Archive | November, 2008

And to Think That I Saw It on Cranberry Street!

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One Neighbor Scales Back This Holiday Season

The New York Times profiles a few folks who are scaling back their holiday this year because of… you know… The Great Depression.  One of those featured in the piece is nabe attorney Robin McCabe and her sister Susan: NY Times: The Holidays Downsized: A restaurant dinner? All those presents? “Out of the question,” said […]

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Heights and Hill Serves Feast for Seniors

Yesterday afternoon, about two hundred seniors packed the Guild Hall and adjoining North Room of Grace Church for a Thanksgiving feast provided by the Heights and Hill Community Council. On hand to say a few words and help with serving the food were State Senator Elect Daniel Squadron (shown in photo above, along with The […]

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Brooklyn Black Friday: Where are you shopping?

Brooklyn Beep Marty “Faux Petit Fleur” Markowitz wants you to shop in Brooklyn this holiday season.  There are many discount programs offered and detailed at .  Sure the ecomony stinks, but you still have to buy gifts for someone, eh?  But do Brooklyn Heights folks really “Shop Brooklyn”?  Do you plan to hit the […]

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Ivanov the Terrible’s Day in Court

Ivaylo Ivanov appeared at a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.  Ivanov was arrested in January after accidentally shooting himself in his Hicks Street apartment.  Police responding to the report discovered a cache of illegal firearms and pipe bombs. It was later discovered that Ivanov was also responsible for a spate of hate […]

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Fun Turkey Day Game: “Who Wants To Be A U.S. Senator?”

For my money, there is only one thing better than “Autumn in New York” and that is “Thanksgiving in Brooklyn!” Where else in real or fake America can you enjoy any number of cultures and ethnicities celebrating Turkey Day in their own special way.

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/26/08

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Heights Little House That Could Sells

135 Joralemon Street, ravaged by fire in early 2005 and renovated by contractor Howard Haimes, has been sold.   The property, which was part of the BHA’s Annual House Tour 2007,  is listed as “in contract” on the Brown Harris Stevens website and was originally listed for $5.95 million.  The asking price was reduced a few […]

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There’s a Film Crew Outside Your Door.

Well, maybe not at this very moment. But, given that this is one of the most-filmed neighborhoods on earth, it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Most of us, I think it’s safe to say, find the attractiveness of the Heights to movie-makers something of which we can be proud, and take occasional slight inconveniences […]

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Heights History: The Bad Old Days at 55 Pierrepont

With all this talk about the return of 1970s economics,  it’s time to see what that would really mean for  Brooklyn Heights.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll post items from newspaper archives that will give us all a taste of what a Life on Mars-like return to the Disco Decade would mean for us […]

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