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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have another of its “BHA Social!” events at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church this Friday evening, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. This is in conjunction with the start of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. The BHA event is free, with beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets for […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Today After Gunfire Reported

Details are sketchy, but Gothamist reports that there were unconfirmed reports of gunfire at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 (photo) this afternoon. Brooklyn Heights resident Thomas Hynes is quoted as saying he heard gunshots, and that there was a subsequent evacuation of the pier.

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Rude Awakening-P. S. 8 Waitlists 40% of Kindergarten Applicants

It’s official. For the first time, P.S. 8 has a wait-list for Kindergarten.  Placements  were announced Tuesday morning and for many families it was a rude awakening.  Just before Spring break there was a glimmer of hope.  Sources suggested that public reaction to the decision to cut back to five Kindergarten classes had created enough […]

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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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Free Reading of New Play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at Brooklyn Heights Library Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present a free reading–not a staged production–of Lynn Marie Macy’s new play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, this coming Saturday, April 18, starting at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00). You think your life is […]

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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Should Be Back In Service Late This Spring; Park Will Pursue Cost Reimbusement

According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, April 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, April 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. On Sunday the Brooklyn Historical […]

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Karl Remembers John, on Video

BHB’s own Karl Junkersfeld has put together a video chronicle of some of John’s moments on camera. See it after the jump.

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Goodbye, John

John Loscalzo—a.k.a Homer Fink, the King of Brooklyn Heights, the CEO of the Brooklyn Heights Blog—passed away yesterday. John started the blog in 2006 when he was new to the neighborhood—he brought a reporter’s integrity to the site along with a devilish wit and insatiable curiosity about both the beautiful and the quirky of Brooklyn […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/31/15

Perps in a candy store steal no candy; a terrifying incident at Domino’s; and a nervous bank robber ask for little money and gets even less. It’s last week’s blotter.

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