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Autumn Scenes from Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

This weekend afforded perfect weather for brisk walks through the Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and I was able to get some photos of fall blooms and foliage, as well as other scenes. Asters were in bloom in the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardens near the Remsen Street entrance. Seen from the newly opened outer portion […]

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Some Brooklyn Heights Halloween Scenes

There was plenty of action in and around Brooklyn Heights for Halloween yesterday. Things got going early with a parade and a party in the Pierrepont Playground. A family at Hicks and Montague streets, early afternoon. A “graveyard” on Garden Place. Giving out the goodies, Garden Place.

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Stuff Around the Neighborhood

Now we know what’s replacing Pete’s Waterfront Ale House: goodbye, eclectic and interesting menu; hello Brado Thin Crust Pizza. With Table 87 and Luzzo’s already in place, this stretch of Atlantic was really crying for another pie joint. CVS has announced their soon to be presence at Clinton and Montague, former home of Rite Aid. […]

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A Tour of the Historic Brooklyn Waterfront

A photologue of a tour of historic sites along the Brooklyn waterfront, from Newtown Creek to Bay Ridge, provided by the Working Harbor Committee. For the complete photologue and text, see here.

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, Seen From a Brooklyn Heights Rooftop

At dusk, a great flotilla of boats small and large, sail and motor, filled the harbor from below Brooklyn Heights to the channel between lower Manhattan and Governors Island. Police and Coast Guard vessels, lights flashing, darted here and there, making sure all was secure and ready. Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Picnic Peninsula was jammed with […]

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Promenade Gardens in Bloom

The cherry blossoms and forsythia are mostly gone, but tulips, lilacs, bleeding hearts, and wisteria are at their best now. I made a photographic record as I walked along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade from north to south this morning. This photo shows bright red tulips and other blossoms at the Pineapple Street entrance. This display […]

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A Tree Rises in Brooklyn Heights

At about 1:00 p.m. yesterday your correspondent noticed a very tall crane standing in the middle of Remsen Street just west of Henry, which necessitated blocking all traffic from Remsen between Hicks and Henry. Approaching the site, I saw a tree, its roots encased in a basket, lying on a flatbed trailer. The crane was […]

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Morning Walk Photos in Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park: Birds, Boats, and Dogs

As I left for my morning walk yesterday, I saw a very well-fed looking robin (photo above) foraging in front of my building. Robins are supposed to be a harbinger of spring; does this one know something I, and the weather forecasters, don’t? Spring seemed far away when I got to Pier 5 in Brooklyn […]

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Some Scenes From a Busy Weekend in Brooklyn Heights

There was a lot going on in and near Brooklyn Heights this past weekend. Among the many events were: the Cranberry Street Fair; a Crafts Fair at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange; blessings of animals for St. Francis Day at local churches; and, last night, the Deepavali fireworks. Artistically carved pumpkins and a stuffed dog decorated […]

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Some Scenes From The 2014 Atlantic Antic

Perfect weather encouraged a large crowd to attend today’s fortieth anniversary Atlantic Antic. Your correspondent enjoyed grilled sardines and Sangria in front of Chez Moi. Encouraged by a friend, he tried a salt codfish (bacalao) fritter prepared by the good people of Yglesia Antioqua, near Court and Atlantic. It was delicious, but aroused a thirst […]

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