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Citizens Defending Libraries Has One Hiss-terical Week

Citizens Defending Libraries, the group headed by long time Brooklyn Heights resident Michael D.D. White was quite vocal at Thursday’s annual Brooklyn Heights Association meeting. When BHA president Alexandra Bowie talked about the group’s stance on the Brooklyn Heights library, White and company hissed their disagreement (no, White didn’t go to Harvard). Oh, and they [...]

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Open Letter To The Mail Stealing Dirtbag In Brooklyn Heights

Dear Mail Stealing Dirtbag – I’m sure you really needed that Valentine’s Day care package grandma sent my 3 year old more than she did. So I’ll forgive you for stealing it from our lobby. Oh who am I kidding? I’m not a “feelings” guy. I’m more furious than the power of a thousand suns. [...]

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Watch Your Butt at The Brooklyner and 180 Montague

The Daily News reports that the Brooklyner, the Lawrence St. high-rise that looks like a cigarette, will be smoke-free as of March. Smoking will also soon be prohibited at Archstone Brooklyn Heights at 180 Montague, which like the Brooklyner is owned by Equity Residential.

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Santacon Invaded Park Plaza Diner In Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that while many of us were enjoying a civilized time at the Custom House’s Toys for Tots event on Saturday, a throng of Santaconers took over the sports bar at the Park Plaza Diner. Brooklyn Eagle: Hundreds of Santas, elves and reindeer flowed into the Park Plaza Diner’s sports bar for [...]

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Area Resident Upset Over Small Business Saturday Banners In Brooklyn Heights

This Saturday (11/30) is Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn Heights and around the rest of the country. The promotion was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses in a weekend cluttered with big box retailers shouting about Black Friday sales. This year other brands are participating and retailers [...]

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Tone Deaf: City Removes Banksy’s Twin Towers Tribute From Fruit Street Sitting Area In Brooklyn Heights

While most of Brooklyn Heights is littered with graffiti from no talent taggers, the city was quick today to remove the Twin Towers tribute at the Fruit Street Sitting Area created by world famous street artist Banksy earlier this week. It had quickly become a beloved part of the neighborhood with many rushing to take [...]

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Ok Brooklyn Heights, Now It’s Time (Sadly) To Pour One Out For Mr. Video III

Early last month, it looked like Clark Street’s Mr. Video III would be able to strike a deal with their landlord and continue on at that location but in a smaller space. Now comes word – via a giant sign in the store’s window – that they will cease operations there at the end of [...]

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NYC Council Member Letitia James: Bike-Share… Get Used To It

Despite mounting disdain in Brooklyn Heights—and throughout the borough—Citi bike-share is here to stay. At a Town Hall meeting Wednesday in Fort Greene that the New York Times deemed “raucous,” NYC Council Member Letitia James—who helped formulate the program with NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg—told 100+ neighborhood residents, “The public streets belong to all of us. [...]

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Citi Bike Share Prompting Ire—And Vandalism

WINS-AM (1010) reported this morning from Brooklyn Heights that the newly installed Citibank-sponsored bike-share stands in the neighborhood are not only irritating residents—who voiced on-air that they don’t fit in with the historic tenor of the Heights—but have become a target for anti-corporate brouhaha throughout the borough. Brooklyn.Some folks loved the idea of the city’s [...]

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Sparring Match: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Crew Trashing The Heights—Or Not?

There’s a dynamic little sparring match taking place over in the Brownstoner forum. Heights’ Henry Street resident Dean Collins posted a comment & pic grumbling about Wednesday’s pervasive “Boardwalk Empire” shoot, insisting “Hey, ‘Empire’ producers, you left your sh*t in front of my apartment.” His comment reads: “Classless move. Came home to see that the [...]

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Community Group Continues Robust Push Against Cadman Plaza Library Closure

Citizens Defending Libraries, the Brooklyn Heights-based organization formed to oppose the sale and potential destruction of the Cadman Plaza building, continues to communicate its message in the community. On Saturday, the group was out in force in front of the branch, encouraging locals to sign its ongoing petition (8,300 signatures to date, with a goal [...]

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NY Times: ‘Saving Libraries By Giving Up Land They Sit On’

Monday’s New York Times published a major expose on the critical issue of Brooklyn libraries shuttering with an eye on cashing in on property real estate values—with major focus on Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza branch. The piece begins, “The Brooklyn Heights library is neither the oldest nor the most dilapidated branch of the Brooklyn Public [...]

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Crash! Boom! Bam! More Sewage Pipe Replacement Along Montague Street

Following a formidable week-long sewage pipe replacement project at the corner of Montague Street & Montague Terrace last week, another Brooklyn Heights to-doo drill and demolition is taking place along the sidewalk & street along 110 Montague in front of Radio Shack. In addition to the street being blocked Monday afternoon, a pretty fascinating hole [...]

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Thugs Rob 12-Year-Old Kid On 2 Train As It Departs Clark Street Station

Man, this’ll hurt your feelings. Two thugs robbed a 12-year-old boy on the 3 subway train departing the Clark Street station (heading to Hoyt Street) on March 1, according to police. The victim told cops he was on the train at 7:25 p.m. when one of the thieves alleged that he had a firearm. The [...]

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Reminder: Latest MTA Fare Hike Sunday

Good thing Brooklyn Heights is such a lovely place to be, since it’ll cost you more to get in and out of the nabe come Sunday. Here’s a grim reminder that MTA’s latest fare hike begins Sunday, March 3. Gothamist provides a handy rundown about how much more it’ll cost to move about town, while [...]

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Another Look Inside Cadman Plaza Library Potential Sale

As news continues to swirl regarding the potential sale of Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza Public Library, there’s new perspective to the story as reported by Brooklyn Daily in a post titled “The Brooklyn Public Library wants to cut off its nose to save its face.” As previously reported, the library is considering demolishing its Brooklyn [...]

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