Archive | November, 2006


How Do You Get to Brooklyn Bridge Park?

Brooklyn Papers reports  on upcoming meetings regarding access to the "new" Brooklyn Bridge Park (artist rendering above):  How will you get to the development site commonly referred to as “Brooklyn Bridge Park”? Practice. Local officials who are devising ways to get people to the proposed apartment and commercial project along the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO […]

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How Kosher is Kosher?

Nabe journo Walter Ellis writes about his kitchen renovation, his neighbor’s renovation halted when the Orthodox Jewish contractor refused to work with a German architect, and other existential issues in his column in the Belfast Telegraph.  One passage brings news of happenings at Mike’s Kosher Steakhouse: Round the corner from our apartment in Brooklyn Heights […]

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Nabe Native: Former Monk Leads AIDS Battle

Jean-Luc Cotto is the executive director of AIDS Volunteers of Lexington, Kentucky. He's also a native of Brooklyn Heights.  His parents — both doctors — immigrated to the the neighborhood from Puerto Rico. Cotto, who spent time in a monastery, is profiled today in the Lexington Herald-Leader: For Jean-Luc Cotto, executive director of AIDS Volunteers […]

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LICH Closing?

The New York Post reports today that "state officials" are "considering" closing Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill.   The hospital's Dr. Wayne March told staffers that the facility would stay open, the newspaper reports. However, he added that the state Health Care Commission for the 21st Century may try to shut it down. […]

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Memories of St. George Hotel Pool

The Brooklyn Eagle has a wonderful story this week about the glory days of the St. George Hotel, most notably its salt water pool.  The piece was written by Dr. Howard B. Moshman, a long time resident and neighborhood dentist. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: How It Was…: The huge hotel pool varied in depth from 3 […]

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Bobby Comes to BHC

Bobby (trailer), rated R,  a "retelling" of the story of Robert F. Kennedy's assasination is now playing at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II.  Directed by Emilio Estevez, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Lindsay Lohan and Elijah Wood as guests at the Ambassador Hotel on the day Kennedy was killed. […]

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Thug Nabbed in Heights Heist

The police blotter in this week's Brooklyn Papers reports that an arrest has been made in a mugging that occured on Middagh and Hicks on November 7.  The thug held up the nabe resident with an air gun according to the report and demanded her bankcard and PIN. New York's Finest nabbed the 46 year […]

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Which Way Will Dexter Go?

Nabe blogger City Crab studies the eating habits of her dog Dexter.

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Bigger Than Borat

Congregation B’nai Avraham is ready to kick off their annual Brooklyn Heights Jewish Film Festival, which event creator Rabbi Simcha Weinstein tells reporters "will be bigger than Borat." He could be right. This year's fest will feature three films appealing to a wide range of people. It begins on November 25 and ends on December […]

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Autumn in the Heights

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