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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

The apparently never-ending post-Sandy repair work continues in the 4/5 tunnels connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan all this long Memorial Day weekend, so there will be no service in either direction on the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall from 11:45 PM Friday, May 26 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, May 30. Fortunately, barring unforeseen circumstances, A and […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

It’s a busy week at the Brooklyn Historical Society, with three evening events. All begin at 6:30, and admission for each is $10, or $5 for BHS members. Links to buy tickets are below. For all the talk of a “paperless society” — this blog’s beloved founder had as a slogan “On the web because […]

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“Fourth Window Concert” Sunday Afternoon

The annual “Fourth Window Concert,” always a Brooklyn Heights delight, will take place this Sunday afternoon, May 21, starting at 4:00, at the corner of Henry and State streets. It will feature original arrangements of music made famous by the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, Queen, the Who, the Allman Brothers, Billy Joel, the Cars, the […]

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Local Houses of Worship Open for “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend — Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 — many houses of worship in Brooklyn Heights and nearby will be participating in the “Sacred Sites” open house program sponsored locally by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Two that are offering special, pre-booked tours are the First Unitarian Congregational Society at 116 Pierrepont […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 20

This year’s Willowtown Fair will be this coming Saturday, May 20, from noon until 5:00 PM, on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). It will feature food from Iris Cafe, live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band, face painters and a bouncy castle for the kids, a raffle, baked goods, plants, and boutique items […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Presents Latin American Baroque at First Unitarian Friday Evening

This Friday evening, May 19 at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel at First Unitarian Congregational Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street; concert venue fully accessible), the Repast Baroque Ensemble (photo) will present “Latin American Baroque.” The concert will include music from Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Spain. The musicians of Repast will […]

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D13 CEC Hosts Electeds and Journalists for Forum on School Desgregation

Studies show that for all its diversity, NYC has one of the most segregated public school systems in the country.  Almost two academic years after the re-zoning of P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the District 13 Community Education Council will hold an important forum on Tuesday evening (May 16th) as part of its scheduled calendar […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Macbeth – in the South Pacific! – Starting May 25

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning, critically acclaimed professional stage company, whose Sweeney Todd delighted us in February and March, will be back on stage with an adaptation of Shakespeare’s most notorious play, Macbeth, set not in Scotland but on a Pacific island. In the 1960’s, on a tropical island in the South Pacific, […]

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R.I.P. Marty Arno

Karl Junkersfeld sends the following sad news: As you may know, I have lived in the North Heights for 37 years. During that period of time, I would say other than John, Marty Arno was the most popular and beloved individual in this immediate area. He had the best video stores in the city with […]

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Shadows From My Past Screening at Cong. Mount Sinai Wednesday Afternoon

This Wednesday afternoon, May 17, starting at 3:30, Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (at Clark Street) will present a screening of Shadows From My Past, a documentary film by Curt Kaufman and Gita Weinrauch Kaufman that, based on letters from 1939 through 1941, tells the story of a Jewish family in Vienna struggling […]

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