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Soul Cycle Expands To Brooklyn Heights*

Feel like burning off some extra energy before you pick up that smoothie from the new neighborhood Juice Press? You’re in luck, because another health-minded Manhattan chain with a cult-like following is set to open its doors here this week. Soul Cycle, the fitness studio that has become basically synonymous with high-intensity indoor cycling (aka “spin”), has taken up […]

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Plans for “Brooklyn Strand” (Not a Bookstore) Revealed

Thanks to reader “DoBro84″ we have a link to the presentation (PDF) given at Monday evening’s meeting about plans for the “Brooklyn Strand,” a series of parks, green spaces, pedestrian and bike paths, and other amenities intended to tie together Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Metro Tech, the Navy Yard, Farragut Houses, and Fort Greene, […]

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It’s Time Someone Told Hillary Clinton That MetroTech Is Not in Brooklyn Heights

As previously reported, Hillary Clinton might be opening her campaign office in Brooklyn Heights. That is if she decided to run for president and if she chooses One Pierrepont Plaza (one of the rumored locations) and not MetroTech (the other rumored HQ). Why? Oh, you know the answer: METROTECH IS NOT IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. Now […]

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Plans For “Brooklyn Strand” to be Revealed Monday Evening

We have the following from Community Board 2: Join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and CB2 parks committee as they host Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, who will present the final plan for Brooklyn Strand. Based on a series of stakeholders meetings and an earlier public meeting co-sponsored by Community Board 2, the plan reimagines the […]

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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Philly, Not Brooklyn, to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Your correspondent just received an announcement by email from Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, giving the following info: After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in […]

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Manhole Cover Blowouts in Cobble Hill; Any in Brooklyn Heights?

A reader reports two manhole cover blowouts in Cobble Hill, on Pacific Street between Clinton and Henry, this (Monday, February 9) morning. “Lots of loud popping and shouting, now we are without power and it is getting cold in our houses.” she adds. Any similar incidents in Brooklyn Heights?

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Is Brooklyn Heights What Manhattan Used To Be? Ethan Hawke Thinks So

Actor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ethan Hawke says that Brooklyn is what Manhattan used to be in a Manhattan Magazine profile.

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Slain Officers Were From 84th Precinct, Patrolled Brooklyn Heights

Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot to death yesterday while on duty, were assigned to our local 84th Precinct, according to this notice from Community Board 2. At the time they were shot, they were “operating within the confines of the 79th Precinct” at Myrtle and Tompkins avenues. We at BHB […]

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