Archive | June, 2008

NYC Waterfalls: Rendering vs. Reality

There have been many opinions voiced here about Olfar Eliason’s NYC Waterfalls, the public art project on display this summer under the Brooklyn Bridge, on the Brooklyn Heights waterfront and at other locations along the East River.  In general, the reaction from the BHB community has been that of disappointment.  This despite the fact that […]

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Eagle’s Holt on the Race for the 33rd

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Dennis Holt looks at the race for David Yassky’s seat in the New York City Council representing the 33rd District.  The term-limited Yassky is running for NYC Comptroller. Businessman  Ken Diamondstone recently tossed his hat in the ring to represent the 33rd in the City Council.

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Cops Nab Cranberry Thugs

The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter brings us this tidbit about an attempted mugging at the corner of Cranberry and Hicks:

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Brooklyn’s Theaters Then and Now

The Brooklyn Eagle’s John Manbeck gets in his time machine and tells us about the forgotten theaters of Brooklyn.  One passage mentions Brooklyn Heights:

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Pop Up Park, Open All Summer

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy rolled out its “Pop Up Park” today at Pier 1.   It will be open for outdoor fun 7 days a week from 10am – 10pm until Labor Day.  Brownstoner uses the occaision to lament what’s happenin’ with the “real” Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Morris Dancing on the Promenade

BHB Photo Club member Dietrich writes: Morris dancing, a form of English Folk dancing, along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade through June. Catch ’em with a the waterfall in the background for a double feature.

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Waterfalls Officially On Today

Good Morning America’s Sam Champion interviewed Mayor Michael Bloomberg and artist Olafur Eliasson this morning about the NYC Waterfalls art project. The falls officially go on display today. More waterfall videos after the jump.

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Mary Comes A-Callin’

The historic, retired harbor tanker Mary A. Whalen, which last September served as the “stage” for a production of the Puccini opera Tabarro, as reported here, has been moved from her berth at Red Hook to one between Piers 2 and 3, where she is clearly seen from the Promenade (see photo above). She belongs […]

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Cranberry Warning Vanishes

Was it the heavy rain on Sunday night that caused the sign warning the dog poo leaving “tall blonde man” [sic] to disappear from Cranberry Street?  Or was it an act of retailliation from said TBM?  We may never know.

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Open Thread Wednesday 6/25/08

It’s the last Wednesday in June! What’s on your mind? Any events coming up that we should know about? Comment away! BHB Photo Club pic by madabandon via Flickr

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