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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will have its premiere showing of They Came Together, starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd tomorrow (Friday, June 27). The Cinema will also be showing Ida and Words and Pictures. On Sunday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a special showing of “Cartoon Cryptozoologist” Tom Stathes’ Cartoons on Film. [...]

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Open Thread: The Best Burger in Brooklyn Heights 2014

It’s been two years since we last asked the question – who has the best burger in Brooklyn Heights? For this discussion, we like to keep the conversation within the boundaries of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District which leaves Shake Shack (Fulton Ferry/DUMBO) and Bareburger (Cobble Hill) out of the running. That said, comment away!

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Randy Cohen and Andrew Tarlow Talk Food Biz at BHS Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday, June 24) starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present another in its “Person, Place, Thing” series of discussions. Emmy Award-winning writer Randy Cohen brings his popular podcast and public radio show to BHS. Enjoy some Brooklyn brews and be the audience as he interviews Andrew Tarlow, renowned restauranteur (Diner, Marlow [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Watch Brooklyn Heights Blog’s Karl Junkersfeld be the First Customer at Shake Shack DUMBO

Our Karl Junkersfeld documents his adventure as the first customer at Shake Shack’s newest outlet – Old Fulton Street in DUMBO (oh OK, the Fulton Ferry Landing Historic District).

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Chocolate Works Opens on Montague; Karl is There With Cam

The Chocolate Works store on Montague had its grand opening today, and our man with cam, Karl Junkersfeld, was there. Was Charlie any more delighted to get into the Chocolate Factory? Video after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

We get our own Shakespeare in the Park this coming weekend (Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15) as Theater 2020 continues their critically praised production of King Lear with three free performances at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings starting at 7:00. It’s slated to be perfect walking weather on [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Besides the not-to-be-missed Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, there are several events of note in the neighborhood this weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (photo), Henry and Remsen Streets, will have its annual Lebanese Festival on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival [...]

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