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St. Ann’s Church Lays Off Two Staff, Including Music Director Gregory Eaton

According to the Eagle St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, located at Clinton and Montague streets, has been forced by budgetary considerations to lay off two staff members, a sexton, or custodian (another remains on staff), and 21 year veteran Music Director Gregory Eaton. Although Eaton’s concerts have been effective fund-raisers for the church, [...]

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Poetry Reading This Evening at Brooklyn Heights Library

The Eagle reports that this evening (Wednesday, April 23) at 6:15 there will be a free poetry reading, with light refreshments served, at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (between Pierrepont and Tillary streets). The reading will feature works by Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Allen Ginsberg, Ishmael [...]

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Poplar Precinct Condos Hit Market with Top Price Near $4 Million

BuzzBuzz Home reports that units at the former police precinct at 72 Poplar Street are on the market. Prices range from “$2.55 million for a 1,877-square-foot three-bedroom to $3.995 million for a 2,000-square-foot penthouse,” the site reports. Apartments feature top of the line appliances and interior design by Richard Mishaan. Sales were originally rumored to [...]

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DUMBO Leader Tweaks Raw Nerve in Brooklyn Heights Library Re-development Dispute

In Thursday’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle, community advocate Doreen Gallo tweaked the raw nerve that is the proposed sale of the Brooklyn Heights and Pacific branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. The BPL’s controversial plan to sell the two properties—eliminating costly repairs and maintenance in exchange for new much reduced libraries rebuilt by developers—has been roundly [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There will be a few subway disruptions this Easter/Passover weekend. There will be no 4 trains running in either direction from 3:30 a.m. Saturday to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, April 19-20. However, 5 trains, which don’t normally serve Brooklyn on weekends, will be running to and from Brooklyn during these hours. So, if you’re returning from [...]

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Get Ready Brooklyn Heights! Fireworks Returning to the East River

The New York Observer is reporting that, according to “sources,” Mayor de Blasio will be on the Promenade at 2 pm today to announce that Heights residents will once again have a prime view of 4th of July fireworks. The NY Daily News confirms the return of the Macy’s spectacular: “I’m thrilled that, after years of working [...]

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/9/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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What’s Your Favorite Asian Restaurant In Brooklyn Heights?

Norman Mailer loved Fortune House and a few months before he shuffled off this mortal coil, Mrs. Fink spotted him at Tenda (now “Saketumi“). Anyone who has walked around Brooklyn Heights knows one thing for sure — there are many Asian restaurants to choose from – Chinese, sushi, Thai, “fusion” et al. What’s your favorite? [...]

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New York Daily News: Citizens Defending Libraries Ask deBlasio To “Help Pay” BPL’s $300 Million Repair Bill

Brooklyn Heights based Citizens Defending Libraries will hold a rally tonight (4/8) at 5pm in front of the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza. On the docket, the NY Daily News reports, is a request that Mayor deBlasio find a way to help the system with its $300 million dollar repair bill [...]

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Brooklyn Heights New Neighbor Open Thread 4/7/14

New to Brooklyn Heights? Curious about local vendors, the off-the-chain nightlife, and other stuff about the neighborhood? Ask away here!

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SUNY Selects Full Service Hospital Proposal for LICH

Law 360 reports that, late Thursday afternoon, the trustees of SUNY agreed to accept the proposal of Brooklyn Health Partners to take over the Long Island College Hospital site. According to the report: Brooklyn Health Partners, a newly formed entity led by a hospital developer based in California, plans to continue to operate the property [...]

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Montague Street’s Heights Café To Reboot With New Menu, New Chef And A New Vibe

After a renovation six weeks in the making, Heights Café will re-open next week presenting Robert C. Weiner as the restaurant’s new executive chef. After almost 20 years, Heights Café owners Greg, Glenn and Martin Markman and Joseph Secondino say that now was an ideal time to revitalize the restaurant. With a completely renovated interior, [...]

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Grace Church “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The theme this year is “An Evening Under the Stars” as guests will have the opportunity to view the church’s restored nave with its star-spangled ceiling (photo), decorated walls, and impressive array of stained glass [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Appears on ‘The Following’, Reducing Its Bacon Number to One

“The Following” starring Kevin Bacon shot here last year. That episode aired on Monday. You can watch it here and help us piece together where Brooklyn Heights appeared in the show. Feel free to post screenshots and your guesses in the comments below. Of course, the biggest news is that everyone in Brooklyn Heights just [...]

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