Archive | November, 2006


Force is With Brigate Bocce in Win Over Chewbocce

Powered by brilliant performances by Mrs. Fink and Qfwfq, Homer Fink's Brigate Bocce chalked up their third consecutive win today as they defeated Chewbocce 7-6, 4-7, 7- 2 in Floyd NY's bocce league.  The victory brings the team's season record to 3-4 with one more regular season game remaining. "Do or do not, there is […]

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Today’s Open Houses

166 Clinton Street (map)Town House$3.25 MillionBroker: Corcoran  Agent: Suzanne WolfOpen House today 11AM –  1PM Step into this elegantly proportioned and beautifully detailed, 26' wide double duplex townhouse, in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. Currently set up as a three-bedroom-plus- study, owner's duplex with expansive, west-facing deck; three-bedroom-plus-family room rental duplex above, also with private […]

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The Aesthetic Crimes of Henry Street

The condition of these signs on Henry Street would be deplorable anywhere, much less in a Landmark District. If this section of Henry Street is ever going to rebound (as it seems it might), aesthetic crimes such as these must be remedied.

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Forgotten Brooklyn Heights

We snapped this panoramic photo today at 60 Henry Street, where workers are gutting a former newsstand. While we haven't heard what new business will be popping up there. we got a great shot of the sign from one of the site's past tenants – Flower Mart.

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Capote Auction Earns $242K for Charity

The Private World of Truman Capote auction, held Thursday at Bonhams' on Madison Avenue and beamed to Los Angeles and San Francisco, pulled in $242,000 for sponsor Joanna Carson's charity work on behalf of canine epilepsy and greyhound rescue. Capote lived with Carson in her Los Angeles home for the last decade of t his […]

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Brooklyn Papers Gives Kosher Steak Thumbs Up

In this week's Brooklyn Papers, Tina Barry gives a positive review to Mike's Kosher Steakhouse at 72 Clark Street. The article also tells us that the restaurant is now officially Kosher, not Kosher style.  Brooklyn Papers: Almost Nana's: We ordered several appetizers, and when they arrived, our table looked like a buffet in a Catskill's […]

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Beethoven and the Queen Hit BHC Screen

Now playing at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema I & II is Copying Beethoven (trailer) starring Ed Harris. Manohla Dargis writes in the New York Times: At first glance the period film “Copying Beethoven” looks as if it might be following a familiar course. To begin with, there is Ed Harris in a Beethoven wig. It’s […]

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Uni Sushi at Tenda Asian Bistro

From what people tell me, lots of folks live for Uni Sushi aka sea urchin roe. Feeling a little adventurous last night, I ordered a piece from Tenda Asian Bistro as it was on “special”. While I’ll leave the food writing and the full review to Mrs. Fink, I have to say that I’ve never […]

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Lawnmower Man of Dumbo

BHB's favorite Brooklyn journo, Gersh Kuntzman, has a piece in this week's Brooklyn Papers about a Watchtower member who is dedicated to keeping a grassy hill in DUMBO manicured to perfection.  Brooklyn Papers: The Lawnmower Man of DUMBO: The season is finally over for the Lawnmower Man 0f DUMBO.That’s how most people refer to Tom […]

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Pols Plea For Real Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Papers: Pols Push for Priorities on Park Plan: A coalition of Brooklyn elected officials is demanding that state planners build the open space at the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development before building the high-rise condos. “We urge you to proceed with park construction … and defer development,” the six officials demanded in a letter […]

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