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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]

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Deadline for Kindergarten Applications this Friday; Pre-K Application Process Starts February 5

We’ve been notified by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the deadline for filing applications for kindergarten at public schools like P.S. 8 (photo; Chuck Taylor for BHB) is this Friday, January 12. You may apply on-line at the Department of Education website or by phone at 718-935-2009. The application process for Pre-K begins on February […]

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NYC Schools Open Tomorrow; Alternate Side Rules Suspended Through Saturday

Update: Alternate side rules are now suspended through Wednesday, January 10. New York City public schools are open tomorrow (Friday, January 4), including for all scheduled after-school activities. Packer, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori remain on regular Winter Break. We suspect St. Ann’s does, too, but they’ve yet to update their January calendar. Having […]

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Harvard’s Krokodiloes Sing at Casino Friday to Benefit BHA

Harvard’s renowned men’s a capella singing group, the Krokodiloes, will be at the Brooklyn Heights Casino this Friday evening, January 5, to perform on behalf of the Brooklyn Heights Association. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with the Kroks warming up – and you as well – amid the sonorous acoustics of the Heights Casino […]

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NYC Schools Closed Thursday, January 4; Alternate Side Parking Suspended

All New York City public schools (including P.S. 8 and M.S. 8) are closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, because of expected severe weather including snow and sustained high winds. Packer and Brooklyn Heights Montessori are closed for their normal Winter Breaks. No word on St. Ann’s; best to call (718) 522-1660 in the morning. AltSchool? […]

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New Year’s Fireworks

The New Year’s Fireworks will go off at the stroke of midnight, just as the ball is dropping at Times Square. They will be launched from near Liberty Island, and so will be easily visible from the Promenade, or from Heights rooftops. Unfortunately, the forecast temperature at that time is fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. Dress for […]

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Power Outages in Brooklyn Heights?

We’ve heard reports of power issues on Columbia Heights and Clinton street last night into this morning. There’s Con Ed activity on Columbia Heights around Clark Street as of 12pm. We’re trying to find out more (we’ve heard that for those that lost it, they were told  by Con Ed it would be repaired by […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This long New Year’s weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, December 29 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 2, there will be no 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 next summer. As usual, […]

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It’s Cold Out There!

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]

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Trucks Banned from BQE?

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]

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