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Fun With Felines At The Cat Cafe

It might be the dog days of summer, but this August, Cat Cafe is the place to be. The first full moon of the month–one of two supermoons!–happens on August 1, so head over to the Cafe on Tuesday from 7-9pm for an evening of tarot, yoga, and reiki that will benefit the new Single […]

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Why Is a BQE Solution So Hard to Find? Will We Lose Chapin Playground and Access to Fulton Ferry/DUMBO?

In Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker sci-fi trilogy he imagined something called an “SEP field.” A spaceship surrounded by such a field became invisible because it was “Someone Else’s Problem.” The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, it seems, isn’t covered by a single SEP field, but by a multiplicity of them, depending on the point of view. For those of […]

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Cat Cafe To Expand Thanks To $165,000 Grant

Already home to dozens of cats, the Brooklyn Cat Cafe will soon be able to accommodate even more homeless felines, thanks to a $165,000 grant from the New York State Companion Animal Capital Projects Fund. The Cafe will use the money to develop the second floor of its home at 76 Montague Street, enabling it to […]

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Veterinary Hospital Coming to Montague & Henry

According to Rebecca Baird-Remba in the Commercial Observer, a “[n]ational veterinary chain”, GoodVets, has committed to lease 2,899 square feet at 125 Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales for BHB) for a veterinary hospital expected to open about one year from now. We presume the 2.899 square feet are the former Ann Taylor LOFT space […]

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At Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Love Conquers All–And Earns A $50,000 Grant

Money can’t buy you love, but love can get you money– $50,000 to be exact. Andrew grew up afraid of animals, so the Brooklyn Cat Cafe was not exactly a dream date location for him. But when his girlfriend Colleen suggested that they visit, he reluctantly went along. A petite dilute Tortoiseshell with a badly […]

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Open Streets Montague Goes to the Dogs

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, September 10 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague between Clinton Street and Hicks Street before noon; an emergency lane will be open during the event. This Saturday’s Open Streets will feature a […]

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Update: Romeo is Back Home! (Missing Cat: Help Find Romeo!)

Update: Last night at 12:30 a.m., Romeo returned home after two nights out on the town. He devoured his food, drank a lot of water and purred for an hour. Then he became his usual crabby self again. We’re so happy he’s back! Where wert thou, Romeo?? A neighborhood family’s adored cat Romeo is missing. […]

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Rocco & Jezebel is Here to Stay: Welcome New Owners Jo Batista and Steve Perez

You might remember that Rocco & Jezebel for Pets on Pineapple Walk was set to close with owners Andrea Demetropoulos and John Marcolini retiring. Great news for their clients and the community: Jo Batista and Steve Perez are here to save the business. Jo worked for Andrea and John for six years and when a potential buyer […]

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Rocco & Jezebel for Pets to Close for Good

After 13 years in business on Pineapple Walk, Rocco & Jezebel for Pets will close for good at the end of July. The blog spoke to owners Andrea Demetropoulos and John Marcolini about their decision to call it quits. Was it the pandemic? “That was part of it,” said Andrea, “but it was my daughter […]

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Happy Anniversary To The Cat Café

It’s time to pawty! Five years ago, the Brooklyn Cat Café opened its doors on Atlantic Avenue. So successful that it quickly outgrew that space, the Café moved to 76 Montague Street two years later, significantly expanding its operations, and in 2019, more than 30,000 people from around the world visited the Café, with hundreds more attending […]

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