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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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Aerial Tramway Proposed to Connect Brooklyn, Manhattan

According to Crain’s New York Business, at the recent Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, Daniel Levy, head of CityRealty, proposed a system of aerial tramways, similar to the existing Roosevelt Island Tramway, that would connect Brooklyn to Manhattan as well as linking various places along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts. One segment of the [...]

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Karl’s Video History of Brooklyn Ferry

We’re approaching the 200th anniversary of the beginning of steam powered ferry service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Karl Junkersfeld has made a video (see it after the jump) marking the occasion, and giving the history of ferry service, and of the Brooklyn neighborhood (now the Fulton Ferry Historic District and, to its north, DUMBO) that [...]

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Shake Shack Coming to One Old Fulton by Mid-Summer

As we reported last August, the former site of Pete’s Restaurant, One Old Fulton Street (corner of Old Fulton and Water streets) in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, will become a Shake Shack. According to this Eagle story, the owners expect it to open by mid-summer.

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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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Shake Shack Coming to Former Pete’s Location at Old Fulton & Water

According to the Daily News, Shake Shack will be moving into the spot previously occupied by Pete’s, One Old Fulton Street, at the corner of Old Fulton and Water streets, near the Pier 1 entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, in the Fulton Ferry Historic District. (The News piece quotes Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti saying [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday, August 16, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing In A World, starring Lake Bell, who also directs (and whom you may have noticed, as I certainly did, on the cover of this week’s New York magazine–the design gives a new meaning to “dotting the ‘i’”), as a vocal coach who becomes [...]

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Night Milling for Old Fulton Thursday and Friday

Our friends at Community Board 2 tell us that there will be nighttime milling of Old Fulton Street between Front Street and the BQE this coming Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26. According to the notice: NIGHTTIME milling is scheduled for heavily trafficked streets where work during the day would have an especially negative [...]

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Luke’s Lobster Roll Promotion to Benefit Sandy Victims Thursday

This in from Ben at Luke’s Lobster: I wanted to make sure you knew that Luke’s Lobster’s Brooklyn Bridge Park location will be selling $10 LOBSTER ROLLS this Thursday as part of a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief. We hope a lot of BK Heights folks come by to enjoy the discount and help the [...]

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Environmental Assessment For Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse Released; Public Hearing Next Thursday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has advised us that an Environmental Assessment has been completed concerning the proposed adaptive re-use of the Empire Stores and Tobacco Warehouse buildings, located along Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Historic District and DUMBO. Links to the Environmental Assessment and Draft Conversion Application are here; they may also be reviewed [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, June 16, starting at 10:30 a.m., author Emily Jenkins and illustrator Stephanie Graegin of the new children’s book Water in the Park will be at the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of Brooklyn Bridge Park (adjacent to Jane’s Carousel and the Tobacco Warehouse) will talk, read, and draw for the benefit of young readers and [...]

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More Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Fulton Ferry Historic District

The showy tulips, daffodils, and purple irises of May are gone from the Promenade Gardens, but these pretty red and white blossoms were, like June, bustin’ out. Crossing the Pedestrian bridge from Squibb Park, I noticed that preliminary work appears to be underway for the Pierhouse hotel and condo complex. I shot this crossing the [...]

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Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Historic District, and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Saturday’s walk took me to the library to return some books, then to DUMBO, to Brooklyn Bridge Park, then back into the Heights. These purple flowers were at the southern entrance to Cadman Plaza Park. There was soccer action on the field south of the Brooklyn War Memorial (Eggers and Higgins, sculpture by Charles Keck, [...]

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