Archive | December, 2006

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Goodbye Old Parking Meters

On December 20, the last old fashioned parking meter was removed from New York City streets. The New York Times writes about the history of metered parking in the city and mentions a bit of trivia involving our neighborhood. New York Times: After 55 Years, Time is Really Up: At an outdoor party in October […]

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NY Post Won’t Pay for Totaled Car

Rupert Murdoch's NY Post is claiming that it's not responsible for the total destruction of a nabe resident's car, according to Brooklyn Papers. A Post delivery truck collided with a car in early October, the report says, causing a chain reaction involving 6 parked cars.  One of the vehicles was a 1990 Toyota belonging to […]

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Nabe Company Creates Washington Experience

Atlantic Avenue based cinema design company Dennis Earl Moore Productions lent their expertise to a new exhibit at the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center in Mount Vernon, Virginia documenting the life of George Washington. The company has extensive experience is creating multi-media attractions including Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Kearney, Nebraska and The […]

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Judges Pledge to Keep Parking Promise

After seven years, it seems that Brooklyn judges are ready to move their cars out of Columbus Park: NY Daily News: Judges Put Break on Park: Brooklyn judges are about to fulfill at least part of a promise made seven years ago. After a series of articles in the Daily News, Brooklyn judges recently agreed […]

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French Film Shoots in Nabe, Now Move Your Voiture

Paris, France based Agat Films will be shooting in the nabe according to a sign posted on Cranberry Street today. The movie, Ma Vie Sans Meg Ryan, will be in production on Columbia Heights, Cranberry and Middagh Streets on Friday and Saturday. The production company is informing neighbors that it will be "holding parking" for […]

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Every School Wants to be P.S. 8

The New York Sun has a piece today about successful NYC Public School turnarounds, including our own P.S. 8: New York Sun: City Schools Try to Replicate a Successful Formula: A few years ago, P.S. 8 was slated for closure until a new administration drew in parents from the surrounding brownstones and from the nearby […]

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Allez Cuisine! Le Petit Marche Open

Le Petit Marche at 46 Henry Street officially opened for business today.  The restaurant is open to 11pm every night this week. There will be full service on New Year's Eve with a complimentary bottle of champagne for guests.  Call restaurant to confirm and to make reservations, (718) 858 – 9605. 

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Law Professor Was Like Family

Since the December 13th accident that took the life of Brooklyn Law School professor Sara Robbins, we have heard from people who knew her, worked with her and loved her. This outpouring is reflected in comments made on the initial BHB post regarding the tragedy.  Remarks from our readers ran the gamut from outrage regarding […]

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Christmas Eve Worship

Neighborhood Christmas Eve services: Plymouth Church of the PilgrimsChristmas Eve Candlelight Service, Sanctuary. This special evening of worship, with music from the PlymouthChoir, ends with congregational candlelighting. Musichighlights include contemporary arrangements of “Unto Us is Born a Son” and “Of the Father’s HeartBegotten” by David Willcocks and “Noel Nouvelet” byJohn Rutter. The evening begins at […]

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Festive Firehouses

Our pals at FDNY Engine Company 205 Ladder Company 118, "Fire Under the Bridge" on Middagh Street are part of an article in today's New York Times about holiday decorations at local firehouses.   New York Times: Between Blazes Firefighters Don Decorating Hats: Take Engine Company 205 Ladder Company 118 in Brooklyn Heights on a […]

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