Archive | December, 2008

Who Do You Think Should Make the 2008 BHB 10?

Who do you think are the 10 Brooklyn Heights residents who made a big difference in 2008 – for the neighborhood, the city, the country or the world?  Comment below.  We’ll announce the list on New Year’s Eve.

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Holiday Open Thread

An all-purpose Open Thread to discuss anything you want this week. Comment away!

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The Yulelog Still Rules

Contrary to reports, WPIX-TV will be running its Yulelog this year with the same soundtrack it has since bringing the GREATEST TV SHOW EVER back in 2001.

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BHB Tipster: Grinch Robs Pickle

BHB Newshound “RS” reported to us earlier today: “The Spicy Pickle [on Montague Street] has been robbed. I’m there now and the police are investigating.”

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Yassky – Pesky Vendors Must Gosky

Our man in the City Council, David Yassky is calling for the bannation of vendors from Court Street, saying they are illegal and are unfair competition to local businesses: NY Daily News: Vendors are…: City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn Heights) has proposed a ban on vending along Court St., and wants cops to confiscate merchandise […]

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The Kid Lights the Candles

NYS Senator-elect Daniel Squadron joined Brooklyn Heights’ own Rabbi Aaron Raskin to light the third candle on our borough’s official menorah Tuesday night at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza. Squadron tells BHB his favorite Chanukah menu:

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Man Seeks to End Poverty

Darryl Penrice wants to end poverty around the world via his website Poverty’s Demise. The cure? Microfinancing.  City Limits profiles Penrice, who lives in Brooklyn Heights: One Idealist’s…: Penrice says that he gets the occasional paycheck whenever he’s called to make computer repairs, but the meager earnings make it impossible for him to afford […]

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135 Joralemon Sales Price Revealed

Brownstoner reports that the “Little House that Could” at 135 Joralemon Street sold for $4.189 million or 30% less than its original asking price. The home was damaged by fire in 2006 and purchased in 2006 by contractor Howard Haimes for $2.4 million.  The renovated home was part of the BHA’s 2007 House Tour.

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Official Menorah Lighting Tonight

Rabbi Aaron Raskin of Congregation B’nai Avraham along with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will light the Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht Menorah (the official menorah of Brooklyn) tonight.  The ceremony begins at 5PM at Borough Hall Plaza. This menorah and another standing in Grand Army Plaza and sponsored by Rabbi Shimon Hecht of Park Slope […]

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CB2 to Walentas: Dock Dead

Community Board 2’s land use committee voted yesterday by a vote of 7-6 to reject Two Trees’ planned Dock Street DUMBO project.  The Brooklyn Paper reports that the denial was based primarily on the height of the project – 183 feet.  In a second motion the group recommended that the site be rezoned to allow […]

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