Archive | January, 2010

Heights Clothes and Goods Dropoff Site for Haiti Relief Effort

Perfect Paws at 102 Hicks Street (corner Pineapple St), is acting as a collection point for good condition clothes, canned goods, can openers, shoes, linens, and bottled water.  By hosting a convenient local collection site, Tom and the crew at Perfect Paws are hoping Brooklyn Heights area residents can generously donate their spare items taking up room in […]

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Park Progress: Thirty-Eighth Report–City/State “Turf War” Delaying Pier 1 Opening?

Greensward, paths, benches, stairs, and trees beckon visitors to Pier 1 in this photo taken from the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday, January 27. For some time, we’ve been advised that this portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park would open this month, but January has just two days left and no opening date has been announced. Thanks […]

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Continuum Signs Off on LICH/SUNY Downstate Merger

As we noted here last July, discussions have been underway concerning a transfer of management of Long Island College Hospital from Continuum Health Partners to SUNY Downstate Medical Center. This now appears closer to fruition. The Brooklyn Paper: Long Island College Hospital’s financial malaise is about to run its course, thanks to an agreement that […]

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P.S. 8 Does The Bard or These Little Shadows Are Too Cute to Offend

No one is ever too young for Shakespeare, and PS 8’s third and fourth graders are about to prove this with their upcoming performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The performance is part of the drama program started by Noel Gentile three years ago.  Until recently, the productions mounted by the students were original pieces […]

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Computer Geek’s Bag May Have Caused Courthouse Evacuation

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that today’s evacuation of the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse may have been caused by a computer repairman’s bag being mistaken for a bomb.  Occupants were asked to leave the building after a woman found the bag outside the courthouse and an x-ray revealed wires inside.

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Rescue Me Filming Tomorrow

FX has got the movies…and knows many of them film in Brooklyn Heights. Their popular TV series about fire fighters, “Rescue Me”, will be shooting Friday through Sunday. Hopefully the only fires in the Heights will be fake this weekend.

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Trolleys: Our Past; Our Future?

As reported in The Brooklyn Paper last week, workers installing new water and sewer lines near the foot of Old Fulton Street encountered some trolley tracks that had been buried under asphalt for many years. After consulting with city officials and an archaeologist, the contractor “ripped up the tracks and threw them in the trash.” […]

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Good Morning: “Smoke Condition” At Clark Street, 2/3 Trains Not Running

There’s a “Smoke Condition” at the Clark Street station, according to the MTA, which explains all the fire trucks at Henry and Clark. All 2 and 3 trains have been suspended between Chambers and Atlantic. People are being told to take either the A/C or the R. Update: Service was restored.

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Open Thread Wednesday 1/27/10

What’s on your mind? Comment away! BHB Photo Club pic by onmontague

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Damages Debuts with Brooklyn Heights Crash Scene

The third season of the FX drama Damages is chock full of scenes shot in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO.  Playing a crucial role in the time shifting script this year is the t-bone car crash filmed on Willow and Cranberry Streets in November. Parts of it are featured in the promo above with the full […]

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