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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, May 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present, as part of its “Movie Mondays” series a screening of the 1976 Academy Award winning documentary Harlan County USA. The feature will be preceded by some short documentary films, focusing on social activism, by the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Admission is free, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, May 2, the NYFD is celebrating its 150th anniversary with open houses at firehouses throughout the city. Both of Brooklyn Heights’ firehouses are participating. Engine Company 205 and Hook and Ladder Company 118 (photo) at 74 Middagh Street (between Henry and Hicks)–former Mayor Bloomberg unsuccessfully tried to close E 205 in 2011–will be […]

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Bell House Derby Party to Honor Homer Fink

This in from Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot: THE BELL HOUSE is dedicating this year’s Derby to the memory of John Loscalzo and his deep abiding love for the Derby and a strong mint julep. Please come out and honor my silly man and the great compassion of the organizers. Also – we can reminisce about […]

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No (Loud) Sex, Please; This is Brooklyn Heights

We have helicopters. We have Brooklyn Bridge renovation work. We have kids going to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. What we don’t have–count your blessings–are neighbors who disturb our peace while getting a piece; at least none who have done so flagrantly enough to rate a 311 call to complain. DNA Info has created an […]

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Soul Cycle Expands To Brooklyn Heights*

Feel like burning off some extra energy before you pick up that smoothie from the new neighborhood Juice Press? You’re in luck, because another health-minded Manhattan chain with a cult-like following is set to open its doors here this week. Soul Cycle, the fitness studio that has become basically synonymous with high-intensity indoor cycling (aka “spin”), has taken up […]

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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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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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Philly, Not Brooklyn, to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

Your correspondent just received an announcement by email from Democratic National Committee Chair and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, giving the following info: After much buildup and very careful consideration over which city will host our 2016 Democratic National Convention, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll nominate the next President of the United States in […]

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Slain Officers Were From 84th Precinct, Patrolled Brooklyn Heights

Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were shot to death yesterday while on duty, were assigned to our local 84th Precinct, according to this notice from Community Board 2. At the time they were shot, they were “operating within the confines of the 79th Precinct” at Myrtle and Tompkins avenues. We at BHB […]

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