Archive | May, 2009

Walden Pond to Wallabout Bay: Thoreau in Brooklyn

The New England Society in the City of Brooklyn (disclosure: your correspondent is Secretary of the Society) held its annual meeting and spring dinner last Thursday at Pete’s Downtown Restaurant, at the foot of Old Fulton Street in DUMBO. In keeping with tradition, the entertainment of the evening was a talk about a prominent New […]

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Lebanese Food Fest – Fun!

Being Lebanese means a lot more than just loving Danny Thomas.   A great primer for learning that is this weekend’s Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral Lebanese Food Festival.  As we reported yesterday, not only will you get a belly full of great eats (make sure you wash it down with Almaza beer!) but proceeds from […]

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Jacques Torres: Meilleure Crème Glacée Jamais!

The Jacques Torres Ice Cream Store in DUMBO [66 Water Street] opened for business today.  We stopped by to check it out and there’s really no need for a super detailed review. 

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Yassky, Gioia Protest Dock Street DUMBO

BHB contributor Matthew Parker sent in these photos of our man in the NYC Council, David Yassky, and fellow councilmember Eric Gioia of the 26th District at this morning’s rally in Brooklyn Bridge Park to protest Two Trees’ Dock Street DUMBO project. Also in attendance  project opponent Christian Roebling the great-great grandson of Washington and […]

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Park Progress: Pier 1 (Thirteenth Report)

Friday, May 22, 2009. Friday, May 29, 2009. Again, the view of the north end of the pier has a plus ça change quality, though I wonder what’s the significance of the rectangular plot next to the Port-a-John near the bottom of the picture and slightly to the left. More photos after the jump.

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Internet? Feh! B’Paper Home Delivery Returns to Brooklyn Heights

News Corp/CNG’s  Brooklyn Paper is coming back to a doorstep near you.  The paper suspended home delivery some time ago: Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn Heights – We’ll target Columbia Heights between Montague and Cranberry streets; plus an area bounded by Willow and Sidney places, and State and Joralemon streets. Seems like a big chunk of the […]

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LICH Obstetrics Decline

As reported by The Brooklyn Paper: Long Island College Hospital is in the midst of a precipitous drop in births this year, months after threatening to shut its maternity ward, a decline that is resulting in large increases in deliveries at other Brooklyn hospitals, including a record number of births in 48 hours at one […]

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Lebanese Food Festival This Weekend

Middle Eastern delicacies will be on the menu this weekend when Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Henry and Remsen Streets, presents its annual Lebanese Food Festival, beginning Friday evening, May 29 and going through Sunday, May 31. Your correspondent and his wife attended this event last year and were delighted by the superb dishes and […]

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Checkers Readies Court Street Store

The Checkers burger chain is hard at work preparing its new Downtown Brooklyn location.   The outlet will occupy the former Busy Chef space at 111 Court Street. [photo via McBrooklyn]

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The NEW Homer Fink Show 5/29/09: Get Your Belmont On

Tune-in Friday (5/29) LIVE at 4pm for The NEW Homer Fink Show. This week’s guests are Brooklyn Heights resident/horse racing blogger Teresa Genaro (Brooklyn Backstretch, NYT The Rail, Belmont Stakes Blog) and Homer’s Dad/ racing enthusiast  John “Poppa Fink” Loscalzo. We’ll be talking about this year’s Belmont Stakes (6/6), the state of racing in New […]

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