Archive | February, 2008

73 Pineapple

LPC Approves 73 Pineapple

According to the ubiquitous Brownstoner, The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved the latest 73 Pineapple Street design: Evidently none of the commissioners shared our concern about the alignment of the facade and the size of the bulkhead because they voted 9-0 to approve the new designs last week. For what it's worth, I find that […]

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Nabe Band’s Gig Jolted by Fire Alarm in London

Brooklyn Heights biggest export since Jennifer Connolly, Vampire Weekend, had their London concert interrupted by a fire alarm earlier tonight.  Nabe resident Rostam Batmanglij and the band were midway through "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" at the ULU Club when the false alarm rang out, according to Brit music publication NME.  The audience and […]

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Crimewave: Burglary Edition

According to this week's edition of the Brooklyn Paper, there was a slew of burglaries last week, hitting Willow and Orange Streets: Around the corner, in a building on Orange Street between Willow and Hicks streets, a renter returned from a week on Feb. 11 to discover that another “fire escape burglar” had raided her […]

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Some “Henry Street Restaurant…located near Cranberry Street” missing $5,000

Of course, we would be remiss in our duties if we failed to highlight this other item from Brooklyn Paper's crime blotter: Missing money A restaurant employee who was entrusted with taking $5,000 to the bank on Feb. 14 may have followed the age-old advice, “Take the money and run.” The 35-year-old left the Henry […]

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Ivanov the Terrible Has Day in Court

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on pipe bomb/arsenal packin' suspect Ivaylo Ivanov's day in court for his admitted swastika spraying spree last year: Brooklyn Eagle: Ivanov Quietly…: Ivanov, a 37-year-old Bulgarian immigrant, looked meek and even gentle, as he stood handcuffed and motionless in front of the judge. Dressed in a white-collared shirt, khaki pants and […]

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Heights Couple’s “Earnest” Gets Raves

Theater 1010's production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Montague Street resident Judith Jarosz with set design and acting by her husband, David Fuller (see earlier post about this production here), has received enthusiastic critical notice. Martin Denton, in, writes:

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Farewell Magnetic Field

Brooklyn's game show kingpin, Dick Swizzle, announced at Wednesday's Match Game 08 at Magnetic Field that the bar will be closing at the end of March. 

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What’s Up at 81 Columbia Heights?

A BHB tipster writes: something is going down at 81 columbia heights on the corner of cranberry for the past hour. 2 cop cars 3 unmarked cars..saw a few cops on the roof in uniform and a gaggle of plain clothes cops run in and out of the building…the ones on the street keep pointing […]

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Landmark the Lobster!

If the reports are true as BHB commenter Since47 suggests then Armando’s on Montague is soon to be history:

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Open Thread Wednesday 2/20/08

What's on your mind… let's open the "phones": See you next Tuesday at the BHA Annual Meeting?  Eamonn's staying put — St. Patrick's Day saved? Something Cobble Hill and Brooklyn Heights can agree on — Park Slope sucks?! … and whatever else is on your mind…. see you tonight at Magnetic Field for Match Game […]

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