Archive | August, 2008

NYC Waterfalls Hours Cut in Half

The NYC Parks Department has cut the hours of operation of the NYC Waterfalls art installation in half.  The move comes in response to the Brooklyn Heights Association’s call to turn Olafur Eliason’s project off completely a month before its October 13 end date due to tree damage they believe was caused by its salt […]

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Moonstruck House Seller Talks to NY Times

Moonstruck House (19 Cranberry Street) seller/ Heights Hero Edwards Rullman talks to nabe resident/NY Times writer J. Courtney Sullivan in today’s edition:

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Memorial Service for Brooklyn Heights Girl Killed in Boating Accident

The New York Daily News reports that over 200 people attended the memorial service held at the Quaker Meeting Hall Friday for Brooklyn Heights resident Alexandra Vitale, 3, who drowned during a boating safety lesson in Long Island Sound off of Westport, Connecticut on Tuesday. New York Daily News: Friend, Family Mourn…: “She loved her […]

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New York Times Magazine Gives Kudos to BHB and Weegee

Brooklyn Heights Blog’s Weegee and the coverage of the recent suicide on Hicks Street are the focus of an article in the Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. The piece, written by nabe journo Virginia Heffernan, documents her quest to find out what all the police activity was about around 166 Hicks Street on August 5. […]

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LIVE Today at 4pm on The Homer Fink Show

Homer’s guest on this week’s The Homer Fink Show (with Homer Fink) is legendary hoaxster Joey Skaggs.  Over the last 40 years he’s pulled off many notable culture jamming pranks – which the mainstream media reported as fact – including the Cathouse for Dogs,  the Celebrity Sperm Bank,  the Solomon Project and the Brooklyn Bridge […]

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Puggle Abused, Owner Arrested

A BHB Tipster points us to an item on the ASPCA website about a Brooklyn Heights woman arrested on August 11 for misdemeanor animal cruelty.   Francesca Sullivan’s ex-boyfriend discovered their puggle ( pug/beagle mix; similar to the one in photo), Ditto, to be in an emaciated condition when he returned the apartment they had shared.  […]

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Middle School Mania

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost writes about parents freaking out about the lack of middle school space in our area and Brooklyn in general: Brooklyn Eagle: Middle School Situation…: Brooklyn parents can feel a terrible sense of anxiety as the middle school years approach. Some even consider moving. The lure of a middle school is […]

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Parks Deparment: Chill Out, Trees Will Be Fine

The Brooklyn Heights Association fired off a letter yesterday to the city’s Community Assistance Unit commissioner asking that the NYC Waterfalls “art” installation be turned off after Labor Day, weeks earlier than planned.  BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton made the original declaration in this week’s Brooklyn Paper and followed that up by telling the NY […]

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But By the Content of Their Character or Nanny Blog Offends Again

Forty five years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.   Tonight in Denver, the first step to a post-racial America will be made when Sen. Barack Obama accepts the Democratic Party’s nomination as its candidate for President of the United States […]

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