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AM New York Goes Shopping on Montague Street

AM New York’s Alison Fox visited Montague Street to write the paper’s first installment of an “Explore a Block” series. Ms. Fox noted that Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, having been first settled in 1636 by a group of Dutch farmers who were unhappy with the rocky soil of lower Manhattan […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on East River Again This Year

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, which had been moved to the Hudson River side of Manhattan for several years, but returned to the East River side, facing Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, last year, will be on the East River again this year.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

For those in town over the Memorial Day weekend, there’s plenty of action on the local music and theater scenes. Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, May 22, starting at 8:00, pianists Timo Andres (photo) and David Kaplan will play works by Barber, Christopher Cerrone, Ravel, and Stravinsky. On Saturday evening, […]

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Theater 2020 Presents THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR Connecticut, Starting This Weekend

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present THE Real MERRY HouseWIVES OF WINDSOR, Connecticut, a re-envisioning of Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as a contemporary reality TV show: A middle aged, overweight Casanova woos two society women in a wealthy Connecticut suburb, while parents debate over who should win the […]

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Third Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Design Workshop Monday Evening

The third and final in the series of design workshops for the new Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, to which the public is invited, will be Monday evening, May 18 in the ground floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, starting at 6:30. Representatives of Brooklyn Public […]

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Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill Window Box Contest

As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club is sponsoring a window box contest open to all residents of Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill. Contestants may enter more than one kind of planting; flowers in window boxes, containers, and tree beds are all eligible. You must choose a category: either “I […]

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P.S. 8 Overcrowding: Wait-Listed Parents State Their Case at Community Meeting; DOE ‘Faces the Music’

Numerous elected officials, the District 13 CEC, current and prospective parents from P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 convened in the auditorium of P.S. 287 this past Wednesday evening to hear the presentation by WeArePS8Too.  The parent group represents the fifty children wait-listed for Kindergarten at P.S. 8 and advocates for the restoration of the 6th […]

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New Neighbor Hillary Clinton Shops and Dines in Brooklyn Heights

Presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton (center, in green) visited the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange today, and posed for this photo with, left to right: volunteers Lisa, Vanessa and Cindy and manager Elizabeth. Another volunteer, Kristin, gave her a tour of the shop, and said, “She loved our shop and what we do here. She used the term […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule […]

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P.S. 8 Overcrowding Update: Community Engagement Meeting with DOE Tonight

As previously reported, a Community Engagement meeting with the NYC Department of Education is taking place tonight. The meeting is being held by the District 13 CEC in conjunction with State Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmember Steve Levin and Assemblyperson Jo Anne Simon.  The gathering is scheduled for 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Library […]

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