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Summer Has Come And Gone: Hotel Bossert Yet to Re-Open

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s “Eye on Real Estate” has been following the progress of The Hotel Bossert gut-renovation.  The project underway is to include 279 guest rooms and a rooftop restaurant.  Back in March they reported the “Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn” re-opening had been pushed back to this summer.  Yet, here we are one week away […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The U.S. Coast Guard’s tall square rigged training ship Eagle (photo) will arrive at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Friday, July 31. She will be open for free tours on Friday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 […]

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Local Houses of Worship in “Sacred Sites” Tours This Weekend

This coming weekend will be the annual Sacred Sites Open House event presented by the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the participating religious institutions. It will give you the opportunity to visit and receive architectural and historical information about several local houses of worship. The local participating institutions, with their addresses and open house hours, […]

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Israel Election Results Discussion at Cong. Mt. Sinai Sunday

The Institute for Living Judaism in Brooklyn, in conjunction with Congregation Mount Sinai and the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, will present “Unpacking the Israel Election Results: Where Do We Go From Here?” at Cong. Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, this Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. It’s billed as [a] discussion and town hall […]

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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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First Presbyterian Church Will Honor Brooklyn Heights Police and Firefighters This Sunday

This dispatch just in from First Presbyterian Church:

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 1

On Sunday, March 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Congregation Mount Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West, will have a Purim Carnival featuring rides, games, prizes, and food (including hamantaschen). All are invited (as the bread ads say…). Wear your costumes. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information email info@congregationmountsinai.org or call 718-875-9124. […]

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St. Ann’s and Grace Churches to Bless Animals Sunday

This Sunday, October 5 is St. Francis Day, honoring the saint who showed special compassion to animals. Accordingly, both St. Ann & the Holy Trinity and Grace churches will hold ceremonies at which pets of all kinds may be blessed. The service at St. Ann’s, located at Clinton and Montague streets, will be held in […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) has three events scheduled for the next three nights. Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) starting at 7:30 p.m. there will be a musical event dramatizing the struggles of city life: New music ensemble Two Sides Sounding sings the stories of everyday heroes fighting the system in […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, August 1, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present an eclectic mixture of classical (Schubert), modern (Charles Ives), and contemporary (Scott Wheeler and Martin Boykan) music performed on piano by Donald Berman (photo, by Gil Gilbert). On Saturday evening at 7:00 and on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Manhattan Symphonie Chamber Orchestra, featuring […]

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