Archive | October, 2006


Happy Halloween

photo by Homer Fink More photos from Sunday's Doggie Halloween Parade

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20 Henry Street on Landmarks Commission Agenda

The Bridge Harbor Tenants Association posted this notice today.  It says that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has "hastily" added 20 Henry Street to its agenda Tuesday (10/31) morning.  The issue at hand is the destruction of the historic garden on the site by its owners the Praedium Group. Without regard for the character of the […]

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Nabe Pooches Dress Up for Halloween

The Hillside Dog Park's annual Halloween Extravanganza took place yesterday. Matthew Parker sent us some shots of his dog, Giuseppe (the hippie) and others in their parade day costumes.  

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Veni Vidi VICTORY!

The curse is broken! Homer Fink's Brigate Bocce was victorious today over Veni Vidi Bocce in Week 5 of competition in the Floyd NY bocce league. The team swept their opponents in straight sets 7-4. 7-2. "Verso tutto la girata, girata, gira,"  team capo Homer Fink told reporters after the match. "Non solo era quella […]

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All Along, The Watchtower

Robert Frost's Mending Wall is the origin of the oft-quoted "Good fences make good neighbors", a phrase that has been subject to interpretation for decades. On one hand it's an ode to xenophobia (i.e. Bush's latest plan to curb illegal immigration) or an homage to knowing one's boundries. We prefer the latter interpretation. Good manners […]

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Gourmet Dinners in Tiny Nabe Kitchen

As we're about to renovate the BHB kitchen, nothing catches our attention more than a story on great kitchen makeovers.  And when it's in the New York Times, about someone in the nabe who is the executive chef at The Harrison in TriBeca,  it sends us into a Snoopy Dance of home improvement/foodie joy. New […]

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Today’s Open Houses

160 Columbia Heights #2C (map)1 BR 1 Bath coop$629KBroker: Brooklyn Heights Real Estate Agent: Danielle MosseOpen House today 12 PM – 4 PM NEW ON THE MARKET:800+ sqf one bedroom ,in prime Brooklyn Heights with fabulous views of Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, overlooking the Promenade and the East River. Huge Living Room with 4 big […]

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BHC Owner Vies For PoTown Theater

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II owner Norman Adie is in contract to buy the long-vacant Beacon Theater located on the city's Main Street.  While Adie reportedly has competition for the property, the paper reports that the BHC owner is in better financial shape than other bidders.  Adie recently sold […]

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Nabe Residents No Fan of Connecticut Politician

Greenwich Time reports that Connecticut State Senate hopeful Frank Farricker (pictured here with family from his campaign's website)  has found himself the target of anger of many residents in Brooklyn brownstones operated by The Penson Companies where he serves as director of acquisitions. The company has filed papers with the New York State Division of […]

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Not So Spooky — Joralemon Jem Renovation

Brooklyn Papers: The Real Ghost Stories of Brooklyn: Not all ghost stories have scary endings. Nestled between two brick buildings worth millions, the abandoned, 178-year-old wood-framed house on Joralemon and Sidney Place that has long haunted tony Brooklyn Heights is finally getting renovated.  “I am restoring the interior and keeping the exterior that is landmarked,” […]

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