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Brooklyn Heights Profile: Andy Brown

When I moved into my building on Henry Street five years ago, I knew it came with heat and hot water, but I didn’t know it also came with Andy Brown. For those of you who have not met him, Andy can usually be found sitting on my front stoop with a smile on his [...]

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Five Acre Farms Founder/CEO Dan Horan In The Running For SlowMoney Entrepreneur Prize

Longtime Brooklyn Heights resident Dan Horan, Founder/CEO of Five Acre Farms—who was profiled by BHB in 2011—is a finalist for Slow Money USA’s Mamma Chia Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The $50k winner will be announced at the 4th Slow Money National Gathering April 29-30 in Boulder, Colo. Slow Money is a funder of local [...]

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Quote Of The Day: Joe Lhota’s Favorite NYC Destination

Joe Lhota, who departed his post as MTA chairman three months ago to launch a Republican campaign to run City Hall, is the subject of a Q&A in the New York Daily News. The Brooklyn Heights resident and BHB Ten 2012 member is the Bronx-born son of a cop and the grandson of a firefighter [...]

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I’ll Drink To That: Red Gravy’s Cocktail Specialties Perused

Serious Eats peruses the cocktail specialties at Red Gravy, Saul Bolton’s acclaimed restaurant at 151 Atlantic Avenue that opened in December. In Eats’ “First Look” column, beverage director Jesse Cason notes: “Italians have thirsts that match their appetite. They believe wine and spirits are integral to their enjoyment of their native cuisine. We like to [...]

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Romance On Brooklyn Heights’ Love Lane

In a Valentine’s story titled “Road to Happiness: Brooklyn’s Love Lane lives up to its name,” The New York Daily News offers two neighborhood tales of romance. Jim & Patricia Aliperti share how they met nearly 40 years ago, while George Heusinger talks about his nearly 40-plus-year romance with late partner, William. The Alipertis live [...]

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Lena Dunham Develops New HBO Series, Covers EW

Lena Dunham’s empire continues to blow the lid off pop culture, as she covers the February 8, 2013 Entertainment Weekly with the headline, “How (She) Became the Voice Of A Generation.” Add that to the news that the “Girls” creator and Brooklyn Heights rez will pen a new pilot for HBO based on the upcoming [...]

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‘Truth in Advertising’ Author John Kenney Likes The Heights

Brooklyn Heights’ writer & author John Kenney’s debut novel “Truth in Advertising” was released this week by A-list publisher Simon and Schuster. The book explores the fictional life of a modern day ad pro—after Kenney worked as a copywriter in NYC for 17 years and as a New Yorker magazine contributor since 1999. It was [...]

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MNS Report Reveals Brooklyn Heights’ Lofty Rental Market—Behind W’burg And DUMBO

A December 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report from MNS reveals that apartments have become so expensive in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that they’re pushing folks back to Manhattan—to such neighborhoods as the Financial District, the Upper East Side east of Third Avenue and Harlem. In Brooklyn Heights, meanwhile, the average studio rental came in at $1,973, fourth [...]

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Gothamist Weighs In On Atlantic Avenue’s Red Gravy Restaurant

Saul Bolton’s new eatery, Red Gravy, which opened at 151 Atlantic Avenue in December, got props from the Zagat Blog earlier this week. Now Gothamist weighs in, also offering some keen pics and the dinner menu. Gothamist: “Chef Saul Bolton, the talented toque who runs Saul, one of the first Michelin-starred restaurant in Brooklyn, has [...]

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Historian & ‘Brooklyn Heights Press’ Editor Henrik Krogius To Retire

Emmy-award winning news producer & 22-year editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press Henrik Krogius has announced his retirement, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At the helm of the 75-year-old Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News weekly, “Krogius chronicled the neighborhood’s change from a insular, Manhattan-oriented world to its present day as part of a [...]

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Goose Barnacle’s David Alperin Talks Turkey About Being A Heights Native

Fourth-generation Brooklyn Heights resident & owner of Atlantic Avenue’s menswear store/art gallery Goose Barnacle David Alperin, is profiled in Brooklyn Magazine. He tells the pub, “I’m an old-fashioned retailer. I don’t want to lose the fact that I’m a part of this Brooklyn neighborhood.” Brooklyn Mag adds, “Visiting Goose Barnacle is like stepping back into [...]

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Brooklyn Resident & Numbers Guru Nate Silver Gets His Own Meme

Brooklyn Heights area resident/538 Blog guru Nate Silver has a meme of his own going on right now. Yesterday the Daily Kos and many other left-leaning blogs posted an image from Steve Garfield’s Tumblr playing on the WWII era British poster “Keep Calm and Carry On”. In this case, it’s “Keep Calm and Trust Nate [...]

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NYT Profiles Brooklyn Heights’ Real Estate Evolution

The New York Times offers an 1,100-word profile in its Real Estate section about potential evolution in Brooklyn Heights, as a number of new projects change the face of its brownstone persona. The story by Constance Rosenblum opens: “That enclave of impeccably restored brownstones lining narrow, leafy streets has long been immune to the buzzy [...]

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Heights History: Gloucester’s Remsen House @ Remsen & Clinton Streets

The well-heeled Gloucester family, who lived and worked in Brooklyn during the second half of the 19th Century, is intimately profiled on Brownstoner. The Rev. James and his wife Elizabeth, for one, operated a successful upscale boarding house on the corner of Remsen and Clinton Streets in Brooklyn Heights, known as Remsen House (and subsequently [...]

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‘Time Out’ Queries BHB’s Esteemed Founder Homer Fink: His Fave Heights Hotspots

Brooklyn Heights Blog’s esteemed founder, proprietor and Master of Ceremonies Homer Fink (a.k.a. John Loscalzo) is queried in this week’s Time Out New York regarding his take on Brooklyn’s best. He begins, “What I love about Brooklyn Heights is being this close to NYC, but being totally transported somewhere else.”

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It Pays To Live In Brooklyn: We’re The Second Most-Expensive City In The Nation

This isn’t necessarily the kind of statistic that fosters a giddy smile. According to a story in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn is the second most expensive city in the nation, topped only by our sister to the west: Manhattan. The Washington-based Council for Community & Economic Research based its survey primarily on housing. There [...]

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