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Watch Noisy Concrete Trucks Begin Work at Empire Stores in DUMBO

Work on Empire Stores in DUMBO began yesterday. A BHB tipster sent us video of concrete being poured and notes, “They backed the pump truck in at 4am and the cement trucks came all day.”

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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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Atlantic Antic; DUMBO Arts Festival Next Weekend

Big things will be happening to the north and south of Brooklyn Heights next weekend. To our south, on Atlantic Avenue, the Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s largest street fair, will have its fortieth anniversary on Sunday, September 28. The Antic features food and crafts vendors, live music from various traditions, and treats for kids such as [...]

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Community Council Welcomes New 84th Precinct Captain Sergio Centa

The Eagle reports that, at the recent meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council, the 84th’s new skipper, Captain Sergio Centa, was welcomed back to the area. Capt. Centa had previously worked at the 84th for six months, starting in 2011. He replaces Capt. Maximo Tolentino, who led the 84th since 2012, and who has [...]

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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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Watch Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ DUMBO Movie Shoot

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War movienow titled St. James Place – starring Tom Hanks, transformed the Anchorage Place area in DUMBO into the 1960s this weekend. Gothamist posted some great photos yesterday and many residents took to social media today to document the action. The film is scheduled to be released in October 2015. Filming in DUMBO ends Monday.

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Re-enactment of Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn This Saturday

Update: We’ve just been advised that the re-enactment event has been cancelled because the group doing the re-enactment has a schedule conflict. This Saturday, August 23, from noon to 2:00 p.m. there will be a re-enactment of the evacuation of the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring [...]

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ReBar Owner Jason Stevens Can’t Escape Long Bar of the Law

As announced earlier today by Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, Jason Stevens, the notorious owner of DUMBO hangout reBar who two months ago stole wedding party deposits and stiffed his employees, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal tax fraud. “Today’s sentence sends a clear [...]

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“Frozen Zones” in the Heights and DUMBO Tonight

As previously reported, parking in Brooklyn Heights will be severely restricted for tonight’s fireworks as will access to some residential areas.

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Brooklyn Bridge Facade Wall Collapses

Multiple media outlets are reporting a serious collapse of the facade wall on the walkway to the Brooklyn Bridge at Washington and Prospect Streets. From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: The collapse, which injured two pedestrians, took place in the middle of a wild storm which brought hundreds of explosive lightening (sic) strikes and flooding to [...]

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David Walentas Calls Brooklyn Heights ‘Old Guard’ Anti-Semites and Racists in New York Magazine Profile

You can call David Walentas many things, but he sure knows how to get attention. In a New York Magazine profile published this week the developer and King of all DUMBO has a thing or two to say about Brooklyn Heights “old guard”:

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Calling DUMBO Residents: Can You Help Find A Kitten?

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition seeks information about a seven-week-old black and white kitten last seen on Jay and Plymouth Streets in DUMBO. From the good folks at BBAWC: This kitten’s mother and siblings (as well as two intact males) were trapped Sunday evening for spaying, neutering, and vaccinating, and he has not been seen since.  [...]

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