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Heights History: The Story Behind Some of the North Heights’ Restaurants And A Look At Them From 47 Years Ago

Ever wondered what the story was behind your favorite restaurant? Well, it might be about more than food or even one man’s dream. Here is an exploration of how some Brooklyn Heights restaurants came to be and what their owners say best exemplifies their spirit. Plus, you will get to see what they looked like back in 1967!

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With 70 Henry Street in Contract the Brooklyn Heights Cinema Will Close on August 27 and Look for a New Location

A spokesperson for Massey Knakal tells BHB that 70 Henry Street, currently the home of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, is in contract to be sold. The theater will go dark on Thursday, August 27 after 44 years of operation. Kenn Lowy, who has run the Cinema since 2011, has plans to open at a new [...]

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Blogger Outraged as Brooklyn Bridge ‘Love Locks’ Replaced by Love Garbage

Back in May, the city let it be known to tourists and others inclined to leave “love locks” on the Brooklyn Bridge to cut it out. While the totally ridiculous practice of leaving a gym lock fastened to a public place as a sign of a couple’s devotion has roots going back 100 years, it’s [...]

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Willow Street Townhouse Returns to Former (Historical) Glory

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that 113 Willow Street has shed its asphalt shingles and will return to its c. 1820s wood facade. The property was purchased last year for $2.9 million by an area investor group 1113 Willow Street LLC.

See the historic facade revealed after the jump.

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LPC Wants 144 Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights to Remain Small

Curbed reports today on the saga of 114 Clinton Street. The one story art moderne building’s owner wants to convert it (meaning knock it down while saving some of the art deco facade) into a six story condo. The Landmarks Preservation Commission ain’t havin’ it:

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Brooklyn Heights Residence Wins Moses Award For Excellence

John and Patricia Duffy’s renovation of 265 Hicks Street, honored by the BHA earlier this year, has won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The annual Grace Church School Carnival will be held this Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon). The carnival features food, including BBQ from Hill Country, pony rides, a photo booth, a tumbling zone, bouncy rides, and other activities. There will be [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Landmark House and Garden Tour to be Held on May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its annual Landmark House and Garden tour on Saturday May 10. General admission tickets are $40, BHA members advance purchase $30. Tickets will be on sale or available for pick up the day of the event at 129 Pierrepont Street (St. Ann’s School) from 12:30pm – 4pm. As always, [...]

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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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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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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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