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“Show Up for Shabbat” at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Saturday Morning, November 3

Sorry for the very late notice. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue has invited all friends and neighbors, of whatever faith or belief, to show solidarity with their congregation, the American Jewish Committee, and all Jews by attending Shabbat service at the Synagogue this Saturday morning, November 3, at 10:30. Brooklyn Heights Synagogue is located at 131 Remsen […]

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Allen Robinson Instituted as Fifteenth Rector of Grace Church

In a service this afternoon at which The Right Reverend Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island (which includes Brooklyn and Queens, as Long Island geographically does) officiated, The Reverend Doctor Allen Robinson was instituted as the fifteenth rector of Grace Church, which has stood on Hicks Street between Grace Court and […]

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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Celebrates Designation as a Pro-Cathedral

Today St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets, was made a Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. As a Pro-Cathedral, it will serve as a secondary seat from which the Bishop may officiate. The celebration of this event began with a procession (photo) beginning at the Montague Street […]

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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]

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Musical Interfaith Services at BHS and First Presbyterian to Celebrate MLK Jr. Weekend

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn will jointly host musical interfaith services to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. At BHS this Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the soul-stirring BHS and FPC choirs will perform together and the inimitable Rev. Adriene Thorne of FPC will bring the word. At FPC on Sunday, Jan. 14 […]

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Never Forget-A Very Special Open Thread

Today is a very special edition of Open Thread. The blog remembers the events of the World Trade Center and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 souls lost. Our hearts are especially with the brave fire fighters, families and loved ones of local firehouse, Ladder 118/Engine 205, who lost six heroic men on that tragic […]

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Kushner Cos. Drop Out of Watchtower Deal

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that The Kushner Cos. have dropped out of a deal to buy 90 Sands St. (photo), a building owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Kushner Cos. has purchased a handful of properties that used to belong to the religious organization. The company, which was headed by Jared Kushner until he stepped away to serve as senior […]

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Witnesses Dispose Of More Brooklyn Heights Properties

The Eagle reports that L.A. based real estate investors Hawkins Way Capital have bought 117 Columbia Heights (photo), a Brutalist intrusion, by Ulrich Franzen, into a row of nineteenth century townhouses, three of which were also bought by Hawkins from Watchtower and, like 117, became residences for Witnesses. The sale seems to indicate that the […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, June 28 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion on the timely topic, “Who is Muslim.” It will be led by Imam Khalid Latif, chaplain at NYU, and will feature a distinguished panel of Muslims living in America who will “challenge stereotypes, highlight alternative narratives, and share their […]

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Local Houses of Worship Open for “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend — Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 — many houses of worship in Brooklyn Heights and nearby will be participating in the “Sacred Sites” open house program sponsored locally by the New York Landmarks Conservancy. Two that are offering special, pre-booked tours are the First Unitarian Congregational Society at 116 Pierrepont […]

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