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Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons

About two weeks ago, I made the most delightful discovery at the intersection of Henry and Orange Streets: A glass mosaic pigeon affixed to the base of a street lamp.  It instantly made me smile and reminisce about how, as a teen, I would frequently spot similar treasures in downtown Manhattan; the jubilant dancing babies […]

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Get Your Breakfast Tacos Tomorrow at Jalapa Jar in Clark Street Station

Gothamist reports that the long-awaited Jalapa Jar, with its breakfast tacos, will open tomorrow (Tuesday, August 23) at 7:00 AM. The hours, initially will be 7:00 to 7:00 Monday through Friday. Tacos are $7 each and, Gothamist assures us (as perhaps you can, too, of you’ve patronized them at Smorgasburg, where they will continue their […]

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Honeygrow Coming to Joralemon between Clinton and Court

The “healthy food chain” (Alexandra Leon in DNA Info) called Honeygrow will be opening its first New York City restaurant at 194 Joralemon Street, between the Starbucks at the corner of Joralemon and Court, and Equinox. It seems like a good neighbor for a health club. According to the company’s website, it is expected to […]

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Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool

At a press conference on Thursday, State Senator Daniel Squadron urged the City to keep the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park open past this year until plans for a permanent pool are devised. (This season, the pool’s fifth, is meant to be its last).  Flanked by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Council […]

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This Weekend at Bargemusic

This Friday evening, August 19 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, along with winners of the Leopold Auer International Competition performing works by Vivaldi (image), Bach, Bizet/Waxman, and Brahms. On Saturday evening, August 20 at 8:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, minus the prizewinners, will play works by Juantio Becenti, Mozart, […]

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Historian on Emotional Roots of American Revolution at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

Nicole Eustace, Professor of History at New York University and author of Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution will speak at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, August 18 on “1776: Revolution and Emotion”. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. This event is presented in connection with […]

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Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration

Yesterday’s New York Times piece is a fascinating read on the painstaking architectural endeavor behind the reconstruction of 100 Clark St., and the owner’s commitment to restore, as closely as possible, the building to its original glory. Margaret Streicker Porres, the owner of the realty company that bought the building in 2010 for $1.2M, hired Tom van den […]

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Help MS8 Win iPads From DuoLingo

¡Por favor y gracias! The popular (and free) language instruction program, DuoLingo is giving away free iPads and MS8 needs your vote.  MS8’s Spanish teacher is leading the charge and explains on the contest profile page how the technology would benefit her students. “Having the technology…I would be able to create lessons that blend traditional […]

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Two Montague Buildings Nominated for Landmarking

Two buildings on Montague Street between Clinton and Court, 181-183 Montague and 185 Montague (left and right in the photo), have, the Eagle reports, been nominated for landmark status. Last November we reported that, during a discussion between preservationist Anthony Wood and architectural historian Francis Morrone at the Brooklyn Historical Society, it was mentioned that […]

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St. Ann’s School Makes Post’s Page Six: Door Closed for Matt Damon’s Kids

Page Six of the New York Post, your local source for all things Kardashian and their ilk, reports that St. Ann’s School is “too exclusive” for the children of actor Matt Damon, who is moving from L.A. to New York. Reading through the short piece, it becomes evident that this wasn’t an incident of snobbishness […]

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