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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend is a big one for events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. On Sunday, the Park will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge with a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 3:00 p.m. More details here. The […]

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Squadron Skates to Victory for Third Term in NY State Senate

It seems like only yesterday he was some punk “kid” challenging seemingly well ensconced 30 year incumbent Martin “Marty” Connor for the NYS Senate seat representing the 25th district. Last night Sen. Daniel Squadron trounced his GOP challenger Jacqueline Haro (who we literally cannot find one lick of info about): Daniel Squadron (I) Dem 60,185 […]

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Last Minute Vote Reminder

There’s a primary election Thursday, September 13, which begins 29 minutes from when I’m posting this. The Brooklyn Heights Association gives the following info: Tomorrow, poll sites will open at 5 AM and close at 9 PM. If you need to look up your polling site, click here. There are two candidates for Civil Court […]

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Velazquez, Long are Primary Winners

According to NY1, incumbent U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez easily staved off a well-financed primary challenge by City Councilman Erik Dilan, as well as two lesser known challengers, for the Democratic nomination for the 7th Congressional District seat. The margin of her victory (she got 61% of the vote) must come as a blow to North […]

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Don’t Forget to Vote Tuesday

Tuesday, June 26 is the primary election date for both Democrats and Republicans (we understand there are a few of these latter around, including our own T.K. Small). On the Democratic side, incumbent U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez is being challenged by three hopefuls: Erik Dilan, George Martinez, and Dan O’Connor. On the Republican side three […]

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Feeling Blue? No New York Primary For You…

Today, April 24, is the date for New York’s presidential primary election—but only Brooklyn Heights Republicans need apply. Because Democrat Barack Obama has no primary competition, there’s only a Republican race on the ballot. Registered Republicans have a choice between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and the recently dropped-out Rick Santorum. Polls are open, as usual, until […]

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Daniel Squadron Considers Bid for Public Advocate

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, has announced he is strongly considering a run for Public Advocate, perhaps the third most powerful city office after Mayor and City Council Speaker, in the 2013 city wide election. The incumbent Public Advocate, Park Slope resident Bill de Blasio, is expected to run for Mayor. […]

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Squadron Eyeing Run for Borough Prexy?

According to the Brooklyn Paper State Senator Daniel Squadron (D), whose 25th Senate District encompasses Brooklyn Heights and much of Brooklyn along the East River, from Williamsburg south to Carroll Gardens, where he lives, as well as lower Manhattan, is rumored to be considering a run for Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. That’s when incumbent […]

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