Archive | July, 2010

New Clark St. Station Cafe to Open … Next Week?

I’d been wondering what was going on with the new café in the old Chess Café spot, and this afternoon I was lucky enough to meet the owner and find out. Maria Dobrovolskiy may only be 23, but she’s got a head for the biz, having staked her claim to the spot after finding it […]

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Watchtower Properties: $1 Billion? Really?

Brooklyn Heights resident and real estate broker Donald Brennan files this guest post: After reading the ‘Real Deal on Watchtower Properties’ post here last week I got to thinking – a billion dollars, for 25 properties, where did that number come from?  While I am aware of the impeccable condition of these properties, inside and […]

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Homer, Jack the Horse Featured in Brooklyn Independent Television’s Visit to Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bugle Media Kingpin John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour is featured in the latest installment of Brooklyn Independent Television’s Neighborhood Beat focusing on the Heights. Also featured: recording artist Monet, Yoga People and Jack the Horse Tavern. Full episode after the jump.

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Cell Phone Service and Brooklyn Heights: An Update

Thanks to the lovely folks at AT&T (and to my incessant whining), I was provided a nifty and futuristic MicroCell device that works like a mini cell tower in my apartment to boost the signal on my phone (and hopefully not cause all kinds of cancer). While my phone now displays four bars at most […]

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Flickr photo via Tom Faracy of Brooklyn: A portion of a photo of a communion breakfast my Mom attended on May 4th,1930.  At the Hotel St. George,Brooklyn Heights,NYC

Open Thread Wednesday 7/28/10

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Got a Question About Brooklyn History?

Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger is a featured guest on WNYC radio this week. As Phoebe Neidl reports in today’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle: [T]his summer, the station is devoting a week to each borough, with the borough historian answering questions from listeners online at This week Brooklyn is in the spotlight, and anyone can […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 7/27/10

Two words: Planet Fitness. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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Tree Drama at Hillside Dog Park Ends in Sawdust

Pooches frolic around a new patch of mulch at the Hillside Dog Park last week.   On Wednesday, a tree limb fell onto the grounds with almost tragic results.  Details after the jump.

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BHA Pub Crawl Thursday, August 5 (You Read That Right)

Yes, those uptight folks at the Brooklyn Heights Association are putting aside their fabled reserve for an evening and sponsoring a tour of four of the nabe’s best watering holes, which will be serving up their most tantalizing concoctions (though, sadly, not including the past president’s fave, the van den Bout boilermaker: Shiner Bock beer […]

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Pizza for Pigeons on the Promenade

Feathered friends feast on deep-dish Sicilian.

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