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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Smorgasburg is back this Sunday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Pier 5 uplands, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will continue each Sunday through November 2. This (Friday, March 4) evening, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic has an interesting “Bargemix” concert featuring works by Hindemith, Yoed Nir, Jimi Hendrix, and Rachmaninov, performed by [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is showing two new films starting this weekend: The Great Beauty, by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film; and ten time Oscar nominated American Hustle. More information and showtimes are here. Don’t forget the Cinema’s campaign to raise funds to buy digital [...]

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Friends, Neighbors And Family To Celebrate The Life Of Beloved Brooklyn Heights Resident Brian McGorry Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of the life of Brian McGorry, Cranberry Street resident, community activist, and beloved neighbor to many, will be held at the Superfine Restaurant, 126 Front Street in DUMBO, this coming Saturday, March 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. Mr. McGorry’s death last Thursday was announced with great sadness by Brooklyn Heights Association President Alexandra [...]

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge [...]

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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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Marina, Roller Rink, and More to Come at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction work at Brooklyn Bridge Park will pick up further in 2014, thanks to some recent awards in response to Requests for Proposals and decisions regarding other projects. Edgewater Resources, “a multi- disciplinary marina design, development, and management company with extensive national and international experience,” will develop and operate a marina between Piers 4 and [...]

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Magic! DUMBO Post Office Is Cleaned Up After BHB Reader’s Photo Of Its Disarray

Last week, a BHB reader sent us a photo of the DUMBO Post Office in total disarray. Envelopes, mailing slips and other paper were strewn all over the place. Well, it looks like the USPS are either fans of the BHB or just thatontopofit as our tipster now informs us that the place is now [...]

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Karl’s Weekend Preview

Mr. J. gives us views (video after the jump) of some of the art installations you can see in this year’s DUMBO Arts Festival (photo), and footage of a previous Willowtown Fair and Atlantic Antic as previews for Cafe Iris’s Willowtown Bazaar and this year’s Atlantic Antic. All three of these events are this weekend: [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The DUMBO Arts Festival, “a three day [Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29] celebration of art, music & performance,” is this weekend. A preview, in the form of Michael Clyde Johnson’s “Untitled Benches, Tables (Cube for Children)” (2013), a work that “invites interaction” (as in the photo), has been in the Brooklyn Bridge Park [...]

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Empire Stores Redevelopment Plan Revealed

It was announced last week that Midtown Equities had been chosen as the developer for the adaptive re-use of the historic Empire Stores warehouse buildings, which extend along Water Street between Dock and Main streets in DUMBO. There was, however, no immediate announcement of which of the anonymous “team” entries revealed in June was the [...]

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Developers For John Street Condos Announced

Our man with a cam Karl Junkersfeld reports on the developers chosen for DUMBO’s John Street condos. And yes, he talks about the controversy over housing in the park.

Read the full story at The Brooklyn Bugle.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s action for naturophiles at Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend. On Saturday, August 3, starting at 9:30 a.m., on Pier 1, there will be a Birds, Bugs, and Bees tour, and on Sunday, August 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. there will be Seining the River Wild near the Main Street entrance to the Park [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Saturday is the annual City of Water Day, and Brooklyn Bridge Park has several events planned to celebrate it. There will be kayaking from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between piers 1 and 2. From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pier 6 there will be a Wildlife Theater performance that should appeal to kids, A [...]

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Test Version–Not Open to Public–of East River Floating Pool to Arrive Next Month

Remember our post two years ago about a proposal to build a floating swimming pool that would use filtered East River water and be located off the DUMBO section of Brooklyn Bridge Park? If you’re like me, you thought,”Great idea, but good luck making it happen.” Now it seems the promoters of the idea, led [...]

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4th of July Photos: Celebrations in Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Despite the heat and humidity, many people were out enjoying the holiday. The Picnic Peninsula, near the landward side of Pier 5, was crowded. Every grill was in use. There were plenty of customers lined up for ice cream at the Ample Hills Creamery concession, Pier 5. The Hudson River sloop Clearwater was docked at [...]

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Waterfowl at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become an attraction for migratory birds. Several American black ducks have settled, at least temporarily, along the stream that follows the landward side of Pier 1. Over the past few weekends, I’ve seen them every time I’ve crossed a footbridge over that stream. In the photo above, one appears to be [...]

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