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Eagle’s Mary Frost Goes Deep With New BHA Exec Director

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed in depth the new Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Lara Birnback. Ms. Birnback is a California native, but has lived in the Heights for many years. Her husband grew up here. She has extensive experience in community development in the U.S. and abroad. As a Heights resident she is aware […]

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Cafe From Master Pastry Chef François Payard Opens at Pier 5 & Other Foodie News

Eater reports the James Beard award winning pastry chef, Francois Payard has opened a cafe, Ebb & Flow at 12 Joralemon Street (across from Pier 5). “The Brooklyn Heights bakery serves grab-and-go pastries, including savory and sweet selections. These include sandwiches, salads, egg and cheese croissants, as well as a series of special layer cakes […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 11:30 PM Friday, July 19 to 5:00 AM Monday, July 22 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these stops. This […]

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Comedy Comes to Vineapple This Thursday Night

Theater publication Broadway Local alerted us to a comedy night this Thursday: The Brooklyn Heights Comedy Nights! (BHCN) is a monthly stand-up show @ The Vineapple Cafe featuring local comedians, big-time headliners, foreign nationals and everything in between. The show takes place on Thursday, July 18th @ 8:30pm with co-hosts Shelly Colman (2014 Newcomer National Grand […]

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New Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director: Lara Birnback

You may recall that back in March, Peter Bray resigned as Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association to tend to a serious family health issue. Mary Frost at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that Brooklyn Heights resident Lara Birnback has been chosen as his successor. Ms. Birnback’s past experience includes 15 years of experience in the public, […]

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Hate-Read Of The Week: Drama At Grace Church School

Jessica Pressler at NY Magazine has published a phenomenal article about the Grace Church School that we couldn’t not share — a classic battle between the nouveau riche and l’Ancien Régime — or, as they put it, “A riot among the one percent.” When you buy a home in Brooklyn Heights, you aren’t just purchasing […]

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Heights Prime Meats Says Goodbye to Brooklyn Heights

If you’ve noticed that the doors have been dark at Heights Prime Meats on Clark St. since last week and wondered what happened, BHB is sad to report that the neighborhood stalwart has shut down for good. After much hand-ringing and asking around the neighborhood over the past week, we finally tracked down owner Frank […]

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Scissura to Community Groups: “Very Little Chance” of Promenade Highway

The Brooklyn Heights Association has reported that, in his strongest statement yet on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway reconstruction plans, Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel studying the issue, said the Department of Transportation’s “innovative” proposal to build a temporary six lane highway in the location of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade “has very little chance of […]

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Scissura: “Brooklyn Heights will bear brunt of pain” during BQE reconstruction.

Carlo Scissura, chair of the committee appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, was the featured speaker at this evening’s meeting of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats. This was not widely publicized until this morning, when Toba Potosky alerted some of us — […]

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Landmarks Approves Plan for Hotel at 186 Remsen

Lore Croghan reports in the Eagle that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved the design for the Remsen Manor Hotel, which will use as its base the historic Franklin Building at 186 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), including restoration of its top two stories, which were destroyed in a fire. There will be a […]

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