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Scissura: BQE Panel Faces “Daunting Task”

Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, told Mary Frost of the Eagle that the panel must undertake “a daunting task.” He said that, contrary to the expectations of many, the panel’s work is not to evaluate the many proposals for BQE […]

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Update on Poplar Street Community Garden: It’s 25 Years Old Now!

Last week we posted about a party this coming Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets. What we didn’t know at the time was that this year marks the Garden’s 25th anniversary. The photo above shows it in […]

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The Eagle Gets the Inside and Topside Scoop on the Bossert

The Eagle’s Lore Croghan was allowed into the Bossert Hotel, now preparing for a “soft opening” in August, and got great photos (follow the link, after clicking “Read full story” below) of the lobby’s elaborate decor, along with a peek at one of the hotel rooms, and some spectacular shots from the rooftop terrace outside […]

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Alice’s Tea Cup Bakery & Café Opening Next Week

You may recall back in September 2018, BHB announced that Alice’s Tea Cup was opening a location on the corner of Hicks and Middagh, across the street from P.S. 8. Ever since then, locals, especially sleep-deprived parents in need of caffeine, have been asking when, when, when? You may also recall that our writer-in-chief Claude Scales posted […]

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It’s Pride Month: Here’s What’s Happening

June is Pride Month. The Brooklyn Historical Society has an ongoing exhibition at their 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) headquarters, On the Queer Waterfront: The Factories, Freaks, Sailors & Sex Workers of Brooklyn which will be on display through Sunday, August 4. Other events in the Borough are listed on the Brooklyn Pride website. […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Hosts Gardening Party Saturday, June 15

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a beekeeping show-and-tell, refreshments, live music, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open This Summer

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will remain open this summer, unlike previous summers when it closed June through early September, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. This summer enough volunteers […]

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BHA Has Two New BQE Plans

It’s not quite to the point that there are more alternative plans for the rehabilitation of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights than there are aspirants to the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. As the Eagle’s Mary Frost reports, the Brooklyn Heights Association has presented two new plans, both by the firm […]

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Restaurant Roundup

Here’s some restaurant news that will whet your appetite! Henry’s End is settling into their new space at 72 Henry Street. The red neon sign has been lovingly transplanted to the former Sociale location where diners have definitely been taking advantage of their new outdoor seating, weather permitting. According to the Community Board 2, Happy Fin […]

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BHA Issues “Call to Action” on Clark Street Station Closure

The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a “call to action” concerning the possible one year closure of the Clark Street subway station while its ramshackle, breakdown-prone elevators are repaired. The MTA has so far failed to give an answer as to whether it intends a complete shutdown. A complete shutdown would […]

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