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Brooklyn Heights Braves the Chill to Dine Out and Support Local Restaurants

After a long shutdown, indoor dining was allowed at 25% capacity in late September 2020, only to be shut down again in December, leaving restaurants to resort to take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining only. People wondered whether outdoor dining would remain viable with winter settling in. But, as with most things, New Yorkers were underestimated. […]

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Long Line for Covid-19 Vaccine Leads to Hope for More Time with Grandkids

There was a long line-up this afternoon at George Westinghouse High School, down Tillary St. and around the corner onto Flatbush Ave., for the first day of Covid-19 vaccine distributions at the location. The crowd was diverse, with people of all ages patiently waiting their turn. A man in a neon vest spoke through a […]

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Center for Brooklyn History Presents Discussion on Authoritarianism Wednesday

This Wednesday evening, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Center for Brooklyn History, formerly the Brooklyn Historical Society, will present a free on-line discussion between Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen – Authoritarians from Mussolini to the Present, and New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik, on the timely topic “The Authoritarian’s Playbook.” There are more details, […]

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Donate to St. Ann’s Pop-Up Pantry to Help Those in Need

From St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church: “St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church has launched a weekly Pop-Up Pantry to address hunger while New Yorkers continue to cope with the prolonged economic and social fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every Tuesday, the pantry provides non-perishable food items to those who need them at […]

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Watermark to Host Exhibit Honoring LGTBQ Seniors

As reported by Tat Bellamy-Walker in AMNY, The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights, the new luxury senior housing (formerly the Towers Hotel) at 21 Clark Street, will host “Not Another Second,” a photographic exhibit honoring LGBTQ seniors. The portraits feature a former politician, military veterans, a Stonewall survivor, and a Black Panther, among others. The art […]

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Community Board 2 Executive Director Perris Resigns

The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the […]

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Work Has Begun on Emily Roebling Plaza, Final Portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Work began this month on the last portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the space beneath the Brooklyn Bridge that has for some time been a vacant lot, occasionally used for events like Photoville (this year Photoville was presented in various locations throughout the Park). The lot was previously occupied by the City’s Purchase Building , […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association’s Survey for the Future of Montague Street

Dear Neighbors – Two things you need to do this weekend: 1.  Fill out Brooklyn Heights Association’s community survey to add your voice for the future of Montague Street. 2.  Read Mary Frost’s (as always) rich and fascinating report in the Eagle on the history of Montague Street retail, and the many reasons for its past and current struggles. […]

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Don’t Miss “A Radio Christmas Carol” by Brooklyn Heights’ Own Theater 2020 Saturday, December 12

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow, (or today, if you’re reading this on Saturday) December 12, at 2:00 p.m. Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will, with sponsorship of the Brooklyn Public Library, present “A Radio Christmas Carol,” a free Zoom reading of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic, “A Christmas […]

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Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree Arrives; Must Overcome Obstacles

Last year there was no Brooklyn Heights Christmas Tree; a sidewalk shed covered the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, where the tree always stands. This year, there is a tree. Because of COVID-19 there will be no traditional tree lighting ceremony, but the lights will go on this Saturday, December 12 and remain through […]

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