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Subway Service Alerts – Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Subway ridership is back to almost half of pre-pandemic levels, so it seems time to revive this weekly post. Its purpose is to alert local residents to planned subway service changes that directly affect service at stations in the Heights or nearby. For systemwide service changes, and for the almost inevitable unplanned changes that may cause […]

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Kid Friendly Weekend Roundup

In addition to this weekend’s Montague BID Sunday Social, several additional family-friendly events are happening in and around Brooklyn Heights. So get out there while the gettin’ is good! Thursday, September 16th – Sunday, September 19th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival: When bands have names like The Wild Goats, Bobtown, and The Dang-It Bobbys you KNOW you’re in for […]

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Clark St. Station to Close from Nov. 2nd to Spring 2022

All the hemming and hawing over when and how to repair the Clark St. station’s three elevators is over. The February 2020 decision to close the station for eight months to replace all three elevators at once, rather than one at a time, was derailed by the pandemic. Now, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that the station will close starting Nov. 2nd “until […]

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DOT Will Present BQE Plan at On Line Meeting Tuesday Evening

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have alerted us that on this Tuesday, September 14, starting at 6:00 PM, staff from the City’s Department of Transportation will present their plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to a meeting of the Transportation Committee of Community Board 2. The meeting will be held on line; to log on to the meeting go […]

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Clark Street Being Milled and Resurfaced

In case you haven’t noticed, Clark Street (photo taken today) from Cadman Plaza West to Columbia Heights is being milled. This schedule shows milling continuing through today, with no work scheduled for tomorrow (Friday, September 10); presumably resurfacing will be done early next week.  Update: (see photo below) The street is still unpaved, but passable for traffic. Evidently re-paving […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Announces New In-Store Shopping Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) has announced its new schedule for in-store shopping. Starting this Thursday, September 9, the Exchange will be open six days a week, Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 4:00 PM. On Thursdays, there will be late shopping hours until 7:00 PM. On line shopping is […]

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Interfaith Gathering on Promenade to Mark 20th Anniversary of 9/11

This coming Saturday, September 11, is the twentieth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the hijacked plane that was brought down in Pennsylvania.  Starting at 7:15 pm there will be a candlelight vigil on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade near the Montague Street entrance, presented by the Brooklyn Heights […]

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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Presents Classical Brazilian Music Thursday

Sounds of Brazil will fill the sanctuary of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. this Thursday  as Stephen Guerra (photo) on guitar and Grant Ziolkowski on bandolim play “originals and standards of Brazilian instrumental music.” There’s more information here. The concert is the last of the season of St. Ann’s summer concert series, that benefits […]

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BQE Northbound Traffic Flows Normally on Day One of Two Lane Restriction

Here’s a photo I took at about 8:20 this morning from the southern edge of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, showing traffic as it merges into two lanes from three where the lane restriction begins. The flow continued normally – I looked over the side of the Promenade at the traffic heading north, and it continued […]

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Latest Montague Restaurant Rumblings

The scuttlebutt is that the Teresa’s site, which has been vacant since before the pandemic, will become a Korean restaurant. If so, I welcome it. My limited experiences of Korean cuisine to date have been pleasing. I’ve yet to try kimchi, which I suspect is somewhere in my wheelhouse of spicy and sour. If I […]

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