Toby Cecchini, co-owner of Long Island Bar at the corner of Henry and Atlantic, penned a despairing op-ed in The New York Times, pondering the future of New York City’s restaurant and bar scene. Cecchini was diagnosed with Covid-19 in March and spent a month in various stages of physical and emotional distress. While he is physically […]
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Not much to say here. Just sharing some photos taken tonight. The night that Henry Street Ale House was forced to close by 8:00 p.m. until further notice. The night that Fortune House expressed its gratitude to customers. The night that CVS was sold out of all paper goods, despite a limit of one per […]
Word has come via DNA Info that Chez Moi, the charming little bistro at 135 Atlantic, between Henry and Clinton, where your correspondent has, from time to time on early evenings, sat at the bar enjoying dollar oysters washed down with picpoul de pinet, has gone underground to create a new cocktail venue. Look for […]
On Thursday evening, September 24, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” (would any true nerd spell night “nite”?), followed by two presentations on local history. Doors open at 7:00 for check-in. Speed dating starts at 7:30 and ends at 9:00, when the floor is given first to Manhattan Borough Historian Michael […]
According to a story in today’s New York Times, Pepe Montero, skipper of the Montero Bar and Grill, which has been in business since 1939 and in its present location at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street since Robert Moses tore down the original one across Atlantic to make room for the BQE, […]
On a balmy Monday night a jam-packed Brooklyn Heights crowd watching the United States World Cup opener on the big screens at The Custom House was treated to a number of US firsts: fifth fastest Cup goal in history (but the fastest in US World Cup history), defender John Brooks’ first-ever goal as a member […]
For those of you who have better things to do than watching Mob Wives on VH1, the fact that a woman from Staten Island named “Big Ang” is opening a nightclub above Grimaldi’s (1 Front Street) sounds only half-crazy. Our pals at Gothamist describe what the Drunken Monkey (there’s another one in Staten Island) will […]
Read about it on Cobble Hill Blog. Thanks to BHB reader SPM for the tip.
Looking for a joint in central Brooklyn Heights to raise a celebratory champagne toast—or to drown your sorrows—on Election Night this Tuesday, November 6? Nowhere in the neighborhood stays open as late as Custom House at 139 Montague Street, which confirms it will be airing election results all night long—literally. Last call is at 3:45 […]
The group of concerned residents who reside at 200 Hicks Street and voiced their concerns to BHB last Friday about the Bossert Hotel’s conversion back to a hotel have now shared their grievances with the New York Daily News. Brooklyn Heights rez Elizabeth Bailey and her comrades believe the plan before the Bureau of Standard […]
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