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Willowtown Fair Next Saturday

The annual spring Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 14 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature food for sale from Iris Cafe, home baked goods and plants for sale, a Willowtown Bluegrass Band, Fire Engine Co. 224, face painters, games, rides, […]

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Bye-Bye, Banana Republic

The windows are papered over, and a sign on the door confirms that Banana Republic is leaving the neighborhood. We’ve got the Banana Republic factory store (bargains galore!) on Fulton Mall, but a the loss of a reasonably priced option for decent clothing (even if it is a national chain) is not, in this writer’s […]

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Farewell Garden Of Eden, Hello Fresh Start

A few days ago I heard reports that the interior layout of the Garden Of Eden store, on Montague between Clinton and Court, had been changed, with the fresh meat, poultry, and fish offerings reduced greatly in size, replaced by much more extensive offerings of ready-made meals. Then a neighbor pointed out the awning, proclaiming […]

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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Next Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) this coming Friday, April 15; Saturday, April 16; and Sunday, April 17, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are […]

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Grace Church WinterFair Next Saturday

This coming Saturday, February 6, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys (there will also be a kids’ cafe), men’s and women’s clothing, books, CDs and DVDs, sports equipment, flowers and plants, […]

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Charlie Sahadi Retiring; Daughter and Son to Carry On Business

The Observer reports that Charlie Sahadi (photo), who has run Sahadi’s since 1964, when he inherited the business from his father, is retiring effective this week. Taking over management of the store, a fixture on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Court streets since the late 1940s, are Charlie’s daughter Christine and his son Bob, both […]

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Rachel Antonoff on Brooklyn Heights: “[T]erminally casual. A little kooky.”

Fashion designer and Heights resident Rachel Antonoff, interviewed for Vice and asked how she would “[d]escribe the Brooklyn Heights style” answered: “Relaxed. Extremely casual, terminally casual. A little kooky.” Despite this ambiguous description, she says that, having lived here for one year, she considers it “the friendliest place on earth” and says “the weirdest thing” […]

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Get A Warm Fuzzy: Shop on Montague Street this Holiday Season, Donate Scarves, Hats & Gloves for the Needy

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) invites you to donate unwrapped, gently-used hats, scarves and gloves at designated drop boxes located at our neighborhood’s local businesses and restaurants.  The holiday giving program, DROP SHOP EXPERIENCE TASTE, got underway on #SmallBusinessSaturday on November 28th and runs through December 28th. So far the program has collected […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players premiere their production of Neil Simon’s Rumors this weekend, with performances at the playhouse, 26 Willow Pace, on Friday evening, December 4 and Saturday evening, December 5 at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, December 6, at 2:00. There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Grace Church School will have […]

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