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Some Scenes from Grace Church’s Blessing of the Animals

Your correspondent was at the Blessing of the Animals at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights yesterday. This ceremony was in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This year there were no ornamental hens laying eggs on the chancel steps, or escaped tarantulas. Many live creatures were blessed, […]

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“Slow Zone,” With Signs and Speed Bumps, Coming to Brooklyn Heights

As the Eagle reports (and as readers JoraleMan and RJG remind us, the City’s Department of Transportation is beginning to implement the “slow zone” for Brooklyn Heights that we reported in 2013 would be in place by next year. The map shows the locations of the “20 MPH Slow Zone” signs and speed bumps to […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be a fireworks display tomorrow (Sunday, October 4) starting at 7:00 p.m. in the East River near Pier 16, which is directly opposite Brooklyn Heights. We have this from Notify NYC but it is not included in the list of legal fireworks displays approved by FDNY. We’re guessing it’s the display scheduled for […]

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Margaret Atwood, Novelist, Poet, and Literary Critic, at St. Francis College Next Friday

Margaret Atwood (photo), the multiple award winning Canadian novelist (The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and many others), poet, literary and social critic, inventor (the LongPen), and environmental activist will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street next Friday evening, October 9, for a conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books […]

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Official Re-Zoning Plan Unveiled at CEC Meeting-DOE Takes It On the Chin

Wednesday night the DOE’s Office of District Planning (ODP) rolled out their Official Rezoning Proposal for P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 at a densely-packed public meeting held at P.S. 307.  The zone lines, previously presented in draft form at two Town Hall meetings on September 16th at P.S. 307 and September 21st at P.S. 8., […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Want to have your pet blessed? This Sunday, October 4 is St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, and both Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will have Blessing of the Animals services. St. Ann’s begins at 1:30 p.m., and Grace’s at 5:00 p.m. Pets must be leashed or caged. The service […]

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More Height for Brooklyn Heights? Nets Star Thaddeus Young Settles Here

Stories in both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times note that power forward Thaddeus Young, a Memphis, Tennessee native who recently signed a $50 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, has become the first team member to move to Brooklyn, and specifically to Brooklyn Heights. Although the Nets became Brooklyn’s team and began […]

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DOE to Present Final Re-Zoning Proposal This Wednesday Night

After receiving feedback from the community, the DOE’s Office of District Planning is scheduled to present their final re-zoning proposal at the next CEC13 Calendar Meeting this Wednesday September 30th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at P.S. 307, 209 York Street in Brooklyn.  There will be opportunity for public comment at the meeting.  Per the CEC […]

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Celebr8 Reading with P.S. 8 This Saturday at Family Book Fair

As part of the month-long Celebr8 Reading initiative, P.S. 8 is is hosting Family Fun Shopping Day book fair this Saturday, October 3rd from Noon – 4:00 pm in the Lower School Auditorium.  ALL are welcome! The sale offers titles from great publishers for families and classrooms and a portion of the proceeds go direclty […]

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Two Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, September 30, starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present New York Times antiques columnist Eve Kahn moderating a discussion among a panel of distinguished scholars and writers on the topic “Lost, Found, and Stewarded: Collecting Stories of African American Civil War Soldiers.” Admission is $5; free for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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