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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open for In-Person Shopping During Limited Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), which has been taking orders on line (and you may still do so) has now opened for in person shopping from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. If you shop on line, you may now pick up your purchases curbside Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m. […]

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ArtWalk on Atlantic Avenue Begins Weekend of October 17-18

Starting this coming weekend – Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 – and continuing through Sunday, November 1, Arts Gowanus, along with the Atlantic Avenue BID and Atlantic Avenue LDC, will present Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Avenue, a “1.5 mile, self-guided, socially distanced ArtWalk” extending along Atlantic Avenue from the waterfront to Fourth […]

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Permanently Closed: Brooklyn Heights Businesses Lost To The Pandemic

Seven months into the pandemic, most of our local small businesses are hanging on. With pure grit and ingenuity, restaurants turned parking spots into dining spaces, and retail stores went online until their doors could open again. Tragically, not all of the businesses survived the long shutdown, not to mention the loss of tourists and […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Virtual Reading of New Play

Here’s a treat for all theater lovers, and especially for Janeites; devotees of the writing of Jane Austen (image, Wikimedia Commons) of which I’m one. Theater 2020 is Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company. They are presenting, for free and by live zoom reading, a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, Theater 2020’s resident playwright, […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow evening – Monday. September 28 – starting at 7:00 there will be a virtual “Books Under the Bridge” event, presented in conjunction with Mil Mundos Books, with readings by, and conversation with, the poets Raquel Salas Rivera, Ricardo Maldonado, Andrés Cerpa, and Alejandra Rose. The event is free, but you must register here. On […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Plans to Re-Open Soon; Meanwhile, You Can Shop On Line

This window, at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange earlier this year, promised better days ahead. COVID-19 forced the shop, at 55 Pierrepont Street, to close. For a time the Exchange could only take orders by phone or email. Now they are able to take orders on line; you may shop here. The Exchange hopes to be […]

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NYC Schools Delayed Again

Just four days before NYC school children were supposed to begin in-person learning, Mayor DeBlazio announced further delays to the school year. Monday, September 21st: Pre-K and children in special needs D75 schools begin school Tuesday, September 29th: K-5 and K-8 schools open Thursday, October 1st: Middle and High Schools open The Mayor explained the […]

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Brooklyn Heights – Tree Heaven?

We lost a few in Tropical Storm Isaias, but Brooklyn Heights retains and maintains a healthy population of street, park, and garden trees. In her Eagle story, Mary Frost tells of the history. Before the 1940s the Heights, like most of Brooklyn, had few trees. This is why Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn […]

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Bluegrass and Books on Line from Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Sunday, September 13 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, in conjunction with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will present on line the “Women’s Stage” portion of its 2020 “Long Distance” festival, featuring a diverse group of women musicians with styles “spanning traditional and modern Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.” […]

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