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Night Milling Of Cadman Plaza West Scheduled For Friday

We have word from Community Board 2 that Cadman Plaza West between Clark Street and Pineapple Walk will be milled this coming Friday, May 6. Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you for your forbearance. If […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Reading Of You Can’t Take It With You Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present as part of its “Hearthside Readings” program a free reading–not a staged production, but read by professional actors–of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1938 Broadway classic You Can’t Take It With You on Saturday afternoon, May 7 from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) […]

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“Moms” March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Gun Sense Next Saturday

The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invites their neighbors to join them Mother’s Day weekend for the 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March.  Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm Moms, Dads, survivors and supporters will gather at Cadman Plaza Park to march over Brooklyn Bridge towards a rally at City Hall.  […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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National Book Award Winner Andrew Solomon To Speak At Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Wednesday evening, May 4 at 6:30, Andrew Solomon, winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Noonday Demon, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where you may join him as he muses on his latest work, a collection of essays about places in dramatic transition, titled Far and Away, […]

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Bye-Bye, Banana Republic

The windows are papered over, and a sign on the door confirms that Banana Republic is leaving the neighborhood. We’ve got the Banana Republic factory store (bargains galore!) on Fulton Mall, but a the loss of a reasonably priced option for decent clothing (even if it is a national chain) is not, in this writer’s […]

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Some Highlights Of The Brooklyn Folk Festival

Your correspondent attended many of the performances that made up the Eighth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival, held at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church Friday evening, April 8 through Sunday evening, April 10, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Music Theatre. (There are videos and more photos after the jump.) This was […]

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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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Bernie Sanders in Brooklyn Heights This Evening

Newsday reports on a “Faith and Social Justice Roundtable” held this evening at the First Unitarian Church, corner of Monroe Place and Pierrepont Street, at which U.S. Senator and presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders was the featured participant. Also participating in the roundtable were Cornel West and Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association […]

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Buyer Seeks To Convert Apartment Building At 50 Orange To “Megamansion”

Curbed, picking up from the Wall Street Journal, reports that Benchmark Real Estate Group, which purchased the 22 unit former Jehovah’s Witness apartment building at 50 Orange Street (photo; southeast corner of Orange and Hicks), has plans to gut it and convert it into a single family residence; in Curbed’s words, a “ridiculous megamansion”. Benchmark […]

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