Archive | February, 2010

Brooklyn Independent TV Visits Marissa Alperin’s Jewelry Studio

Marissa Alperin Studio is located at 25 State Street, between Willow Place and Columbia Place, across from Palmetto Playground. This is another in BITV’s series on Heights residents, businesses, and institutions.

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BHA/BHS Print Show Opening a Success

BHB reader and Brooklyn Heights Association board member Martin L. Schneider (photo above) gives us this account of last evening’s opening reception for the “Brooklyn in Prints” exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society: A record-setting snowstorm couldn’t stop eager Brooklyn fans from trudging their way to the Brooklyn Historical Society Friday night for the opening […]

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Get on the Purim Party Bus with Rabbi Simcha

Rabbi Simcha Weinstein tells us there’s still time to get on the Purim bus tomorrow with Congregation B’nai Avraham and dress up like your favorite New York icon! Full schedule and details here.

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New Neighbor: Something at 139 Atlantic

BHB pal @ejcory tweets this pic adding “Another interesting new retail shop on Atlantic Ave. That strange always vacant storefront next to Floyd.” The store which appears to be called 139 @tlantic promises “fair trade coffee, live entertainment, interesting furniture, contemporary artifacts and a unique atmosphere.”

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Peter Hedges Talks The Heights

On Saturday morning, BHB had the opportunity to chat with Boerum Hill resident/Brooklyn Heights based novelist, playwright and filmmaker Peter Hedges.   His credits include the novel and the screenplay What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, writer-director of Pieces of April and Dan in Real Life as well as an Academy Award nomination as co-writer of the screenplay […]

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Sam O’Hare’s “The Sandpit”: a Revelation

The Sandpit from Sam O'Hare on Vimeo. Artist Sam O’Hare’s “The Sandpit”, with music composed by Human, co-written by Rosi Golan and Alex Wong, uses “tilt-shift photography” to depict a day in the life of the City. Much of the action is seen from the Promenade and from the Brooklyn Bridge, including scenes of construction […]

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Snowacaine in Brooklyn Heights

How ’bout that snow… imagine if that was rain!

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 2/25/10

This week’s police blotter features one iPhone robbery and one attempted iPhone robbery that appear to be related.

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John Manbeck Talks Heights History on Brooklyn Independent TV

John Manbeck, Heights resident, writer, and former Borough Historian, talks neighborhood history on Brooklyn Independent Television. This is another in a series of BITV pieces on Heights people, businesses, and institutions.

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Ivanov Gets 18 Years for Bombs, Hate Crimes

Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes announced this morning that Ivaylo Ivanov has been officially sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection to possession of a cache of weapons and spray painting swastikas around Brooklyn Heights. The official press release after the jump.

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