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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again this weekend, from 11:30 PM Friday, August 16 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 19 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Montague Street Is Crowned “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn”

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District was once again named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, commercial category, in the annual borough-wide contest sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In its 25th year, the “friendly but fierce” competition drew 160 blocks across 30 neighborhoods vying for the greenest title in […]

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Theater 2020 Present s Two Free Readings of Short Comedies Saturday Afternoon

This Saturday afternoon at 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) at the Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 109 Remsen Street, Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning professional theater company, will present readings of two one act comedies – “The Surprising Measure of Buried Treasure” and “Getting Grandma’s Goat” – by Theater 2020 board […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free Screening of Watched

On Thursday evening, August 15, beginning at 6:30 (doors open at 6:00), the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a free screening of Watched: Coming of Age Under Surveillance, a documentary by Katie Mitchell that focuses on a group of Muslim women students at Brooklyn College who found that they were under NYPD surveillance. The screening […]

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Is Brooklyn Heights Cool?

Not “cool” in the sense of “hip”, though we may be a little of that (at least Montague Street gets name-checked in a Bob Dylan song), but in terms of ambient temperature. Right now, as I write this, that’s 81 degrees Fahrenheit; not quite as bad as it’s been lately. According to Curbed NY, citing […]

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Get Your Free Mustard Ice Cream in Brooklyn Heights Tomorrow!

Gothamist reports that, in celebration of National Mustard Day, which comes on Saturday, mustard maker French’s and L.A. based ice cream makers Coolhaus have joined forces to make a “surprisingly delicious” (yes) mustard ice cream. Tomorrow – Friday, August 2 – a truck bearing the French’s logo will visit Brooklyn Heights – the time (and […]

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Thief Takes Backpack Containing $40,000 Cash from Car Parked on Joralemon

The Eagle’s Noah Goldberg reports that, on July 11, a man (surveillance photos above released by NYPD) pulled off a brazen daylight smash-and-grab, breaking a Jeep’s window and stealing a backpack containing $40,000 in cash, then ran down Joralemon. No arrest has yet been made, and no identification is given of the owner of the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Vies in Greenery, Ties in Drinking Contest (with Help from Fort Greene)

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, conducted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is close to its conclusion. Montague Street, she reports, is a finalist in the Greenest Commercial Block division. Montague was nominated by the Montague Street BID and its entry is being effected by “[t]he talented and passionate […]

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Did Robert Moses “Head Fake” Brooklyn Heights?

The received wisdom is that Robert Moses was determined to route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through Brooklyn Heights, following the route of Hicks Street, staying roughly on the course it had taken through Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, but that heroic resistance by Heights residents convinced him to try the innovative plan (where have we heard […]

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