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Author of Novel About Vanishing New York at Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Thursday

This Thursday evening at 6:15 the Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will present John Freeman Gill, author of The Gargoyle Hunters, “one of Booklist’s picks for Best New Adult Fiction of 2017,” to discuss and sign his novel at the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library’s temporary quarters, 109 Remsen Street. The novel is based […]

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Brooklyn Heights Man Dies in Bike/Bus Crash in Manhattan

The New York Post reports that Columbia Heights resident Dan Hanegby, 36, died this morning when he lost balance and fell while riding a bike, then was struck by a bus. Mr. Hanegby, who was married with two children, was a director in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group. A native of Tel […]

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BHS Events Examine NYC Fiscal and World Beer Histories

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 13) evening at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will be host to NYU historian Kim Phillips-Fein, author of Fear City: New York City’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics. Professor Phillips-Fein will discuss “the fiscal policies that led the city to the brink of bankruptcy, the scare tactics used by […]

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Women’s Exchange End of Season Sale

After tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will close for the summer, re-opening on September 9. For the rest of today, until closing at 6:00 PM, and tomorrow from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, they are having their end-of-season sale. This is an opportunity to get […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Tuesday evening, June 6 at 6:30 (all programs begin at 6:30 PM unless otherwise noted) the Brooklyn Historical Society will present, from its “Tales from the Vault” series, “Adopting Brooklyn as a Home,” featuring accounts by Puerto Rican, West Indian, European, and African immigrants to Brooklyn. “BHS archivist Brett Dion brings Brooklyn history to […]

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Silver Alert For Local Woman

Earlier this morning a Silver Alert was issued for Almeater Harrison, an 84-year-old black female from Pierrepont Street and Hicks Street in Brooklyn. The missing has dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and may be in need of medical attention. Description: 5’6″ tall, 160lbs, with gray hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue sneakers, dark […]

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Macbeth in the South Pacific? Theater 2020 Makes it Work

These days, it seems, almost everyone who does Shakespeare wants to do it in a non-traditional setting; something that makes it more relevant to our contemporary world than to sixteenth century England. Many of these are successful. Among them were Theater 2020’s 2011 production of Romeo and Juliet, and their The Real Merry House Wives […]

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Have You Seen Rosie? [Update: Found!]

“Rosie,” a grey tabby with a pinkish blaze on her nose (photo) escaped while being taken in to the Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital, at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry streets. If you find her, please call the hospital at 718-624-1200. From Brooklyn Heights Vet Hospital this morning: “Someone found her last night at 1am […]

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Gardening Party Saturday, June 3

The Poplar Street Community Garden (photo by C. Scales), located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will hold a “gardening party”, to which all–adults and children–are invited, this coming Saturday, June 3 from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be refreshments, show-&-tells, some light get-your-hands-dirty gardening fun, not to mention the beauty […]

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