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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The premier event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, to be held on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00. More information is here. The photo is by Heights resident and interior designer Judith Angel. On Sunday afternoon, starting at 1:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a lecture and book signing […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Saturday is Derby Day. So, if the thunder of hoofbeats quickens your pulse, and if you’re not attending a friend’s party or hosting your own, you may want to go to a local TV-equipped bar to enjoy the race. According to ProspectHeightsPatch, Floyd, 131 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Henry), will be serving beer cheese, […]

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More Photos From My Walks; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A floral display on a stoop on Henry Street between Joralemon and Remsen. Photos in this post are from several walks over the past two weekends. A colorful row of townhouses on Joralemon between Hicks and Furman. Sand volleyball season has started on Pier 6. South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer, seen from Pier 6. […]

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St. Ann’s Warehouse Again Seeking Approval to Build in Tobacco Warehouse

You may recall the lengthy legal battle over the St. Ann’s Warehouse theater’s attempt to build a new performance space inside the 19th century Tobacco Warehouse in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, which led to a court decision holding that the transfer of the Tobacco Warehouse space from Brooklyn Bridge Park had not been done […]

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Last Minute Weekend Ideas: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) this weekend will be showing The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling as a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to robbery to support his lover (Eva Mendes) and their child, and Bradley Cooper as the ambitious detective who pursues him. The Cinema is also continuing […]

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Some Afternoon Walk Photos: Fulton Ferry, DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Brooklyn Heights

This past Saturday I took an afternoon walk to DUMBO to get some Jacques Torres Easter chocolates for my wife and daughter. Although the day was chilly, the sun was bright, and people were using the outdoor tables and chairs on the plaza at Old Fulton street in the Fulton Ferry Historic District. Jacques Torres […]

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BBP Concessions: Somethings Old; Something Moved; Somethings New; Somethings Gone

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced a lineup of concessionaires for the Park this coming spring and summer. Returning to Pier 1 will be the Brooklyn Bridge Wine Bar and Blue Marble Ice Cream. Calexico Carne Asada (photo), which was missing last summer, will return, but to a new location, the Main and Plymouth streets entrance to […]

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More Morning Walk Photos

The communications tower atop the new One World Trade Center is taking shape, as it approaches its maximum height of 1,776 feet. Note the copper-patina bluish green spire of 40 Wall Street directly in front of it. This was taken from Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Duck paddling in the water next to Pier 5. […]

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