Archive | July, 2007


Power Couple Backs Barack

As previously reported, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama was in the nabe for a fundraiser this week. The Brooklyn Paper sheds a little more light on the event, held at 212 Columbia Heights of hedge fund manager Marek Fludzinski and his book agent wife Nina Collins. The brownstone was purchased for the record setting price […]

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CB2 Nixes “Foreboding” Pineapple Plan

BHB has learned that in a letter to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Community Board 2 will recommend that the body not approve the proposed "contemporary" design planned for new construction at 73 Pineapple Street: The Land Use Committee voted 10 in favor, two opposed, one abstention (10-2-1) on June 20, 2007 to recommend disapproval of […]

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Buh Bye Big Elm Tree

"JE" writes to BHB: The board of directors at 145 Hicks is trying to take down the huge elm tree in front of the building. This is one of the most venerable and lovely of our trees, is in perfect health, and removing it would be a  terrible loss to our neighborhood. lease consider doing […]

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That Portal is Mine!

Tonight's movie at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park is Being John Malkovich starring John Cusack. DJ show starts at 6pm, movie rolls at sunset.

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DJ Party at Pool Lady Sunday

Turntables on the Hudson will host a party at the Floating Pool Lady and adjacent beach this Sunday, July 29, from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M.  The artists featured will be DJs Nickodemus, Mariano and Cato, and percussionists Nappy G and Christian Rogers.  The pool will be open for swimming until 7:00 P.M., and the DJs […]

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73 Pineapple on LPC Docket

The new owners of the vacant lot at 73 Pineapple Street will face the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission at its next session on August 7.  They will be seeking approval to construct a "new five story building" on the property. As previously reported, owner Deepak Raj promises to build a "contemporary" structure on the land […]

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Obama on the Promenade?

BHB newshound "KC" writes: Last night at around 8PM Barak Obama spent about 2 minutes on the promenade complete with heavy security detail. He looked around and left. I didn't have a camera so I got no pics, but perhaps another reader did. Of course we have no idea if this is legit, but it […]

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bhb photo club pic by cranky1

Open Thread Wednesday

The most anticipated event in Brooklyn Heights…. Open Thread Wednesday! Many would rather flip than save the bird. Coming in September, another season of the Heights Players. Crater on Pineapple, what's next?  Are coop maintainence fees out of control?  And whatever else you'd like to discuss…  BHB Photo Club pic by cranky1 via Flickr

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Tisha b’Av Lesson in Film

Tisha b'Av, the annual Jewish fast day, ends tonight at sunset. During their day of reflection, members of Chabad of Brooklyn Heights watched a screening of the documentary Paperclips.  The 2004 film recounts the story of students at a Tennessee middle school who set out to represent and understand the magnitude of the Holocaust by […]

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Heights Players Announce Fall Season

Ah! The smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd! The Heights Players recently announced its slate of performances for the 2007 – 2008 season.  No word yet on whether BHB contributor/nabe news photographer Marc Hermann will be hitting the boards again this season. Full schedule:

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