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Kristallnacht and Rwanda Remembered by City Tech Faculty

December 7, the date of the attack on Pearl Harbor, was called “a day that shall live in infamy” by President Franklin Roosevelt. Yesterday and today, November 9-10, bears its infamy as well. This year it marked the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht (photo), the “November Pogrom” in which Germans, spurred by Nazi propaganda, smashed the […]

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BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be another busy weekend, with the DUMBO Arts Festival starting tomorrow (Friday, September 26) and running through Sunday, September 28; the Atlantic Antic, celebrating its 40th year, on Sunday; and, as reader Reggie reminds us, also on Sunday the 21st Annual Bus Festival. This is also your last weekend to view Photoville. (Photoville […]

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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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LGBT Event at Cadman Plaza Park Deemed Too Loud by Some Brooklyn Heights Residents

An event held by an LGBT organization in Cadman Plaza Park on Saturday has at least one Brooklyn Heights resident angry over its loud music. McBrooklyn writes that an event billed as the GLBT Summer Affair was not only sparsely attended but that, “For the first 3 hours of the noise, the only ones in […]

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Forest City Ratner Again Focus of Local Residents’ Ire

Fort Greene residents are holding their noses—literally—as a result of the latest Forest City Ratner incursion into their neighborhood. Residents at One Rockwell Place have complained to a host of public officials, including Public Advocate Tish James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and New York City Council Member Laurie Combo, about 10 MetroTech Center, where […]

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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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