Archive | September, 2006


Big Weekend in the Heights

The 28th annual Cranberry Street Festival takes place this Saturday (9/30) starting at 11 AM. This year's fest includes a pet parade starting at noon, kids games, a fortune teller, music, a live DJ and plenty of used books and other items up for sale. All proceeds go the the Cranberry Street Association who help […]

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Brooklyn, Paris Based Dramas Open at BHC

Opening today at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II is Half Nelson,(trailer) rated R, a film about the relationship between a teacher (Ryan Gosling), a student and a drug dealer. The movie was filmed in and is set in Brooklyn. Manohla Dargis writes in the New York Times: Dan (Gosling) wants to save one […]

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Murdoch Nabs Nabe Paper

The Brooklyn Heights Courier and the 15 other Brooklyn and Queens neighborhood newspapers owned by Courier-Life will soon be property of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp — New York Times: The News Corporation, owner of The New York Post, has broadened its metropolitan-area presence with the acquisition of two newspaper groups that have 28 weekly […]

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Brooklyn Law Students Help Katrina Victims

From Brooklyn Record: Thirty-eight Brooklyn Law students have some big plans for this weekend — they'll be glued to their laptops, poring over criminal court documents from New Orleans. They're working to seek out inmates who've been "lost in the system," and have not seen a courtroom or a lawyer since Hurricane Katrina. This is […]

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Record Breaking Townhouse Sale in Contract

While it probably didn't go for it's original asking price of $20 million — Curbed reports the lastest asking price was $12.9 — all signals suggest that the sale of 140 Columbia Heights will smash nabe records for priciest townhouse sale. Reports say that owners Peter A. Murin and Robin Jaffe Murin had listed the […]

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Heights’ Hadden The Man Time Forgot

The New York Observer writes about The Man Time Forgot: A Tale of Genius, Betrayal, and the Creation of Time Magazine, by Isaiah Wilner. It tells the story of Brooklyn Heights native Britton Hadden who led Time magazine until his sudden death in 1929.  New York Observer:Time's True Progenitor—Luce’s Rival Resurrected: Hadden was one of […]

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Heights History: Brooklyn Heights Railroad

On July 20, 1891 the cable cars connecting Brooklyn City Hall (now Borough Hall) and the Wall Street Ferry started running on Montague Street. The line was designed by Robert Gillham who was known for his work on the Kansas City Cable Railway. It ran until 1924, twelve years after the Wall Street Ferry stopped […]

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Dashing Reporter and Scribe Bride Celebrate in Nabe

From today's Page Six: WE HEAR THAT dashing Post reporter Clemente Lisi and Daily News scribe Kathleen Lucadamo got married at City Hall last Friday, then walked over the Brooklyn Bridge with their families and friends to celebrate at Noodle Pudding in Brooklyn Heights.

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Old Grey Lady Covers Nabe’s SuperRabbi

The New York Times had a great piece this morning focusing on Brooklyn Heights' own Rabbi Simcha Weinstein. New York Times:Religion and Comic Books: Where Did Superman’s Theology Come From?: “I feel queasy when I read people who use pop culture to try to proselytize,” said Rabbi Weinstein, a member of the Lubavitcher Hasidic sect […]

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Today’s Open Houses

After a weekend of watching house flipping shows on cable, we're inspired by these potential bargain open houses today. 230 Jay Street (map)1 BR coop$309KBroker: Brooklyn Heights Real Estate  Agent: Jordan Glickstein Open House today 12:30 PM – 2 PM  "Here is your chance to purchase a well-priced apartment in the Concord Village Complex. Spacious, western […]

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