Archive | January, 2009

Kid Squadron Sets Up Shop in Brooklyn Heights

BHB Photo by Diana Rosenthal   This afternoon, Senator Daniel Squadron announced that he is opening a Brooklyn District Office that, thanks to the generosity of Borough President Marty Markowitz, will temporarily be in Borough Hall. Squadron also announced the appointment of Ellen Whelan-Wuest as his Brooklyn Office Director, whose first task will be to […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 1/28/09

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Chuck Swears Kid In

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer administered the oath of office to NYS Senator Daniel Squadron (D-SD25) in two local ceremonies on Sunday (1/25) in Brooklyn Heights and Lower Manhattan.  Squadron has vowed to be “accessible” to constituents throughout the 25th State Senate district.

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Full House at Dock Street DUMBO Hearing

BHB Tipster “MP” tells us that it’s a “full house” at the Brooklyn Borough President’s hearing on the Dock Street DUMBO Project.  He adds that there seems to be a “few more people/groups” speaking against the project. The Brooklyn Paper’s Gersh “Nude Model” Kuntzman reports:

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John Updike’s Brooklyn Heights Story

John Updike, who died today, never lived in Brooklyn Heights. Famous mainly for his novels and short stories, Updike did, however, use the Heights as the setting for a minor, somewhat infamous, work of non-fiction. Appearing in the September 24, 2001 issue of The New Yorker — the first published after the Towers went down […]

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Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Housing Works on Montague

From the BHB Inbox: Brooklynites are invited to celebrate the second anniversary of Housing Works Thrift Shops thriving Brooklyn location at a free and open-to-the-public in-store party on Thursday, January 29 from 7pm to 9pm. (Housing Works members get in at 6pm, a full hour early! Join Housing Works—you’ll do good and save big). Housing […]

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Have You Seen My Desk Top?

The virus attacked on Saturday of last week. Nothing could stop it, and I tried. I had spyware protection. I had virus protection. I had firewalls. This Trojan Horse plowed through everything and shut me down for a week. The Geek Squad at Best Buy tried everything— but it was so deeply encrypted, so deeply […]

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Dock Street DUMBO Hearing Tonight

The Office of the Kings County Borough President will be holding a public hearing today regarding Two Trees’ Dock Street DUMBO Project.  The building has supporters who claim that affordable housing and a middle school make that project worthy while opponents say that the structure will be out of scale with the neighborhood and would […]

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Yassky Pickskys Isay

Looks like it’s full speed ahead for David Yassky’s bid for New York City comptroller. The NY Daily News reports that he’s tapped Democratic “fixer” and fellow disciple of Sen. Chuck Schumer Josh Isay as a campaign staffer. Isay, the paper says, is taking “at least some of the blame” for Caroline Kennedy’s botched bid […]

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Slow News Day Open Thread

Seems like the news is slow today, so what’s on your mind? What stories are percolatin’ out there that you’d like us to investigate?

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