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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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What’s in the Stars for 2018? Find Out at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s monthly “Free Friday” will be this Friday, December 15. Entrance is free from 5:00 PM on until closing at 9:00. The theme this month is “Winter Myths,” which it offers as “an antidote to the holiday party circuit.” Victoria Flexner of Edible Brooklyn will expound on “the pagan roots of today’s […]

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Promenade Tree Lighting Wednesday; Celebrate After at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

The annual lighting of the tree at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade will be at 5:30 PM this coming Wednesday, December 13. Carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be there to provide holiday spirit. Afterwards, the carolers will proceed to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, at 55 Pierrepont Street (between […]

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RIP Rocco Scali, “The Barber of Brooklyn Heights”

Reader Martin Schneider sends us this sad news, as originally reported by him in the Brooklyn Heights Press: Rocco Scali, the legendary hair cutter who served Brooklyn Heights since 1958 and whose regular customers famously included Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and Norman Mailer along with many hundreds of long-time Heights residents, died Sunday, November 26 […]

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This Saturday, Shakespeare for Your Wee Bards

Do you have a budding thespian on your hands? Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports Child’s Play NY, an ensemble of classically trained actors and teaching artists “will perform a free performance of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” on Dec. 2 in Brooklyn Heights at St. Francis College. The performance will be followed by […]

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Silhouette Artist At Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, December 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Her last appointment on Sunday will begin at 4:00 p.m. Silhouette portraitist Deborah O’Connor cuts […]

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Vacant Retail Spaces: Why? What, If Anything, Can Be Done?

You would have to have been in Brooklyn Heights for over five years to remember when the last tenant, Starbucks, moved out of 112 Montague Street (photo) to a smaller space a block away. Since then, apart from being used as storage space for Lassen & Hennigs next door, the space has lain fallow. While […]

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Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Heights Residents May Be Eligible For Assistance Under “Zadroga Act”

The Eagle reports that “health and education officials” are trying to publicize the availability of “medical treatment and financial compensation” under the Federal “Zadroga Act” for people who have suffered severe illness because of exposure to toxins following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. There’s more information here. Although the linked NYC […]

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