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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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Annual St. Ann’s Puppet Parade Gambols Down Montague Street

The annual St. Ann’s Puppet Parade—Brooklyn Heights’ own version of a kiddie Mardis Gras—made its way down Montague Street to the Promenade at 1 p.m. Monday, filling the streets with clowns, jugglers, 10-foot-tall marionette puppets and the rat-a-tat of percussion, accompanied by hundreds of pre-school, primary, middle and high school students. Puppets were created in [...]

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Sifton Reminisces About Pizzas Past, Looks to Future at BHA Meeting

New York Times National Editor Sam Sifton recalled a rough-and-tumble childhood growing up on Willow Street, learning tricks like heading down Grace Court, which would trick pursuers seeking to “yoke” him into thinking he would be trapped on a dead-end street, then going over the fence and walking above the BQE to safety on Remsen [...]

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DOE Proposes P.S. 8 Middle School Expansion

We previously reported that the City’s Department of Education was seriously considering expanding P.S. 8 to include a middle school that would be sited at Tillary Street and Tech Place in downtown Brooklyn. This morning, State Senator Daniel Squadron announced that the DOE has decided to go ahead with this plan: Last night, DOE answered [...]

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Squadron Releases Parent Resource Guide

This in from the office of Senator Squadron: Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron released his third annual Parent Resource Guide, a comprehensive listing of educational and government resources, civic and community services, health care resources, cultural and recreational programs, and preschool, day care, and summer camp programs. You can download the Guide here, or get [...]

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Brooklyn Ink on P.S. 8′s Progress

The Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Brooklyn Ink takes at look at P.S. 8 today: Brooklyn Ink: The staff has nearly doubled in size to match demand, growing from 24 to 40 full time teachers. Due to the lack of space, teachers work without a lounge. They’ve taken to eating lunch in the library. Teachers [...]

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