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The End of Civilization or Just an “Abandoned Vehicle” on Montague St.?

From a neighborhood tipster: This is on the corner of Montague and Henry Sts. at 5:45 p.m. No police barriers or anything. Is this the end of civilization? I tried to report it to 311 but they kept saying they were going to report it as an ‘abandoned vehicle.’ I was trying to impress on […]

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Open Letter To An Anti-Vaxxer

On Tuesday, a flyer titled “The Replacement Game,” was taped to a lamppost directly in front of my building. There’s no sugarcoating it. The message was racist, homo/transphobic, and Anti-Semitic. The “designer” relies on a smug false equivalency to plead their case, portraying anger toward anti-vaxxers as bullying and akin to discrimination against the Black, LGBTQ+, and Jewish […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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Batten Down the Hatches: Isaias is Coming

Eight years ago Karl Junkersfeld braved the wind and rain to get video (click on “Read full story” to see it) of Brooklyn Heights during what came to be called “Superstorm” Sandy, and our beloved “Homer Fink” (John Loscalzo), who makes an appearance in the video, embedded it in his post, just as I’ve embedded […]

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Haves and Have Nots: Elite Brooklyn Private Schools Rake in Millions in Federal Paycheck Aid-DOE Budgets Slashed

Gothamist reports elite Brooklyn Heights private schools are among institutions that received millions from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Private schools are eligible for PPP because they are considered non-profit businesses. According to data released by the Small Business Association, St. Ann’s, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori all received loans. This money is in […]

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DeBlasio Announces Hybrid Back-To-School Plans For September

Amid the reports of dangerous spikes of Covid-19 across the country, Mayor DeBlasio announced on July 8th NYC public schools will open in September on a “hybrid” schedule. The tentative plan entails three versions of staggered in-school instruction. Protocols include mandatory masks for children, teachers, and staff and nightly deep cleanings of school facilities. In a letter […]

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BBC America News Covers Brooklyn Heights Businesses’ COVID-19 Travails

BBC America Reporter Laura Trevelyan (see video clip below) interviewed James Weir Floral’s (photo C.Scales for BHB) Estela Johannessen and River Deli’s Andrea Mocci about the challenges they are facing and their concerns — and hopes — about the future. At 2:49 you can see your correspondent crossing Hicks Street at Montague.

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Promenade’s Montague Street Entrance Being Cleared

This morning a crew from Everest Scaffolding has been busy removing planks from atop the sidewalk bridge covering the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The bridge is there to protect pedestrians from possible falling debris caused by inspection and repointing of Two Montague Terrace’s facade. Our surmise is that the work on […]

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Montague Bid Update-March 26th

The Montague BID has another helpful update with additions to the businesses and services that are open with links to their websites. The resource list is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, business supports and tools, social services, volunteer opportunities, ways to help your neighbors, housing, mental health and much more. The information is all on […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE MONTAGUE BID

“Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been sharing information and resources with us. Keep the information coming! Here’s a list of businesses on Montague Street that are OPEN as of right now. Click the business name to go to their website. Things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the business website and follow […]

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