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Normandie Doors at Our Lady of Lebanon

Untapped New York has a story about the doors on Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral at Henry and Remsen streets. The doors were taken from the great French ocean liner Normandie, which burned and sank in 1942 while in the process of being converted to a troopship while docked on the West Side of Manhattan. […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns for In-Person Performance May 28

The Repast Baroque Ensemble – in photo, clockwise from top right: Amelia Roosevelt, violin; Sarah Stone, viola da gamba and cello; Gabe Shuford, harpsichord; and Stephanie Corwin, bassoon – will have their first in person public performance since January 2020 on Thursday evening, May 27, starting at 7:30, in the main sanctuary of the First […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Workday Saturday

Want to get your hands dirty in a beautiful setting? Or, if you’re of the “Work fascinates me; I can watch it for hours” state of mind, you’re still welcome to show up at the Poplar Street Community Garden, northwest corner of Poplar Street and Hicks, this Saturday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar Reopens!

Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar reopened today after a hiatus during the frigid months. Early in the evening, the sun was shining and sidewalk seats were bustling. Inside, a few tables were occupied by patrons who all happened to be silver foxes with their silver-locked dates. Fully vaxxed life is good! The Wine Bar’s hours will be […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!

According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]

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PSA: GET VACCINATED!!!

Just a friendly reminder for those out there who haven’t scheduled their COVID-19 vaccination yet: DO IT NOW!!! As of this post’s publish time, there are thousands of appointments available — including over 20,000 slots at the Brooklyn residents-only Medgar Evers College site. There’s a plethora of ways to make an appointment: For the NY […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Presents Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor – Send Her a Photo

Thanks to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, as she has in past years, silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor is available to work her scissors magic and produce silhouette portraits that make welcome Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any day presents or keepsakes. To have one made, you need to send a photo of the subject – child, […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Open Again

The Poplar Street Community Garden, at Poplar and Hicks streets, has re-opened after being closed for a year because of COVID-19. The Garden is open for visitors Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. This coming Saturday, April […]

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Will Hell Freeze Over – er – the Bossert Open Next Month?

A big hat tip to reader Cassie Von Montague who alerted us on OTW to this Brownstoner story about the Bossert Hotel at 98 Montague Street (corner of Hicks), which has been undergoing renovation for some years and has had many projected opening dates come and go. The Brownstoner story refers to websites showing furnished […]

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