Archive | April, 2007


Sign of Art

Could this be a trend? Who is this "artist"? Photo by Mrs. Fink 

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Boccelism Fourpeats, Keeps Bocce Fun

Boccelism fourpeated as champs in the FloydNY Winter Bocce League Finals, defeating the PoTown Pallinos in two straight games on Sunday (4/29). Brigate Bocce capo Homer Fink, whose team was eliminated in the second round by the very Type A Kobra Kai, issued this statement upon learning of Boccelism's victory, "Gli Americani ed i ventilatori […]

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New Path Almost Done

Workers were putting the finishing touches on the new path at Cadman Plaza Park this weekend. Photo by Homer "Shutterbug, not so much" Fink

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Clark Street Elevators Get Citywide Attention

A front page article in today's New York Sun tells of the chronic problems with the elevators at the Clark Street subway station.  Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton is quoted as saying, "one working elevator out of three is about par". An odd and interesting fact, gleaned from former City Councilman Ken Fisher, is […]

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Slice of Life

Mike's Knife Shapener was out on Willow Street Saturday, open for business and ringing his bell. 

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Sunday’s Open House

114 Hicks Street, upper duplexCondo$1.95 million, $200/mo maint. $450 taxesBroker: Warburg Realty  Agents: Judith Thorn, Sarah GorensteinOpen House Sunday: 12PM – 2PM Stunning upper duplex in Townhouse conversion in the heart of Brooklyn Heights. The apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The living room has 18ft ceilings with skylights and leads to a dining […]

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Confession in Murder of Heights Resident

A Filipino man has confessed to the murder of Peace Corps volunteer and Brooklyn Heights resident Julia Campbell, the Associated Press reports (WCBS-TV video). In a shocking development, the circumstances surrounding the killing are more senseless and absurd than anyone could have anticipated. The killer, Juan Duntugan, told Filipino TV that Campbell bumped into him […]

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Panelists Discuss “Roots of Modern Brooklyn”

A group of distinguished civic leaders and academics, including former journalist and Phoenix founder Michael Armstrong and former Deputy Mayor, now Crain's New York Business publisher, Alair Townsend (photo above), convened at the Brooklyn College Library on Thursday to discuss the events, forces and people behind the residential, educational, commercial and artistic resurgence of Brooklyn. […]

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Byrne Hosts Clinton Fundraiser

Former President Bill Clinton was in Brooklyn Heights last night to attend a fundraiser for his wife Hillary's presidential campaign.  The event was held at nabe thesp Gabriel Byrne's Garden Place brownstone. According to reports, Clinton sidestepped a question from Malachy McAllister, an Irish ex-pat who is fighting deportation from the United States. In Northern […]

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Creeps Lurk in Heights

The two following stories from the police blotter in this week's Brooklyn Paper make one wonder why police patrols — especially in the North Heights — appear to be so few and far between: Brooklyn Paper: Drugged Out Robber: The thief promised he meant no harm, but just needed enough money to buy drugs so […]

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