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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, January 24, at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Richard Rabinowitz, founder and president of the American History Workshop and author of Curating America: Journeys through Storyscapes of the American Past, in conversation with BHS President Deborah Schwartz on the topic “The Evolution of Public History”. They will “explore the art […]

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at St. Francis February 2

On Thursday afternoon, February 2, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be at Founders Hall, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, as part of the College’s Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series. She will be joined for conversation by her former law clerk, Sparkle Sooknanan, a 2002 St. Francis graduate. Doors open at 12:30 […]

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Heights Burglaries Continue in New Year

According to Alexandra Leon in DNA Info, the rash of burglaries in Brooklyn Heights that began in December has continued into January. Of the seven burglaries reported in the first week of January, at least one may have occurred earlier. A theft of $66,410 worth of jewelry and accessories from an apartment near Hicks and […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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103 Injured in LIRR Derailment at Atlantic Terminal

WPIX11 and multiple news outlets are reporting the derailment of a Long Island Rail Road train at Barclays Center Atlantic Terminal.  Instead of stopping, the train which originated in Far Rockaway, hit a bumping block at the end of the track derailing one axle. “As of 10:15 p.m., the injury count stood at 103, all […]

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Seven Burglaries in Last Two Weeks in Brooklyn Heights

This just in from Brooklyn Heights Association: The 84th Precinct notified the BHA today that seven burglaries of homes and apartments have taken place in the Heights over the last two weeks. The break-ins occurred during the work week when apartments and homes were unoccupied. The NYPD believes that they took place during daytime hours. […]

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DOB Approves Building Plans for Tower at Brooklyn Heights Library Site

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Department of Buildings approved Hudson Companies’ plans for construction of a new 36-story tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library. The plans include a smaller library branch, retail space on the ground floor, and 34 floors of luxury apartments. The tower’s future residents will have a […]

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Still Have That Christmas Tree? Unwanted Electronics?

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: The City offers three options for turning your tree into useful mulch that will help trees and gardens throughout the city. You can bring your tree to a drop-off location from Saturday, Dec. 31st through Sunday, January 8th, where the City will recycle it at a later date. […]

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Coming at Bargemusic

As we noted before, this Saturday evening, December 31 at 7:30 Bargemusic will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a performance of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas for violin and keyboard, performed by Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director, Mark Peskanov on violin and Jeffrey Swann on piano. There will be no “Music in Motion” Saturday afternoon; these […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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