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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Plans to Re-Open Soon; Meanwhile, You Can Shop On Line

This window, at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange earlier this year, promised better days ahead. COVID-19 forced the shop, at 55 Pierrepont Street, to close. For a time the Exchange could only take orders by phone or email. Now they are able to take orders on line; you may shop here. The Exchange hopes to be […]

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NYC Schools Delayed Again

Just four days before NYC school children were supposed to begin in-person learning, Mayor DeBlazio announced further delays to the school year. Monday, September 21st: Pre-K and children in special needs D75 schools begin school Tuesday, September 29th: K-5 and K-8 schools open Thursday, October 1st: Middle and High Schools open The Mayor explained the […]

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Brooklyn Heights – Tree Heaven?

We lost a few in Tropical Storm Isaias, but Brooklyn Heights retains and maintains a healthy population of street, park, and garden trees. In her Eagle story, Mary Frost tells of the history. Before the 1940s the Heights, like most of Brooklyn, had few trees. This is why Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn […]

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Bluegrass and Books on Line from Brooklyn Bridge Park

This Sunday, September 13 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Americana Music Festival, in conjunction with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will present on line the “Women’s Stage” portion of its 2020 “Long Distance” festival, featuring a diverse group of women musicians with styles “spanning traditional and modern Country, Folk, Blues, Old Time, Bluegrass, and Jazz.” […]

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Well, We Saw This Coming: First Day of In-School Instruction Delayed Until September 21

Of the ten largest school systems in the country, the NYC DOE was the only one with plans to start the 2020-21 school year as originally intended on September 10th. By comparison, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago opted for fully virtual schooling in mid-July and early August respectively. But by now parents are, however painfully, aware New York City […]

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Poll on Closing Montague Street for Outdoor Dining

Update: the survey resulted in Montague being kept open to car traffic on weekends. Our friends at the Montague Street BID and at Brooklyn Community Board 2 have alerted us to a poll being run by the BID asking whether Montague Street should be closed to auto traffic on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. […]

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EMERGENCY: Cat Stolen From Our Cat Cafe

Update: Good news! Felicia has been found, and is safe. On Tuesday evening, Felicia was stolen in her carrier from outside the Cafe on Montague Street. The man who took her was “older” and headed down Joralemon Street towards Brooklyn Bridge Park. Please contact the Cafe at  (347) 946-2286 if you see her or her carrier. Felicia […]

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Montague BID Head Tapped to Lead Atlantic Avenue BID; Will Have Both Roles

The Eagle has reported that Kate Chura has been named the new Executive Director of the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), of which she has been serving as interim Executive Director for some time. She has also served as Executive Director of the Montague Street BID for almost five years, and will continue to […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Goes Virtual

Your correspondent has long been a fan of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. Until this year, it has been held in the spring, at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church. This year, it was announced that an indoor festival in the spring was impossible, but it would be re-scheduled for the fall. It has now […]

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Citi Bike Stations in Brooklyn Heights to Expand

The Eagle reports that the city’s Department of Transportation has plans to expand existing Citi Bike docking stations throughout Brooklyn (and the city), and to add new ones in an effort to expand availability and reach of the service. According to the list in the Eagle story, these are the Heights locations to be expanded: […]

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