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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, November 17 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 20 — apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime […]

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Park Entrance from Montague?

The Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District wants a footbridge to connect the Promenade near the foot of Montague Street (photo) to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The BID says this is necessary to provide access to the Park during the time the needed repairs to the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below […]

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SOB Presents Mahler’s “Titan” at St. Ann Saturday Evening.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was an Austrian composer who is regarded as the last great symphonist in the Germanic tradition. He was born to a Jewish family, but converted to Roman Catholicism in order to accept an appointment from the Austro-Hungarian Emperor. His work was highly syncretic, incorporating themes from many musical traditions. The third movement […]

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“Big Bad Brooklyn” Theme of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

This Friday evening, November 17, from 5:00 to 9:00, is the next “Free Friday” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Admission is free. Beer is donated by Brooklyn Brewery; you’ll be asked for a suggested donation per bottle that goes to support BHS’s programs and upkeep. This Friday’s theme is “Big Bad Brooklyn”: From bootleggers to […]

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Danish Christmas Market Next Saturday, November 18

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark) will hold its annual Christmas Market on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shop unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, holiday ornaments, danish candy, and traditional food products for the Christmas Dinner. Or bite into delicious “æbleskiver” (puffed apple pancakes) – […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Tops Time-Out List

Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular. In a round-up of the best parks in New York City, Time Out put Brooklyn Bridge Park at the top of the list, citing the views, Jane’s Carousel, […]

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Mimi Sheraton at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, November 9 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society presents famed food writer, restaurant critic, and Brooklyn native (née Miriam Solomon) Mimi Sheraton, who will “reflect on her roots and her career” in a discussion with radio host and former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS […]

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Walt Whitman Park Cleanup Tomorrow

(Video after the jump) Walt Whitman Park, located just across Cadman Plaza East from Cadman Plaza Park (see map is having a 120 minute cleanup tomorrow (Sunday, Novembr 5) morning from 10:00 to noon. If you’re free and willing to do some wotk, you can help weed and get the park ready for bulb planting, […]

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RIP DNAinfo & Gothamist

The neighborhood news blog-o-sphere got a lot smaller today.  Readers attempting to peruse DNAinfo or Gothamist earlier this evening received a rude awakening. As reported by the New York Times, just last week the writers and editors of both newsrooms voted to unionize.  Today at 5:00 pm, Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade and […]

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Florida Developer Buys Witnesses’ Towers Hotel, Will Convert to Senior Housing

The Wall Street Journal reports that Florida based private equity firm Kayne Anderson has bought 21 Clark Street, better known as the Towers Hotel, from the Watchtower Tract and Bible Society, better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, for $200 million. The building has an interesting history, recounted by our late founder here. According to the […]

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