Archive | November, 2007


Scandal! Sahadi’s Dumps Glass Jars

This week’s Brooklyn Paper sheds light on what can only be seen as a conspiracy against tradition: Brooklyn Paper: Jarring Change…: Customers at Sahadi’s, Brooklyn’s primary stop on the Near Eastern spice route, are still fuming that the grocer has replaced the classic glass jars with generic plastic containers in the nuts, dried fruits and […]

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“Mutiny” at the Heights Players

The Heights Players' production of "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," a play by WWII veteran Herman Wouk, opens this Friday evening.  The play centers around the general court-martial of Navy Lieutenant Steven Maryk (Charles Hampton), the second-in-command of the (fictional) minesweeper U.S.S. Caine, and the relief of his commanding officer, Philip F. Queeg (Ed Healy) on […]

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Developer Nixes Precinct Flip

This just in from the Brooklyn Eagle: Brooklyn Eagle: Developer…: Regal Investments Inc., after several attempts to get its plans for the former 86th Police Precinct at 72 Poplar St. in Brooklyn Heights approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Buildings (DOB), has abandoned efforts to convert the building to residential use. […]

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Scaffolding Down on Montague

  The scaffolding that has been up at the corner of Montague and Court Street came down yesterday.

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“Task Force” Promises to Fight Crime

This just in from the Brooklyn Downtown Star:  Brooklyn Downtown Star: Task Force…: Standing in front of a recently robbed deli on 5th Avenue Sunday morning, community advocates in the Downtown Brooklyn and Park Slope area announced the formation of the Downtown Brooklyn Safety Task Force to keep the neighborhoods crime-free and local residents safe. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/28/07

  Plenty to talk about this week: Big Tent! BHA wants less chains, more variety  BBP Meeting gets people talkin' 135 Joralemon too pricey to sell?  BHB Photo Club pic by fkuffel

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange To Feature Author Visits and Signings This Thursday

The Brooklyn Women's Exchange, at 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), will continue its "Holiday Thursdays" series of events starting this Thursday, November 29. From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., children's authors Lewis Matheney, Marilyn Singer, Lauren Castillo and Emily Jenkins will read from and sign their books.  From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., wine and […]

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Big Tent in Nabe Explained

  BHB pal Sean T. Conrad wrote us earlier today with the noggin scratchin' question: "What's that big tent under the Promenade?"  Well, the newshounds at the Brooklyn Eagle have the answer: Brooklyn Eagle: Shed Being Built…: The planned Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 is about to host its first big party. Workers on Tuesday […]

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BHA: Less Chains, More Variety

The NY Daily News reports today that several chains including Starbucks and Duane Reade are looking for more locations in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Heights Association points out that more chains could mean less variety: NY Daily News: Starbucks and Other Brands…: But not everyone is onboard for more chains in Brooklyn. "We not getting any […]

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Brooklyn Bridge in the Fog

Brooklyn Bridge in the Fog, BHB Photo Club pic by Josh Derr via Flickr

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