton, will be taken by another Chinese restaurant, Din; this one specializing in soup dumplings, noodle dishes, and dim sum. Thinking it might be part of a chain, I did a web search for “Din soup dumplings.” This yielded a […]

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