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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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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

PS 8’s annual Paddlewheeler Block Party is this Saturday, June 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Poplar Street between Henry and Hicks streets. It’s your, and your kids’, chance to meet Elsa the Snow Queen and Anna from Frozen. There will be a bouncy castle, a magic show, face and hair painting, an obstacle […]

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Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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Morning Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

The robin is supposed to be a harbinger of spring. “If only!” this one seems to be saying to himself. As I started my morning walk, a few little snowflakes were falling, but as I headed down into Squibb Park and across the bouncy bridge to Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park the flakes got […]

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A Friendly Face on the Promenade

Coming up onto the Promenade from the Remsen Street entrance, I was greeted by this welcoming figure (double click on image twice to enlarge). I believe this is a snow woman (see semi-profile photo after the jump). Either that or a snowman with long hair.

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge […]

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