Archive | September, 2007


LPC OKs New Building at Hicks & State

From Brownstoner: On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans for a new four-story Greek Revival townhouse at the northwest corner of State and Hicks Streets in Brooklyn Heights; the developers plan to submit plans soon for a second stage of the project on a contiguous plot on State Street that involves conversion of existing […]

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The Legendary Shangri-La, Mary Weiss, at Atlantic Antic Sunday!

Besides wearing out many Beatles 45s back in the day, a certain diaper wearing future blog publisher was known for his manic obsession with the 60s girl group The Shangri-Las. This Sunday as part of the annual Atlantic Antic street festival, our pals at Magnetic Field present one of the original Shangri-Las, Mary Weiss, in […]

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Clooney and Pitt’s Showbiz Rigs

Movie set trailers for Burn After Reading set up on Cadman Plaza this morning. Photo: TwoFones

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Open Thread Wednesday 9/26/07

Another week, another open thread….. It's been a week of extremes to say the least — Burn After Reading films in the nabe Hate comes to the Heights Is BHA membership worth it?  Oven cooked by Time Out NY State Street homes get Hollywood paint job… what do you think?  …any whatever else is on […]

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Coen Brothers to Invade Middagh Tuesday

Residents around Middagh Street were informed via flyer tonight that the Coen Brothers will be filming a crash scene for Burn After Reading on their street this Tuesday (10/2).  The set-up will be that of a “t-bone crash” and the circular tells us that “actors” (perhaps Pitt and Clooney?) will be present at filming. Residents […]

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Reaction to Brooklyn Heights’ Night of Hate

The Brooklyn Eagle has an extensive report on neighborhood reaction to last night's anti-Semitic vandalism spree: Rabbi Serge Lippe of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue said that five or six years ago, his synagogue was hit by a graffiti “tagger” who included “one or two swastikas” in addition to the graffiti. The difference, he said, is […]

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Funny is Money at Magnetic Field

Charles Star hosts another week of Pant-Hoot comedy tonight at Magnetic Field (97 Atlantic Avenue).  The fun starts at 8pm featuring: Tom Shillue (Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central Presents: ) Becky Donohue (Premium Blend, Tough Crowd) Jesse Popp (Premium Blend) Joe Mande (Totally J/K @ Rififi) Matt Taylor (Waltz Comedy Night)

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Reading at BHS

On Wednesday night at 7PM the Brooklyn Historical Society presents a book reading by Steven Hart, author of The Last Three Miles. The book recounts the construction of the Pulaski Skyway and the tensions it created amongst the area's power brokers.   Brooklyn Historical Society128 Pierrepont StBrooklyn, NY 11201(718) 222-4111www.brooklynhistory.orgFree to the public

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Movie Shoots? Feh!

“T” writes BHB regarding the Burn After Reading shoot: Just checking in to inquire if anybody knows anything about the current movie shoot–a stretch of Hicks between Clark and Pierrepont has been blocked off for two weeks, and starting tomorrow, something like seven blocks will be closed.  Help!  I’ll call Yassky’s office to complain, but […]

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Hate Comes to Brooklyn Heights

In the shadow of yesterday's speech at Columbia University by Iranian President/Holocaust denier Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hate also made an appearance in Brooklyn Heights. Swastikas and anti-Semitic phrases were spray painted on synagogues and buildings across the neighborhood:  WABC-TV: Swastikas Found…: Police say the swastikas were found on the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen Street […]

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