Archive | March, 2009

Pratt Institute’s 3rd Annual Green Week: March 30-April 4

Don’t miss out on Pratt’s Annual Green Week Celebration.  This year’s program includes gallery exhibits, competitions, talks, films, hands-on activities, and much, much more. Whether you’re interested in sustainable materials, transportation options, environmental justice, Pratt has something for everyone.

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PS8 Auction on Thursday night

On Thursday, April 2, the PS 8 PTA will host its third annual auction to raise money for the school’s enrichment programs. Parents and the public are invited to the event, which is at Hillis Hall at Plymouth Church (75 Hicks St., at Orange Street) and starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $50 in advance […]

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Chicks Street: the video

Hear Wiley and Kitty of Brooklyn Heights talk about their chickens in this Brooklyn Bugle video report.

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Chicks Street: Family raises chickens in the Heights

In the heart of Brooklyn Heights, on Hicks Street, the Holbrooke family is raising five chickens. Chickens? In Brooklyn Heights? Why not, nine-year Heights resident Sarah Holbrooke, 44, figured. The family likes eggs and they have a backyard. Plus, she noted, it will be fun for the kids. Watch  Brooklyn Bugle video of the chicks […]

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Montague Street Crisis: The Video

We recently reported on the troubles facing Montague Street merchants and the challenges they present to independently owned stores.  Here’s the video companion for that series from BHB’s Sarah Portlock

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Photo by M. Hermann/BHB

Boro Hall Takes Energy Conservation “Lightly…”

Pardon us for asking, but wasn’t Brooklyn Borough Hall supposed to go dark for Earth Hour? The photo was taken at 8:45, and at 9:00, nothing had changed.  The Brooklyn Bridge, however, did what it was supposed to do.

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Brooklyn Heights (Lame) Graffiti Gang Spotted

From a BHB Tipster comes a lead on the “gang” who may be responsible for the recent outbreak of (really lame) graffiti in Brooklyn Heights.  This report comes from Cranberry Street: Hey Homer, thought I’d pass this by you. I was walking the dogs Friday night around midnight in the North Heights when I saw […]

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Park Progress: Pier 1 (Fourth Report–No Green Yet, but Provision for Water)

Friday, March 20, 2009. Friday, March 27, 2009. According to information we’ve received from Lisa Willner of Empire State Development Corporation, those 3′ diameter pipes being placed and buried in trenches are for storage of storm runoff, to be used for Park irrigation.

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Magic We Miss on Montague

I don’t just read books, I eat them, devour them. I am like an alcoholic, a junkie, a crack head. I can’t get enough of them. I’d always been grateful for the Heights Bookstore, just blocks from my home. I loved the smell of the store. I loved getting a coffee and a bagel from […]

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BHS Invites Exhibit Proposals from Artists, Curators

This just in from the Brooklyn Historical Society: Call to ARTISTS / BROOKLYNITES for Exhibit Proposals: Public Perspectives Exhibition Series Brooklyn-based artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for the 2009-2010 season of the Public Perspectives exhibition series in the Independence Community Gallery at Brooklyn Historical Society. Exhibition concepts should explore themes that further […]

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