Archive | March, 2010

Graffiti Pondered

Pondering work crews’ spray painting the streets of Brooklyn Heights.

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Brooklyn Paper Offers Guide to Pier 1

The Brooklyn Paper has published a useful guide to the newly opened Pier 1 section of Brooklyn Bridge Park. One downer: there are, at present, no “facilities”, which seems especially problematic given the presence of a playground. Update: According to Curbed, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation promises portable potties within three weeks. Until then, […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Tom van den Bout and Brenda Nelson Win Preservation Award

At the New York Landmarks Conservancy’s 20th Presentation of the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards to be held on April 21, Brooklyn Heights’s Tom van den Bout and his wife Brenda Nelson will be honored for their architecture firm NV/da’s work on 36 Grace Court in the Heights. Of the projects to be recognized this […]

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Pierrepont Playground Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

Pierrepont Playground, located at Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights, will be the site of the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s annual Easter egg hunt this coming Saturday, April 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (“sharp” saith the BHPC, so tell Dylan and Madison not to dawdle, or all the eggs will be gone). The Committee adds: Volunteers […]

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BHB Contributor, Brooklyn Heights Resident TK Small Profiled

BHB contributor and neighborhood resident TK Small is profiled by New Mobility. Among other things, TK reveals his “shocking” political affiliation:

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BHB Reader Robbed at Gunpoint

This disturbing news from a BHB reader: Last night about midnight, I was robbed at gunpoint while walking my dog at the corner of Aitken and Sydney. After the cops showed up (very quickly I might add) I came to understand that the same perpetrators had robbed a group of three only two blocks away […]

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Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights: Next Tour April 24

See the Hidden Sights of Brooklyn Heights! Next walking tour is April 24. Watch video above for a 25% off discount code. Have friends coming to Brooklyn? This is a great way to show them around the neighborhood! Buy tickets at Eventbrite. For more info check out our Brooklyn Walking Tour section.

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Walt Whitman: the First Beatnik?

It’s not a great stretch to see stylistic, and perhaps even thematic, similarities between, say, Walt Whitman’s “I Sing the Body Electric” and Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”. The relationship between the poetry of the nineteenth century Bard of Brooklyn (see some local folks reciting Whitman’s verse here) and that of the Beats a century later is […]

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111 Hicks Street Conjures Luxury Penthouse from Water Tank Space

The New York Times reports today that the St. George Tower Co-Op at 111 Hicks will be selling its 30th floor, once home to its water tanks, as a luxury coop.  The price tag: $2.495 million. New York Times:  The 66-by-53-foot space still has one remaining tank, which will be boxed in. The board has […]

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Damages Shoots on Willow and Cranberry

The FX drama Damages shot some scenes at the intersection of Willow and Cranberry Streets today.  As we mentioned earlier this week, a car crash filmed here is a focal point of this year’s story arc. When production assistants weren’t shooing away curious neighbors, they were apparently heaving dead leaves into the street to dress […]

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