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Some Scenes From The 2014 Atlantic Antic

Perfect weather encouraged a large crowd to attend today’s fortieth anniversary Atlantic Antic. Your correspondent enjoyed grilled sardines and Sangria in front of Chez Moi. Encouraged by a friend, he tried a salt codfish (bacalao) fritter prepared by the good people of Yglesia Antioqua, near Court and Atlantic. It was delicious, but aroused a thirst [...]

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Montague Street Photo Contest Deadline Extended

The deadline for entries in the Montague Street BID’s photo contest has been extended until November 28. There’s more information here, the official rules are here and you can

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Photos From Montague Street Summer Space and BHA Dog Show

Bugle/BHB publisher Homer Fink (seated, in loud shirt) chats with EJ, Beth, and future BHB commenter Calvin, who will celebrate his first birthday soon. More photos and text after the jump. Adorbs kits Charlotte and Fritz chow down while awaiting adoption at the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tent. Brooklyn Heights Association President and Bugle [...]

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Montague Street BID Wins “Greenest Block” Award

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) won this year’s “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn” award, given by management of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Presumably the specific block in question is that between Clinton and Henry streets (see photo). Accepting the award, BID Executive Director Brigit Pinnell thanked BID Vice President Estela Johannesen, of James [...]

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Do You Live in the Fort Stirling Neighborhood? Do You Want To?

BHB reader Ion Freeman has Willowtown envy: he wants to live in a part of Brooklyn Heights that has a name, other than “Brooklyn Heights” or even “the North Heights.” We’re not sure exactly where he lives; it’s “in some unnamed region of the [N]orth [H]eights between the fruit streets and Montague.” The name he [...]

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Street Milling and Paving in Brooklyn Heights Next Week

With apologies for the late notice they received from the City’s DOT, the Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us of street milling and re-paving to be done each weekday next week (Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25) from 7:00 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m. on many Brooklyn Heights streets. Parked cars will have to [...]

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Someone Painted a Mural on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and It’s Brilliant

A “guerrilla” mural was painted along the side of a Columbia Heights building on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. BHB commenter/contributor “Petercow” was the first to notice and filed a video report on this week’s OTW. Update: Watch this video of the destroyed mural The origin remains a mystery [...]

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Willowtown Associations’s Linda DeRosa Clarifies Joralemon Street Closing Suggestion

In a telephone interview on Friday, Linda DeRosa, Vice President of the Willowtown Association, clarified her block association’s position regarding traffic congestion that has bedeviled the community located on the cusp of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As was reported last week by News 12 Brooklyn, Willowtown residents have been alarmed by a drastic increase in traffic [...]

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Area Resident Upset Over Small Business Saturday Banners In Brooklyn Heights

This Saturday (11/30) is Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn Heights and around the rest of the country. The promotion was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses in a weekend cluttered with big box retailers shouting about Black Friday sales. This year other brands are participating and retailers [...]

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SummerSpace on Montague This Sunday and Next

This Sunday, September 15 and the following Sunday, September 22, from noon to 5:00 p.m., the Montague Street BID will present its fifth annual SummerSpace event. The street will be closed to traffic between Clinton and Henry streets and between Henry and Hicks, to accommodate a number of free outdoor events (see more info here). [...]

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Levin to DOT: Fix BQE Below Brooklyn Heights

We’ve received this presser from City Council Member Steve Levin’s office: CM Levin has sent a letter asking the [NYC Department of Transportation] to mill and repave the cantilevered section of the [Brooklyn Queens Expressway]. There have been a number of Brooklyn Heights residents who have felt vibrations around this section of the BQE, spurring [...]

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Release Your Inner Picasso on Atlantic Avenue Under the BQE

The Atlantic Avenue BID has let us know that this Thursday, August 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., there will be a community painting event in the tunnel below the BQE’s overpass of Atlantic. The BID won an award to have a mural painted there, and you may contribute to it. We will be [...]

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Night Milling for Old Fulton Thursday and Friday

Our friends at Community Board 2 tell us that there will be nighttime milling of Old Fulton Street between Front Street and the BQE this coming Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26. According to the notice: NIGHTTIME milling is scheduled for heavily trafficked streets where work during the day would have an especially negative [...]

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