Archive | July, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: 60 Henry Street Scaffolding Coming Down?

Looks like the scaffolding surrounding 60 Henry Street, aka "Corner of Cranberry", finally FINALLY is being taken down.  Trying to track down details now. If you have any info on this, post a comment or send us an email. Thanks to "Christina" and "Jenni" for alerting us to this.  The scaffolding had been around forever, […]

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Elm Execution Stayed (For Now)

The elm tree on Hicks Street will live another day… for now. Brownstoner reports that the 145 Hicks (Mansion House) coop board meeting last night was held in the basement to avoid the general public from attending. "Tensions ran high" according to reports but the coop board did agree to further investigate tree-saving options while […]

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Pool People Peeve Residents

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the reaction of Joralemon Street residents to the sudden flood of folks using their street to access the Floating Pool Lady.  The article claims the source of anguish is the fact that many of the poolitizens who walk by are "half-naked".  We wonder if that's only "half" the story. What […]

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Daily News on Ricky’s

Interesting quote from Judy Stanton in today's NY Daily News story about the new Ricky's on Montague Street: NY Daily News: New Beauty Shop…: The glitter and glitz of Ricky's cosmetics stores are coming to quaint Montague St., producing mixed reactions from residents. The Ricky's chain, which sells cosmetics, hair dye, wigs, bachelorette party fare […]

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Celebrate BHB’s First Anniversary

Homer Fink, publisher of Brooklyn Heights Blog, is excited to announce that the folks at Magnetic Field (97 Atlantic Avenue) will be playing host to the BHB First Anniversary Party on August 8. "It's a great date for me as I'd be there anyway for the Dick Swizzle Sudden Death Game Show at 8pm," Fink […]

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Middle School Means No Montclair Move

When we were looking for a place in Brooklyn Heights, it became a running gag that everyone who was selling was moving to Montclair. What was the big deal about Montclair? Heck, it's in New Jersey! Today's New York Times has a story about the fight for a public middle school in the nabe so […]

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145 Hicks Board Meets Tonight

The coop board of 145 Hicks Street (Mansion House) will hold an open meeting tonight to share with residents its plan to cut down the 80 year old American elm tree in the building's courtyard. (Note: The meeting is not open to the public. It's an open board meeting for MH residents.) The discourse over […]

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Willow Bike

bike on Willow, originally uploaded by fkuffel.  

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Giamatti’s Film Festival

  New York Times: Robert De Niro has his own film festival. Why shouldn’t Paul Giamatti? After all, it’s been 15 years since Mr. De Niro was nominated for an Oscar; Mr. Giamatti made it to the big dance just last year (with a supporting actor nomination for “Cinderella Man”). The Brooklyn Academy of Music […]

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Hicks Elm Tree: Is It Our Business?

The controversy surrounding the removal of the huge century old American elm tree at 145 Hicks Street continues with the Brooklyn Paper shedding some light on the coop board's decision: It’s the latest salvo in an ongoing battle that appeared to reach its climax on July 18, when the co-op board at Mansion House, at […]

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