Archive | News RSS feed for this section

Socks Sought; Get Selfie With Elves

No, not the socks that went missing in the laundry. The Montague Street BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 24 from noon to 2:00 PM by collecting new socks, which are the item of clothing least donated to and most needed by the homeless. If you donate, you may take a […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Call for Pies and Volunteers

The Heights and Hills Community Council is serving its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors on Thursday at Grace Church, and needs as many pies as possible. Seconds, even thirds, on pie are always in demand. If you can bake a pie, or two, to feed hungry seniors at this event, you will bring them much […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market December 1st — Vendors Wanted!

Are you a business or an artisan/freelancer/hobbyist/pedlar looking for a venue to sell your crafts and wares to actual humans in the neighborhood that doesn’t involve a certain monopolistic corporate entity bent on owning us all? You’re in luck! The Annual PS8/MS8 Holiday Market is this December 1st, and they are still looking for vendors […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Danish Christmas Fair Tomorrow

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (near Clark) will hold its annual Julemarked (“Christmas Market”) tomorrow, Saturday, November 17 (it’s always held the weekend before Thanksgiving, allowing you to get some shopping done before Black Friday) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. At the church you may purchase “unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend, from 9:30 PM Friday, November 16 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 19 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains are originating and terminating at Bowling green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends. Alternative service will be […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

BHA to Meet With DOT Commissioner on BQE – Promenade Issue

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that they have scheduled a meeting with City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and DOT engineers on Monday, November 19 at which BHA “will press DOT to abandon the 6-lane highway on the Promenade in favor of a better approach to rebuilding the BQE.” The BHA has retained […]

Read full story · Comments { 30 }

Kids in Droves (Adults, Too) Write and Color Cards to Mayor de Blasio Protesting Promenade Destruction

On Sunday afternoon, A Better Way NYC sponsored a postcard write-and-color-in outside the Pierrepont Playground, as reported by Mary Frost in The Brooklyn Eagle. Turnout was indeed impressive, as your correspondent can attest (see photo).

Read full story · Comments { 4 }

Grace Chorale Presents “Musica Mystica” at St. Ann’s Church Next Weekend

On Friday evening, November 9 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, November 11 at 3:00, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, under the direction of Jason Asbury, along with the St. Ann’s School High School Chorus and Consort, baritone Peter Kendall Clark, and soprano Morissa Pepose, will present “Musica Mystica,” a concert including “O frondens virga” by […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

“Show Up for Shabbat” at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Saturday Morning, November 3

Sorry for the very late notice. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue has invited all friends and neighbors, of whatever faith or belief, to show solidarity with their congregation, the American Jewish Committee, and all Jews by attending Shabbat service at the Synagogue this Saturday morning, November 3, at 10:30. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is located at 131 Remsen […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

BHA Update on BQE; “Save the Promenade” is now “A Better Way NYC”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has sent us an update on efforts to have the City’s Department of Transportation to pursue alternatives to replacing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a period of at least six years with a temporary elevated six lane highway carrying heavy truck and auto traffic. The BHA has worked with Save the […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }