Archive | August, 2010


84th Precinct Police Blotter – 8/31/10

Ladies’ handbags can’t stay still; Equinox fills the void left by Planet Fitness; and a thief makes off with a $700 vibrator. It’s this week’s blotter.

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Happy 5th Birthday, Self-Absorbed Boomer

BHB contributor Claude Scales is celebrating 5 years of his own blog Self Absorbed Boomer today.   Claude’s been an essential cog in the BHB machinery and if you haven’t read his personal take on things Brooklyn and beyond now is a good time to check out SAB.

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Squadron Sponsors Anti-Salmonella Bill

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose 25th Senate district includes Brooklyn Heights, is sponsoring a bill that, if enacted, would require all hens laying eggs for sale in New York State to be vaccinated against salmonella. This is in response to the recent outbreak of salmonella infections traced to eggs produced on farms in the Midwest, […]

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Old Fulton Buildings Saved?

As we reported earlier, the City Department of Buildings issued full vacate orders for the buildings at numbers 9, 11, 13, and 15 Old Fulton Street. Now, according to the Fulton Ferry Landing Association blog, the historic buildings at 11, 13, and 15 Old Fulton may yet be spared demolition. As you may have noticed, […]

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Back to School Open Thread

It’s almost back to school time — discuss your kid’s school, your favorite teachers etc below.

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Freegans at Perelandra – Brilliant Conservationists or Dirty Hippies?

In a Gothamist post linking to the NY Times coverage of the Williamsburg freegans today, one commenter mentions the group of freegans who rummage through the trash at Perelandra every night: There’s a group that goes to Perelandra on Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights every night and goes through their garbage looking for food. It […]

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Video Premiere (Sorta): MGMT’s “Congratulations”

Brooklyn Heights resident/ rock star Andrew Vanwyngarden’s MGMT dropped (as we believe is the vernacular) their latest video this week. It’s weird. Really weird. It’s like Dune on shrooms while watching Fraggle Rock after robotripping. Watch it and read what Spin has to say after the jump.

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Squeezing Out Sparks: Biviano Debates Millman

News Corp’s Community Newspaper Group (the Brooklyn Paper, Courier-Life) hosted a debate last week between the two candidates squaring off for the Democratic nomination in the 52nd NYS Assembly District.   Incumbent Joan Millman and challenger/ Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano discussed many local issues, but one topic appears to be gaining traction (operative word: […]

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Mr. Junkersfeld’s Further Survey of Pier 1’s Fauna and Flora

Karl, our man with cam, returns to Pier 1 and finds a breeding ground for monarch butterflies, perhaps deliberately encouraged by the planting of common boneset.

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New Arrival? Family or Friends in Town? Take our Brooklyn Heights 101 Walking Tour on September 18

The Brooklyn Bugle is pleased to announce that we’ve added  a new walking tour to our lineup — Brooklyn Heights 101.   Veteran tour guide Annie Fitzsimmons will lead the maiden voyage of the BH101 on September 18 at 11am. Reserve your slot on the walk — buy tickets now at Eventbrite.

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