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Jack the Horse Fundraiser Update

Earlier this month we posted a report from Eater about the controversy surrounding Jack the Horse’s online fundraiser, which centered on how the funds were being used. While originally understood to be going directly to the restaurant’s employees, the money was also used by owners Tim and Micki Oltmans to pay off expenses associated with the restaurant. […]

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Controversy and Closure at Jack the Horse

Eater reports that the staff at Jack the Horse are furious at the owners for using GoFundMe donations to pay bills instead giving the money to workers unemployed when the restaurant closed as part of the Covid-19 shut-down. Update: several former JtH employees have commented on the Eater piece, calling it unfair and not representative […]

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Cranberry’s Says So Long to Brooklyn Heights After 42 Years in Business

After 42 years in business, the Montemarano family and Cranberry’s say so long to Brooklyn Heights. Cranberry’s posted the announcement yesterday on its doors, along with loving messages to its customers and employees, and photographs from its decades in business. The message to customers reads: Since 1977, Cranberry’s has served the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood with […]

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Vineapple’s Grand Reopening Today!

Vineapple is back, under new management. After being closed for nearly a year, new owners Aubrie Therrien and Zac Rubin are building out a whole new Vineapple. They will be offering food and wine, in addition to breakfast items and coffee in the morning. Aubrie and Zac have lived on Pineapple St. for four years […]

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A Day to Celebrate: Scenes from Day 1 of Phase 2 in Brooklyn Heights

New York City has a lot to be proud of. Three months after we went into pandemic “PAUSE,” we made it to Phase 2. It was a tough road to be sure. Those who stuck it out in Brooklyn endured sirens blaring all day for weeks on end, each siren reminding us of the unthinkable. […]

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Phase 2 of Re-Opening Starts Monday, June 22; Alternate Side Rule Suspension Continued to 28th

Tomorrow — Monday, June 22 — all of New York City will enter Phase 2 of re-opening from the restrictions imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Time Out NY has an excellent summary of what this will entail. Briefly: (1) in addition to take out and delivery, restaurants may offer outdoor dining; (2) barber shops […]

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Xtend Barre And Black-Owned Businesses: Teaming Up

In response to the recent incidents of police brutality and nationwide protests, Xtend Barre on Remsen Street is encouraging our community to take a step further and support local black-owned businesses. In an e-mail to members, Xtend’s owner Kristine Storie and the rest of the team wrote, The road to meaningful and lasting change is paved with […]

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BBC America News Covers Brooklyn Heights Businesses’ COVID-19 Travails

BBC America Reporter Laura Trevelyan (see video clip below) interviewed James Weir Floral’s (photo C.Scales for BHB) Estela Johannessen and River Deli’s Andrea Mocci about the challenges they are facing and their concerns — and hopes — about the future. At 2:49 you can see your correspondent crossing Hicks Street at Montague.

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Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar Opens for Takeout

Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar is back! Check for updates on the daily menu on Instagram @brooklynheightswinebar, or call (718) 855-5595. Hours for now are 12 pm – 9 pm.    

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Park Plaza Diner, Asya, and Curry Heights Reopen for Delivery and Pickup

Three tried and true Brooklyn Heights restaurants reopened for delivery and pickup in the last week. Let’s support our local restaurants. Calling the restaurants directly to order is encouraged to help them avoid the hefty fees that third-party ordering services charge. Park Plaza Diner is back with Chef Dimitri’s excellent barbeque menu, as well as […]

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