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Brooklyn Heights Neighbor in the Times’ Metropolitan Diary

Quirky tales of the city appear in the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary every week. In the latest installment, among an ode to Barney Greengarss and the tale of an errant hen in Riverside Park, one of our own has a sweet missive entitled Window Seat. Dear Diary: I am in my house in Brooklyn Heights […]

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Where, What, Who is Brooklyn Heights?

Some years ago I set up a Google alert for “Brooklyn Heights” in order to get any news about our neighborhood soon after it appeared. One thing I quickly learned was that city-wide publications were inclined to give an expansive definition to “Brooklyn Heights”, often reporting incidents in Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, or even Gowanus, […]

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Have You Seen Rosie? [Update: Found!]

“Rosie,” a grey tabby with a pinkish blaze on her nose (photo) escaped while being taken in to the Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital, at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry streets. If you find her, please call the hospital at 718-624-1200. From Brooklyn Heights Vet Hospital this morning: “Someone found her last night at 1am […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow (Monday, November 14) evening at 7:00 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the second in its “Our Pesky Neighbors” series; this one dealing with “Bugs”. The discussion will feature experts, including entomologists and exterminators, moderated by Brooke Borel, author of Infested. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. […]

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Blog Terms of Service

The Brooklyn Heights Blog would like to provide a gentle reminder of our Terms of Service.  In particular, we call attention to this excerpt of the guidelines pertaining to comments: “Brooklyn Heights Blog welcomes our readers’ comments. However, Brooklyn Heights Blog is a private website, and we reserve the right to delete any comments we […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Do you collect stuff? Depression glassware? Thimbles? Netsuke? Whatever your fascination, on Tuesday evening, December 1, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “City Reliquary’s Annual Collector’s Night”, with displays of all manner of collections from all over the Borough. Admission is $10, or $5 for HS or Green-Wood members; purchase tickets here. On […]

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Empire State Development Meeting About Pier 6 Tomorrow, RSVP NOW!!

The folks at Save The View Now would like everyone to know that the Empire State Development meeting concerning BBP Pier 6 will be occurring at 9:30am tomorrow, but you must RSVP by 5pm TODAY. So, you have less than hour to do that. Presumably, they will be discussing infilling the childrens water park and […]

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Parakeet Found on College Place; Owner Sought

Word has come from Judy Stanton at the Brooklyn Heights Association that the young male parakeet in the photo (sorry for the fuzzy quality) flew into the window of a resident of 9 College Place and is being kept there in hope that its owner will come and claim it. Judy thinks the bird may […]

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Here’s a UPS Fail in Brooklyn Heights – Has This Happened to You?

Imagine my surprise when I came home today to see a UPS package for Mrs. Fink thrown in with some garbage. Well, that’s messed up, eh? Even more messed up is that the UPS delivery person MEANT to do that.

Check it out:

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The Eagle Meets Brooklyn Heights’ Captain Cleanup

BHB and its readers discovered Captain Cleanup, the Brooklyn Heights good samaritan known for painting and freshening up area mail boxes, fire boxes, fire hydrants and other objects, last year. As a matter of fact, he made the BHB Ten for 2013. The Brooklyn Eagle profiles him today giving him the nom de bird, “Spencer […]

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