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Joseph J. Thomas, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Advocate for Black Retail Workers

As reported by Women’s Wear Daily, quoted in Yahoo! Lifestyle Canada, Joseph J. Thomas, 85, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, retired Bloomingdale’s executive, and long time advocate for Black people in retail work, died last Sunday, April 14 of natural causes at NYU Langone Hospital. Born in 1938 in Opelousas, Louisiana, he was employed by […]

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University Open Air at Center for Brooklyn History This Weekend: Register for Free Classes Taught by Immigrant Teachers, Professors and Academics

One of the many rewarding aspects of living in this neighborhood is that Center for Brooklyn History is at our doorstep. This Friday through Sunday (April 19 – April 21), CBH is hosting University Open Air, which provides “immigrant teachers, professors, and academics, who were trained outside of the U.S., an opportunity to share their knowledge […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

The New York Police Department’s 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, will have a Community Council Meeting, to which all are invited, this coming Tuesday, April 16 starting at 6:45 PM at the 84th Precinct, 301 Gold Street. The “[a]genda items include a Cop Of The Month presentation, review of crime statistics to date, and […]

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City Council Hearing on Unnecessary Helicopter Flights Next Tuesday

Stop the Chop NY/NJ advises us that on Tuesday, April 16 starting at 10:00 AM the New York City Council will hold a hearing on proposed legislation that would ban unnecessary (tourist and charter) helicopter flights, including all such flights to or from the Downtown Heliport directly accross the East River from Brooklyn Heights, and […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”

Theater 2020, the award winning professional stage company under the joint artistic direction of Brooklyn Heights residents Judith Jarosz and David Fuller, will present Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (see cast photo, courtesy Theater 2020) for a short run from Thursday, April 18 through May 12 (16 performances only) at the Mark O’Donnell Theater, […]

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Upcoming BQE Lane Closures For Rehab Work

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced that the Queens bound lanes of the Brookyn-Queens Expressway will be closed between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street from early morning Saturday, April 13 to early morning Monday, April 15 to accommodate repair work. During that weekend expect much more traffic on our principal southbound thoroughfare, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Hosts Teen Eclipse Watch in Cadman Plaza Park

This coming Monday afternoon, April 8, Brooklyn will be under an almost total solar eclipse (see photo). The Brooklyn Heights Library will host an eclipse watch gathering for teens in the Juneteenth Grove of Cadman Plaza Park, at Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street. Participants will be given free eclipse viewing glasses. The viewing event […]

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Jeremy Lechtzin New Brooklyn Heights Association President

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that Jeremy Lechtzin is the new President of its Board of Governors. His President’s Message is here. According to the BHA: He is an architectural historian and technology lawyer. Jeremy focuses his history work on early Brooklyn, currently writing a data-driven analysis of every house built in Brooklyn Heights […]

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Mint Heights Closed by Health Department

Restaurants along Henry Street have been getting attention from the Health Department’s inspectors. In February they shut down Kogane Ramen. The latest to fail inspection is Mint Heights, at 46 Henry; sadly, a longtime favorite of my wife’s (she loves their Butter Chicken) and mine for Indian cuisine. The bill of particulars is here. Thanks […]

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47 Story Building to Rise at Montague and Cadman Plaza West

According to New York YIMBY developer Jonathan Landau has filed for permits to construct a 47 story mixed commercial and residential building at 205 Montague Street (see photo from Google Maps). While the building now there fronts on Montague, it extends along Cadman Plaza West to Pierrepont Street. It presently houses TD Bank’s branch. Word […]

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