Archive | October, 2010

Zombies March For Libraries!

As my colleague Heather Quinlan previously announced, librarians (yes, those are librarians in the photo above) gathered at the north end of Cadman Plaza Park this morning to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall to protest cuts to the City’s budget for its library systems. (More photos and text after the jump.)

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Howl-o-Ween on the Promenade!

When no fewer than 40 dogs gather with their owners on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade clad in outfits as wide-ranging as a hula dancer, a shark, a peacock, and something that looked like a robot, it kind of makes you wish everyday was Halloween (or, in this case, the day before Halloween).

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Area Woman: Too Dangerous Not to Vote Tuesday

The New York Times reports on the importance of this Tuesday’s election to gay voters and a local resident is quoted: NY Times: Recent hate crimes, the same-sex marriage debate and anti-gay statements from gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino have galvanized lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual voters in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — as well […]

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Is Iris Cafe Haunted?

Does the Iris Cafe, known for awesome Ploughman’s sandwiches and Americanos, also have a ghost in the house? A tipster alerted us to a gruesome killing in the 1980s that left 20 Columbia St. Pl. (I have a terrible sense of direction.) with a wailing phantom. Research has been inconclusive, though one local resident said, […]

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Amateur Boxing Tonight at Gleason’s

If you’re like me and you love both boxing and Halloween, come by Gleason’s Gym tonight for Amateur Boxing with costumes. No word on whether the fighters will be dressed up, but there will be prizes for best costume. (Perhaps this is what makes you a prizefighter?) I’ll be there and so will Mike Tyson, […]

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Lot at 27 Cranberry Street Sold – Time to Get Ready for Construction Noise and New Structure?

Brownstoner reports today: It’s not often that a piece of vacant land trades hands in Brooklyn Heights, so it grabbed our attention when we noticed that the lot at 27 Cranberry Street had sold. The 25-by-100-foot lot sits on a quiet, leafy block at the northern end of The Heights. According to Property Shark, it […]

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Four Metro Tech Evacuated; Traffic Congestion on Nearby Streets

This just in from NotifyNYC: Notification issued on 10/29/2010 at 12:55 PM. Due to law enforcement activity, 4 Metro Tech has been evacuated. Flatbush Avenue Extension between Tillary Street and Willoughby Street is closed. Expect traffic congestion in the area. Update: The evacuation appears to have been because of a suspicious package delivered to the […]

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Homer Talks to Controversial Ex-Tribune Exec

Thursday morning I interviewed former Tribune Co.  Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams, who left the company two weeks ago in a cloud of controversy.  He talked about the memo, deemed inappropriate by Tribune brass, that led to his resignation. Thanks to Rob Barnett and Gary Krantz at My Damn Channel who were gracious enough to […]

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Stuff to Do Halloween Weekend

We’ve already told you about the Howl-O-Ween Doggie Parade (Saturday, 1-3 p.m. on the Promenade; gather at the Remsen Street entrance at 1:00) and the zombie walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall to protest library funding cuts (assemble at the west end–nearest the Brooklyn Bridge–of Cadman Plaza Park at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday). […]

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Rainbow Connection in DUMBO

BHB reader Steven424 checks in with this shot of a rainbow over DUMBO after yesterday’s rain. Video after the jump.

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