Archive | December, 2009

Enjoy it While it Lasts

A father and son crew put the finishing touches on a snowman on the sidewalk next to Pierrepont Playground this morning. Alas, the forecast calls for temperatures in the low 40s and rain showers tomorrow.

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Mad Bomber of Remsen Making Friends in Rikers

It’s been some time since we’ve heard the name Ivaylo Ivanov. The would-be bomber of Remsen Street has spent the last two years in jail on Rikers Island on charges involving spray-painting anti-Jewish slurs and swastikas in the Heights. So what’s he been up to? Turns out, Ivanov’s been making friends with Ronald Tackmann, an illustrious thief, […]

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Return to Sender: Graffiti Goon Guder Strikes Again in Brooklyn Heights?

Is “Guder“, aka admitted vandal Joe Daiuto of Hawthorne, NJ using a new moniker?

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/30/09

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Park Progress: Thirty-Sixth Report

Looking down at Pier 1 from the east tower of the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday morning, December 27, 2009. There’s water in the pond, and a temporary structure has been erected over the “tot park”, perhaps to provide shelter until spring arrives. Contrast this with the last non-snow covered view from this vantage, as taken […]

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David Levine, Aritst, Leader of Brooklyn Heights Breakfast Club, Dies at 83

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Brooklyn Heights resident David Levine, known for his caricatures published in the New York Review of Books, died today at age 83.  The cause of death was prostate cancer and macular degeneration, the report says.

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We’re Meeting Up!

Join us tonight (12/28) at the new Roebling Inn at 97 Atlantic Avenue, between Henry and Hicks.  We’ll be meeting up around 7:30pm to welcome this new venture from the owners of the Brooklyn Inn to the neighborhood.

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The BHB Ten 2009

Here they are: the BHB Ten for 2009. Your recommendations and suggestions influenced this year’s list of Brooklyn Heights’ movers and shakers.   This year’s members represent new trends in thought, community leadership, the arts and charitable giving.  We look forward to their contribution to our neighborhood, our city, our country and the world for […]

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Notable Residents of Brooklyn Heights Past and Present

BHB contributor Karl Junkersfeld has delivered this omnibus of notable Brooklyn Heights residents past and present.

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Larry Weiss Named Head of School at Brooklyn Friends

Dr. Larry Weiss, most recently Head of School at St. Ann’s,  has been named to that position at Brooklyn Friends School.   In a statement posted on its website, Alice Pope and Karen Robinson co-chairs of the schools Board of Trustees say:

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