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Waterfront History Tour Wednesday Evening, and Smorgasburg Lives on Pier 5 Uplands

The week before last, while writing my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, I noticed that Smorgasburg had disappeared from the listing of events on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Website. This, and my having seen a news item about Smorgasburg starting up at Coney Island, made me assume (a word that Capt. Noland, my gunnery instructor in […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a busy weekend at Brooklyn Bridge Park with lots of free activities. The Swedish circus performers Magmanus (photo) will give shows on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and on Sunday, June 28. On Saturday there will be two activities appealing to kids and their […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat green light weekend (Friday night, June 26 to Monday morning, June 29) with no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. Those traveling to or from la Brooklyn profonde should know that from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday there will be no service […]

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Empire State Development Meeting About Pier 6 Tomorrow, RSVP NOW!!

The folks at Save The View Now would like everyone to know that the Empire State Development meeting concerning BBP Pier 6 will be occurring at 9:30am tomorrow, but you must RSVP by 5pm TODAY. So, you have less than hour to do that. Presumably, they will be discussing infilling the childrens water park and […]

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Opponents of Pier Six Towers Voice Concerns At Public Meeting

At yesterday’s public meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation board, revised plans for the two high rise residential buildings proposed for the landward side of Pier Six were presented for consideration. The meeting was held as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit brought by People for Green Space. As Mary Frost’s […]

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Looking For Hillary in Brooklyn Heights? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Yes, her supposed campaign headquarters is at One Pierrepont Plaza. Yes, she made a goodwill visit in May, during which she shopped at Area Kids and the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, and had lunch at MontyQ’s. But according to New York Magazine, citing Politico, Hillary Clinton is working from an office in Manhattan, on the 27th […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Randy Cohen will be at BHS to interview Kurt Andersen (photo), Spy Magazine co-founder, former New York Magazine editor, and host of the award winning radio show Studio 360, as part of Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green Wood […]

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After Contentious Meeting, C.B.2 Land Use Committee Defers Vote On Library Plan

Because of a schedule conflict (a.k.a. having a day job) your correspondent arrived late for Wednesday evening’s public hearing before Community Board 2’s Land Use Committee. The photo shows what he found on arrival. The hearing concerned the proposed transfer of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to a developer who would […]

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Garden Party At Poplar Street Saturday

We got word of this too late for the Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, but tomorrow–Saturday, June 20– there will be a gardening party at the Poplar Street Community Garden, at the corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, starting at noon. Come to help with gardening work or just to relax and enjoy the garden.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, June 20, starting at 10:00 a.m., as part of its “Hidden Brooklyn” series of tours, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a tour of Good Eggs [photo], Brooklyn’s beloved home delivery grocery service, is redefining how local foods travel from the farm to your kitchen. Come tour their Bushwick foodhub, enjoy a local snack, […]

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