Archive | May, 2007

Brooklyn Yankees Fans: Explain Yourselves, Please.

No, I'm not asking you to justify your loyalty to the team just because they're having a very bad season so far.  (Indeed, I'm even sort of willing to give you credit for wearing that blue and white cap in these trying times.)  I'm asking how you can root for a team that was the […]

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Williamsburg Arts Venue Moving to DUMBO

Galapagos Art Space, the venue that helped to create the Williamsburg art scene, is moving to a Walentas-owned building in DUMBO.  According to Campbell Robertson's article in today's Times, rising rents in Williamsburg made Galapagos' owner Robert Elmes consider relocating, perhaps as far away as Berlin.  Two Trees Management, the Walentas organization, initially tried to […]

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Promenade Blade Runner

BHB Photo Club pic by Dietrich via Flickr 

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Brooklyn Film Fest Expands to Heights

 The Brooklyn International Film Festival will be expanding into the Heights the year. The fest will debut 150 films between June 1 – 10 (complete list).  “It’s a serious festival,” Marco Ursino, BiFF’s executive director tells The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,  “It’s cinema for people who think.”  On June 5, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will play […]

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New Montague Businesses Confirmed

We knew about 5 Guys Burgers and Fries and the dental clinic but new info from the Brooklyn Eagle tells us that a "natural" cosmetics store, Korres, will also be opening on Montague Street soon. Brooklyn Eagle: …Coming to Montague: Limited details were given for the new businesses coming to the street, which include Korres […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

Blah…blah…blah… another week another OTW…. plenty of things to talk about including: Mrs. Fink is very excited that all the neighborhood dogs are out in full force enjoying the weather. She'd like to know who your fave nabe pooch is… Kustard King has no soft serv…. the controversy continues… Pigeon poop killed tourist on Brooklyn […]

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ForgottenNY on Atlantic Avenue

ForgottenNY has a great feature on the history of Atlantic Avenue and mentions BHB fave hangouts Magnetic Field and FloydNY. It also has some background on Mrs. Fink's favorite eatery, The Long Island Restaurant. 

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Models, Marty and Moguls Promote “Brooklyn Best” Fest

This morning, walking on Remsen Street towards the Greenmarket, I heard the familiar voice of Borough President Marty Markowitz. He was on a platform facing Borough Hall along with several other dignitaries, including Keyspan Energy CEO Bob Catell and Brooklyn Botanic Garden President Scot Medbury. (Hidden behind the model to the right is Brooklyn Cyclones […]

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Brooklyn Heights Number One…

… in parking fines according to today's New York Sun:  New York Sun: Brooklyn Heights Leads in Parking Fines: The New York City Police Department has doled out more parking summonses in the Brooklyn Heights area this year than in any other precinct in New York City, an analysis of police statistics shows. As of […]

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Bouncy Bocce

Brigate Bocce took its game to Cadman Plaza Park on Memorial Day to see what the game would be like on artificial turf.  The park's new "grass" while looking lovely from afar, smells like a tire store, gets really hot and has more bounce to the ounce than Bootsy Collins. Capo Homer Fink, Qfwfq and […]

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