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Reckless Driver Terrorizes Pedestrians on Promenade

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday the usual tranquility of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was shattered when an auto entered and was driven up and down its length at speeds estimated as high as fifty miles per hour, causing pedestrians to scatter. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Gothamist has full details, and a video taken […]

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Comings and Goings on Montague Street

This afternoon your correspondent had to walk from his residence to the bank, which entailed going the length of Montague Street. Along the way, he snapped some photos of storefronts either emptied, about to be emptied, or, in one instance, newly occupied, since the outbreak of COVID-19. This doesn’t purport to be an exhaustive survey, […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Hours for December

Update: During Christmas week the Exchange will be open for in-store shopping Tuesday, December 22 from noon until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23 from noon to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 24 from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which offers a large selection of ornaments, cards, and gifts appropriate for Christmas or […]

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Brooklyn Townhouses are Hot; Small Apartments Not?

The publication Mansions Global, which I discovered only because I have a Google alert for anything mentioning Brooklyn Heights (which, along with stuff about our neighborhood, gives me info about a suburb of Cleveland, a poor neighborhood in Nashville, a pizza parlor in Austin, a drag queen popular in the D.C. area, and a race […]

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Silhouette Maker Extends Her Stay

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has announced that silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor has extended her stay through Monday, November 30. To have her make a silhouette, which makes an excellent gift or keepsake, you must email her a profile photo of the person or pet whose image you want by that date. You can get the […]

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Subway Violence Hits Close to Home

WNBC 4 New York reports that this Saturday, November 21 a man standing on the High Street subway platform here in Brooklyn Heights was slashed on the face by another man wielding a box cutter. The slasher, who is described as “wearing a bright blue jacket, jeans and carrying a suitcase,” escaped. The victim was […]

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Opening of New Brooklyn Heights Public Library Delayed Until Summer ’21

According to a detailed report by Kevin Duggan at the Brooklyn Paper, the opening of the new Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is delayed until Summer 2021. The one-year delay from the original target opening date is due to stalled and slowed construction caused by the pandemic. When all done, the library will feature: A […]

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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 holiday or any day presents or keepsakes. To have one made, you need to send a photo of the subject – child, adult, or pet […]

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Public Programs and Exhibit at Center for Brooklyn History, formerly Brooklyn Historical Society

Yes, the Brooklyn Historical Society is now the Center for Brooklyn History, part of the Brooklyn Public Library system. While the Center’s building remains closed to the public during the pandemic, it presents on line events and exhibitions, all free of charge. Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10) starting at 6:00 p.m. the Center, in honor of […]

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Know Your Voting Rights

      Election Day is FINALLY here! And it’s a beautiful day to vote!  Today, you can look for mostly sunny weather with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 41 degrees. Polls are open until 9:00 pm.  Here is some vital information to help you navigate any difficulties. Now get out […]

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