Archive | June, 2009

84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/30/09

It was a crime-filled week in the neighborhood, including an armed robbery at a fast-food joint, a series of vehicle thefts and a pair of thefts from strollers (don’t worry, there were no babies involved).

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P.S. 8 Kids’ Trashed Urban Landscape is Better than Most Grownups’

BHB Photo Club contributor Jen snapped this pic of a diorama in the P.S. 8 end-of-the-school-year trash heap.  We think that Gehry,  Scarano and Two Trees could learn something from this.  Look at all that green space!

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BHB Contributor Marc Hermann Profiled in NY Observer

Brooklyn Heights’ own Marc Hermann, NY Daily News photographer and BHB contributor is profiled in the NY Observer: NY Observer: Mr. Hermann, 27, has been covering the city’s seamy side for over a decade. His job is one for which he is—quite literally—well-suited. In a double-breasted suit, polished wingtips, and a fedora festooned with his […]

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Fish ‘n’ Chip Paper 6/29/09

Here are some of last week’s headlines in case you missed ’em!  Have a news tip for this week?  Comment below! Only on BHB Governor’s Island – Fantastic! Park Progress: Piers 1 and 6 (Seventeenth Report) Cottonball Clouds Rowf on Hicks Street Moving “Busy Chef” Kaufman Goes to Trial July 23 Open Thread: The Premier […]

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Mid-Year Report Card: 2009’s Top Stories So Far

Here are the Top 10 most-viewed stories on BHB since January: Hey Wait a Minute Mr. Postman Movies with a View is Back! A Tea Lounge in Brooklyn Heights Chicks Street: A Family Raises Chickens on Hicks Street DUMBO Death Plunge You Must be from Brooklyn Heights If… High Heat for 90 Minutes There Must […]

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Governors Island – Fantastic!

We made it out to Governors Island yesterday via the free ferry from Fulton Landing.   We stumbled upon Creative Times “This World & Nearer Ones” art exhibit which is taking the island by storm this weekend.   Mrs. Fink and I were amused by Nils Norman’s tent installation by Castle William as well as the many […]

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Park Progress: Piers 1 and 6 (Seventeenth Report)

Friday, June 19, 2009. Friday, June 26, 2009. This week we focus on the south end of Pier 1, where there’s considerable visible action. The “Grand Canyon” has now been given a plastic lining. You can sign up to receive information about Brooklyn Bridge Park and updates on park construction, site tours, and other activities […]

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Borough Hall Greenmarket 25th Anniversary Today

Nabe blogger Dave’s Kitchen reminds us that today marks the 25th anniversary of the Borough Hall Greenmarket… and there’s lots of fun planned (poster here): Dave’s Kitchen: A reminder that the Borough Hall Greenmarket in Cadman Plaza is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a day long party this Saturday, 6/27. You can play […]

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Cottonball Clouds

BHB reader John Nathan sent us this photo of post storm clouds as seen from Montague Street tonight.

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Markowitz Joins Pothole Patrol

Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Department of Transporation employees yesterday to fill potholes on Bergen Street between Bond and Hoyt Streets. According to data from the DOT, in the last year the department has repaired nearly 300,000 potholes across the city, including 73,000 in Brooklyn. Just last week, more than 1,100 potholes were filled across the borough. […]

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