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Joseph J. Thomas, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Advocate for Black Retail Workers

As reported by Women’s Wear Daily, quoted in Yahoo! Lifestyle Canada, Joseph J. Thomas, 85, a resident of Brooklyn Heights, retired Bloomingdale’s executive, and long time advocate for Black people in retail work, died last Sunday, April 14 of natural causes at NYU Langone Hospital. Born in 1938 in Opelousas, Louisiana, he was employed by […]

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Vivian Levy, 104-Year-Old Brooklyn Heights Swimmer and Activist to Her Last Day, Dies

If you need some inspiration for a life well-lived, please read this obit by Mary Frost in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle celebrating the life of Vivian Levy. Vivian died in her sleep at home on Tuesday. The above photo by Mary Frost was taken this past September, on “Vivian Levy Day,” as declared by Councilmember Lincoln Restler. […]

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Garden Party at Poplar and Hicks Saturday

The Poplar Street Community Garden, located at Poplar and Hicks streets, will host a party this Saturday, June 17 from noon until 3:00 pm. You may “[e]njoy refreshments, take a tour of the garden, learn some tips to keep your plants thriving and listen to a book reading!” It’s all free. It is wth great […]

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R.I.P. Martin Schneider, Brooklyn Heights Preservation Pioneer

We are greatly saddened to learn, thanks to the Brooklyn Heights Association, of the passing of Martin Schneider. Marty, a TV producer and Heights resident, was, along with Otis and Nancy Pearsall and others, a strong participant in the battles to save Brooklyn Heights, first from plans to put the BQE through the Heights, then […]

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Party at Rocco & Jezebel to Honor Hillary Demetropoulos’ Life – Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Rocco & Jezebel for Pets, and all of Brooklyn Heights and beyond, are mourning the loss of Hillary Demetropoulos. Andrea Demetropoulos, Hillary’s mother and owner of Rocco & Jezebel, shared the sad news that Hillary passed away on July 26, 2018 from Stage 4 non-smoking lung cancer. She would have celebrated her 44th birthday on […]

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RIP Rocco Scali, “The Barber of Brooklyn Heights”

Reader Martin Schneider sends us this sad news, as originally reported by him in the Brooklyn Heights Press: Rocco Scali, the legendary hair cutter who served Brooklyn Heights since 1958 and whose regular customers famously included Truman Capote, Arthur Miller and Norman Mailer along with many hundreds of long-time Heights residents, died Sunday, November 26 […]

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R.I.P. Marty Arno

Karl Junkersfeld sends the following sad news: As you may know, I have lived in the North Heights for 37 years. During that period of time, I would say other than John, Marty Arno was the most popular and beloved individual in this immediate area. He had the best video stores in the city with […]

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R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore, Brooklyn Heights Native

Mary Tyler Moore, the much loved and admired former star of her eponymous TV show, and before that co-star of the Dick Van Dyke Show, died today at her home in Greenwich, Connecticut. She was 80, and had suffered ill health for some years. According to her New York Times obituary, she was born in […]

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Remembering Henrik Krogius

We at BHB are deeply saddened by the news that Henrik Krogius has died. His love of his adopted home, Brooklyn Heights, was hard to match. He was blessed with many talents: writer; historian (he wrote the definitive history of his beloved Brooklyn Heights Promenade); editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press for many years; TV […]

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Dorothy Pilch, Long Time Brooklyn Heights Resident, Dies At 97

Dorothy Helen Pilch, born March 18, 1919 in New Jersey and a Brooklyn Heights resident for over fifty years, died on May 20 after a brief illness. Dorothy was a long time member of Grace Church and the oldest member of the congregation at the time of her death. Until shortly before her passing she […]

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