Archive | August, 2006

9/11 commission comic book on Slate

9/11 Commission Report Comic Book

Slate has begun excerpting Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón's The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation.  In light of the the administration's almost surreal actions before and since the attacks,  it's strangely appropriate for the commission's findings to be outlined in this medium.  However, as the tragedy's fifth anniversary approaches, it's an opportunity to leave politics […]

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Comic Book Rabbi Comes to Heights

Our pals at Brooklyn Record have us plotzing with news that our favorite Rabbi/comic book expert/nabe resident Rabbi Simcha will be signing copies of his book Up Up and Oy Vey at the Brooklyn Heights Barnes and Noble (106 Court Street, 718.246.4996) tonight. Rabbi Simcha's book, which details the thread of Jewish wisdom throughout modern […]

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Heights History: Nabe vs Robert Moses

To some Robert Moses was the most brilliant urban planner who ever lived. Others will argue that Moses’ cold and wreckless vision stymied beauty and fostered the urban blight of the mid-twentieth century. Among his accomplishments, Moses built the Belt Parkway and replaced Brooklyn’s shorefront towns with horrific high-rise apartments worthy of the Eastern Bloc. […]

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Robert, Why Does It Have To Be So Big?

After being dissed by David Yassky (at the last minute) we wondered, who is this Robert Scarano and why are his buildings so big? Is he the Jose Canseco of architecture, "juicing" up his buildings and breaking the rules? This NY Times piece from April sheds some light on the man who some say is destroying not […]

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Yassky Dodges Donor Boner

New York Daily News: Meanwhile, City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights) came under fire for nearly allowing controversial Brooklyn architect Robert Scarano to host a fund-raiser for him that was slated for last night. The event, to be held at Scarano's DUMBO offices, was abruptly canceled yesterday following calls by the Daily News… A Yassky […]

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The Heights at Night

Photo: icopythat via Flickr 

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Cranberry’s Mom Turns 92

Brooklyn Eagle: Anne Montemarino celebrated her 92nd birthday by baking cakes at the family-owned Cranberry’s, at 48 Henry St. Her daughter, Jeanette, said her mother had been the eatery’s pastry chef during the last 28 years in Brooklyn Heights. She was born in Forest City, Pa., one of 14 siblings.

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Food Maestro to Conduct Brunch This Weekend

According to a sign in its window, Food Maestro at 60 Henry Street will be serving brunch this Labor Day weekend.   BHB reader "Beth" comments over at Brooklyn Record, "I have to say I liked that they had an open house reception on Friday — they opened their doors and served free food and […]

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BH Flickr Group Seeks Shutterbugs

Flickr user/BHB reader Chuck B. dropped us an email to tell us about his Brooklyn Heights photo pool on the popular photo sharing site.  He's looking for fellow Heights residents who enjoy photographing our beautiful and historic neighborhood to contribute to the group. Flickr: Brooklyn Heights Pool 

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Nabe Resident Saves on Commute

NY Daily News: Break for Commuters: When Lorinda Chamberlain commutes to work in Manhattan, she saves on payroll taxes. That's because of a plan her employer, Auritt Communications Group, introduced early last year at her suggestion. For Chamberlain, that's $76 a month in MetroCard costs. That money is deducted from her gross salary, and Chamberlain […]

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