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Brooklyn Heights Association’s Survey for the Future of Montague Street

Dear Neighbors – Two things you need to do this weekend: 1.  Fill out Brooklyn Heights Association’s community survey to add your voice for the future of Montague Street. 2.  Read Mary Frost’s (as always) rich and fascinating report in the Eagle on the history of Montague Street retail, and the many reasons for its past and current struggles. […]

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Upcycling, China, And Art Unite at The Brooklyn Teacup

In the spring of 2018 while out for a run, erstwhile Brooklyn Heights resident Ariel Davis made a discovery that would eventually lead to her having to leave the neighborhood she loved. “I literally stumbled across a big set of china,” she said. “The pattern reminded me of a beautiful dress my mom wore, and […]

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Comings and Goings on Montague Street

This afternoon your correspondent had to walk from his residence to the bank, which entailed going the length of Montague Street. Along the way, he snapped some photos of storefronts either emptied, about to be emptied, or, in one instance, newly occupied, since the outbreak of COVID-19. This doesn’t purport to be an exhaustive survey, […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Hours for December

Update: During Christmas week the Exchange will be open for in-store shopping Tuesday, December 22 from noon until 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23 from noon to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, December 24 from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which offers a large selection of ornaments, cards, and gifts appropriate for Christmas or […]

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Silhouette Maker Extends Her Stay

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has announced that silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor has extended her stay through Monday, November 30. To have her make a silhouette, which makes an excellent gift or keepsake, you must email her a profile photo of the person or pet whose image you want by that date. You can get the […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Presents Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor – Send Her a Photo

Thanks to the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, as she has in past years, silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor is available to work her scissors magic and produce silhouette portraits that make welcome holiday or any day presents or keepsakes. To have one made, you need to send a photo of the subject – child, adult, or pet […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open for In-Person Shopping During Limited Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo), which has been taking orders on line (and you may still do so) has now opened for in person shopping from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. If you shop on line, you may now pick up your purchases curbside Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m. […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Plans to Re-Open Soon; Meanwhile, You Can Shop On Line

This window, at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange earlier this year, promised better days ahead. COVID-19 forced the shop, at 55 Pierrepont Street, to close. For a time the Exchange could only take orders by phone or email. Now they are able to take orders on line; you may shop here. The Exchange hopes to be […]

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A Day to Celebrate: Scenes from Day 1 of Phase 2 in Brooklyn Heights

New York City has a lot to be proud of. Three months after we went into pandemic “PAUSE,” we made it to Phase 2. It was a tough road to be sure. Those who stuck it out in Brooklyn endured sirens blaring all day for weeks on end, each siren reminding us of the unthinkable. […]

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Phase 2 of Re-Opening Starts Monday, June 22; Alternate Side Rule Suspension Continued to 28th

Tomorrow — Monday, June 22 — all of New York City will enter Phase 2 of re-opening from the restrictions imposed to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Time Out NY has an excellent summary of what this will entail. Briefly: (1) in addition to take out and delivery, restaurants may offer outdoor dining; (2) barber shops […]

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