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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The theme of this year’s 43rd Atlantic Antic is “The Pulse of Brooklyn.” It will be held this Sunday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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Secrets of Brooklyn Heights’ Key Food, Gristedes Revealed in Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Kadet recently moved to Brooklyn Heights, and has written a story about the supermrket scene. She likes Key Food on Montague Street, which is handy to her new digs–she even likes Gregory the Mannequin–but is put off by the high prices. She is even more dismayed by Gristede’s prices, which […]

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Women’s Exchange End of Season Sale

After tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will close for the summer, re-opening on September 9. For the rest of today, until closing at 6:00 PM, and tomorrow from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, they are having their end-of-season sale. This is an opportunity to get […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 20

This year’s Willowtown Fair will be this coming Saturday, May 20, from noon until 5:00 PM, on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). It will feature food from Iris Cafe, live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band, face painters and a bouncy castle for the kids, a raffle, baked goods, plants, and boutique items […]

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Plymouth Church Underground Thrift Store Re-Opens March 5

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church re-opens for the spring on Sunday, March 5. Spring merchandise will be featured, with women’s clothing by Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Theory, Marni, Miu Miu, Polo et al. and men’s clothing by Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt, J. Crew, and Banana Republic et al. The store also has a […]

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Housing Works Thrift Shop Closing March 13

The Housing Works Thrift Shop, which has graced the spot between Kiehl’s and Haagen-Dazs on Montague Street just off Henry for some years, and which has provided your correspondent and his wife many bargains as well as a place to donate gently used but no longer needed items to serve the cause of the homeless […]

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Reminders: BHA Annual Meeting Monday; Plymouth Stuff-A-Sack Sale Continues Sunday

As we previously reported, the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, to which all are invited, is this coming Monday evening, February 27, at St. Francis College, starting at 6:30. It will feature awards to those who have contributed significantly to the Heights community, as well as a discussion of the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail […]

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Stuff-A-Sack Sale at Plymouth Church Thrift Store

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church is holding its semi-annual “stuff-a-sack” sale for the next two Sundays, February 19 and 26. For $25 per sack, you can fill your sack with winter designer clothing for men, women, and children. Sales support anti-slavery and human trafficking causes. For fiscal year 2016-2017, the Underground Thrift Shop […]

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Sahadi’s Wins James Beard Award

The Brooklyn Paper reports that venerable neighborhood institution Sahadi’s has won the James Beard “American Classics” award. The Brooklyn Paper story quotes proprietor Christine Whelan, daughter of Charlie Sahadi (photo), who managed the store for fifty years before retiring just a year ago, as saying the award is perhaps the most prestigious for a neighborhood […]

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