Archive | June, 2010

Hazardous Pier 1 Access To Continue Two More Weeks

“Furman Street Frogger”, as The Brooklyn Paper’s Andy Campbell calls it, will continue for at least another fortnight: The Brooklyn Paper: You’re taking your life in your own hands when trying to enter Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park — and developers say it’ll be two more weeks before it’s safe. Construction and upgrades at [...]

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Songwriter Harry Warren, Brooklyn Heights Born, Topped 20th Century Charts

You know “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”. The clip above, featuring Dorothy Dandridge, the Nicholas Brothers, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra, is from Sun Valley Serenade. You also probably know “Jeepers Creepers”, “Lullaby of Broadway”, “September in the Rain”, “Shuffle Off to Buffalo”, and “That’s Amore”. What you may not know is that these, and many other pop [...]

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DUMBO Wines Moving into “Cursed” 60 Henry Street Location

As Nabeguy mentioned earlier this week the rumored liquor store at 60 Henry Street looks like it’s a reality.  A sign posted in the window says that DUMBO Wines has applied for a license to sell retail liquor at that location. This marks the first new retail effort in the former location of the Busy [...]

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Penn Badgley, Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey Flick Margin Call to Shoot in Brooklyn Heights Monday

Margin Call, a major motion picture starring Demi Moore will be shooting on Cranberry Street and around Brooklyn Heights tomorrow (Monday 6/21).   The film is about the recent financial crisis and also stars Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, Zachary Quinto and Penn Badgley. Cars parked around the shoot will be towed. [...]

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Asking Price for Karla Kuskin’s Joralemon Townhouse Reduced

The NY Times reports that the asking price for author Karla Kuskin’s home at 96 Joralemon Street has been reduced $200K to $3.4 million. Kuskin died last year in Seattle where she had been living for several years. New York Times: The mid-19th-century house has 4,630 square feet over five stories. It has been divided into [...]

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Sinkhole at Clark Street Entrance to Brooklyn Heights Promenade

The Clark Street entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was closed off this evening after a sinkhole was discovered on the pathway.  BHB tipster “Abbey” sent us photos this afternoon. BHB’s Qfwfq sent snapped this shot, which makes the hole seem less like the gateway to hell: More after the jump.

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Deedle Deedle Dees Swing at BHA Picnic

As part of its continuing 100th anniversary celebration, the Brooklyn Heights Association today hosted a Promenade Picnic for parents and kids, with free cupcakes from Crumbs, and music by the Deedle Deedle Dees, shown above doing a song about a bear in Alaska. More videos and text after the jump.

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Pier 1 Domes Doomed? Our Man With Cam Investigates.

Mr. Junkersfeld takes a morning stroll to the Pier 1 playground, finds the solar fryers climbing domes fenced off, and learns their fate.

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Tickle the Ivories on Pier 1

Pianos that are yours for the playing will be installed at various Brooklyn locations, including Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, from June 21 through July 5. The Brooklyn Paper: Pianos are going to be scattered throughout Brooklyn starting on June 21 — but it’s your job to take control of them lest some yahoo sit [...]

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BHA Presses DOT on Pier 6 Crossing Safety

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, has contacted the City Department of Transportation about concerns over safety of pedestrians, especially with children, crossing from Atlantic Avenue to the new playground in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6. She reports: I talked to the NYC DOT today re the accident prone approach to [...]

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Remsen St. Fire

FDNY units have extinguished a fire on the 11th floor of 175 Remsen St., and remain on the scene as the smoke condition in the building has not yet lifted. No injuries have been reported.

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BHA Launches New Book “Enjoying Brooklyn Heights”

The BHA just announced their new book, Enjoying Brooklyn Heights, will be available beginning this Saturday at 11 a.m. during their Picnic on the Promenade event. The BHA is delighted to announce the publishing of a great new family resource to celebrate and educate about our neighborhood. ENJOYING BROOKLYN HEIGHTS is a fun-for-the-family “self-guided neighborhood [...]

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Nail Salon Coming to Old Laundromat Space on Montague Street

At last week’s Montague BID meeting, it was rumored a nail salon would be opening at the site of the burned out laundromat at 132 Montague Street.   The laundry announced it would be moving down the block to the vacated Korres space at 140 Montague Street.  Today, the Brooklyn Eagle confirms the nail salon [...]

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