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Chocolate Works: How Sweet it Its!

When it opened this past June, Montague Street’s Chocolate Works’ original design was slick and gleaming white.  But by August, owner Shlomi Avdoo felt the confectionery should have a more “homey feel” and undertook a quick renovation.  The wall of candy by the pound, glass displays of chocolate truffles and fudge remain.  But the high […]

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Brownstoner Comparison-Shops: How does Gristede’s measure up?

Another Trader Joe’s is headed to the area, so Brownstoner decided to take a look at prices at some of Brooklyn’s most popular grocery stores, including our very own Gristede’s: The produce section isn’t magnificent, but offers a decent selection of basic fruits and veggies. When Brownstoner visited on an early Sunday afternoon, the store […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 41st annual Atlantic Antic will take place on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue this Sunday, September 27, from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. As always, the event will feature live music and dance performances–the main stage will be near Clinton Street, roughly in front of Key Food, but there […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s much going on in and near the Heights this weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20), some of which we’ve already told you about. There’s a baroque concert (with swing!) Friday evening, the Cranberry Street Fair on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday […]

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Cranberry Street Fair This Saturday

The 44th annual Cranberry Street Fair will take place on Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets this Saturday, September 19 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. There will be music, belly dancing, a bakeoff, and many things, from books to tchatchkes, for sale. Don’t miss a chance to have your fortune told by Eagle ace […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Mets, to your correspondent’s satisfaction, are on a tear. You can join the celebration on Saturday, September 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the play turf at the outer end of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free and will feature local radio DJs; Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Darryl Strawberry, Howard […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full weekend of concerts, including music by classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern composers. On Friday evening, August 21 at 8:00, pianist Wayne Weng (photo) will play works by Ravel, Schubert, Medtner, Messiaen, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, August 22 at 8:00, pianists Michael Brown and Adam Golka will play works by Dvorak, […]

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Say Goodbye to Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg will be leaving its digs on the uplands of Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street, where it has been each Sunday spring through fall for the past several years, to a new location on Breeze Hill in Prospect Park starting Sunday, August 30, according to Ditmas Park Patch. The […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. Friday evening, August 7 at 8:00 brings Russian romanticism as pianist Vassily Primakov (photo) plays works of Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will perform works by Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pianists Alexander Peskanov and Edith […]

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Emack’s Is Here!

The Brooklyn Heights branch of Emack and Bolio’s opened its doors on Monday, joining the embarrassment of ice cream riches we’ve got in the area. Co-owner Tyler Carpenter, who started working as a teenager in the shop on the Upper West Side, said that business has been good so far, and that he’s been pleasantly […]

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