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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a lot going on this weekend. The Brooklyn Book Festival is already underway with “Bookend” events, but the main program is on Sunday, September 21, with events starting from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. (schedule here). Also on Sunday there’s the Montague Street Summer Space from noon to 5:00 p.m.–come meet the BHB crew [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The highlight of the weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Landmark House and Garden Tour, to be held this Saturday, May 10 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Houses on display this year range from an 1820s vintage Federal style frame house (photo; by Judith Angel) to a condo in a recently converted parking garage. [...]

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War On Trees Spreads Further On Cranberry Street In Brooklyn Heights

This dispatch from a BHB reader tells that tale of another act of terror against the Brooklyn Heights tree population:

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Morning Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The robin is supposed to be a harbinger of spring. “If only!” this one seems to be saying to himself. As I started my morning walk, a few little snowflakes were falling, but as I headed down into Squibb Park and across the bouncy bridge to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park the flakes got [...]

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Trees of Winter in Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Saturday afternoon, your correspondent joined a group of botanical enthusiasts for a “trees of winter” tour in Brooklyn Bridge Park, led by horticulturalists Marina (photo) and Chet, along with Park Program Coordinator Travis Craw. More text and photos follow the jump. Before venturing out, we spent some time in a classroom, learning how to [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting tomorrow (Friday, February 7) the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing for a limited two week engagement Gloria, a film by Chile’s Sebastian Lelio, starring Paulina Garcia (in Spanish, with English subtitles). The Cinema will also be showing Nebraska. Today is your last chance to see Inside Llewen Davis at the Cinema (your correspondent [...]

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Cranberry Street Arborcide May Have Been A Mercy Killing Says BHB Reader

A BHB reader sheds some light on why the city may have taken one of the trees at Cranberry Street and Columbia Heights down last week.

“Cedric” writes us that he called 311 about the tree:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, [...]

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A Possum’s Kingdom In Brooklyn Heights

A BHB tipster sends us a shadowy photo of a possum living on Grace Court. Like Sasquatch he’s been quite elusive, perhaps camera shy. But last night he was caught on film. This is not the BHB community’s first brush with wildlife – in 2010 Karl Junkersfeld caught a muskrat on tape at Brooklyn Bridge [...]

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Autumn in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

Autumn is officially with us for almost another month, but it feels like, to quote a Joni Mitchell song, “winter’s closing in.” I’ve collected here some photos I’ve taken on walks over the past month, mostly in Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Promenade, showing foliage nearing or at its peak fall dress. Above is [...]

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Injured Hawk Sighted In Brooklyn Heights

An injured hawk was spotted today by Twitter user @eas211. We had this exchange with him regarding the sighting:

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Sandy In Brooklyn Heights – One Year Later [Video]

Karl Junkersfeld files this video report on the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. What a difference a year makes.

Video after the jump.

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Some Autumn Color at Brooklyn Bridge Park

After taking the tour of Pier 5 and the construction zone on Sunday, I headed north to Pier 1. While fall foliage is at its peak upstate, the warmer temperatures here mean it comes later. Still, there were some hints of fall evident along the way, beginning with these staghorn sumac leaves and drupes. The [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Start the weekend this evening (Thursday, September 5) with your last chance this season for stargazing on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 esplanade with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and their telescopes. The forecast is for clear skies, and the observing goes from 8:30 to 10:30. Also this evening, starting at [...]

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Taking the “Birds, Bugs, Bees” Tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park

That’s a fearsome looking cicada-killer wasp peering over the edge of a flower stalk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this morning. I saw it while on the Birds, Bugs, Bees tour offered by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Although skies were gray and some desultory rain was falling, I put on my slicker and walked down [...]

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