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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook Sunday Evening, April 17

This coming Sunday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. there will be a Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook, and you are invited to be one of the judges. The contestants are Kevin’s Restaurant, 277 Van Brunt Street, and the galley of the preserved coastal tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked at the south side of […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

BHB colleague and mom SongBirdNYC lets me know there are lots of events for kids and their parents this weekend. Children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton (photo) will be at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook on Sunday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. More information here. The New York Transit Museum has several programs for kids, […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts this weekend. Friday evening, August 7 at 8:00 brings Russian romanticism as pianist Vassily Primakov (photo) plays works of Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening at 8:00 the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will perform works by Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pianists Alexander Peskanov and Edith […]

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Bill Sponsored by NYC Councilmembers Menchaca, Chin & Rosenthal Takes Aim at Tourist Helicopters

Stroll the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and you can hear it day and night: the constant thwapping of tourist helicopters.  Flights take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (DMH) located just south of the Seaport and is operated by Saker Aviation Services.  According to the Stop the Chop NY NJ,  “these tours are allowed to operate […]

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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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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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