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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A replica of the slave ship Amistad (photo above from her 2006 visit to the Battery Park City marina), built for Steven Spielberg’s 1997 movie about the rebellion aboard her in 1839, and subsequent trial in a U.S. court, arrived today at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Joralemon Street. Amistad will [...]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Celebrates 160th Anniversary

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange had a party this evening to celebrate its 160th year of providing a market for handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn and beyond, and a place to shop for interesting and sometimes hard to find gifts, children’s clothing, toys, books, stationery, and other items. A considerable number of BWE officers, board members, [...]

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What Do You Think About Racked’s Recommendations for a ‘Perfect Saturday’ in Brooklyn Heights?

Racked took a stroll through Brooklyn Heights and gives their view of how spend a “Perfect Saturday” shopping and strolling in Brooklyn Heights. One tip is a new shop on Atlantic Avenue:

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Shoppers’ Alert: Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Re-Opens Tomorrow; Underground Thrift Store Sunday

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo above), 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) re-opens from its annual summer closure tomorrow (Saturday, September 6) and will be celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday, and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. On [...]

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Farewell, J. McLaughlin in Brooklyn Heights

Conventional wisdom has it that people in Brooklyn Heights who wear “preppy,” “WASPy,” “Ivy League” clothing all work in Manhattan and do their clothes shopping at Brooks Brothers or Paul Stuart or by mail order from L.L. Bean. C.W. has again been proved right. Just over four years ago we welcomed J. McLaughlin to a [...]

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Crumbs Bake Shop Might Be Saved

CNBC is reporting that Crumbs Bake Shop, which closed all its stores including its Montague Street outlet on Monday, may be getting a bailout from “an investor group that includes the Fischer Family and Marcus Lemonis, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises and star of CNBC’s “The Profit.”

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Underground Thrift Store Stuff-a-Sack Clearance Sale This Sunday

The semi-annual Underground “Stuff-a-Sack” Summer Clearance Sale at Plymouth Church continues this Sunday, June 29, 12:30pm-4:00pm. You can buy as many $25 Underground Thrift Store totes as you like and stuff them with summer clothing and housewares. The Underground Thrift Store features a collection of upscale and designer clothing and accessories and collectibles for the [...]

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Stuff-a-Sack This Sunday and Next at the Underground Thrift Store in Brooklyn Heights

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church is having a summer clearance sales this Sunday (6/22) and next (6/29). Here’s the details in a dispatch from Orange Street:

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Chocolate Works Set to Open in Brooklyn Heights on Thursday June 12

For those of you who love chocolate and couldn’t care less that Radio Shack is gone — rejoice! Chocolate Works is set to open at 110 Montague Street on Thursday(6/18). How do we know? A press release of course!! Enjoy the details and crackling prose with us now, won’t you?: We are so excited to [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

PS 8′s annual Paddlewheeler Block Party is this Saturday, June 7, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Poplar Street between Henry and Hicks streets. It’s your, and your kids’, chance to meet Elsa the Snow Queen and Anna from Frozen. There will be a bouncy castle, a magic show, face and hair painting, an obstacle [...]

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Pharmacy to Replace Mr Video III

Work has begun at 84 Clark St in the space formerly occupied by Mr Video III. This promotional copy was in the window. Not the easiest to read due to the glare, but it appears that the business is called Careland Pharmacy. (At least that’s what I think it says, with the typeface I also [...]

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Willowtown Spring Fair Coming Saturday, May 17

We have word from Ben Bankson (in striped shirt in photo, at last year’s Fair) that this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair will be Saturday, May 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m., on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). This year’s Fair will feature a pet parade. Participants and pets should assemble in Adam Yauch [...]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Exchange Federation Meeting

Over the next three days–Sunday, May 4 through Tuesday, May 6, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will play host to the annual meeting of the Federation of Woman’s Exchanges, an organization that …follows in the footsteps of women in the 19th century who began Exchanges to help other women who had fallen on [...]

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