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Cats With Mats: Sunday Yoga at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition’s very own cat cafe opened last weekend to brisk business  (full post to come on that soon), entertaining visitors of all ages who have packed the place at 149 Atlantic Avenue, only too happy to hang out with cats and kittens in the cozy space. But on Sunday morning (May […]

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The Kittens Are Coming!

Following the success of a pop-up café in Fort Greene last fall, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will open a permanent cat café on Atlantic Avenue this week, with a gala opening on Friday night followed by its official opening to the public on Saturday. “We’ve been working on it for months,” said the BBAWC’s […]

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Lost Gray/White Cat on Monroe Place?

Our friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tell us that they’ve been contacted about a gray and white cat recently spotted on Monroe Place. It doesn’t seem to have a home, and the person who saw it said that she had never seen the cat in the neighborhood before. We’d love to help get […]

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Brooklyn Heights Kittens Hit the Puppy Bowl Big-Time

Kittens rescued by our own Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will be appearing during Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XII’s Kitty Half-Time Show on Animal Planet on February 7. This isn’t the first time that our local rescue felines have been featured by the network; in 2013, a mama cat and kittens rescued from Hurricane Sandy by BBAWC were featured on an episode […]

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Open House Friday at Re-Opened Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital

Nine months after its first scheduled re-opening, the veterinary office at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry is throwing open its distinctive red door to greet the Brooklyn Heights animal-loving community. Dr. Heather Thomson purchased the practice, long a neighborhood veterinary fixture, in November of 2013, and after operating for a year, closed for what […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Gorgeous Calicoes Seek A New Home in 2016

From Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Kari and her sister Khleo were returned to BBAWC after they were adopted as kittens in August 2012. It would be wonderful if these sisters could be adopted as a pair, but each could be happy as a single cat if she received lots of attention. Kari, Khleo and their […]

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Help Toots Find a Home for the Holidays

From the good folks at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital–whose major overhaul at 59 Hicks is nearly at an end…stay tuned for updates here… This sweet little lady is looking for a home. Toots is a friendly stray who recently had four kittens in a Brooklyn basement. The babies all have been adopted, and now it’s […]

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Rachel Antonoff on Brooklyn Heights: “[T]erminally casual. A little kooky.”

Fashion designer and Heights resident Rachel Antonoff, interviewed for Vice and asked how she would “[d]escribe the Brooklyn Heights style” answered: “Relaxed. Extremely casual, terminally casual. A little kooky.” Despite this ambiguous description, she says that, having lived here for one year, she considers it “the friendliest place on earth” and says “the weirdest thing” […]

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Help Find Maggie!

A lovely tabby has gone missing in our neighborhood, according to this sign posted at the corner of Clinton and Joralemon.   On chilly days, it’s not uncommon for animals to climb up into cars to keep warm — rap on your hood and check underneath before pulling away. And keep your eyes peeled for […]

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