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Pies, Helpers Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

We’ve received this message from the Brooklyn Heights Association on behalf of Heights and Hills: Please consider making (or buying) a pie for the Thanksgiving Dinner served to elderly citizens at Grace Church. The dinner is organized by Heights and Hills, a provider of supportive services to community dwelling older adults in Brooklyn, and it [...]

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Elderly Montague St. Resident Missing

Update: Mr. Rotenberg has been found, thanks to alert neighbor and BHB reader spm, and is safely at home. His relatives, and the police, have been notified. Police are asking for assistance in locating 89-year-old Avram (“Robin”) Rotenberg, who was last seen yesterday at his home on Montague St. near Pierrepont Pl. He is 5′ [...]

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Have You Seen Matilda?

The NYPD has issued a missing person alert for 80-year-old Matilda Melenciano who was last seen Sunday at her residence on Pierrepont Street. Matilda is hispanic, 5 feet tall, and weighs 100 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website.  

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With Scaffolding Down, 55 Pierrepont Street At Last Sees The Light

The handsome building at 55 Pierrepont Street (which has quite a storied past: whores! gays!) is again seeing the light, as the scaffolding that has shrouded it for more than two years (a building worker confirms) at last has come down. In addition to (senior) residential, the 17-story building houses the Brooklyn Heights Association, Brooklyn [...]

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Historian & ‘Brooklyn Heights Press’ Editor Henrik Krogius To Retire

Emmy-award winning news producer & 22-year editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press Henrik Krogius has announced his retirement, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At the helm of the 75-year-old Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News weekly, “Krogius chronicled the neighborhood’s change from a insular, Manhattan-oriented world to its present day as part of a [...]

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Rent-Stabilized Residents At 85 Livingston Fuming Over Rent Hike

Residents of 85 Livingston Street at the Brooklyn Heights/Downtown Brooklyn border are battling a $60 to $90 a month rent hike for 30 or so rent-stabilized units in the coop building, saying it will “devastate” the mostly elderly folks living in those apartments. While the majority of the building was converted to coops in 1989, [...]

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FASCINATING: Just-Released 1940 Census Data Reveals Who Lived In Your Digs

Ever wondered who was cooking pot roast on your antique stove in 1940? Who hid that stamp beneath the floorboards when you were gutting your Willow Street coop bedroom? How much that Middagh Street apartment cost to rent 70 years ago? Now’s your chance to find out. In partnership with Archives.com, the U.S. National Archives [...]

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BHA Issues Last Minute Appeal for Pies

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Dear Friends: In a last minute appeal, we hope that you will consider making (or buying) a pie for the Thanksgiving Dinner served to elderly citizens at Grace Church. It is organized by Heights and Hills, a provider of supportive services to community dwelling older adults in Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Lois Osborne Celebrates 99th Birthday

Monroe Place resident Lois Osborne prepares to blow out the candles at Grace Church this morning. She will be 99 tomorrow, Monday, October 10.

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Accessible Pedestrian Signals coming to Brooklyn

As reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, accessible pedestrian signals will be installed at a number of major intersections throughout Brooklyn to make the streets easier and safer for seniors and people with visual impairments.  Notably, many of these devices will be in the downtown Brooklyn area.  Perhaps of most relevance to the BHB community, [...]

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Local Pols Plead for Senior Center Funds

Local politicians, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Member Joan Millman, and City Council Member Stephen Levin, have signed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging that funds for senior centers in New York City, including the St. Charles Jubilee Center at 55 Pierrepont Street, which is threatened with closing, be restored [...]

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Cuomo Budget May Shut St. Charles Senior Center

The St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center at 55 Pierrepont Street, a gathering place for Brooklyn Heights seniors fo many years, may be forced to close as of April 1 because it has been denied funding under Governor Cuomo’s budget.

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Heights and Hills Surveying Area Seniors

Heights and Hills Community Council, an organization “committed to improving the quality of life of older residents of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill”, is conducting a survey of area residents 55 years of age or older to determine what can be done to improve the lives of older residents of these communities. You [...]

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Heights and Hills: “We Need Pies; Servers”

This in from Heights & Hills Community Council, and the Brooklyn Heights Association: Heights and Hills’ annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Grace Church on Thanksgiving Day, serving older adults in our community. Heights and Hills also delivers meals to about 75 neighborhood seniors who are too frail to get out and join the [...]

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Sen. Gillibrand Meets Brooklyn Journalists at Teresa’s; Vows to Fight for Federal Transit Support

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), appointed by Governor Paterson to fill the unexpired term of Hillary Clinton, and now facing election on a statewide ballot for the first time, visited Brooklyn today and met with local journalists, including your correspondent and BHS colleague T.K. Small, at Teresa’s. She discussed several issues of interest to Brooklyn [...]

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Pies Needed for Heights and Hill Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors

The Heights and Hill Community Council is serving its annual Thanksgiving Feast for Seniors on Thursday at Grace Church, and needs as many apple, pecan or pumpkin pies as possible. Seconds, even thirds, on pie are always in demand. If you can bake a pie, or two, to feed hungry seniors at this event, you [...]

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