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Reminder: Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; and Sunday, April 28, during regular store hours. The silhouettes make ideal Mother’s Day or Father’s Day presents. More information here. To make an appointment, please call 718-624-3435 or e-mail bwe.silhouettes@gmail.com.

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DOT Representative Tells Poplar Street Residents it Remains Committed to “Temporary” Promenade Destruction; a Heights Resident Responds

At a recent meeting with Poplar Street residents, the city Department of Transportation’s representative, Tanvi Pandya, made it clear that DOT isn’t giving an inch in its desire to effectively destroy our neighborhood by demolishing the Promenade for a minimum of six years (good luck with meeting that timetable) and putting a six lane highway […]

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BloomAgainBklyn to Host Spring Fling at Plymouth Church May 7

BloomAgainBklyn is a community-based, non-profit organization which repurposes unsold and once-used flowers into new arrangements which are distributed by volunteers to home bound seniors, local nursing home residents, trauma and homeless survivors, and others in need. The organization’s goal is to create an uplifting experience for those who may not regularly have visitors or receive […]

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Kids’ Craft Event at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Sunday

This Sunday, April 13, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be to create lovely sachets just in time for spring; (see illustration here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 […]

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Bid, Win and Support P.S./M.S. 8

The P.S./M.S. 8 Annual Auction & Benefit is happening now! Anyone, anywhere can browse and bid online for silent auction items by signing in at www.501auctions.com/ps8.  There are weekend get-aways, coveted concert and event tickets, sports memorabilia, jewelry and much more. Mobile bidding is easy and secure. Simply sign in with the link above or register here to get […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Off to Roaring Start

If the quality of last night’s performances at the Brooklyn Folk Festival holds up through the rest of the weekend, this will be the best Festival yet, and that’s clearing a high bar. The opening act was Tenores de Aterúe, an a capella quartet who do traditional music from Sardinia, an island to the west […]

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Quick Takeaways From Tonight’s BQE Town Hall

The Town Hall convened just hours after a bombshell announcement by Mayor de Blasio that he has appointed a panel of experts to evaluate the various proposals for repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, thereby backing away from his earlier support of a City Department of Transportation proposal that would replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade […]

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Big Musical Weekend: Bargemusic Returns; also Bach in the Heights and Brooklyn Folk Festival.

Bargemusic returns from its winter break this coming weekend, with three concerts. On Friday evening, April 5 at 7:00 there will be works by contemporary composers Haas, Neuwirth, Kurtág, and Donatoni performed by violinist Miranda Cuckson (photo, by John Rogers) and pianist Conor Hanick. On Saturday evening, April 6 at 6:00 pianist Alexandra Joan will […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt Saturday, April 6th – Volunteers Still Needed!

The Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 6th! The Hunt begins at 10:30am sharp, so tell the kids it starts at 9:30am to get them there on time! This BHA-sponsored event is still looking for volunteers! Whether you’ve got a fresh new take on cupcakes you’ve got to share with the world, […]

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St, Ann’s School Second Brooklyn Heights Institution Named in #MeToo Accusations

March has been an unkind month for two prestigious Heights institutions. The Heights Casino last week was reported to have investigated allegations that squash coaches there engaged in inappropriate conduct in the presence of students they were coaching. This past week, ICYMI, the The New York Times reported that [a] yearlong investigation has found allegations […]

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