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RIP Philip Levine, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Former Poet Laureate

Philip Levine, the Detroit native and former Poet Laureate of the U.S. who considered Brooklyn Heights his real home, and who once wrote a poem about an incident on the Promenade, died this past Saturday at his other home in California. His Heights neighbor, Michael Bourne, remembers him fondly:

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Former Packer Headmaster Jack Skillman Dies at 80.

The Eagle reports that Jack Skillman, who served as headmaster of Packer Collegiate Institute from 1968 to 1982, died in Maine, where he had resided for some time, last December 15. From the Eagle: Jack’s tenure at Packer played a pivotal and significant role in bringing the school into the 20th century. His leadership accomplishments […]

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John Bourne, Founding Member of Heights Players, 1924-2015

John Bourne, a founding member of Heights Players, died on Friday, January 9. Last November his 90th birthday was celebrated at a Players’ performance of The Boys from Syracuse. From the Heights Players: John Bourne was one of the founding members of the Heights Players, Brooklyn’s oldest self-sustaining community theater organization. In 1956, a small […]

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Glenn Markman, Real Estate Broker, Heights Cafe and Dellarocco’s Partner, Dies at 52

Glenn Markman of Dellarocco’s and the Heights Cafe has died at 52. Markman was a successful real estate broker and spent the last 12 years at Cushman and Wakefield. His numerous accomplishments in the field included coming up with the idea for an NBA store and working with the league on opening its Fifth Avenue […]

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Willow Street’s Linda Lee Rudloff Doman Dies

Brooklyn Heights resident Linda Lee Rudloff died on April 26 while visiting her grandchildren in upstate New York. Memorial services were held earlier this month.

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Karl Junkerfeld’s Tribute to Brian McGorry, Brooklyn Heights’ “Mayor of Cranberry Street”

On Saturday, Karl Junkersfeld attended the celebration of the life of his neighbor Brian McGorry. He got video of the beginning of the procession from Brian’s home on to Superfine Restaurant in DUMBO, where the celebration was held, and offers his heartfelt remembrances of “the Mayor of Cranberry Street,” accompanied by bagpipes, which Brian loved.

Video after the jump.

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Friends, Neighbors And Family To Celebrate The Life Of Beloved Brooklyn Heights Resident Brian McGorry Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

A celebration of the life of Brian McGorry, Cranberry Street resident, community activist, and beloved neighbor to many, will be held at the Superfine Restaurant, 126 Front Street in DUMBO, this coming Saturday, March 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. Mr. McGorry’s death last Thursday was announced with great sadness by Brooklyn Heights Association President Alexandra […]

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Leonard Garment, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident, Jazz Expert, and Nixon Adviser, Dies at 89

Leonard Garment, who for some years in the 1960s and ’70s lived at 40 Willow Place, died on Saturday, July 13, at the age of 89, according to The New York Times. Garment, a Brooklyn native, became a successful Wall Street lawyer and eventually partner of future President Richard Nixon. According to reader Derek Adler, […]

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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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A Community Farewell to Martha Atwater

Mourners overflowed Grace Church on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to Martha Carr Atwater, killed Friday, February 22 when a truck jumped the curb at the corner Clinton and Atlantic Avenues, striking her. Atwater, 48, lived on Remsen Street with her husband Tom and two daughters, Chloe and Olivia; an Emmy-award winning television writer and […]

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