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A Tree Rises in Brooklyn Heights

At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry. Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was […]

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Coming Up This Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, April 28, at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a lecture by Stephen Scanniello, “Roses: Tracing the American Beauty’s Roots in NYC.” Mr. Scanniello is Curator for the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and the President of the Heritage Rose Foundation. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS or Green-Wood members; buy […]

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CB2 Exec Committee to Consider Slow Zone, Joralemon Closure at Furman, Schermerhorn Bike Lane on Monday

Community Board 2’s Executive Committee will meet at the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University, Flatbush and DeKalb avenues this coming Monday evening, April 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. Among the items on the agenda are (1) the Brooklyn Heights “Slow Zone”, (2) a proposal to close Joralemon Street to through traffic at […]

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Times: Increased Police Presence at Pier 2 Following Shooting

Today’s New York Times reports that, following last week’s shooting incident–in which, fortunately, no one was hit by a bullet–there are now police posted at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park every day after school, and “the 84th Precinct has requested that more officers be assigned to the park this summer.” The Times piece, by […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association House Tour Set For Saturday, May 9

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Please join us in commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law and historic district designation of Brooklyn Heights, by attending our 31st House & Garden Tour on Saturday, May 9. The houses on the tour will be open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. BHA members may […]

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No (Loud) Sex, Please; This is Brooklyn Heights

We have helicopters. We have Brooklyn Bridge renovation work. We have kids going to and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. What we don’t have–count your blessings–are neighbors who disturb our peace while getting a piece; at least none who have done so flagrantly enough to rate a 311 call to complain. DNA Info has created an […]

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Parents Turned Activists Create Petition for Wait-Listed P.S. 8 Kindergartners

Parents of children both admitted for Kindergarten at P.S. 8 and those wait-listed for 2015 have joined together and launched a Change.org petition.  They urge the DOE to re-instate six Kindergarten classes for the fall of 2015 and to publicly engage the community to create meaningful medium and long-term solutions to overcrowding. “Warnings to the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s lots of music in and around Brooklyn Heights this coming weekend (Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26). On Friday evening, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan playing works by Mr. Andres, Beethoven, and Brahms. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

Last weekend’s Brooklyn Folk Festival, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Theater, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church presented a diverse and, on the whole, excellent group of musicians. Wyndham Baird (photo), just back from a tour of England and Scotland, sang a variety of folk and blues songs, accompanying himself […]

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Slow Zone, Bikes on C.B. 2 Transportation Committee Agenda Tuesday Evening

Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, April 21) evening at 6:00 in the first floor board room at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. According to C.B. 2: The agenda … includes presentations by the DOT on proposals for a Brooklyn Heights Slow Zone, extension of the bicycle network on Schermerhorn Street, […]

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