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Don’t Forget to “Spring Ahead” Tonight

It’s not officially spring yet; that happens Sunday, March 20, a week from tomorrow. Nevertheless, Daylight Saving Time begins at the stroke of 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13, which means that stroke must come an hour earlier than it would have otherwise. Just what your sleep deprived correspondent needs. So, if you’re still reliant […]

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Court Street Regal Cinema Movie Theater CLOSED

It’s official: Court Street Regal Cinema at the corner of State Street is closed. According to the Brooklyn Paper, signs were posted on the doors indicating it is closed (with the nearest theater in Sheepshead Bay!), and there are no showtimes listed on the Court Street Regal Cinema. It’s still not clear if this location […]

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The Mystery Noise Of Pineapple Walk — Solved!

If you had been hearing a mysterious, annoying, “high pitched zee-zee-zee-zee” sound in the vicinity of Pineapple Walk, Henry Street, and Cadman Towers, and thought “hey, that’s almost as loud as the helicopters”, Mary Frost revealed the culprit yesterday in The Brooklyn Eagle, in a page-turning (finger-scrolling?) article we’re sure will be optioned by Netflix […]

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The “Mystery of Montague Street” Featured on Curbed

Curbed published an interesting article on “The Mystery of Montague Street” — why does it suck? There are the usual reasons given — business owners blame the high rent, landlords blame the high taxes, the BHA and the Montague BID don’t want to blame anyone. Incoming city council member (and neighborhood son!) Lincoln Restler puts […]

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Dog Poop Vigilante Redux 2020

[Warning: Do not read this while eating, or if you generally have a weak stomach.] Long time readers may recall the dog poop vigilante of 2011 who took matters into her own hands and taped signs around two lumps of dog feces left on Hicks St. reading, “Pick up your sh*t or don’t have a dog” and “What […]

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To Our Readers – We’re Back!

We had an interruption in service from some time Friday night or early Saturday morning until about an hour ago. Our tech person, who fixed it, tells me it was because of a “memory issue.” We apologize, and trust this won’t happen again.

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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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