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Georgian (Republic of, not State of) Cuisine Coming to Montague?

The sign appears in the door of 121 Montague Street, former home of Le Pain Quotidien. If and when Chama Mama arrives (there is still a large Retail for Lease sign in the window; perhaps the realtor has been slow to remove it), it will be the third location of a small chain, with restaurants […]

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St. Ann’s School Dumps Hundreds of Books On Clinton Street

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, or so the adage goes. It started with a late-afternoon post to Buy Nothing Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo/Vinegar Hill. St. Ann’s School had just dumped hundreds of books in the trash. “Curb Alert: Close to 40 Clinton by the parking garage at 3:50pm Tuesday…Hundreds of books. So many good ones.” The post fomented […]

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Open Streets Montague, Saturday, August 6

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, August 6 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music, games and activities for kids. From 1:00 to 2:00 […]

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New York Times: Inga’s Bar’s Celery Victor One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

In the New York Times‘ What to Cook This Week column, Sam Sifton named Inga’s Bar’s celery Victor one of the best things to eat in the City right now. Sifton says, “Our own Pete Wells, who reviewed Inga’s in May, raved about it. As has most everyone I’ve sent to the restaurant, where invariably they take time […]

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Curbed Eats Its Words About Montague St.

In a piece entitled Get in Losers, We’re Moving to Montague St., New York Magazine’s Curbed takes it all back. With the Books Are Magic announcement this week, the opening of Brooklyn Poets, and the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange opening soon, “Montague Street used to be drab, and now it is less so,” says Curbed. Also mentioned are this year’s […]

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Volunteer for Community Clean Up with BHA and Lincoln Restler This Sunday

Volunteer with your neighbors to improve the cleanliness of our sidewalks and streets. Meet at the corner of Henry Street and Hunts Lane at 10am on Sunday July 31st. Great opportunity to volunteer with your kids! Sign up at this link. This event is co-sponsored by the BHA and City Council Member Lincoln Restler.

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BOOKS ARE MAGIC Coming to Montague St.!!!

Books Are Magic, the second coming, is opening on Montague St.! Owner Emma Straub announced via social media today that the wildly popular Cobble Hill book shop is opening a second location at 122 Montague St. (between Kiehl’s and Haagan-Dazs). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Books Are Magic (@booksaremagicbk) You might remember […]

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“Java with Jo Anne” Thursday; BQE on the Agenda

State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, will have another of her “Java with Jo Anne” sessions, this one on line or by telephone only, this Thursday, July 28, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. She will be discussing many matters of local concern, inviting local residents to express their views […]

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The End of Civilization or Just an “Abandoned Vehicle” on Montague St.?

From a neighborhood tipster: This is on the corner of Montague and Henry Sts. at 5:45 p.m. No police barriers or anything. Is this the end of civilization? I tried to report it to 311 but they kept saying they were going to report it as an ‘abandoned vehicle.’ I was trying to impress on […]

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No Open Streets Montague This Saturday; Brooklyn Poets Grand Opening Not Affected.

We’ve been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that, “[d]ue to the extreme heat”, the Open Streets Montague event planned for this Saturday, July 23, has been cancelled. We contacted Brooklyn Poets to learn if their grand opening, scheduled to go from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 144 Montague, will be affected. We have […]

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