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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents On Line Weather and Climate Educational Events

Brooklyn Bridge Park is presenting two on line weather and climate related events for children and adults this week. This Wednesday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to noon BBP’s Virtual Storytime, presented in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, will feature a weather related story and craft activity. There’s more information here, and you can register […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also, please share your photos of other downed trees, etc. If you’ve suffered any damage to your property, you can report it here. Click on “Read full story” to get the link.

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Batten Down the Hatches: Isaias is Coming

Eight years ago Karl Junkersfeld braved the wind and rain to get video (click on “Read full story” to see it) of Brooklyn Heights during what came to be called “Superstorm” Sandy, and our beloved “Homer Fink” (John Loscalzo), who makes an appearance in the video, embedded it in his post, just as I’ve embedded […]

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Hot Enough For You? City Opens Cooling Centers

Today was a scorcher; tomorrow and Monday look to be more of the same, until the predicted high falls to a “balmy” eighty two on Tuesday. [Update: it didn’t.] If you or someone you know is in need of relief, the city has opened “cooling centers” in all five boroughs. The nearest to here is […]

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Tattered Glory

This photo, taken from your correspondent’s window this afternoon, shows how the winds that have battered Brooklyn Heights this winter and early spring have ripped the flag that flies at the Montague Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

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Is Brooklyn Heights Cool?

Not “cool” in the sense of “hip”, though we may be a little of that (at least Montague Street gets name-checked in a Bob Dylan song), but in terms of ambient temperature. Right now, as I write this, that’s 81 degrees Fahrenheit; not quite as bad as it’s been lately. According to Curbed NY, citing […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Pierrepont Park Halloween Parade RESCHEDULED to Sunday!!!

We just received word that this Saturday’s Pierrepont Park Halloween Parade has been rescheduled to Sunday, 10:30am, due to impending weather-related doom: Due to expected inclement weather on Saturday, the Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade has been moved to Sunday, October 28th at 10:30am. We hope to see you there! Volunteers are sill needed, so if […]

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Public Schools Closed Tomorrow

Update: Schools are open tomorrow; Thursday, March 22. Notify NYC has announced that all New York City public schools are closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21 because of winter storm Toby. After school activities are also cancelled. There’s more information here. Update: Brooklyn Public Library branches are also closed for the storm.

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Schools Open Wednesday, March 7

Mayor de Blasio has announced that New York City public schools will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7, despite the impending storm. Alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended.

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended Tomorrow

Tomorrow — Wednesday, January 17 — alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended to facilitate snow removal, but meter requirements remain in effect. NYC schools will be open.

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