Archive | March, 2009

Marty Connor Is Gunning for Bloomie

The New York Daily News reports that former NYS Senator Martin “Marty” Connor (SD-25) is “poring over” Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign finance report in an attempt to find something to “use against” him in this year’s election.  Marty tells the paper he hasn’t found anything… yet. NY Daily News: Connor has a big axe to […]

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Fish n Chip Paper 3/31/09

A day late, probably a dollar short but never too late for rock n roll errr sumthin’ – it’s FNCP aka stories you may have missed in the last week: Saw it First on BHB Heights History: Montague Street Revitalization 1976 Sweet news! New Sweet Melissa’s in Busy Chef Spot on Henry? Montague Street Crisis: […]

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84th Precinct Crime Blotter

There were lots of crimes on or near the subway last week, and more car thefts in the neighborhood. Be careful out there — and, as the precinct’s Captain Mark DiPaolo reminds everyone, don’t leave your car unlocked, even if it’s in a garage. Train pains At least two victims were robbed last week on […]

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Bloomberg: Federal Stimulus $$ to Fund Bridge Renovation

According to today’s Brooklyn Paper: With $261 million of federal transportation funding from the so-called “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” headed to New York City, Hizzoner said on Monday that he would use the cash to complete major shovel-ready projects including long-planned renovations of the Brooklyn Bridge — while redeploying the city money that had […]

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Upcoming CB2 meetings

Tonight, Community Board 2’s Economic Development committee will meet at 6 pm at Long Island University’s Jonas Board Room (DeKalb Avenue at Flatbush Avenue Extension). The executive directors of two local business improvement districts — Kate Kerrigan of DUMBO and Blaise Backer from Myrtle Avenue — will present their offices and what kinds of services […]

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Thursday Greenmarket to Resume This Week

Borough Hall Greenmarket (located on Columbus Park Plaza just east of Court Street, between Remsen and Pierrepont) is open year round on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 6:00pm, but April through December it is also open on Thursdays during those same hours. So, this Thursday it will resume its thrice-a-week schedule. The Greenmarket is […]

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New Heights preschool and Kindergarten

This fall, there will be a new preschool and Kindergarten in Brooklyn Heights — Congregation B’nai Avraham is expanding its popular Kiddie Korner program with new space at the corner of Montague and Clinton streets for infant and toddler daycare, and a Kindergarten class in the Remsen Street synagogue. The 3,500-square foot space is in […]

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NYT on The Body Broken

The New York Times reports on The Body Broken: A Memoir by Heights resident Lynne Greenberg detailing her decades long battle with chronic pain: New York Times: For Lynne Greenberg, a Brooklyn Heights resident, mother of two and scholar of 17th-century English literature, the headache is the only thing, really, the metronome by which she […]

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Thompson: Nix on HOD Deal to Expand

Two weeks after a judge ruled that the Brooklyn House of Detention could reopen but not expand without city approval, Comptroller William Thompson has rejected a contract made with the architect to design the facility’s expansion the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

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Taze reopens Wednesday!

Signs went up today at Taze, announcing its return to Montague Street after a devastating fire last year. The Turkish restaurant, at 142 Montague St., will reopen on April 1 and offer a free glass of wine or selected drink for patrons. The building has caught on fire twice in the last year — first, […]

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