Archive | July, 2008

Tonight’s Explosive Entertainment Brought To You By…

Those fireworks that happend tonight at 9:30pm were sponsored by investment bankers Keefe, Bruyette & Woods according to the fireworks schedule on the Manhattan Community Board 1 website.

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P.S. 8 Annex Good to Go

New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced today that a classroom annex will be built on playground space at P.S. 8: Brooklyn Eagle: P.S. 8 to Get New Building: Tuesday morning, even as the playground was being cleared for the installation of a portable classroom, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein announced at a press […]

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Eagle: Oven, Busy Chef, Blug Pig Done

The Brooklyn Eagle breaks the news that four of the five restaurants managed by Dan “Busted Chef” Kaufman have been closed permanently.  Oven, Busy Chef and Blue Pig on Henry Street and the Busy Chef outlet on Court have all shut down. Brooklyn Eagle: Henry Street Busy Chef…: Kaufman, who allegedly used customers’ credit cards […]

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Heights Books: Moving, Not Closing

BHB spoke today with Tracy Walsch, owner of Heights Books on Montague Street.  Their current location, 109 Montague Street, is for sale and the store will need to move,  however she tells us that Heights Books will live on at another location.  They will be searching for a new home and hope to remain in […]

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Cheops Update – 80 Cranberry

Following up on my earlier Cheops Award post, I noted this morning that substantial progress has been made on the entryway at 80 Cranberry. The plywood is gone, and a new revolving door is in place. Now I eagerly await the restoration of the lovely faux marble columns that flank the door.

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New Blacktop on Willow Street

After a couple of weeks of construction, not to mention the DOT Dude and his megaphone at 7AM telling folks to move their cars or risk being towed, Willow Street has a sweet ‘n’ smooth new blacktop.

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Heights Books to Close?

The Lost City blog writes that the building which houses Heights Books is on the block for $4.5 million.  The real estate listing at Massey Knakal states that it will be delivered vacant, retail space included. We have contacted Montague BID and the store for comment on the reported closing.

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Renovation at What Cost?

Nabe Blogger AgeBuster notes that many current brownstone renovators – most notably someone on Willow Street – are going too far when gutting their new homes:

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Guy Steals a Bunch of Old Gray Ladies

From today’s NY Post Police Blotter: It’s a case of all the news that’s fit to steal. A knuckle-headed thief was nabbed when he tried to snatch piles of New York Times from a Brooklyn Heights store, sources said. An investigator for the broadsheet spotted Gary Stewart, 50, snatching the papers from in front of […]

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More Gossip Girl Pix

Filming in Brooklyn writes: Gossip Girl was filming today at Packer, a private school in Brooklyn Heights, and they really couldn’t have picked a more obstructed site: a courtyard behind multiple fences and lots of shrubbery. As if all of that weren’t enough, when the paparrazzi got too aggressive and annoying, the crew set up […]

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