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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, May 30, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in conjunction with the World Science Festival will present two space-themed events. From 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., near the main entrance to Pier 1 from Old Fulton Street, there will be an ongoing program on the History of Spacewalking with NASA. Representatives of NASA will be present; […]

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Commercial Shoot at Promenade Montague Street Entrance Sunday Night

The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a planned shoot of a commercial for the U.S. Army to take place Sunday, May 31, beginning at 6:00 p.m. to Monday morning, June 1, at 1:00. The shoot will feature people watching fireworks from the Promenade (the fireworks will be added digitally), will be produced by […]

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Settlement Allows Pier 6 Tower Plans to Proceed

The Daily News reports that People for Green Space Foundation and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the Foundation that sought to prevent the construction of two residential towers on the landward side of Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the Atlantic Avenue entrance and just south […]

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AM New York Goes Shopping on Montague Street

AM New York’s Alison Fox visited Montague Street to write the paper’s first installment of an “Explore a Block” series. Ms. Fox noted that Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, having been first settled in 1636 by a group of Dutch farmers who were unhappy with the rocky soil of lower Manhattan […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on East River Again This Year

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, which had been moved to the Hudson River side of Manhattan for several years, but returned to the East River side, facing Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, last year, will be on the East River again this year.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR Connecticut, Starting This Weekend

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Connecticut, a re-envisioning of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as a contemporary reality TV show: A middle aged, overweight Casanova woos two society women in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, while parents debate over who should win the […]

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Fortis Reveals Plans For LICH Site

Curbed reports that Fortis Property Group, purchasers of the Long Island College Hospital site, yesterday evening revealed their plans for development of the site at a meeting of the Cobble Hill Association. The plan calls for four residential towers, of 40, 30, 20, and 16 stories. There will also be a medical center, townhouses, retail […]

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Third Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Design Workshop Monday Evening

The third and final in the series of design workshops for the new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, to which the public is invited, will be Monday evening, May 18 in the ground floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, starting at 6:30. Representatives of Brooklyn Public […]

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Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill Window Box Contest

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club is sponsoring a window box contest open to all residents of Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill. Contestants may enter more than one kind of planting; flowers in window boxes, containers, and tree beds are all eligible. You must choose a category: either “I […]

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