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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates the Dodgers with Paint Your Own Jersey Day

News 12 Brooklyn reports on a fun day for kids at the BHS yesterday celebrating the Brooklyn Dodgers:

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Inside the Landmarks Preservation Committee’s Hearing on Modifications to Two Brooklyn Heights Properties

The owners of 13 Cranberry Street sought a Certificate of Appropriateness from the LPC last week for modifications to the rear of their home. The LPC has posted video of the hearing and it gives those who haven’t gone through the process a taste of what it’s like. While the changes requested may seem pretty [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Forgotten NY Profiles Willowtown, Calls Merz Masterpiece a “Monstrosity”

Forgotten New York is one of our favorite sites. And we were pretty jazzed to see them feature Willowtown this week. However, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the shade being thrown at Willowtown’s most beloved modern structures. Numbers 40, 44 and 48 Willow Place were designed by architects and Heights Heroes Joe [...]

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1 Monroe Place aka 100 Clark Street Set for a Facelift

The neighborhood eyesore at 100 Clark Street (aka 1 Monroe Place) will get a new stoop, staircase, a restored mansard roof courtesy of owner Newcastle Realty Services. The Brooklyn Eagle also reports that floors lost due to neglect will also be replaced. DOB approval is pending.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will open Le Week-End, directed by Roger Michell and starring Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, and Jeff Goldblum. The Cinema will also be showing The Great Beauty, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Looking ahead to Wednesday, March 26 the Cinema will host its monthly Stand-Up Comedy [...]

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Brooklyn Paper Gets First Look At Bossert Hotel Renovation In Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Paper’s intrepid reporter Matthew “the next Mike McLaughlin or Kuntzman” Perlman got a peek inside the Bossert Hotel renovation this week. The legendary building has been under the care of the Watchtower since the 1980s. In 2012, the group sold it to developers David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit who are currently renovating the [...]

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Heights Hero Nancy Pearsall Schools St. Francis College Students on the Landmarking Of Brooklyn Heights

Heights Hero Nancy Pearsall addressed St. Francis College students this week and discussed the landmarking of Brooklyn Heights. Mrs. Pearsall, along with her husband Otis and the band of preservationists originally known at CCIC, fought Robert Moses and earned landmark status for Brooklyn Heights. Mrs. Pearsall talks about gathering all the data about historic homes [...]

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Scouting NY Reports On The “Lost” Pool At The Hotel St. George In Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights history buffs know that the Hotel St. George once boasted a world class salt water pool. They also know that it still exists – for the most part – at the Eastern Athletic Club. Scouting NY does a great job today documenting just what that means:

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Gettysburg: One Woman’s War at St. Francis College This Wednesday

Saturday was International Women’s Day and, as a fitting follow-up, St. Francis College will present Gettysburg: One Woman’s War, a one woman play starring Michéle LaRue (photo from her performance in Someone Must Wash the Dishes) as a woman resident of Gettysburg during and after the great Civil War battle. According to the Eagle: The [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing two new films starting this weekend: The Great Beauty, by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and ten time Oscar nominated American Hustle. More information and showtimes are here. Don’t forget the Cinema’s campaign to raise funds to buy digital [...]

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WPIX Discovers The Mystery Of 58 Joralemon Street In Brooklyn Heights

WPIX Joe Mauceri discovers the MTV subway vent/brownstone at 58 Joralemon Street in a report filed this week. Brooklyn Heights residents/BHB readers are totally up to speed on this nabe “mystery” and this report does a nice job of explaining it all. Heck it’s almost like WPIX did this story, say, four years ago!

Video after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend the Heights Players are premiering their new production of Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown, described by The New York Times as “a delicious soufflé of satire.” Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Make reservations here. The Brooklyn Heights Cinema, which is trying to [...]

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Heights History (A Slight Return): How Brooklyn Heights Became A Landmark District (Video)

We first published this video, “Brooklyn Is My Neighborhood/ The Story of New York’s First Historic District” produced by Martin L Schneider and Karl Junkersfeld in 2010. It served as a prelude to Schneider’s book “Battling for Brooklyn Heights“. A version of that work was originally published in serial form in the Brooklyn Heights Press [...]

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