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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) has three events scheduled for the next three nights. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a musical event dramatizing the struggles of city life: New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in [...]

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BHB Guest Post: NYS Senator Daniel Squadron on Brooklyn Heights’ Overcrowded Schools

School started last week.

Brooklyn Heights’ local public school is not just wildly popular, with a great administration and engaged students and parents. PS 8 on Hicks Street, which serves Brooklyn Heights and part of DUMBO, is also among the most overcrowded schools in all of New York City: according to the School Construction Authority, in the 2013-14 school year, the school had capacity for 524 students, but was actually attended by 742 students.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend is a big one for events at Brooklyn Bridge Park. On Sunday, the Park will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge with a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1 starting at 3:00 p.m. More details here. The [...]

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May Day Frolic: The Annual St. Ann’s Puppet Parade

The annual St. Ann’s School Puppet Parade—Brooklyn Heights’ version of a kiddie Mardi Gras—made its way down Montague Street to the Promenade early Wednesday afternoon, on this May Day 2013. As usual, the street was filled with the rat-a-tat of percussion, alongside pint-size clowns, jugglers, 10-foot-tall marionette puppets, accompanied by hundreds of pre-school, primary, middle [...]

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Results In From Councilman Steve Levin’s Participatory Budget Ballot: MS 8 Gets Tech Funds

The ballots have been counted from last week’s poll on project funding conducted by City Councilman Steve Levin, who represents Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and North Park Slope. The only winning project to have immediate impact on our neighborhood is funding for technology equipment for MS 8, the middle school [...]

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PS8 Acknowledges BHA Contribution For Middle School Launch

At PS8′s benefit auction last Friday at Plymouth Church, the Brooklyn Heights public school acknowledged the generous gift from the Brooklyn Heights Association last spring to help launch PS8′s new middle school. In fact, BHA offered PS8 a greater contribution than DOE. The event included a presentation from Councilman Steve Levin. In the photo: Jane [...]

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‘Brooklyn Heights Parents’ Facebook Page Launches

A new Facebook destination, “Brooklyn Heights Parents,” launched this month to serve as an interactive forum for Brooklyn Heights’ families. facebook.com/BrooklynHeightsParents will “provide updates about the neighborhood, our children’s life and everything noteworthy for grown-ups. We filter local news for busy parents to deliver relevant information.” A sister page was simultaneously launched for DUMBO parents [...]

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Compare & Contrast: Heights’ PS 8 & Vinegar Hill’s PS 307

DNAInfo.com offers an intriguing comparison today between P.S. 8 at 37 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights and P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill: “Despite academic struggles in the past, P.S. 8 has long been admired for its active parent groups, partnerships with local art organizations and innovative after-school programming… P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill, meanwhile, has [...]

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St. Francis College Professor Sorrentino Hosts ‘Presidency, FBI and MLK’ Feb. 13

Presidential Scholar & St. Francis Political Science Professor Frank Sorrentino will lead a discussion on “The Presidency, The FBI and Martin Luther King” at the St. Francis College Founders Hall on Wednesday, February 13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The free lecture is open to the public. To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [...]

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Module-R Hosts PS8 PTA Fundraiser January 16

Module R, the groovy retailer at 141 Atlantic Avenue “dedicated to modern, modular design,” will host a fundraiser Wednesday, January 16, for the PTA of Brooklyn Heights’ PS/MS 8. The “Second Annual Wine and Whiskey Night” will feature European versus American wines and spirits, with a variety of “carefully selected” boozy delights provided by Gnarly [...]

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PS8 Garden Committee Hosts Street Care Workshop Saturday

The newly formed PS 8 Garden Committee will host its kick-off event for this year on Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to noon: A street tree care workshop run by Brooklyn Botanic Garden volunteers helping out with garden-related efforts. Ansley Samson tells BHB, “We’ll be mulching, composting, and planting bulbs in the 12 tree [...]

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The High Life: Collegiate Room & Board At St. George’s Weller Residence

Ever wonder how much it costs for college students to stay in the St. George Hotel? Kaplan International Centers is offering an end-of-summer residence special at the Weller Residence on 100 Henry Street for the bargain basement price through August 25 of… $320 a week! Included with a furnished room & private bath are a [...]

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Collegiate Housing At The St. George: Deluxe Living

If you’ve walked past the St. George Hotel outside the 2/3 subway stop on Clark or Henry streets and been curious about what the EHS collegiate residences there offer today’s poor, starving, overworked college students, I’ve got two words to describe it: luxe living. “You’ll have the time of your life,” EHS suggests. “Our all-inclusive [...]

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