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“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?

Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining have noted that Chipotle puts out trash in plastic bags that rats can easily rip open. The […]

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Increased Security at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

The Eagle’s Mary Frost quotes Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau saying that increased police presence and newly installed security cameras should prevent the sort of incidents that have troubled the Park during previous periods of warm weather. The Eagle story also notes that Joralemon Street and Willowtown residents think that more needs to […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Grace Chorale Presents “Messiahs False and True” at Plymouth Church May 5 and 6

On Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 PM, at Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Hicks and Henry, Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present “Messiahs False and True,” a concert featuring “[t]hree works exploring the allure of charismatic leaders in times of crisis.” The three works are: “Cry Out and […]

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Collapsing Scaffolding Injures Three at Court and Joralemon

The Daily News reports that scaffolding being taken down from the building at Court and Joralemon streets that houses a Starbucks and is adjacent to an entrance to the Borough Hall subway station collapsed at about 11:00 AM this morning (Saturday, April 14), causing minor injuries to three pedestrians. Two of them were taken to […]

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Final Weekend of Voting for Participatory Budget Community Projects

District 33 Council member Stephen Levin would like to remind you it’s that time of your when you can decide how to spend 1.5 million dollars in our community. The only two requirements to vote in Participatory Budgeting are that you live in a participating district and be in 6th grade or at least 11 years […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Workday Saturday

Our friends at Poplar Street Community Garden have sent us this message: We will indeed have another workday in the Poplar St. Community Garden this coming Saturday 4-14 (noon to 3pm). With the compost now turned and going onto plots and other growing areas, we’ll next give the roses their spring pruning, check the fruiting […]

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Your Days of Perelandra Lunch Deprivation Are Over

After several months of renovation, Perelandra is back to serving lunch–and maybe more importantly, coffee–to the neighborhood. The new space will include a hot buffet, made-to-order sandwiches, and prepared meals, in addition to old standbys like a fresh juice and smoothie bar. Among the new items on the vegan menu: Smoky pulled jackfruit with red cabbage […]

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Mail Bandits in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association alerted members via email to be vigilant when using the corner mail boxes. In recent months, there has been a raft of mail being illegally removed from street corner mailboxes in Brooklyn Heights, which has led to stolen identities and bank and credit card accounts being compromised. “The NYPD has issued an […]

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Silhouette Artist Returns to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 20-22

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She will “create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family.” Adults, children, and pets […]

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