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Ready for Some Kora Music? St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

The kora is a “long-necked harp lute of the Malinke people of western Africa.” Althea SullyCole (photo) will play it this Thursday evening, July 29, starting at 6:00. She will be joined by Ras Moshe on saxophone and flute, and by Alec Saelens on guitar. There’s more information here. The concert is part of St. […]

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Violinist Molly Fletcher at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Thursday

Molly Fletcher, a violinist with a parallel career as a fashion model, will be at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague this Thursday evening, July 22, for a forty five minute concert starting at 6:00. Ms. Fletcher has toured with a range of artists from Clean Bandit to Fetty […]

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Caffe Buon Gusto Closed? It’s Probably Just Temporary

Update: reader Andrew Porter has confirmed that Caffe Buon Gusto is moving to 72 Clark Street, evidently to the space previously occupied by Tazza. It seems the owner did decide that one Italian restaurant on Montague was enough. A neighbor alerted me to paper covering the windows at Caffe Buon Gusto, so I rushed to […]

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Rocco & Jezebel for Pets to Close for Good

After 13 years in business on Pineapple Walk, Rocco & Jezebel for Pets will close for good at the end of July. The blog spoke to owners Andrea Demetropoulos and John Marcolini about their decision to call it quits. Was it the pandemic? “That was part of it,” said Andrea, “but it was my daughter […]

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The BQE and Surfside: an Inevitable and Necessary Comparison

Local activists Hilary Jager, Brooklyn Heights Association President Erika Belsey Worth, and Josh Vogel, all of whom are founding members of the Coalition for the BQE Transformation, have written an editorial published in the New York Daily News that notes the similarities between the conditions believed to have led to the collapse of the Champlain […]

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St. Ann’s Church Presents “Cosmic American Music” Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, July 8, starting at 6:00, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, will present a concert by The Coolest Ranch (photo), a Brooklyn based trio who bill their sound as “Cosmic American Music.” This caught my eye because “Cosmic American Music” is the term coined by Gram Parsons […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association to hold Party on the Promenade in September

Save the date: on Thursday, September 23, the Brooklyn Heights Association will have a party on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade: We’re throwing a party! Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 23 for a festive night out on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. This will be a ticketed event. More details to follow in the coming weeks. […]

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Curbside Composting to Resume in Fall

Our friends at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have alerted us to the announcement by the Department of Sanitation that curbside composting will be available again this fall. If you’re interested, go to their website, where you can sign up, or ask your building management to sign up, for composting service. According to the map on […]

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Farewell to Jack the Horse Tavern: An Interview with Tim Oltmans and Micki Schubert

On 6/6/2006, at 66 Hicks St., a new restaurant opened in Brooklyn Heights. Jack the Horse Tavern was its name. Tim Oltmans was its chef and owner, along with his wife and business partner Micki Schubert. Soon after opening, locals crowded the bar at happy hour and sipped cocktails called long bottom bramble and behind […]

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2:30 AM Fireworks in Brooklyn Heights

This morning, at about 2:30, my wife, Martha Foley, was awakened by a series of small explosions outside. She went to a window that looks down at the intersection of Montague Street, Montague Terrace, and Pierrepont Place, just before the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and got the photo above of a Roman candle […]

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