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Karl Celebrates Brooklyn Bridge’s 134th Anniversary

Our friend Karl Junkersfeld contacted me to alert me to today’s being the 134th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. He kindly sent me the video he made seven years ago, for the 127th anniversary. Video after the jump (click on “Read full story”); enjoy!

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Hip Hop Festival Finale Tomorrow Under Brooklyn Bridge

Tomorrow (Saturday, July 16) the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will conclude with a final performance in the Brooklyn Bridge Park space under the Brooklyn Bridge on Water Street in the Fulton Ferry Historic District. The show will run from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and feature performances by Nas, with special guests The Soul Rebels; Fabulous; […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives

As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander […]

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Shots Fired On Old Fulton Street; DUMBO Party Blamed

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that an automatic rifle was discharged early Sunday morning following a DUMBO party, with bullets spraying into nearby residences. According to the NYPD, a 21-year-old man was shot one time in the arm at roughly 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Water Street and Old Fulton Street. He took private transportation […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s much going on in and near the Heights this weekend (Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20), some of which we’ve already told you about. There’s a baroque concert (with swing!) Friday evening, the Cranberry Street Fair on Saturday, and the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

Monday evening’s (July 27) event in the “Books Under the Bridge” series, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 7:00, will be “a celebration of Harper Lee” in which Brenda Bowen, Caroline Zancan, and Ezra Goldstein will read and discuss selections from Ms. Lee’s much loved classic To Kill a Mockingbird and its […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s lots of music in and around Brooklyn Heights this coming weekend (Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26). On Friday evening, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan playing works by Mr. Andres, Beethoven, and Brahms. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the […]

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Plans for “Brooklyn Strand” (Not a Bookstore) Revealed

Thanks to reader “DoBro84″ we have a link to the presentation (PDF) given at Monday evening’s meeting about plans for the “Brooklyn Strand,” a series of parks, green spaces, pedestrian and bike paths, and other amenities intended to tie together Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Metro Tech, the Navy Yard, Farragut Houses, and Fort Greene, […]

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Plans For “Brooklyn Strand” to be Revealed Monday Evening

We have the following from Community Board 2: Join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and CB2 parks committee as they host Claire Weisz of WXY Studio, who will present the final plan for Brooklyn Strand. Based on a series of stakeholders meetings and an earlier public meeting co-sponsored by Community Board 2, the plan reimagines the […]

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