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E-Waste Recycling Event This Sunday at First Unitarian Church: Drop Off Your Working and Non-Working Electronics

  After you drop off your new or gently used children’s goods at Pierrepont Park this Sunday (see last post), head over to the First Unitarian Church on Pierrepont St. to drop off your working and non-working electronics between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Dig out all those old cellphones and laptops taking up space […]

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Spring Into Service This Sunday with BHA: Bring New or Gently Used Children’s Books, Clothes, Strollers, Etc. to Pierrepont Playground

From the Brooklyn Heights Association: May 1, 10:30 AM | Pierrepont Playground Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event we are bringing our day of service back – this year bigger and better! The BHA is offering you a few different ways to support our community, along with other Brooklynites in need. Here […]

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Earth Day Activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Friday, April 22 is Earth Day, and there are many activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park for adults and children to celebrate it. They include yoga and a “meditative nature walk” with Chelsea Piers Fitness, an “Earth Day Storytime” with Brooklyn Public Library, a book giveaway with Brooklyn Book Bodega, and many others. There’s a […]

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Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge Featured in Real Simple Magazine

The Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, and founders Rev. Adriene Thorne and Caroline Koster, were featured in Real Simple, an online and print magazine with millions of readers, in “11 Inspiring Stories of Neighbors Banding Together.” Congrats to the founders on yet another well-deserved accolade.

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Listen to Mary Frost, Lara Birnback and Brooklyn Heights Neighbors on The Pulse Podcast

Remember that story of the hellish noise coming from Cadman Towers? Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter Mary Frost’s coverage of the mystery was so captivating, an NPR podcast, The Pulse, covers it in this episode. You can hear Mary Frost, neighbors Wilson Burrous, Victoria Owens and Toba Potosky, and Brooklyn Heights Association’s Lara Birnback in the episode. […]

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City’s Department of Environmental Protection Considers Loosening Rule on Vehicles Idling

Streetsblog reports that the NYC Department of Environmental Protection is considering amending its rule governing the idling of vehicles on city streets, which is a source of airborne pollution here in Brooklyn Heights as well as throughout the city. The proposed change, which is championed by Spectrum, would broaden the exemptions to the three minute […]

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Adams Cuts Composting Funding, Citing “Low Participation”

Gothamist reports that Mayor Eric Adams has cut money slated for expansion of the composting program from the City’s budget. He said this would save about $27.5 million over the next two years, claiming that “low participation does not justify the expense.” He described the present program as “broken” and said he would study how […]

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Details of Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Thursday

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will, as we previously reported, be held on line this coming Thursday, February 24, starting at 7:00 PM. We now have details on the agenda for the meeting, along with contact info. Community service awards will be presented to “the founders of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge,” […]

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Bye, Bye Rite Aid

Update: If you have prescriptions to pick up, starting Friday, February 11 you can pick them up at Duane Reade, at the corner of Court and Montague, unless you’ve made other arrangements. It’s already been noted on this week’s OTW, but today your correspondent’s wife paid a visit to Rite Aid at 101 Clinton Street, […]

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For $25 You Can Stand on a Freezing Roof Sipping a Cocktail from a Glass Carved from Ice

According to TimeOut the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which we know as the building that blighted the view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade until One Manhattan Square, aka “The Cheese Grater” (someone once commented on BHB, “It gives Pecorino Romano a bad name”) utterly trashed it, has found a way to make money […]

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