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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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Open Letter To An Anti-Vaxxer

On Tuesday, a flyer titled “The Replacement Game,” was taped to a lamppost directly in front of my building. There’s no sugarcoating it. The message was racist, homo/transphobic, and Anti-Semitic. The “designer” relies on a smug false equivalency to plead their case, portraying anger toward anti-vaxxers as bullying and akin to discrimination against the Black, LGBTQ+, and Jewish […]

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Heights Vision Seeks New Location

For many years Heights Vision has been located at 132 Montague Street, between Henry and Clinton. That location was destroyed by fire on December 10. Heights Vision is a family owned and operated optometry office and optician, and is seeking a new home in the neighborhood. They “plan to secure an exam space to provide […]

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Free Covid Testing Sites Near Brooklyn Heights

On December 22nd, The NY Times reported CityMD closed 19 clinics, 13 of them in NYC, due to staffing shortages. As of this writing, there’s still no indication of reopenings. So, while Omicron IS surging, don’t panic if you see longer than usual lines at Montague Street clinic. Cobble Hill residents have been directed to visit the […]

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The Mystery Noise Of Pineapple Walk — Solved!

If you had been hearing a mysterious, annoying, “high pitched zee-zee-zee-zee” sound in the vicinity of Pineapple Walk, Henry Street, and Cadman Towers, and thought “hey, that’s almost as loud as the helicopters”, Mary Frost revealed the culprit yesterday in The Brooklyn Eagle, in a page-turning (finger-scrolling?) article we’re sure will be optioned by Netflix […]

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Electronics Recycling at First Unitarian Church Sunday

This Sunday, November 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you may take your no longer useful or working (operable or not) electronic devices to the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, for recycling. There’s more information here. Thanks to always helpful BHB reader Andrew Porter for the tip.

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Community Fridge Grand Re-opening Tomorrow.

In June we reported the opening of the Brooklyn Heights Community Fridge, located at 124 Henry Street, next to the First Presbyterian Church, between Clark and Pierrepont. Tomorrow – Sunday, October 3 – at 12:30 PM there will be a “Plug In” event for the newly decorated (see photo) fridge. The brownstone themed decor is by Denton […]

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Down Home Music by Eli Smith at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Eli Smith, shown in the photo with a washboard during an impromptu jug band session, will bring his banjo and guitar wizardry and voice to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity this Thursday evening, August 12 from 6:00 to 7:00, performing what he calls down home music. He will also emcee and perform in the […]

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