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Sisters Help to Rescue Two Trapped in Court Street Station Elevator

DNA Info reports that on Sunday afternoon two sisters, Teresa and Rebecca Lo, planning to catch an R train at the Court Street station, went to catch an elevator down the station’s long descent to the subway platform and were surprised by cries for help and banging from below. An elevator had stalled just below […]

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Hello, Mr. Video III Members and Neighbors! It’s Raf “the Leo” Perez.

If humans could be landmarked, Raf “the Leo” Perez would be a prime candidate for neighborhood preservation. Born in the Bronx, but bred and beloved in Brooklyn Heights, he’s one of our most cherished sons. Raised on Monroe Place where his father’s a live-in super, Raf himself is now the live-in super at the building next […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, June 27) evening at 6:30 p.m. Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, the immigrant from Poland who arrived in Brooklyn in 1912 practically penniless and with no English, “and went on to start a food empire that remains a household name a century later”, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society to screen and […]

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Here They Are: The Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016

Your nominations have been tabulated, and after due consideration by the BHB Food Editorial Board, here are the Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights 2016: Best Restaurant:  Jack the Horse Tavern Close Runners-Up:  Henry’s End and Noodle Pudding (So good, it doesn’t need a website or a sign outside.) Honorable Mentions:  Colonie and Chez Moi Best Newcomer:  Pinto Close […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Charged with Securities Fraud is Apparent Suicide

The Daily News reports that Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager who faced charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy arising from alleged insider trading, was found dead in his Sidney Place townhouse yesterday evening, an apparent suicide. Valvani is said to have made about $25 million from trades based on non-public information […]

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing at Atlantic/Clinton Intersection

BoCoCa Patch reports that just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday an as yet unidentified 70 year old man was struck by a car and killed while crossing against the light at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street. The driver remained at the scene. More details when available.

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Make Music New York to Present Free Outdoor Performances in and around Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, June 21

On Tuesday, June 21 Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor (the events will be cancelled in case of rain) musical performances all around New York City. In our neighborhood, the music will start in Cadman Plaza Park with a concert by Dominion (“experimental”) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., followed by Brightfully […]

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Poplar Street Gardening Party Saturday

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, this coming Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3:00 p.m. The party will feature “hands-on gardening fun”, a “beekeeping show & tell”, light refreshments, music, […]

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Prayer Vigil on Promenade Monday for Orlando Victims and End to Gun Violence

We’ve received notice from The Rev. Julie Hoplamazian, Associate Rector of Grace Church, that the Brooklyn Heights clergy will hold a prayer vigil on Monday evening, June 20 on the Promenade to remember those who died in Orlando and pray for an end to gun violence. The clergy invite all who wish to join in […]

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NY Times Writer Goes Deep on Re-Zoning & Segregation in NYC Schools

In November 2014, our beloved “Homer Fink” gently encouraged me to cover education for the Brooklyn Heights blog.  So off I went to a PTA Town Hall Meeting held at Plymouth Church. On that day I became an unwitting school overcrowding activist.  At the time, my son was not yet four and we had just […]

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