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On The Day Jeter Celebrates Retirement, BH Softball Starts Anew

Yes, sports fans, it’s true: the Yankees #2 man (sorry, no one can ever supplant the immortal Babe!) will celebrate his imminent retirement tomorrow. You could pay your respects at the Stadium [Tickets range from $90 to $3,562 on StubHub] and sit passively as “El Capitán” receives an assortment of inane gifts [How many remember [...]

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SFC Water Polo Opens Defense of 2013 Eastern Title Saturday at Princeton

Less than a year ago the St. Francis Men’s water polo team delivered perhaps their finest performance of the season in beating Princeton University 11-9 to capture their second-straight College Water Polo Association (CWPA) championship and advance to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Tournament for the send year in a row. A lot has changed [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday, September 6 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Brooklyn Bridge Park will host a “Mets Jam Music Festival” on the Pier 2 uplands. Head to Pier 2 for an afternoon of activity including a live performance by Oh Honey and appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Met, John Franco, Edgardo Alfonso, Doc Gooden and Ed [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September [...]

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St. Francis Men’s Soccer Looks To Repeat Last Year’s Success

When the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team opens their season tomorrow in Philadelphia against St. Joseph’s University, head coach Tom Giovatto will field a radically different lineup from the 2013 Northeast Conference title champions that captured the Terriers’ first NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament berth since 1998. Gone is a majority of the offense that [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday and Saturday Under Armour is bringing its Elite 24 Basketball Tournament back to Brooklyn, this year at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tournament features top high school hoops stars from around the country (see roster here). The action starts at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 22) and continues on Saturday at 7:00 [...]

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Beep Adams Takes Water Polo Plunge at St. Francis College

This past Sunday in the St. Francis Brooklyn pool at the Pope Athletic Complex, Borough President Eric Adams—who has made youth sports a focus of his administration—joined elite young swimmers from all over the world in learning water polo drills from members of the Terriers’ nationally-ranked water polo squad. The water polo demonstration was the [...]

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Frisbee Anyone? NY Empire @ Pier 5 This Sunday

To the surprise and delight of casual players everywhere, you can get paid to throw a frisbee, and New York’s own team—the aptly named Empire—want to show you how! The Empire, members of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL)—one of two professional ultimate leagues in North America—will host a match this Sunday against the DC [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Portugal 2; Germany 2 Ghana 2;

In a weekend of exciting World Cup action, the United States squandered a brilliant chance to advance from the “Group of Death,” yielding a late goal in extra time to allow Portugal a 2-2 tie on Sunday, one day after a thrilling 2-2 draw between Germany and Ghana. Both results set up an exciting finish [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday, June 21, the Atlantic Avenue BID, in conjunction with Make Music New York, is having its first ever Summer Celebration from noon until 9:00 p.m. The festivities will span the length of Atlantic from the East River to Flatbush Avenue, and will include live music from 36 performers and groups at 12 venues, [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Ghana 1

On a balmy Monday night a jam-packed Brooklyn Heights crowd watching the United States World Cup opener on the big screens at The Custom House was treated to a number of US firsts: fifth fastest Cup goal in history (but the fastest in US World Cup history), defender John Brooks’ first-ever goal as a member [...]

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The Custom House Serves Up The World’s Favorite Game

When host Brazil faced off yesterday against an upstart Croatia team in Sao Paulo, it was the opening match in professional sport’s grandest spectacle. Every four years the World Cup pits the thirty-two best (or perhaps most geographically fortunate) football sides in an elimination tournament. This year’s Cup will be played over the next four [...]

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Official Opening of Pier 2 and Pier 4 Beach Thursday

While the Pier 4 beach (photo) and Pier 2, with its athletic facilities (see photo after the jump) have been accessible to the public for several days now, they will both be officially opened this Thursday (May 22) afternoon. From Brooklyn Bridge Park: Our program will kick off promptly at 3:30pm with a celebratory ribbon-cutting, [...]

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Gotham SideWalks’ Bike Tours Examine Brooklyn’s Glorious Baseball Past

With the Mets’ and Yankees’ seasons in full swing, and thousands of Brooklyn children experiencing the joys of Little League, this Saturday—and again on May 10—Gotham SideWalks will present Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour, an intimate journey through the formative century of 1850 to 1950 when professional baseball was dominated by New York teams and our [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for [...]

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Play Ball! Brooklyn Heights Athletic Club Adult Co-Ed Softball League Begins Play this Sunday

Beginning this weekend, a clear indicator of spring’s approach will appear at Van Vorhees Park on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront: the Brooklyn Heights Athletic Club opens their 20th season of adult co-ed softball play. Appealing to adults distracted by the many complications of urban living, for a mere $120 the BHAC offers local players a [...]

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