Archive | May, 2007

How Pigeon Poop Killed a Tourist on the Brooklyn Bridge, and Other Tales

This afternoon I took the walking tour across the Brooklyn Bridge, starting on the Manhattan side at South Street Seaport, mentioned in my earlier post. Ten of us, including Jack, our guide (in cap and sunglasses in the photo) gathered on a sultry day to make the long hike from the Seaport to Brooklyn. Along […]

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Bargemusic to Feature Evening of Trad Jazz

On Thursday evening, June 14, starting at 8:00, Jeff Newell's New-Trad Octet will present an evening of jazz at Bargemusic, located at Fulton Ferry Landing at the foot of Old Fulton Street.  The Octet's repertoire includes original compositions as well as new, traditional style jazz arrangements of quintessentially American music such as Sousa marches, Louis […]

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Yassky Backys Green Taxikys

In a move far more commendable than our headline, Brooklyn Heights man on the scene in the City Council, David Yassky, has come out punchin' for mandatory green taxis. And it got him on NBC's ratings juggernaut Today Show starring the "dreamy" Matt Lauer to boot.  The Brooklyn Paper reports that Mayor Mike and Councilman […]

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Nannies Photog Speaks

The Brooklyn Eagle has a story today on Nannies of Brooklyn Heights photog John Barnard: Brooklyn Eagle: Learning Curves: “There are so many different nannies, so many different shapes and sizes. Some just love kids and take such pride – you can see that. In one picture, the nanny is just flipping the child upside […]

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Tree Warning Baffles

Anyone have a clue as to what the purpose of this sign on Pierrepont is all about?   Photo by BHB newshound Randi  

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More News from the Fulton Front

According to an article in this morning's Metro, the city of Brooklyn is looking to sell the land under the former Albee Square Mall for "$100 million less than they reportedly paid to lease it this winter." In 2001, developer Joseph Sitt bought the long-term lease and promised to turn into an "Italian palazzo…complete with tuxedoed greeters […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Celebrates 124th.

Our beloved Bridge is 124 years old this month. In honor of the occasion, South Street Seaport Museum has organized a walking tour of the Bridge and the seaport district this Saturday, May 26, beginning at 12 Fulton Street, Manhattan at 1:00 P.M., and ending on the Brooklyn side. The fee is $12 for adults, […]

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Heights Residents Honored by Red Cross

Heights residents Elisabeth Lindenmayer (photo) and Mildred Onken were among those honored by the American Red Cross in Greater New York at its Brooklyn Spring Benefit, held yesterday evening at the Palm House of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Ms. Lindenmayer is a former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, and now teaches at the School […]

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What’s Up at Heights Cafe?

BHB newshound Randi sent in this photo of a “we’re closed” notice posted at the Heights Cafe on Wednesday afternoon.  Reports are that the restaurant has reopened. The restaurant’s most recent DOH inspection slapped the eatery with a whopping 43 violation points — far beyond the 28 points or less it takes to keep from […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

  Some items up for discussion this week: Big truck flips on Cadman, surprised this is not happening more often? How about that crane work happening on Henry Street.. only a matter of time before a mishap? Fulton Mall — renovate or obliterate?  Mailer!  YouTube real estate listings. Video your home and sell it the […]

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