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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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Avast! It’s Red Hook’s Pirate Ball

The historic Waterfront Barge Museum, docked at Red Hook and the site of many a tour and theatrical event, is returning to its maritime roots with a Pirate Ball on September 19th from 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. The gala will celebrate the barge’s upcoming 100th birthday and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music from Brooklyn’s own [...]

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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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Fairway Market Contributes $30k to Non-Profit ‘ReStore Red Hook’

Red Hook’s beloved Fairway Market has donated $30,000 to ReStore Red Hook, a non-profit group dedicated to the recovery of small businesses forced to close after Sandy ravaged the neighborhood in October. Read more on the Cobble Hill Blog.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend is a big one for events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. On Sunday, the Park will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge with a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 3:00 p.m. More details here. The [...]

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Brooklyn Greenway Aims To Connect 14-Mile Pedestrian & Bike Path Along Waterfront

The Department of Transportation is moving forward with a plan to construct a greenway along the Brooklyn waterfront that would link the borough all the way from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint—including Brooklyn Heights along Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Wall Street Journal reports that construction is scheduled to begin this summer in Red Hook. The completed [...]

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LICH Rally & March: Sunday, April 7, 1 p.m. In Red Hook

Supporters of Cobble Hill’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) will march from Red Hook today, Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. to bring attention to the potential closure of the 150-year-old hospital. More info at Facebook. It is sponsored by Keep Brooklyn Hospitals Open for Care. A rally preceding the march will take place in [...]

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Your Correspondent Grazes at Dine in Brooklyn Presser

Who could resist an invitation from Borough President Marty Markowitz to sample offerings from many of Brooklyn’s best eateries at Borough Hall as a promotion of the Dine in Brooklyn event taking place from March 11 through 21? Not me. As the opening speeches ended, I found myself near the Chip Shop’s space (photo above). [...]

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NY Times Notes Impact Of Red Hook Fairway Reopening

The New York Times offers kudos to Friday’s reopening of Fairway Market in Red Hook, in an inspiring 785-word story that addresses its overall impact on the Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. CBS also covered the story, as did WFUV-FM, WNYC and News 12 Brooklyn. NYT… When the history of the hurricane is written, the reopening of a [...]

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Friday’s The Day: Red Hook Fairway Market Reopens!

Friday is the big day! Red Hook’s Fairway Market will reopen with a celebration that begins at 7:30 a.m., which the store calls “a foodie event to remember,” with food and product demos, giveaways and appearances from Miss America Mallory Hytes (who lives in Brooklyn) and Borough Prez Marty Markowitz. Among improvements to the grocery [...]

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Thugs Swipe $100,000 Of Solar Equipment From Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thieves swiped more than $100,000 in solar equipment donated to power vehicles and equipment in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including 24 solar panels and 30 storage-cell batteries. The goods were a gift to BBP in 2011 from Red Hook-based green-energy company Beautiful Earth Group. The New York Post reports that the charging station had been set [...]

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Miss America & Markowitz To Celebrate Fairway’s Reopening On 3/1

The reopening of Red Hook’s Fairway Market March 1 is be treated as a celebration for the local community, complete with guest “stars” and lots of hoopla. Racked reports that the grand reopening at 8 a.m. Friday will include demos and giveaways—and an appearance from Miss America Mallory Hytes (who lives in Brooklyn) and Borough [...]

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Great News: Red Hook’s Fairway Market To Reopen 3/1

After Hurricane Sandy devastated Red Hook’s beloved Fairway Market, the entire neighborhood has suffered as many that visited the grocery from the surrounding vicinity also stopped supporting other local businesses that depend on so much traffic from the anchor store. Good news: Fairway is set to reopen March 1, according to the New York Daily [...]

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Red Hook’s Fairway Market Reopening In March Following Sandy Nightmare

The Fairway Market in Red Hook was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in November, as the 52,000sf waterfront grocery at the base of Van Brunt took on 5 feet of water—which also had a detrimental effect on surrounding boutique businesses that depended on Fairway’s customer base. Good news: Fairway’s Facebook page reveals that the store [...]

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Markowitz Not Amused By House Of Rep’s Lack Of Sandy Relief Action

Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz is mighty irritated with the U.S. House of Representatives for its ongoing inertia in passing relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which impacted so many in our surrounding neighborhoods. He writes: “Thousands of families—not just in our beloved Brooklyn but across New York City, Long Island, New Jersey and beyond—are [...]

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VIDEO: Red Hook Fairway Determined To Come Back Better Than Ever

As BHB reported November 9, Red Hook’s Fairway Market suffered major damage from Hurricane Sandy. with the 52,000sf waterfront grocery at the base of Van Brunt taking on 5 feet of water and closed “indefinitely” as rebuilding ensues. Red Hook store General Manager Andy Zuleta has posted a video showing the destruction, cleanup efforts and [...]

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