Archive | March, 2008


Last Stand for Magnetic Field

It's been an action packed final weekend for Magnetic Field [97 Atlantic Avenue] with many local faves playing their final shows at the venue including a surprise appearance by indie legends Yo La Tengo on Friday night. Who knows what hijinx await at tonight's farewell bash. Check out Jay Lajoie's photos of the weekend's debauchery. […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Ted Shen, Arts Patron

Retired Wall Street investor/Brooklyn Heights resident Ted Shen is spending his golden years as an angel investor in, of all things, musical theater. Bloomberg interviewed him at his Columbia Heights townhouse:

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NY Daily News on Columbus Park(ing)

The NY Daily News reports on the continuing drama that we like to call "The Thing Where Folks Complain About Judges and Their Minions Parking in Columbus Park": NY Daily News: Secretaries, Law Clerks…: "It shows there is a lot of room for belt-tightening there," added Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton, who has […]

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It’s So Hard to be a Real Estate Agent

The New York Times reports today on how real estate agents are having to go that extra mile to earn their 6% commission. Joan Goldberg, a Brooklyn Heights based broker at Brown Harris Stevens, is featured in the article. Goldberg's current nabe properties include 135 Joralemon and 30 Orange Street (where's she's pictured placing new […]

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TONY Writer’s Mum Lives, Loves Brooklyn Heights

This week's Time Out New York features the parents of its writers speaking out on what they like to do in New York City.  Heights resident Jan Rust, mother of TONY's Katherine Rust says: TONY: Parents Talk Back…: I love going to eat brunch at the Clark Street Diner in Brooklyn because I love Mark, […]

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30 Rock Films on Joralemon

Instaputz tells us that NBC's 30 Rock starring Tina Fey was filming this morning on Joralemon Street. Anyone get a photo?

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Brooklyn Heights Dream or Nighmare?

bkyn_eurotrash writes: So, here's a bizarre dream I had:I was in an old flophouse, or small hotel or roominghouse of some kind. I knew that I was in Brooklyn Heights in the era of Truman Capote and Norman Mailer etc. etc.I arrived in the middle of a dark and stormy night. They had an arrangement […]

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Former Brothel Sells for $10.98 Million

The Herman Behr Mansion at 82 Pierrepont sold this week for $10.98 million slightly under its $12 million asking price.  Named after the industrialist who built it about 1888 the building had a sordid existence after its namesake died.  Under the moniker of The Palm Hotel the site was home to a madame and her […]

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Morrone to Document Every Brooklyn Heights Building

  As previously reported in our coverage of the Brooklyn Heights Association's annual meeting, noted historian Francis Morrone will be collecting historical information on every building in the neighborhood.  The Brooklyn Paper reports on the project this week:

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New England Society Presents Poetry Evening

The New England Society in the City of Brooklyn (the name is a tipoff that this organization has been around for a while) held its sixth annual Poetry Evening this past Tuesday in the Founders' Room at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims.  The theme of this year's event was "Music, Poetry's Muse."  The program was […]

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