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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store will be having a winter clothing sale starting this Sunday, January 25. From the Church: Join us at the Underground Thrift on Sunday, January 25 for a special “bin sale” on kids’ winter clothes. Items are $1, $2 and $5 in the Plymouth Gym. And, upstairs in the Thrift Store, [...]

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Anchor Away at 76 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The news I had feared and knew inevitable came with this Eagle story confirming that the owner of Friend of a Farmer, the restaurant that is moving into the space at 76 Montague formerly occupied by Design Within Reach, will remove the antique anchor (photo) that has been displayed in front of the building since [...]

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Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” Saturday Afternoon

The Eagle reports that Save Pier 6 will hold a “Town Hall” this Saturday, January 24 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street. You may submit questions in advance by emailing This event will serve as preparation for the Community Advisory Council meeting the following Tuesday, January [...]

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Should “Save Pier Six” and “Save the View Now” Merge Their Efforts?

Two controversies concerning present and future development projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park have roiled Brooklyn Heights lately. The first, being advanced under the banners of Save Pier 6 and People For Green Space, concerns plans, as not yet implemented, to build two high rise residential buildings near the entrance to Pier Six. The second, called [...]

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Landmarks Okays Changes To Truman Capote House

An extensive list of changes is coming to the late legendary author’s home at 70 Willow Street.

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Three-Story Deck With Ornate Ironwork Coming To Remsen Street House

The house, which sold last year for almost $5.5 million, will also get new windows on the rear.

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Landmarks Puts Brakes On Alterations To Truman Capote House

The plan for the 176-year-old home at 70 Willow Street included a lot of changes, billed as a “restoration,” though many in the room saw it as a “renovation” or as “replicating” the past, not “restoring” it.

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Save The View Now! Meeting Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

They are stealing an American view from the millions who visit every year.–Martin Schneider When Steven Guterman, organizer of the Save The View Now! campaign quoted these words of a Brooklyn Heights preservation activist who couldn’t be present at today’s organizational meeting, they were greeted enthusiastically by a larger than expected audience. In the photo, [...]

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Stopping the Pierhouse: Save the View Campaign Pushes Forward

In a previous post we noted the effort of Brooklyn Heights resident Steven Guterman to mount a challenge to the increased height of the Pierhouse hotel structure which now blocks a portion of the view of the Brooklyn Bridge and of Midtown from various vantage points on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. He has now established [...]

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What Changes are Planned for Truman Capote’s Old Digs at 70 Willow Street?

The owner of 70 Willow Street will be asking the LPC permission to make some changes.

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Lena Dunham Stays in Brooklyn Heights, Buys $4.8 Million Apartment at 30 Henry Street

Lena Dunham and boyfriend/musician Jack Antonoff have decided to stay in Brooklyn Heights. Published reports say they’ve purchased one of the five apartments at the newly constructed 30 Henry Street condo for $4.8 million. All units in the building have been sold. There was some speculation last year that Dunham would be moving out of [...]

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Heights Cinema Owner Interview in Eagle

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema has not died. It exists, in the form of a digital projector, some seats, and sundry items, in storage. Its hoped-for re-opening, if and when it happens, will likely be somewhere outside, but not too far from, the Heights. Interviewed by Matthew Taub of Brooklyn Brief and published in the Eagle, [...]

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35 Willow Place Getting Penthouse

The structure, as it stands today, is a three-story Greek Revival style rowhouse built in 1846.

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