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Downtown Brooklyn Macy’s a Teardown Option?

With reports Wednesday that Macy’s is considering a sale of its flagship location in Brooklyn, speculation begins about the fate of Fulton Mall’s largest and grandest building. According to Women’s Wear Daily, executives at the Cincinnati-based retail chain are said to be debating whether to renovate the venerable building at 422 Fulton Street or to [...]

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Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall Gets Free WiFi and Excuse for Celebratory Selfies

Yesterday Brooklyn beep Eric Adams and members of the Downtown Brooklyn business community gathered to celebrate free wifi coming to the Fulton Mall. What did they do to mark the occasion? Take selfies of course!

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Brooklyn Beep Adams to Convert Borough Hall into a LEED Certified Showplace

For those of you who may have been thinking – “what’s that Eric Adams up to” comes at least one answer. He’s going green! We received this presser Sunday afternoon announcing the Beep’s plan to make Borough Hall a LEED certified building.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This (Friday, March 14) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now” concert of piano works by composer David Del Tredici {photo}, whom Aareon Copland called “a creator with a truly original gift,” performed by Mr. Del Tredici and by Marc Peloquin. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a “Masterworks” [...]

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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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Neiman Marcus Coming to Municipal Building Mall

The Daily News reports that famed Texas high-end merchant Neiman Marcus will open a “Last Call” outlet in the second floor space above Sephora in the Brooklyn Heights Plaza retail complex being developed on the first two floors of the Brooklyn Municipal Building on the southeast corner of Court and Joralemon streets. According to the [...]

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Has BHB Reader “Jorale-man” Spurred Borough Hall Plaza Repair?

News blog DNAInfo NYC picked up Jorale-Man’s opening comment in the New Year’s Open Thread Wednesday: At the risk of sounding a (mildly) negative note to start the year, it would be nice if 2014 is the year that the city fixes the crumbling sidewalks around Borough Hall. I noticed yesterday while lugging my rollerboard [...]

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NYPD Brings Skynet Closer To Reality As It Tests ‘Robocar’ In Brooklyn Heights

Clearly, no one has learned anything from The Terminator series or Robocop. The New York Daily News reports that the NYPD has been testing a new high tech police cruiser loaded with gadgets including a high speed license plate scanner. It’s been assigned to the 84th Precinct in Brooklyn Heights.

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How Sweet it Is: Sephora’s Downtown Neighbor Will Be Candy Store It’s Sugar

For those whose sweet tooth may not be satisfied by the new chocolate shop on Montague St, a candy store is moving into a space near the Heights.  It’s Sugar, a national chain will be opening next to Sephora in the Municipal Building.  It’s Sugar features gourmet and bulk chocolates as well as candy novelties [...]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher [...]

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‘Tis the Season for Lights

The lights on the menorah at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, sponsored by Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, are already shining. Tomorrow (Monday, December 2) at 5:30 p.m. there will be a ceremonial lighting of the giant menorah, also sponsored by Chabad, in Columbus Park in front of the Supreme Court building. Also tomorrow [...]

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Problem Solvers Discussion at Transit Museum Wednesday Evening

This coming Wednesday evening, from 6:30 to 8:00 the Transit Museum, down the subway entrance stairs at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, will hold the next in its series of “Problem Solvers” discussions. Hosted by transit blogger Ben Kabak of 2nd Ave. Sagas, this discussion will feature Randy Gregory, creator of the on-line project 100 [...]

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See What The New Downtown Brooklyn Sephora Is All About In This New Video

When we think “spa day” we think Karl Junkersfeld. Okay we don’t, so it’s extra special that our man with a cam was courageous enough to visit the new Sephora in Downtown Brooklyn and file this video report.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men premieres this weekend at the Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 12:00. This now classic drama began life as a television show in the 1950s, was made into a movie (12 Angry Men) by Henry [...]

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Banksy’s Sirens Of The Lambs at Brooklyn Borough Hall

There have been some wacky sights at Borough Hall, but the fact that this truck of stuffed animals may be attached to that are part of shadowy graffiti artist Banksy’s “Sirens of the Lambs” made many take notice. Including the Daily News—although they couldn’t verify that this was the work of Banksy, they did get [...]

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Watch Videos And See Tweets From The 2013 Atlantic Antic

Check out tweets and videos from this year’s Atlantic Antic at the Brooklyn Bugle.

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