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Brooklyn Heights Artist Angela Rizzuti Wishes “Good Health” to All

Angela Rizzuti, a Brooklyn Heights resident artist, graduate of the Parsons School of Design, and now retired Grace Church School teacher who taught your correspondent’s daughter there, made this little poster and displayed it in her window. The pastor of the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church has told her he will base his e-sermon this Sunday on it. We at […]

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Park Plaza Diner Closes for Now; Eyebrows Trivia & Karaoke Zooms

The Park Plaza Restaurant was once-bustling with attorneys, courthouse, and Office of Emergency Management employees, college students, and regulars from the neighborhood. For many, the family-run Park Plaza was a second dining room where patrons and staff alike knew one another’s names. Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams frequently held meetings with constituents at a coveted corner table. Children […]

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Seen From Promenade, USNS Comfort Arrives

Alerted by PortSide NewYork’s mailing list that the hospital ship USNS Comfort should pass the Statue of Liberty at 10:00 a.m., your correspondent walked the short distance from his building to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at 9:57, carefully observing social distancing. The big ship – 900 feet long and 70,000 gross tons – was right on time.  It was […]

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Post Office Workers Walk Out for Lack of Protective Gear

We have it on good authority – our mail carrier, who was here yesterday – that there may be no mail delivery for several days, because the Postal Service has failed to deliver sufficient protective gear – gloves and masks – to workers at the main Brooklyn post office (photo; By Beyond My Ken – Own […]

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Montague Bid Update-March 26th

The Montague BID has another helpful update with additions to the businesses and services that are open with links to their websites. The resource list is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, business supports and tools, social services, volunteer opportunities, ways to help your neighbors, housing, mental health and much more. The information is all on […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE MONTAGUE BID

“Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been sharing information and resources with us. Keep the information coming! Here’s a list of businesses on Montague Street that are OPEN as of right now. Click the business name to go to their website. Things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the business website and follow […]

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No GreenMarket Tomorrow; May Resume Thursday

Alert reader Ann of Orange advises us there will be no Borough Hall GreenMarket tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 (and none at Union Square in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 25) “while officials work out further containment steps,” but that they are “[e]xpected to reopen after that.” We’ll keep you posted. Update: reader KBells40 says the GrowNYC Blog indicates the Borough […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park During PAUSE

Brooklyn Bridge Park President Eric Landau has issued the following guidance for use of the park while New York is on PAUSE: The health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community is our top priority. While the Park is open, please note that it is open for passive use and solitary recreation only. We encourage people to […]

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Special Hours for Seniors Only at Local Grocery Stores [EDITED WITH MORE STORES]

Of course, the best thing for everyone would be to stay inside as much as possible. But for people over 60 and others more vulnerable to COVID-19 who must shop for themselves, the following local grocery stores will provide special hours for those folks only at: Key Food, 169 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn Heights): 7:00 am-9:00 am (unable […]

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DeBlasio Finally Closes NYC Public Schools

After mounting pressure, NYC Mayor Bill Deblasio finally made the decision to shutter NYC public schools effective Monday, March 16th. “This is a decision I have taken with no joy…I regret to have to announce that our public schools will be closed. There is no school tomorrow and we will be suspending our public schools until […]

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