Archive | April, 2009

Two Trees Snail Mail Spam

A tipster sent us this unsolicited letter they received today, from Two Trees Management, asking for support for their Dock Street Dumbo plan. Yelling “IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR A NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL IN DUMBO AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD’S FIRST EVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING!”, they ask the recipient to contact David Yassky immediately, and attend a hearing […]

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Tomorrow’s the Day for a Stroll and a Smooch

Reader AEB informs us that May 1 is Czech National Public Kissing Day, during which osculation under the branches of a cherry tree will “strengthen a bond.” So, convince your Significant Other, or one whom you aspire to have as your S.O., to take a stroll to the north end of the Promenade, and then… […]

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Nabe Thesp Byrne Guests on All Things Considered

Brooklyn Heights resident/star of HBO’s In Treatment Gabriel Byrne is Teri Gross’ guest on NPR’s All Things Considered today . Listen here.

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Brooklyn Group Seeks Homes for “Orange Blob” and “Cuddle Butt”

Ernie Salvi served as groundskeeper at First Presbyterian Church on Henry Street for thirty years until his recent retirement.  His health failing, Salvi’s about to move into a care facility in Manhattan and his two cats need homes.  “He is a really wonderful person, and we’re so impressed with how positive and upbeat this man […]

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Colson Whitehead to Read at City Tech Today

City Tech’s 28th Annual Literary Festival will feature novelist Colson Whitehead, whom Esquire magazine has called “the coolest writer in America”, reading from his works today at 5:00 P.M., at the Klitgord Auditorium, 285 Jay Street. Along with Mr. Whitehead, the event will also feature the sounds of Zozo Afrobeat. Admission is free, and all […]

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Herzogs Honored by Heights and Hill

From the Brooklyn Eagle: Longtime Brooklyn Heights residents John and Diana Herzog will be honored by Heights and Hill Community Council for their unflagging support of the organization on Wednesday, May 6, beginning at 6 p.m., at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The annual event — this year dubbed Look What’s Cookin’ at Heights & […]

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Your Correspondent Goes to Jacques Torres, Gets Free Champagne Kiss

According to this article in DumboNYC, local chocolatier Jacques Torres has been threatened with a trademark infringement lawsuit by choco-giant Hershey’s because of Torres’ use of the name “Champagne Kiss” for a confection he created a couple of years ago for Valentine’s Day. Hershey’s alleges that Torres’ use of “Kiss” infringes on its trademark “Hershey’s […]

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From CHB: Meeting the McCord-Van Kempens

From Cobble Hill Blog:  We weren’t sure if we were being Punk’d today when an email from Cobble Hillbilly/The Real Housewives of New York City star Simon Van Kempen arrived in the CHB Inbox. The dispatch from Van Kempen not only turned out to be real but it led to a neighborly invite to their […]

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Francine Still Missing

We just got off the phone with Francine the missing DUMBO cat’s owner.  She tell us many folks from Brooklyn Heights have called with tips but the her kitty is still at large.  So be on the look out!  Read more for full description and contact info.

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/29/09

What’s on your mind?  Comment away!

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