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FDNY Honors Ladder 118’s Robert Thomas and His Three Sons

In celebration of Black History Month, the FDNY is honoring Robert Thomas of Ladder 118/Engine 205, and his sons Nathan, Jason, and Stephen. Robert is a 38-year veteran of the department who raised not one, not two, but three brave men who followed in his footsteps to become firefighting heroes. It’s an incredible feeling as a parent […]

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Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons

About two weeks ago, I made the most delightful discovery at the intersection of Henry and Orange Streets: A glass mosaic pigeon affixed to the base of a street lamp. It instantly made me smile and reminisce about how, as a teen, I would frequently spot similar treasures in downtown Manhattan; the jubilant dancing babies […]

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Hello, Mr. Video III Members and Neighbors! It’s Raf “the Leo” Perez.

If humans could be landmarked, Raf “the Leo” Perez would be a prime candidate for neighborhood preservation. Born in the Bronx, but bred and beloved in Brooklyn Heights, he’s one of our most cherished sons. Raised on Monroe Place where his father’s a live-in super, Raf himself is now the live-in super at the building next […]

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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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