Archive | April, 2010

Spring is Here – Time for Nude Sunbathing in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Was this guy really sunbathing nude on the newly opened lawn at Brooklyn Bridge Park?  A shocked BHB tipster sent us this photo and the answer to that question… after the jump.

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Willowtown Fair to Honor Merzes, Set For Saturday, May 15

The annual Willowtown spring fair will be held on Willow Place, between Joralemon and State streets, on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 11:30 a.m. This year’s fair will honor Joe and Mary Merz (see photo), architects and Willow Place residents. Food will be provided by Iris Cafe. From the Willowtown Association: Fifty years ago this […]

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Cranberry Street Flower Sale Saturday

This just in to the BHB Inbox: The Cranberry Street Neighborhood Association is holding a flower sale this Saturday, May 1st from 12 noon to 3:00pm. Cranberry Street between Hicks and Willow.

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BREAKING NEWS: Choppers Chopped!!

Chop the Choppers indeed!! WPIX-TV reports and BHB has confirmed with Congressman Jerry Nadler’s office that the EDC will officially announce drastic changes in tourist helicopter flight pattern over Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park. A spokesperson for the congressman says that this is an “initial step” but that it doesn’t “solve everything”. The EDC’s […]

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Palmer’s 280 Hicks at Auction or What’s it all about Alfie?

Alfred Palmer was a unique individual who owned 135 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights.  He was by many accounts a “character” – a hoarder perhaps and someone who allowed 135 to tapdance on the edge of demolition by dereliction. After a fire nearly destroyed it,  that home was rescued by contractor Howard Haimes in 2006. […]

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Three Year Old Loses Doll Near Montague Street

Ok, while all of you are cranky at us for all the celebrity resident posts it’s time to remember that Homer is a sucker for another kind of story — kid loses teddy bear, binky or similar beloved item.  This comment from Lisa was mis-posted in the Bjork thread but we figured it deserved a […]

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Toren’s Viral Video of Brooklyn Heights

To some, the concept of “viral marketing” must sound like an awesome idea.  Actually it can be when done correctly. Call us curmudgeons but the series of vids touting the Toren condos in Downtown Brooklyn is just chock full of some truly off-putting characters.   What do you think?

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Brooklyn Tech: Pontiflex CEO Zephrin Lasker

You know you’re in Brooklyn, or more specifically in DUMBO, when the conference room at a hugely successful digital marketing and advertising firm is nicknamed “The Dude,” after Jeff Bridges’s immortal character in “The Big Lebowski.” Pontiflex co-Founder and CEO Zephrin Lasker, 38,  exudes a similarly laid back vibe. Seated at The Dude’s conference table […]

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Here’s Our Chance: a New Image for Brooklyn Bridge?

As previously reported, starting this June the City will give the Brooklyn Bridge a major overhaul, which will include repainting it. At present, the Bridge’s metalwork is painted a dull khaki (see photo above). Shouldn’t the City seize this opportunity to give it a more inspiring color? How about alizarin crimson, or perhaps phthalo yellow […]

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Ex-Jet Sells Garden Place Town House

The New York Times reports that former NY Jet and sportscaster John Dockery is in contract to sell his Garden Place town house. The asking price is $3.7 million.  But don’t fret, you can still rub shoulders with Dockery at the football camp he runs with Joe Namath. This marks the second high profile resident of […]

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