Archive | 2006

Willowtown Association Elects Board

Courier Life reports that the Willowtown Association issued a 12 page history of that section of Brooklyn Heights, an "advisory card" on how to preserve its unique stretch of cobblestones on Joralemon Street and held an election for board of directors at its recent annual meeting.  Re-elected to one year terms to the Board were, […]

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Signs Will Point to Bridge Path

It may be easier for folks without the "secret code" to find their way to the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path, the Brooklyn Papers reports in this week's issue:  Brooklyn Papers: Mapping a Way to the Bridge: It may take “practice” to get to Carnegie Hall, but to get to the virtually unmarked Brooklyn Bridge footpath […]

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Christmas at Pilgrim Church

photo via Ryansouthard on Flickr

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P.S. 8’s Ellis Moves Up

Former P.S. 8 Instructional Specialist Olivia Ellis (pictured above with former PTA president David Goldsmith) has been promoted to director of school support  for the NYC Department of Education's Office of Parent Engagement, the Brooklyn Eagle reports today. Ellis was part of the team that revived that failing school and made it one of the […]

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Missed Connection on the A Train

Other Brooklyn blogs have picked up items from the "missed connections" area on Craigslist that mention their nabes. We've resisted… until now. This was posted on Monday:  Craigslist:You were enjoying your music, I was enjoying seeing you enjoy it – m4w – 49: You were the dark-haired (curly) woman with the leather jacket and Macy's […]

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Santa in the House

Santa watches over the heroes of FDNY Engine Company 205 Ladder 118  "Fire Under the Bridge" on Middagh Street. photo by Homer  "autofocus?" Fink 

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On Heights Holidays

Nabe columnist Walter Ellis talks about the similarities between Rocky Balboa and President Bush as well as the holidays in Brooklyn Heights in his latest Belfast Telegraph dispatch. Belfast Telegraph: Walter Ellis: Here in Brooklyn Heights, there is still no sign of winter. Like the ski slopes of Europe, the streets of New York seem […]

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Have You Eaten Skippy?

When I was growing up, I had a love/hate affair with the TV show Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. While the show itself wasn’t that great, the theme song was downright catchy. That’s all I could hear in my head the other night as Mrs. Fink and I tucked into a cozy meal at Henry’s End. […]

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Holiday Lights

Henry and Montague Holiday photo by Mrs. Fink 

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Jay Street-B’Hall Station Evacuated, All Clear Given

WABC-TV: The all-clear sign has been given at the Borough Hall station, which was shut down due to a suspicious package. Police were investigating a suspicious package at the Borough Hall station, according to authorities. Officials say the package was discovered about an hour ago. Initially, officials say the Transit Authority was simply bypassing the […]

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