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The Mystery Noise Of Pineapple Walk — Solved!

If you had been hearing a mysterious, annoying, “high pitched zee-zee-zee-zee” sound in the vicinity of Pineapple Walk, Henry Street, and Cadman Towers, and thought “hey, that’s almost as loud as the helicopters”, Mary Frost revealed the culprit yesterday in The Brooklyn Eagle, in a page-turning (finger-scrolling?) article we’re sure will be optioned by Netflix […]

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Woe a Little Less: Coming to Montague St. (Updated)

Now that the “drabness” of Montague St. has been exposed to all of NYC and beyond, and the community spilled its woes in this blog’s comments section in such spirited style that another blog directed its readers to it, let us look forward to less drabness with these soon-to-come offerings in the new year. Olive + Garden Deli at 141 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Note: This week, Claude is taking a break from deciphering the MTA’s weekend service changes (so you don’t have to), so we’re deciphering them (so Claude doesn’t have to (so you don’t have to)) This is a brief summary of this weekend’s subway service alerts that we think most directly affect the neighborhood. It is […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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The “Mystery of Montague Street” Featured on Curbed

Curbed published an interesting article on “The Mystery of Montague Street” — why does it suck? There are the usual reasons given — business owners blame the high rent, landlords blame the high taxes, the BHA and the Montague BID don’t want to blame anyone. Incoming city council member (and neighborhood son!) Lincoln Restler puts […]

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UniFair on Saturday, December 4

The First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, located at the corner of Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, will host UniFair, its annual holiday market, next Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Items for sale include holiday wreaths, baked goods, white elephants, jewelry, and more. There’s more information here.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Holiday Shopping Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, located at 55 Pierrepont Street, between Henry and Hicks, has expanded its in-store shopping hours for the holiday season. They are now Tuesday through Wednesday, and Friday, noon to 4:00 PM; Thursday, noon to 7:00 PM (the store will be closed this coming Thursday, November 25, for Thanksgiving); and Saturday and […]

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Fire Seriously Damages Brownstone at 121 Henry Street

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that fire caused serious damage to the brownstone townhouse located at 121 Henry Street, near the corner of Clark, this afternoon. The “all hands” alarm brought “[n]umerous fire engine and ladder trucks from across the city” to the site. According to Ms. Frost, “[a] firefighter unofficially told this reporter that […]

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Danish Christmas Fair This Weekend

The Danish Christmas Fair, or Julemarked, is back this weekend! It takes place at the Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street, just south of Clark, on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both days. We will serve our delicious homemade spherical Danish Pancakes, known as “aebleskiver” and […]

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