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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, March 5 starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly for their reporting on Tiananmen Square) and now with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking […]

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Squibb Park Footbridge Repairs Will Cost $700K, Truth To Cost More

Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]

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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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5 Key Points Made at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting

We went, we tweeted, we went home and posted this while warming up a nice packaged Fresh Direct meal. Yes, we’re living the dream here at BHB. But there were other “reporters” at the group’s annual confab and here are 5 key points or, as we believe is the vernacular, “takeaways”: 1) Judy Stanton is […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 2/25/15

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also, feel free to add any relevant news links about Brooklyn Heights or related stories you think are interesting in the comments below!

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Tale of the Tweets: Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting 2015

It was really cold out Tuesday night and BHA Annual Meeting also found itself competing against the season finale of Master Chef Junior and the series finale of Parks and Recreation. So, if you’re asking where all the “youngs” were there’s your answer. The meeting was held at Grace Church and featured guest speaker Justin […]

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Brooklyn Heights Pediatric Practice Tells Anti-Vaxxers to Take a Hike

Allow us to be blunt – anti-vaxxers are wrong, have never been right and have been following the advice of dopey celebrities and debunked “research” for far too long. This week, parents whose children are patients at the Brooklyn Heights pediatric practice of Doctors O’Connor, Pytlak and Dalton were told that families who refuse to […]

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More on the Anchor at 76 Montague

On Saturday I received a phone call from Mr. Wolf Spille, owner of the soon-to-be-evicted anchor that has graced Montague Street since 1981, when Mr. Spille acquired the building at 76 Montague as offices for his ship brokerage business. Although he later sold the building, and now lives in North Carolina, he still owns the […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, February 25 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present the latest in its “Told it First Hand: Conversations with Hip-Hop’s ‘Do-ers’” series. This one will feature Albert Johnson a.k.a Prodigy of Mobb Deep (photo), urban crime novelist K’wan Foye, publisher Johnny Temple of Akhasic Books, and moderator Wes Jackson of Brooklyn […]

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