Archive | June, 2010

Save Our Buses Protest!

Here’s the official press release from Brooklyn Beep Markowitz on today’s protest regarding cuts to the B51, B39 and other bus routes:

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Mister Would You Please Help My Pony?

w Maybe it was the fact that we saw Alec Baldwin in Equus last week but Mrs. Fink thought I’d be interested in this shot of “Tony the Pony” taken in front of Plymouth Church today.  Or maybe it’s just an excuse to share this video.

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Bettany and Tucci in Brooklyn Heights

BHB reader Ruth Sams sent in this photo of actors Paul Bettany and Stanley Tucci yucking it up during yesterday’s Margin Call shoot on Columbia Heights.

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Unapproved Rooftop Addition at 113 Columbia Heights

Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton sent BHB the photo above, noting that this structure has not been approved by the Department of Buildings or by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and has been reported to both. Your correspondent rushed to the scene and spotted the structure, which is visible from Pineapple Street between Columbia […]

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I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn

The BHA is getting psychedelic with its July 1st Walt Whitman event. The BHA is collaborating with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, “I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn.” This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman, set against the stunning […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/22/10

Larceny at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Larceny at the Downtown Marriott. And larceny in someone’s drawers. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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Do You Know How to Play “I Love A Piano”?

Do you love a piano? Do you know how to play “I Love A Piano”? And do you have a touch of the charisma? Then don’t be shy—here’s your chance to achieve the fame and fortune you deserve by starring in a Brooklyn Heights Blog video. Show off your skills by playing a tune on […]

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BHA Sponsors “Literary, Artistic and Cinematic” Walking Tour This Sunday

This coming Sunday, June 27, the Brooklyn Heights Association, as part of its continuing centennial celebration, will present a walking tour of Brooklyn Heights focusing on the neighborhood’s heritage in literature, the visual arts, and film. The tour will be led by the BHA’s newly inaugurated President, Jane McGroarty, an architect and thirty year Heights […]

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Margin Call Shoots in Brooklyn Heights – Penn Badgely, Paul Bettany on Columbia Heights

Paul Bettany and Penn Badgely were on Columbia Heights this afternoon shooting Margin Call a drama about the financial crisis.   Both actors have connections to Brooklyn Heights – Bettany is married to Heights native Jennifer Connelly and Badgely stars in Gossip Girl which uses Packer Collegiate Institute as one of its backdrops. Send (webmaster […]

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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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