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Mulchfest This Saturday at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza

It’s that time of year again when ornaments and stockings are put away and your once green, fragrant tree drops dry needles all over your apartment. Bring your formerly festive tree to Brooklyn Bridge Plaza this Saturday, January 11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Mulchfest. Trees must be free of all […]

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What’s in the Crystal Ball for Brooklyn?

The Eagle’s Mary Frost interviewed prominent Brooklynites, asking for their views on Brooklyn’s future. Carlo Scissura, head of the Mayor’s panel studying the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, predicts that “the BQE will get some much-needed love and attention.” Love? He also thinks the Nets will make the playoffs. Karen Johnson, owner of DUMBO’s Olympia Wine Bar, thinks […]

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Teresa’s Closing?

In September we noted, thanks to an alert reader, that Teresa’s restaurant was listed on a real estate site as for lease. We now have it on unofficial, but we think reliable, authority that next Sunday, January 5, will be Teresa’a last day. At least I was able to get my tripe soup, kielbasa, sauerkraut […]

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Bargemusic Presents New Year’s Eve and Day Celebrations

Bargemusic will not have its usual concert schedule this weekend, although there will be a free “Music in Motion” concert at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28 – doors open at 3:45; first come, first served. On New Year’s Eve, Tuesday evening, December 31 at 7:00 there will be a New Year’s Eve Celebration, and on […]

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WSJ: BQE Panel Considering Short Term Repairs; Long Term Re-Design – Report Now Expected January

The Wall Street Journal reports that unidentified members of the panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio have said data from sensors indicates the cantievered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway under brooklyn Heights is in worse shape than prevously believed. Some panel members have indicated that trucks over a certain weight may have to be banned […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

From about 10:30 Friday evening, December 13 to about 5:00 Monday morning, December 16, there will be no Manhattan bound A train service at High Street, as Manhattan bound A trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and West 4th Street. However, from morning through early evening Saturday and Sunday Manhattan […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Den of Spies?

It’s fairly well known that Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, the Soviet spy who was caught, convicted, and later exchanged for U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, lived in the Heights, specifically at 252 Fulton Street, near Clark Street, a building later demolished to make way for the Cadman Plaza apartment towers. The story is told here by […]

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Art and Crafts Fair at Brooklyn Historical Society Saturday

This Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition will host an art and crafts fair, “The Brooklyn Waterfront Makers Market”, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton). Come celebrate the holiday season with the artists of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn’s Christmas Concert at St. Ann’s Church Friday Evening

The Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will have its annual Christmas Concert this Friday evening, December 6, starting at 7:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Montague. The concert will feature J.S. Bach’s Magnificat, Margaret Bonds’s “The Ballad of the Brown King”, and other music appropriate to the season. There’s […]

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