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Goodbye, Chip Shop, and Other Neighborhood Changes

Your correspondent was deeply saddened, on arriving for his and his wife’s (this time joined by some neighbors) usual Friday night dinner at the Chip Shop, to find at the top of the extensive beers, ales, and ciders menu a note that the place would close at the end of this weekend, having lost its […]

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PEP Greenlights PS/MS8 “Split” In Unanimous Vote

As previously reported, the Office of District Planning introduced two proposals on October 12th to “split” P.S. 8 from M.S. 8. Currently, the schools are located at two sites but share a budget, Principal and other essential personnel and services. During testimony at two joint public hearings, the plans received praise from teachers, parents and […]

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Shop Small? Find Out What Can Be Done To Fight “Mallification” At BHS Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, November 29 starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malls vs. Bodegas: Resisting the Suburbanization of the City.” This panel discussion will be moderated by Paul Goldberger, contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. Make reservations and more information here.

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Why Does New York Make It So Hard to Vote? Find Out Tonight!

Ever wonder why New York makes it so hard to vote?* Do you think automatic voter registration just makes common sense? Do you dream of the day you can vote by mail in your sweatpants? Voting Rights/Reform groups Let NY Vote and Common Cause are hosting a free “People’s Hearing” on election reform tonight at […]

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S.O.B. Performs Mahler’s 4th at St. Ann’s Church Saturday

This Saturday evening, December 1 at 8:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, which delights in its acronym, will present Gustav Mahler’s great Fourth Symphony, with its vocal part performed by soprano Lauren Michelle (photo), winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer […]

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BHA Presents Alternative BQE Plan to DOT

As reported by the Eagle’s Mary Frost, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association met with Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation, and DOT engineers, to urge DOT to consider alternatives to a plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years and replace it with a six […]

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Socks Sought; Get Selfie With Elves

No, not the socks that went missing in the laundry. The Montague Street BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 24 from noon to 2:00 PM by collecting new socks, which are the item of clothing least donated to and most needed by the homeless. If you donate, you may take a […]

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Call for Pies and Volunteers

The Heights and Hills Community Council is serving its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors on Thursday at Grace Church, and needs as many pies as possible. Seconds, even thirds, on pie are always in demand. If you can bake a pie, or two, to feed hungry seniors at this event, you will bring them much […]

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Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market December 1st — Vendors Wanted!

Are you a business or an artisan/freelancer/hobbyist/pedlar looking for a venue to sell your crafts and wares to actual humans in the neighborhood that doesn’t involve a certain monopolistic corporate entity bent on owning us all? You’re in luck! The Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market is this December 1st, and they are still looking for vendors […]

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Danish Christmas Fair Tomorrow

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (near Clark) will hold its annual Julemarked (“Christmas Market”) tomorrow, Saturday, November 17 (it’s always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, allowing you to get some shopping done before Black Friday) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. At the church you may purchase “unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, […]

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