Archive | February, 2008

Haberman: Crystal Ball Cloudy

New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman, featured speaker at tonight's Brooklyn Heights Association annual meeting, and Professor Sybil Trelawney of Hogwarts  School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, have something in common: neither is any good at predicting the future.  The difference is that Haberman admits it.  Tasked with giving an address on the future of life […]

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Facebook “Threat” Shuts Down “School”

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on a “Brooklyn private school” shut down by a “threat” made on Facebook, a site the crazy kids today are using to get out of going to school. It fails to mention (or is covering up?) the name of the learning institution in question:

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BHA Annual Meeting Live Blog

Watch this space tonight starting at 7:30pm for BHB's Live Blog from the BHA's Annual Meeting.  7:41pm: meeting underway! they just finished reading off all the dignitaries attending. Mostly, its just their minions. 7:45pm: brooklyn bridge park! 7:47pm: tobacco warehouse – bha against privatization and tear-down. they are also against noise. the next few years […]

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BHA Annual Meeting Tonight

Another year, another group of honorees tonight at the Brooklyn Heights Association's Annual Meeting.  Among those honored tonight will be Sammy from Pet Emporium and the owners of Le Petit Marche. BHB's invite to be honored was clearly lost in the mail again this year. New York Times columnist Clyde Haberman will be the keynote […]

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NY Mag Features Nabe Decorator

Noted designer/Brooklyn Heights resident Harry Heissmann's apartment is featured in New York Magazine:   NY Magazine: This is what I can afford without eating water crackers for the rest of my life,” Harry Heissmann says while standing in his ten-by-twelve-foot living room, a cabinet of curiosities where every object tells a story, down to the […]

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Poplar Precinct to Serve Good Purpose

Brownstoner reports that the old 84th Precinct building at 72 Poplar Street will soon be home to the League Treatment Center. The program which helps "students who have been rejected by the public school system because their emotional problems are so severe and who cannot afford private schooling" is now located at 30 Washington Street […]

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The Lobster Dies on March 16

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Armando's Restaurant owner Peter Byros will shut off the historic "Lobster Sign" at 143 Montague Street forever on March 16.  Byros owns the building and says he will lease the Armando's space to an "upscale" restaurant. The Montague Video Store will remain on the second floor. The "Save the Lobster" […]

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Heights History: 68 Hicks Street

The scaffolding has been up for a few weeks and renovation is in full swing at 68 Hicks. Built in 1820, the structure was originally a grocery store and tavern. The building is known for its gambrel roof and colonnettes in its entryway.  In recent years its been home to the Washing Well Laundromat and […]

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The “Kid” Says Save The Lobster

  The Lobster should be saved says NY State Senate 25th District Democratic challenger Daniel "The Kid" Squadron.  He tells BHB exclusively that the sign for Armando's Restaurant, a fixture on the block since 1936, should be saved. Squadron tells BHB exclusively via Facebook, "I urge the next tenant or a neighboring establishment to save […]

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Meet Dan “The Kid” Squadron

It's a month old, but I just came across this The Albany Project interview with Dan "The Kid" Squadron. He's all for educating the kids, congestion pricing, the environment, and puppies. And he also promises:

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