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Art and Crafts Fair at Brooklyn Historical Society Saturday

This Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition will host an art and crafts fair, “The Brooklyn Waterfront Makers Market”, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton). Come celebrate the holiday season with the artists of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Woodcarver This Sunday, December 8; Holiday Shopping With Carols Wednesday the 11th

This Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, will host woodcarver Dennis Taylor: During this family-friendly event, Dennis will demonstrate the long-held tradition of woodcarving, or whittling. Watch as he creates his unique Santa figures [photo] in varying sizes, and take one home with you if […]

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Silhouette Artist Returns to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She will “create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family.” Adults, children, […]

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Plymouth Church Yankee Fair Saturday

This Saturday, November 2, historic Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, holds its annual Yankee Fair. Nothing to do with baseball loyalty (thank God), but instead to Congregationalist history going back to the Pilgrims. There will be many things for sale, including kids’ and adults’ clothing, toys, books, housewares, food, and so on. […]

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Updated: Housing Works Opens Saturday on Montague St.!

Go shop for treasures or drop off gently used goods. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. at 150 Montague St. For all your questions about what donations they do or don’t accept, click here. Update – From Housing Works (Oct. 21, 2019): Housing Works, a NYC non-profit organization that provides advocacy, support, and lifesaving services to those […]

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Holiday Preview Party at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is throwing open its doors to summon the holiday spirit on Thursday, November 7. From 5:30 – 7:30pm, the shop will be open to celebrate its 165th anniversary and inspire some early holiday shopping, including handmade ornaments, decorations, and greeting cards, set amid a trimmed Christmas tree, Christmas lights, and homemade […]

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Housing Works Thrift Shops Coming Back to Montague St.!

Who says there’s no good news anymore? The tip came from a friend and neighbor via text tonight. Housing Works is coming back to Montague St.! You may recall, to the dismay of the entire neighborhood, Housing Works closed shop at the location on Montague off Henry St. in March 2017, and was replaced by Halstead Real Estate. […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Re-Opens Tomorrow

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), which unlike previous years remained open much of this summer, is re-opening tomorrow, Saturday, September 7, after a break for inventory. The exchange will now revert to its usual hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 […]

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New York Times Notes Transformation of Montague Street

In Sunday’s New York Times Metropolitan Section, Ginia Bellafante’s Big City column has the title “The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream”. She begins by telling the story of Sam I-Rumi, proprietor of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales), who immigrated to New York in 1980 at the […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open This Summer

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will remain open this summer, unlike previous summers when it closed June through early September, 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. This summer enough volunteers […]

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