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Did Brooklyn Heights Lose Over 40% of its Population Because of COVID-19?

According to this story by Kevin Quealy in the New York Times, which has a very interesting map and graph, because of the coronavirus pandemic, [r]oughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In the city’s very wealthiest blocks, in neighborhoods like the Upper […]

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BHA Launches “The Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund”

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) has launched the “Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund” to support hourly workers who have lost or been furloughed from their jobs in Brooklyn Heights. The fund will pay out grants of $250 to each qualifying hourly worker, helping recipients to buy groceries, medicine, diapers/baby items, and pay utility or […]

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DOE Announces New Remote-Learning Grading Policy

It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]

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Mystery Sailboat at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Houses Healthcare Workers

Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]

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Donate to Provide Meals to Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Medical Staff

Montague BID is partnering with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Myrtle Ave BID, Atlantic Avenue BID, and local residents, to raise funds for meals from local eateries to be delivered to staff at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Since 1845, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has steadfastly served our community in ordinary and difficult times. With hospital cafeterias closed, healthcare […]

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Stretching & Snuggling With The Cat Café

While the good folks at the Brooklyn Cat Café have continued to rescue and care for animals over the last month, it has, like so many other neighborhood businesses, been closed to the public and suspended its popular classes. But no more! In partnership with AirBNB Experience, the Café will begin offering its popular Stretch and Snuggle […]

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Starting May 1, No Composting or Electronics Pickups

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, because of budget cuts related to COVID-19, the City Department of Sanitation will no longer pick up food scraps or yard waste for composting. Instead, they will be collected with other trash. Residents are advised to store the brown composting receptacles in secure places. This […]

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Cobble Hill Health Center Has 55 Possible COVID-19 Deaths

The Eagle carries an AP story reporting that the Cobble Hill Health Center, a nursing home located at 380 Henry Street, has topped the list of recent deaths in nursing homes in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 55 deaths reported to date. Cobble Hill LifeCare, which manages the Health Center, issued a press release […]

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You Can Help Estuary Feed Local Frontline Workers

Estuary, the recently opened restaurant in One Brooklyn Bridge Park, near Pier Five, is providing free, hot meals to healthcare and other frontline COVID-19 workers in Brooklyn. They have a GoFundMe page.

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Sahadi’s Closed for Shoppers: Take Out and Delivery Only

Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue is closed for shoppers because the narrow aisles do not afford space for social distancing. Orders for pickup or delivery can be made here. Update: earliest deliveries are Monday, April 24; pick up times start on Friday, April 17, with limited slots available. See comments below. The new Industry City store remains open for […]

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