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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society. In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs […]

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Bell House Derby Party to Honor Homer Fink

This in from Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot: THE BELL HOUSE is dedicating this year’s Derby to the memory of John Loscalzo and his deep abiding love for the Derby and a strong mint julep. Please come out and honor my silly man and the great compassion of the organizers. Also – we can reminisce about […]

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St. Francis Women Advance to NCAA Tournament

Brooklyn Heights will be represented in an NCAA basketball tournament this year: the women’s tournament. While the St. Francis men’s team fell to Robert Morris in the Northeast Conference tourney final (they will, however, play in the NIT), the women Terriers reversed this, defeating the Robert Morris women on the Colonials’ home court 77-62. They […]

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It’s “Wait ’til Next Year” for St. Francis, as Terriers Fall to Robert Morris in NEC Final

“Wait ’til next year!” was a familiar cry in Brooklyn as the Dodgers fell short year after year, until 1955 (a Series your correspondent, then a fourth grader, watched from the piney woods of the Florida Panhandle) brought, in the words of Brooklyn poet Marianne Moore, “‘Millennium,’ yes; ‘pandemonium’!”* We had hoped that 2015 would […]

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Can Terriers Dance? Brooklyn Heights in March Madness?

It’s a strong possibility that Brooklyn Heights will be represented in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, a.k.a. “The Dance,” a.k.a. “March Madness.” The St. Francis College Terriers now hold first place in the Northeast Conference; if they can hold that lead through the remainder of the regular season (the worst they could do now […]

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Running Up Jehovah’s Hill

Racked recently profiled a woman named Beth Weinstein who launched a clothing line for runners called Only Atoms. In the Q&A she was asked, “What’s the city’s most challenging route?” Jehovah’s Hill in Brooklyn Heights! That’s not the official name, but since the hill is near the Jehovah’s Witness building, that’s what I call it. […]

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Weekend Offers Tough Home Matchups for St. Francis Brooklyn Water Polo

Riding a five-game winning streak that has pushed their record over the .500 mark for the first time this season, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo team (10-9; 8-1 CWPA Northern Division) closes out its Collegiate Water Polo Association’s (CWPA) regular season schedule at home this weekend with key matches against Brown, Harvard and […]

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Hot Time at the Pope Center! St. Francis Water Polo Opens at Home with a Win Over Iona College

Last night the hottest spot in Brooklyn Heights was underground. It was standing room only on the deck of the Generoso Pope Center pool at St. Francis College as its men’s water polo team played their first home match of 2014 against Iona College. When a Terrier meets a Gael, guess what happens? The Terrier […]

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St. Francis Men’s Water Polo Opens Home Slate Tonight at 7:30pm

St. Francis Brooklyn men’s water polo squad opens the home portion of their 2014 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern Division schedule tonight with a match against local rival Iona College (2-11; 2-3 Northern Division) at the Generoso Pope Athletic Center. The Terriers (4-6; 3-1 Northern League) are led by newcomer Bora Dimitrov, a junior […]

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St. Francis Volleyball Hangs Tough with LIU Brooklyn In NEC Opener

On Sunday afternoon in front of a raucous Genovesi Center crowd, the St. Francis Brooklyn women’s volleyball team faced the behemoths of Brooklyn, Long Island University. The Blackbirds have not dropped a Northeast Conference (NEC) match in more than two years and have dominated the host Terriers over the last decade. Despite a spirited effort […]

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