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Let Them Drink Absinthe! Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir Re-created on Atlantic Avenue

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 […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Nerd Nite Speed Dating” Evening of Thursday, September 24

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 […]

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Will Montero’s Soon Be Just A Memory?

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, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Ghana 1

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 […]

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Madon a Mi – Mob Wives Star Big Ang Opens Nightclub Above Grimaldi’s

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 […]

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The New Yorker Notices Cobble Hill’s Long Island Bar

Read about it on Cobble Hill Blog. Thanks to BHB reader SPM for the tip.

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Celebrate—Or Commiserate—On Election Night At Custom House

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 […]

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Fuming 200 Hicks Street Residents Take Hotel Conversion Grievances To NY Daily News

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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Boom! Fireworks Friday Night From Liberty Island

A fireworks display will light the sky tonight—Friday April 20— at 10:30 p.m. from a barge near Liberty Island in New York Harbor, which should make it visible from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. McBrooklyn tips that the display is sponsored by event-planning company AlliedPRA.

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Curious About Liquor Laws and Licensing?

This in from Community Board 2: Ever wonder why your favorite watering hole doesn’t use its outdoor space or why they won’t let you dance on the bar? Also, why is the trash pick-up always late at night and how does a liquor license get approved? These questions and more will be answered at the […]

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