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Promenade’s Montague Street Entrance Being Cleared

This morning a crew from Everest Scaffolding has been busy removing planks from atop the sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The bridge is there to protect pedestrians from possible falling debris caused by inspection and repointing of Two Montague Terrace’s facade. Our surmise is that the work on […]

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Join TMH For Its Annual 4th Window Concert! Sunday, May 17th at 4pm

Nothing will stop one of Brooklyn Heights’ favorite annual events, the 4th Window Concert! A message from The Music House: Hello Everybody, We just wanted to let you know that The Music House will be going virtual this year for the 11th Annual 4th Window Concert on Sunday, May 17th at 4PM. We’ll be Announcing the concert […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Taking Orders For Crafted Items; Offering Resources for Mask Making

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has closed its store at 55 Pierrepont Street for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, but is taking orders by phone – (718) 624-3435 – or by email – bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org – for crafted items made by artisans who have consigned goods for sale at the store. There’s a more extensive list of crafters here. The Exchange […]

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Mother’s Day Dining and Gift Ideas

Are you ready? Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Today is Friday in case you were wondering, which means you have two days. A global pandemic is no excuse! Show the mom(s) in your life how much you appreciate her. Here are some local neighborhood options for dining (at home) and for gifts. From James Weir […]

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BHA Launches “The Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund”

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) has launched the “Brooklyn Heights Together Community Relief Fund” to support hourly workers who have lost or been furloughed from their jobs in Brooklyn Heights. The fund will pay out grants of $250 to each qualifying hourly worker, helping recipients to buy groceries, medicine, diapers/baby items, and pay utility or […]

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Squibb Bridge is Back!

The blog reported on the demolition of the original Squibb Bridge last October. To the surprise of many, the bridge has been rebuilt and reopened today in what seems record time, and during a pandemic no less. If you’re in the mood for controversy over the reopening, head over to the Gothamist. If you’d rather […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Free On Line Events; Collects COVID-19 Memorabilia

The Brooklyn Historical Society‘s two locations, at Pierrepont Street and in DUMBO, are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, but the Society remains active. It has online access to exhibitions and is presenting some free online programs, the earliest of which is this Thursday, April 30. BHS also has a COVID-19 Project that seeks to collect material, whether […]

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Borough Hall Farmer’s Market In A Time Of Social Distancing

Saturday was perfect weather for a visit to the farmer’s market at Borough Hall. Being the weekend (yes, what is a weekend?) and beautiful out, more people were out and about than in recent weeks. But at the farmer’s market, calm and order ruled the day. Shoppers were advised to keep a distance and to not […]

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Starting May 1, No Composting or Electronics Pickups

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that, because of budget cuts related to COVID-19, the City Department of Sanitation will no longer pick up food scraps or yard waste for composting. Instead, they will be collected with other trash. Residents are advised to store the brown composting receptacles in secure places. This […]

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Tattered Glory

This photo, taken from your correspondent’s window this afternoon, shows how the winds that have battered Brooklyn Heights this winter and early spring have ripped the flag that flies at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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