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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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Happy Birthday, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Today, March 22, is the fifth anniversary of the opening of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The opening ceremony took place on a rainy day, as the photo of Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, being interviewed by NY1, shows. This photo, taken from the Brooklyn Bridge on March 13, 2009 […]

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Curbed Covers the Landmarking of Brooklyn Heights

Curbed published a comprehensive guide to the landmarking of Brooklyn Heights today. As we start stocking up on Champale for the 50th Anniversary of our neighborhood’s landmark status on November 23, this piece will help you get amped up for the celebration. While you’re at it, please take some time out to rediscover Martin L. […]

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Anchor’s Away For Good From 76 Montague Street?

A BHB tipster sent us this photo today regarding the anchor at 76 Montague Street, commenting “spotted this construction person drilling into the sidewalk this morning (3.18.15) and apparently removing the metal poles which surround the anchor.” While the future location of the anchor remains unknown, we wonder where it’s headed in the interim. The […]

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Campaign to Save Brooklyn Heights’ Anchor on News 12 Brooklyn

This evening News 12 Brooklyn had among its top Brooklyn stories a report about efforts to save the anchor now located in front of 76 Montague Street and move it to a nearby location, such as the area near the flagpole at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. According to the text accompanying the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, March 11, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Women and Power,” a panel of four historians discussing their works about women who “exercised power in an often hostile environment and advocated changes in American society.” Cindy Lobel is the author of a soon to be published biography of Catharine […]

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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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