Archive | February, 2007

BHS Celebrates Rebirth

NY Sun: Brooklyn Historical Society Bounces Back: Like the borough from which it takes its name, the Brooklyn Historical Society is experiencing a renaissance. After several years of financial strain, the society has a new president intent on building ties to the community, expanded education programs, and an active and growing board. Last month, the […]

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Heights History: Retro Promenade

Brownstoner posted this photo today of a pre-BQE Promenade: This photo from the turn of the century shows a much different promenade in Brooklyn Heights. Until they were demolished in 1946 to make way for the expressway, this arched viaduct, greenhouse and buttressed wall were accessible by the stone stairways that led down from the […]

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Esquire on Mailer

Esquire: The Last Man Standing: There's no elevator. There's no elevator at Norman Mailer's apartment. I don't mean that the elevator isn't working. I mean that he lives in a walk-up in Brooklyn Heights. He's lived there since 1962, he says, but in 1962 he wasn't eighty-three years old, as he is now, and arthritis […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What's on your mind?  How about: The closing of St. Charles school … has P.S. 8 become that good? Are you ready for the BHA Annual Meeting on 2/28? Are you afraid to walk nabe streets?  Thoughts on TV/Film production in the neighborhood?  And whatever else you'd like to discuss…

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Nabe Man Can’t Live Without His Devices

 Nabe resident/Forbes Magazine managing editor Dennis Kneale was recently asked to live without his cell phone, blackberry and internet access for 7 days.  What followed was sheer misery… and sobbing.[via Gawker]

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135 Joralemon

135 Joralemon: Old Timey Brooklyn

  The restoration of 135 Joralemon seems to be nearing completion, at least the exterior is. For better photos…

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Teen Sensation Coming to Terriers

Woodbury (NJ) High School 's all-time highest scoring basketball player Shannon Gantt is coming to the St. Francis College Terriers next season. She tells the Newark Star Ledger, "The slogan is, The Small College of Big Dreams,' and that's me … I like the team, (they have) a great coaching staff with a lot of […]

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Barricaded EDP on Hicks and Clark

Gothamist Newsmap noted that police reported a call regarding a "barricaded EDP" (emotionally disturbed person) at Hicks and Clark this morning at 8:24.  Anyone have info?

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BHA Sour on Nabe Filming?

  While Bay Ridge Councilman Vince Gentile pursues his bizarre plan to force film companies and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to seek community board approvals for film shoots, he seems to have the tacit backing of the Brooklyn Heights Association. BHA exec director Judy Stanton tells Brooklyn Paper, "it becomes very […]

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Nabe Crime Wave More of a Ripple?

From this week's Brooklyn Heights Courier comes some mixed news regarding crime in the 'hood:  The number of burglaries in Brooklyn Heights has dropped considerably since the beginning of the year, recently published statistics show. Officials said that between January 1 and February 11, nine burglaries have been reported to cops at the Gold Street […]

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