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Repast Baroque Ensemble Salutes Christina of Sweden at First Unitarian Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow (Friday, October 21) evening at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church (116 Pierrepont, near Monroe Place), the Repast Baroque Ensemble will present a musical tribute to Queen Christina of Sweden. Queen Christina of Sweden was a fascinating personality, on the one hand celebrated for her intellectual brilliance, and on the […]

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Oktoberfest at Brooklyn Historical Society’s This ‘Free Friday’

Hop on over to the Brooklyn Historical Society this Friday, October 21st between 5:00 and 9:00 pm for Oktoberfest!  The program is part of the Society’s monthly “Free Fridays,” when the museum extends its hours and offers special programming with free admission. The event promises “an evening of beer appreciation with a home brewing workshop, […]

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Ceremony to Commemorate Heights’ National Historic Landmark Status at BHS

We’ve been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that, on Friday morning, October 23 at 11:00 in front of the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), there will be a ceremony to rededicate the plaque commemorating the Heights’ status, since 1965, as a National Historic Landmark District (the BHS building, pictured, is […]

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Trash Fire at Packer

The trash is on fire in front of Packer on Joralemon Street right now… At around 8:10pm a fire truck arrived. It looked like the cardboard recycling pile caught fire. As I type the fire department is putting it out. If anyone has any more info, let us know or comment!

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Thursday evening, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. the Broooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of Randy Cohen’s Person Place Thing events. This one will feature Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of, and performers in, the musical The Total Bent. They will talk with Mr. Cohen “about life, love and music.” Admission is […]

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Henry St. Ale House to Pharma Bro: Take It Somewhere Else

Did anyone walk by Cadman Plaza yesterday and get an icky feeling all over? That’s because Martin Shkreli, aka the Pharma Bro, was stinking up the Eastern District federal courthouse. And what does Pharma Bro do after a hearing on his securities fraud case that could land him in federal lockup for many a years? […]

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Annual Pierrepont Halloween Parade 10/29: Volunteers Needed!

Start planning your family’s coordinated Stranger Things theme costumes… The Annual Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is Saturday, October 29th! Parade starts around 10:30ish, followed by the bake sale and “playground fun”. They are still looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested, visit the online signup form and add your name. Looks like they still need […]

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70 Henry St. (Former Home to Brooklyn Heights Cinemas) Construction Update

Construction at 70 Henry St., former home to our beloved Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, is coming along nicely. Here’s a peek into the guts of the plot of land that is soon to be the site of a five-story, mixed-use development. This morning, the congenial site supervisor named Mike from Jonico Construction, was keeping watch over the […]

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Nets Players Visit Hoopsters at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Nets rookie players Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert visited the basketball courts on Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and surprised the young players there with tickets to a Nets game at Barclays Center. See slide show here.

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Squadron, Community Groups Win One-Year Extension for Pop Up Pool

Brooklynites and park-goers rejoice! State Senator Daniel Squadron and the grass-roots group, Love Our Pool have won an extension for the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  The pool will open for one more season as stakeholders continue to devise a plan for a permanent pool. The Senator released a statement immediately following this […]

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