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Watch the Mets’ Game 1 at Borough Hall

From McBrooklyn: Borough president Eric Adams is opening up Borough Hall to watch tonight’s Mets’ game, the first in their World Series tilt against the Kansas City Royals. Come to #Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday at 7:30 PM as we cheer on our @Mets in the #WorldSeries! When we watch together, we win together! — […]

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More Height for Brooklyn Heights? Nets Star Thaddeus Young Settles Here

Stories in both the Wall Street Journal and New York Times note that power forward Thaddeus Young, a Memphis, Tennessee native who recently signed a $50 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets, has become the first team member to move to Brooklyn, and specifically to Brooklyn Heights. Although the Nets became Brooklyn’s team and began […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Mets, to your correspondent’s satisfaction, are on a tear. You can join the celebration on Saturday, September 12, from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the play turf at the outer end of Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event is free and will feature local radio DJs; Mets legends Edgardo Alfonzo, Darryl Strawberry, Howard […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic has a full weekend of concerts, including music by classical, romantic, impressionist, and modern composers. On Friday evening, August 21 at 8:00, pianist Wayne Weng (photo) will play works by Ravel, Schubert, Medtner, Messiaen, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, August 22 at 8:00, pianists Michael Brown and Adam Golka will play works by Dvorak, […]

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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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