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St. Francis Sells Vacant Brooklyn Heights Campus for $200 Million

We noted in May 2021 that St. Francis College was moving from its campus in Brooklyn Heights (photo) to space in a new building in downtown Brooklyn. Today The Real Deal reported that St. Francis had sold its now vacant campus, located between Remsen and Joralemon streets on the block between Clinton and Court, to […]

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BQE Maintenance Work to Create Traffic Problems This Weekend

In what is, no doubt, a preview of things to come, the Atlantic Avenue BID warns us of possible Downtown Brooklyn gridlock this weekend: Maintenance on the BQE will require Queens-bound single lane closures (Washington to Pearl Sts) & Atlantic Ave on-ramp closures this weekend. *AVOID* driving in Downtown Brooklyn this Saturday 10/29 1AM- Mon. […]

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Multidisciplinary Performance at Columbus Park Tuesday

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, starting at 5:00 PM, in front of Fred Wilson’s sculpture “Mind Forged Manacles/Manacled Minds,” located in Columbus Park (between Cadman Plaza West and East, near the end of Pierrepont Street), Julian Louis Phillips will present a free multidisciplinary performance inspired by Mr. Wilson’s art. “The performance combines speeches from African and […]

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“The Worst Escalators in Brooklyn” at High Street Station to be Replaced

This news comes from a tweet sent by Council Member Lincoln Restler. No further details could be found yet. 馃殗The worst escalators in BK are finally getting replaced at High St A/C! No more seniors or parents with strollers struggling up the stairs of super deep station! In early August, escalators at Adams St will […]

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Renowned Artist Fred Wilson’s Sculpture Installed at Columbus Park, Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

This past week, a structure being installed smack center in Columbus Park stopped pedestrians in their tracks, curious about what was going up. Shown in the photo above, as a work still in process, is Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds by Fred Wilson, an acclaimed artist whose work has exhibited in museums around the world. […]

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Art Walk on Atlantic Avenue Returns Offering Culture and Return to Normalcy

As reported by News 12 Brooklyn, Arts Gowanus’ Artwalk on Atlantic Avenue聽 is back by popular demand.聽The FREE, self-guided tour kicked off this past weekend and features over 100 local artists at 70+ businesses in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill. Simply take a stroll on the 1.5-mile Atlantic Avenue聽route from 4th Avenue down […]

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EEK! IT’S A GHOST… Kitchen

DoorDash, the food delivery service, opened a “Ghost Kitchen” in Downtown Brooklyn that will be used by a number of restaurants for dine-in, delivery and pickup in the area. What’s a “Ghost Kitchen“? It’s basically a shared kitchen facility that is used by multiple restaurant brands to make their food without having to set up […]

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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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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 46th annual Atlantic Antic, a street fair that stretches along Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, will be held this Sunday, October 3 from noon until 6:00 PM, rain or shine.聽Local merchants will be represented, with special deals for the occasion, along with food, music, dancers, visual artists, clothing vendors, and fun […]

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St. Francis College Leaving Brooklyn Heights for Downtown

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that St. Francis College, a four year liberal arts institution that has made its home in Brooklyn Heights since 1963, will be moving to new, smaller quarters in a high rise building being built above the Macy’s store on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Although St. Francis plans to expand […]

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