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Alternate Side Parking Suspended Saturday, June 19

Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s signing of legislation making June 19 – Juneteenth – a state holiday, alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended this Saturday. Parking meter rules remain in effect.

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Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree Arrives; Must Overcome Obstacles

Last year there was no Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree; a sidewalk shed covered the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, where the tree always stands. This year, there is a tree. Because of COVID-19 there will be no traditional tree lighting ceremony, but the lights will go on this Saturday, December 12 and remain through […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Hours for December

Update: During Christmas week the Exchange will be open for in-store shopping Tuesday, December 22 from noon until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23 from noon to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 24 from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which offers a large selection of ornaments, cards, and gifts appropriate for Christmas or […]

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“Juneteenth Grove” Installed at Cadman Plaza Park as NYC Parks Declares Solidarity with Black Communities

Today, NYC Parks installed “Juneteenth Grove” at Cadman Plaza Park “in celebration of Juneteenth and to celebrate the homegoing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others.” The creation of Juneteenth Grove is also part of a plan to rename NYC parks in each borough in honor of Black Americans, which names will be […]

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Mother’s Day Dining and Gift Ideas

Are you ready? Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Today is Friday in case you were wondering, which means you have two days. A global pandemic is no excuse! Show the mom(s) in your life how much you appreciate her. Here are some local neighborhood options for dining (at home) and for gifts. From James Weir […]

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Mulchfest This Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

It’s that time of year again when ornaments and stockings are put away and your once green, fragrant tree drops dry needles all over your apartment. Bring your formerly festive tree to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza this Saturday, January 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Mulchfest. Trees must be free of all […]

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Free Performance Saturday

This Saturday afternoon, December 14 at 2:00 (seating begins at 1:30), at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Heights Branch, 109 Remsen Street (accessible entrance from Henry Street between Montague and Remsen), Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will Present “A Radio Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ (photo) “A Christmas Carol”, by […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn’s Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Friday Evening

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will have its annual Christmas Concert this Friday evening, December 6, starting at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague. The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Margaret Bonds’s “The Ballad of the Brown King”, and other music appropriate to the season. There’s […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! We at BHB wish all of you and yours a happy, sumptuous, and whatever you’re allergic to-free Thanksgiving. The photo, by your correspondent, is of Zelda, a hen turkey who inhabited Battery Park for many years. I first spotted her, and took the photo, on November 17, 2006. Given […]

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