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Court Street Office Supplies to Close in February

Brooklyn Paper reports that Court Street Office Supply, a “staple” of the neighborhood since 1982, will close on February 20th. Owner, Jacob Gutman explained, “Our challenge has been the shift in how people purchase things these days,” he said. “Our decision to close the store has nothing to do with rent.” Instead, the almost forty […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Opens “Waterfront” Exhibition, Presents Three Programs This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society has opened a new exhibition, “Waterfront”, at its second location in the Empire Stores, Brooklyn Bridge Park (55 Water Street in DUMBO). The exhibition contains many fascinating photos, prints, preserved objects, videos and other materials concerning the Brooklyn waterfront over the years. Your correspondent took this photo of some youngsters enjoying […]

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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]

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Harvard’s Krokodiloes Sing at Casino Friday to Benefit BHA

Harvard’s renowned men’s a capella singing group, the Krokodiloes, will be at the Brooklyn Heights Casino this Friday evening, January 5, to perform on behalf of the Brooklyn Heights Association. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with the Kroks warming up – and you as well – amid the sonorous acoustics of the Heights Casino […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

The New Year’s Fireworks will go off at the stroke of midnight, just as the ball is dropping at Times Square. They will be launched from near Liberty Island, and so will be easily visible from the Promenade, or from Heights rooftops. Unfortunately, the forecast temperature at that time is fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. Dress for […]

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Power Outages in Brooklyn Heights?

We’ve heard reports of power issues on Columbia Heights and Clinton street last night into this morning. There’s Con Ed activity on Columbia Heights around Clark Street as of 12pm. We’re trying to find out more (we’ve heard that for those that lost it, they were told  by Con Ed it would be repaired by […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This long New Year’s weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, December 29 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 2, there will be no 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime next summer. As usual, […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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What’s in the Stars for 2018? Find Out at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s monthly “Free Friday” will be this Friday, December 15. Entrance is free from 5:00 PM on until closing at 9:00. The theme this month is “Winter Myths,” which it offers as “an antidote to the holiday party circuit.” Victoria Flexner of Edible Brooklyn will expound on “the pagan roots of today’s […]

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