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Tourist Chopper Traffic To Be Trimmed

The Brooklyn Paper reports that New York City and the operators of tourist helicopter flights have agreed to a phased reduction of the number of such flights that will result in a fifty percent reduction as of January 2017. Sunday flights will cease entirely as of April 1 of this year. A twenty percent reduction […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, January 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening and discussion of A Place at the Table, “which exposes the realities of hunger in the United States through the stories of three families who struggle daily to secure the source of their next meal.” Following the screening, […]

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Christmas Tree Collection to Start Monday, January 4

Our friends at Community Board 2 let us know that Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has announced that curbside pickup of Christmas trees will begin this coming Monday, January 4. City residents should remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before they are put out for collection. Clean, non-bagged Christmas trees left on […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow evening–Monday, December 14, from 6:30 to 9:00–Brooklyn Historical Society will present, as part of its “Activism in Film” series, a screening of the film The Times of Harvey Milk, with a discussion following the screening, led by Stuart Milk, LGBT activist, founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and nephew of Harvey Milk. […]

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Survey Commissioned by Save The View Now Says Pierhouse Penthouse Encroaches on Promenade View Plane

The Eagle reports that a survey commissioned by the advocacy group Save The View Now shows that the penthouse structure atop the southern portion (the shorter part) of the Pierhouse (photo by Andrew Porter) encroaches by almost twenty feet into the protected scenic view plane (SV-1) from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The results of the […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continues its 60th year “Diamond Anniversary” season with its production of Mame this weekend. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Mame […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This week’s Wednesday Night Tour has been moved to Thursday evening, October 15. The topic is “Bringing the Park to Life”, and it will be conducted by Regina Myer, President of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, who will tell “the story of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s creation and innovative approach to revitalizing urban spaces” while showing […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society Next Week

It’s been called “Lavender Lake”, it’s still a Superfund site, but its banks are now also a development site, as they were in the 19th century. At Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, October 13, at 7:00 Joseph Alexiou will discuss his new book, Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal. This event is presented in partnership with […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, September 26, there will be an Americana/Roots/Alt Country call-it-what-you-like (I like it) music festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will happen from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Granite Terrace on the landward side of Pier 3 (not to be confused with the Granite Prospect on Pier 1) and admission is free. There […]

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