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International Day of Friendship This Sunday at Borough Hall

This Sunday, August 7, from 1 pm to 5 pm, head over to Borough Hall for the third annual International Day of Friendship, celebrating Brooklyn’s diversity. The festivities will kick off with a “Unity Parade of Flags” from Fulton Mall to Borough Hall, followed by cultural performances, tastes of international cuisine, and more. “I call […]

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Stop the Chop: Senator Squadron Urges End to All Tourist Helicopter Flights from Downtown Heliport

State Senator Daniel Squadron, along with Congressman Jerrold Nadler, submitted testimony at a July 11, 2016 hearing on whether to extend Downtown Manhattan Heliport’s (DMH) concessionaire agreement with Saker Aviation Service, which operates tourist helicopter flights from the heliport. At stake is whether the concessionaire agreement would be extended through April 2021, with additional short-term renewal options. The […]

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Here They Are: The Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Your nominations have been tabulated, and after due consideration by the BHB Food Editorial Board, here are the Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016: Best Restaurant:  Jack the Horse Tavern Close Runners-Up:  Henry’s End and Noodle Pudding (So good, it doesn’t need a website or a sign outside.) Honorable Mentions:  Colonie and Chez Moi Best Newcomer:  Pinto Close […]

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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OPA! The 39th Annual Greek Festival is in Full Swing on Schermerhorn St.

Nobody parties like the Greeks, and this year’s Annual Greek Festival of the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Brooklyn is proving it again. The church’s 39th annual festival has been in full swing all week and Saturday is your last chance this year to sample the delicious home-made Greek food and pastries, […]

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Is the School Rezoning A Success? Early Signs Say Yes

Families were sent their Kindergarten admissions offers letters on Tuesday.  As reported by Politico, the re-zoning of P.S. 8 an P.S 307 shows early signs of success.  Unlike last year, there is no wait list for P.S. 8 and 148 students were offered a seat at the school.  Historically there is about 20% attrition among […]

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District 13 CEC Votes 6 to 3 in Favor of P.S.8/P.S. 307 Re-Zoning

After months of meetings, public discourse and national news coverage, the District 13 CEC has voted in favor of the re-zoning in a 6 to 3 split.   The Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch live blogged the proceedings. The CEC first held a Working Session where they attended to other district business including the Superintendent’s Report.  The […]

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CEC Sets Date for Re-Zone Vote, Debates Pros & Cons of Proposal

The District 13 CEC held a Working Session meeting this past Tuesday night.  Several items were on the agenda but the merits of the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 re-zoning proposal was by far the longest and most multi-faceted debate of the evening. First, members approved a special session for the re-zoning vote.  The vote […]

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Over-Development Dominates Squadron Town Hall Discussion

As a follow up to his Seventh Annual Community Convention held this past April, State Senator Daniel Squadron held a Town Hall at Brooklyn Law school on Wednesday night.  The full Convention Report was made available to all attendees.  In his opening remarks, Senator Squadron emphasized his belief in “participatory government” adding, “State Government has […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

BHB colleague and mom SongBirdNYC lets me know there are lots of events for kids and their parents this weekend. Children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton (photo) will be at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook on Sunday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. More information here. The New York Transit Museum has several programs for kids, […]

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