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Brooklyn Folk Festival Returns to St. Ann’s Church April 6th through 8th

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the weekend of Friday evening, April 5 through Sunday, April 8. A schedule of events is here. This year’s lineup features some new performers, among them singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge,

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St. Ann’s Middle School Head Resigns; School Investigating Allegations Involving Others Going Back Many Years

Buzz Feed reports that the former head of the middle school at St. Ann’s School resigned following reports that he had given parties at which students, though no current students, and recent alumni under legal drinking age had been served or allowed to consume alcohol and to smoke marijuana. According to the Buzz Feed story, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

It’s another nor’easter coming, this one called Toby. What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This St. Patrick’s Day weekend — Friday, March 16 to Monday, March 19 — we in the Heights have the luck of the Irish. Sure, we have the usual, until some time this summer, cancellation of 2 or 3 train service in either direction (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms […]

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Cuomo Counsel: Ask and You Shall Receive Design/Build for BQE

The Daily News reports that Alphonso David, counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a letter to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, has said that the Governor is eager to sponsor approval of a procedure called “design/build” for the needed reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. Failure to provide such authorization would greatly extend […]

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NYC DOT Engineer Says Keeping Traffic Off Brooklyn Heights Streets High Priority

The Eagle’s Mary Frost has an excellent report on last week’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Here are my takeaways from the meeting: 1. The featured speaker, DOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Collyer (photo) said at least twice that a primary DOT concern is keeping traffic off Brooklyn Heights streets during the BQE renovation. 2. Mr. […]

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Theater 2020’s Assassins, at St. Francis, Hits the Mark

Assassins is a musical comedy conceived by Charles Gilbert, Jr., and brought to life with a book by John Weidman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Playwrights Horizons gave it an Off-Broadway run in 1990, but it didn’t make it to Broadway until a Roundabout Theatre Company production in 2004, with Todd Haimes as […]

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“Motherless Brooklyn” Movie Shoot Transforms Henry Street

If you were walking on Henry Street Friday and approached the block between Pineapple and Orange streets, you may have been asked to cross the street and walk on the other side, as a movie shoot was in progress. Looking across the street, you would have seen some storefronts temporarily transformed to a decades-ago look, […]

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“Dresden Fireworks” by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

This Friday evening, March 2 at 8:00 the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform a concert of “Dresden Fireworks.” On the program are works by WF Bach, Fasch, Veracini, Vivaldi (image; shown holding an 18th century predecessor to […]

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Update on Design/Build for BQE: Meeting Tomorrow Evening

As an update to our post below, reader Chris Bastian has alerted us to a meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Transportation Committee on Thursday evening, February 15, starting at 7:00, at 38 Sidney Place. The purpose of the meeting is to prepare comments for the BQE Repair Scoping Meeting on Feb 27, and to […]

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