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New Staten Island Ferry Named for Dorothy Day, Brooklyn Heights Native

The newest Staten Island Ferry boat is named for Dorothy Day. Ms. Day was born in Brooklyn Heights in 1897, but her father, a journalist, took a job in San Francisco in 1903. The family later moved to Chicago, where she reached adulthood. As a young woman, she returned to New York and lived a […]

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BQE Cadman Plaza Exit to Close Monday Until August

Our friends at Montague Street BID have advised us that, starting this coming Monday, March 29, and continuing until August, the Cadman Plaza exit from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which serves northbound traffic, will be closed while the Hicks Street wall that borders the ramp is repaired. This may also lead to some construction noise in […]

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DeBlasio Announces Opt-In Window for Blended Learning

Patch reports, Mayor DeBlasio has unveiled a new opt-in period for families who had initially chosen fully remote learning for the 2020-21 academic year. (Families were initially told there would be opt-in periods throughout the academic year. In late October 2020, the DOE abruptly announced a two-week window in November would be their last chance. So, […]

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Atlantic Avenue “Spring Fling” Saturday, April 3

Last October the annual Atlantic Antic, the Atlantic Avenue street fair sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue LDC, had to be cancelled because of COVID-19. There are tentative plans to have it, conditions permitting, on October 3 of this year. Meanwhile, to make up for the loss of last year’s Antic, the AALDC is having “Spring […]

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Peter Kendall Clark’s “Songs From The Ledge” Moves To Montague St.

The Brooklyn Heights community can’t say nothing good came out of the pandemic. How else would we have been treated to a free weekly concert from Peter Kendall Clark, performed from the ledge of the Mansion House on Hicks St.? According to the bio on his website, when the pandemic hit, Peter was in rehearsal to portray the […]

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Oula, New Service for Women, Has Opened on Montague

Oula, a new maternity care center that provides a full range of services for women, including those who wish to become mothers (preconception coaching, available on line), prenatal care for those going through all phases of pregnancy, delivery, postpartum and neonatal care, has opened at 109 Montague Street, between Henry and Hicks. They have a […]

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“A Novel Kitchen” Opens on Atlantic Avenue

A new combination café and used book and record store, A Novel Kitchen, has opened at 151 Atlantic Avenue, between Clinton and Henry streets, on the Brooklyn Heights side. Their menu features a wide variety of dishes suitable for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, combining influences of many different cuisines. Vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Now Open Sundays

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), which has been open Thursdays through Saturdays as well as taking orders on line (and you may still do so) has now opened for in person shopping from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. If you shop on line, you may now pick up your purchases curbside Tuesday […]

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“Moonstruck” House For Sale Again

As reported by House Beautiful, 19 Cranberry Street, a.k.a. the “Moonstruck House” because it was the principal location for the 1987 romantic comedy Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicholas Cage, is for sale with an asking price of $12.85 million. Our founder, John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo, noted here that the house was for sale in 2008 […]

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Reminder: BHA Annual Meeting Tonight

The Annual Meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association will be held this evening by Zoom, beginning at 7:00 p.m. At least eight of the nine announced candidates for City Council from District 33, which includes Brooklyn Heights, will be present on line and available to answer questions. Incumbent Council Member Steve Levin is term limited. […]

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