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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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BBC America News Covers Brooklyn Heights Businesses’ COVID-19 Travails

BBC America Reporter Laura Trevelyan (see video clip below) interviewed James Weir Floral’s (photo C.Scales for BHB) Estela Johannessen and River Deli’s Andrea Mocci about the challenges they are facing and their concerns — and hopes — about the future. At 2:49 you can see your correspondent crossing Hicks Street at Montague.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Taking Orders For Crafted Items; Offering Resources for Mask Making

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has closed its store at 55 Pierrepont Street for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, but is taking orders by phone – (718) 624-3435 – or by email – bwe@brooklyn-womens-exchange.org – for crafted items made by artisans who have consigned goods for sale at the store. There’s a more extensive list of crafters here. The Exchange […]

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Mother’s Day Dining and Gift Ideas

Are you ready? Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Today is Friday in case you were wondering, which means you have two days. A global pandemic is no excuse! Show the mom(s) in your life how much you appreciate her. Here are some local neighborhood options for dining (at home) and for gifts. From James Weir […]

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Sahadi’s Makes NPR’s Marketplace

Earlier this week, in need of a whole slew o’ spices that I couldn’t seem to find listed online, I ventured down to the Sahadi’s store in Industry City…and I found an oasis. I parked right in front. There was no line to get inside. The store was big and airy–not Big Box Store big, […]

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James Weir Florist Reopens for Delivery and Pickup!

Montague BID announced today that James Weir Florist has reopened for pickup and delivery. No idea what day it is? It’s less than 3 weeks until Mother’s Day, call in your order! Sick of looking at your walls and furniture? Spruce up your home with some plants! Have you been annoying your spouse as of late? […]

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Trader Joe’s News You Can Use

A glimpse of the budding trees? An Atlantic Avenue devoid of cars? A peek to see which local businesses are still open? None of the above. No, my friends, what you are looking is the view from Jacob Shwirtz’s window, and more specifically, the length of the line at Trader Joe’s. An employee of WeWork, […]

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Sahadi’s Closed for Shoppers: Take Out and Delivery Only

Sahadi’s on Atlantic Avenue is closed for shoppers because the narrow aisles do not afford space for social distancing. Orders for pickup or delivery can be made here. Update: earliest deliveries are Monday, April 24; pick up times start on Friday, April 17, with limited slots available. See comments below. The new Industry City store remains open for […]

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No GreenMarket Tomorrow; May Resume Thursday

Alert reader Ann of Orange advises us there will be no Borough Hall GreenMarket tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 (and none at Union Square in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 25) “while officials work out further containment steps,” but that they are “[e]xpected to reopen after that.” We’ll keep you posted. Update: reader KBells40 says the GrowNYC Blog indicates the Borough […]

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