Archive | May, 2010

Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour Sunday 6/6

Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking tour, presented by My Home Brooklyn, hits the street again this Sunday at 1pm.  Buy tickets at Eventbrite now! What’s on the tour? One stop is documented after the jump.

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“English Sunrises” in Brooklyn Heights

A few days ago I noticed workmen cleaning a rectangular wooden panel that decorates the space above Cranberry’s storefront, at 43 Henry Street. I recognized the design, with a small semicircle at the bottom center and beams radiating from the semicircle to the edges of the rectangle as a motif sometimes called the “English Sunrise.” […]

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P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler Festival Saturday June 5

The Annual P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler Festival will be held this Saturday (6/5) from noon – 4pm.  The event promises to be “fun for the whole family” including: – Face painting, Spin Art – Bouncy castle, Giant slide – Jump rope, Limbo competitions – Family relay races – Family Yoga – Poplar St. garden tour – […]

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Mr. Junkersfeld’s Observations on a Slow News Weekend

Mr. J. checks out construction near the Pier 1 entry, goes to Coney Island to taste pizza, views progress on a storefront at Hicks and Middagh, and returns to Pier 1 to find what may be the landing spot of a small, rectangular UFO, which no doubt picked a place where it wouldn’t be noticed […]

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Lebanese Food Festival Next Weekend

Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Henry and Remsen Streets, will present a Lebanese Food Festival next Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 4-6. From the Festival organizers: The 2010 Annual Lebanese Food Festival is a celebration of Lebanese and Mediterranean food and culture. Come experience and enjoy authentic savory Lebanese dishes, wines and beers from Lebanon, […]

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Windowboxes, Cranberry Street

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BWE Holds End-of-Season Sale

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is active in the work of the Exchange) is holding its annual end-of-season sale from now through Friday, June 11, after which the shop will close for the summer and reopen on September 11, 2010. Discounts of 25% to 40% will be offered on many handcrafted items, […]

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Eater Gives La Traviata Some Love

Foodie blog Eater quotes writer Brooks of Sheffield of Lost City on La Traviata on Montague Street, reviewed as part of the Who goes there? series of posts about unprepossessing establishments that have managed to survive for many years (in Traviata’s instance, thirty three). Brooks had this to say: The menu at La Traviata is […]

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Park Progress Special: Pier 6 Webcam

The developer of One Brooklyn Bridge Park/360 Furman has installed a webcam on the roof, trained on Pier 6: see here. It updates every few minutes, and you can use the calendar at the left of the screen to look back at an earlier phase of construction. Under the calendar is a zoom control that […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks to Remain on Hudson This Year

Unfortunately for residents of Brooklyn, as well as Queens and the east side of Manhattan, Macy’s has announced (see press release here) that, like last year, this year’s Fourth of July fireworks will be launched from barges in the Hudson instead of the East River. Update: Reader Brian Shahum contacted Macy’s and asked why the […]

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