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Good-bye, Witnesses; Hello, Luxury Condos

“There is only one possible use, and that’s luxury condominiums.” So proclaimed David Lombino, the director of special projects for Two Trees, in a New York Times story published last weekend and accompanied by stunning photographs of the landscape currently inhabited by the Jehovah’s Witness complex that straddles Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. His conclusion is hardly a surprise, given […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Assumption Parish To Become Part of St. Boniface/Brooklyn Oratory

Beginning on January 31, 2016, the parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Cranberry Street will become part of the Brooklyn Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and the parish of St. Boniface, it was announced at masses at both churches last weekend. Since the departure of Father James King from Assumption, the […]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Put Up Three More Buildings For Sale

The Real Deal is reporting that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have three more of their local properties on the market, including their flagship building at 25-30 Columbia Heights. The properties being marketed are a 135,000-square-foot development site at 85 Jay Street in Dumbo, a residential building at 124 Columbia Heights in Brooklyn Heights and Jehovah’s Witnesses’ current […]

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Coming Up This Week

To get you in a macabre mood for the coming Halloween, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Wednesday Night Tour this week is “Haunted Brooklyn Heights”, led by Andrea Janes of Boroughs of the Dead. Nestled within the sedate charms of one of Brooklyn’s oldest neighborhoods is a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and horrific tales. Perhaps some […]

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Some Scenes from Grace Church’s Blessing of the Animals

Your correspondent was at the Blessing of the Animals at Grace Church in Brooklyn Heights yesterday. This ceremony was in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. This year there were no ornamental hens laying eggs on the chancel steps, or escaped tarantulas. Many live creatures were blessed, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Want to have your pet blessed? This Sunday, October 4 is St. Francis of Assisi Sunday, and both Grace Church (photo) and St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will have Blessing of the Animals services. St. Ann’s begins at 1:30 p.m., and Grace’s at 5:00 p.m. Pets must be leashed or caged. The service […]

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9/11 Memorials; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Tomorrow (Thursday, September 10) evening, from 7:30 to 8:00, at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, the Brooklyn Heights Clergy Association will present a candle-lit interfaith memorial service for the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. In the event of rain, the service will take place in Grace Church, 254 Hicks […]

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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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