Archive | February, 2011

BHA Annual Meeting Live Blog

Ladies and gentlemen, your live blog of the BHA’s Annual Meeting is right here (and follow our Tweets @bkheightsblog) .. after the jump.

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Brooklyn Bridge Anchorages to be Sandblasted Starting Tomorrow

The anchorages on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Bridge are to be sandblasted to remove lead paint. The work is slated to begin tomorrow, and will not affect existing traffic patterns, according the the Community Outreach for the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation.

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Mixed Message at Migita on Montague?

This in from a reader about Migita at 130 Montague Street: Walking down Montague Street this morning I noticed that Migita has been papered up, with a sign that states “closed for renovation”. When you look up, however, there is a for sale sign on the building. so another one bites the dust on Montague […]

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Death From On High: Hawk Devouring a Pigeon In Brooklyn Heights

At around 5:50pm or so, a hawk was spotted eating what looked like a pigeon on Columbia Heights, between Pierrepont and Clark streets. A flurry of feathers fell to the ground as the bird of prey tore into its victim.

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BHB to be Honored at BHA Annual Meeting Monday Night

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its annual meeting 7:30pm Monday (2/28) night at Plymouth Church (Orange Street between Hicks and Henry). As previously reported, Brooklyn Heights resident Diane Ravitch will be the guest speaker. She’ll also be autographing her book The Death and Life of the Great American School System which will be on […]

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Brooklyn Heights Rotary Club

The first Brooklyn Rotary Club in nearly 20 years has sprung up in Brooklyn Heights. (Or Downtown Brooklyn, however you slice it.) The Brooklyn Paper Rotary Club — the service-oriented, weekly meeting groups that pepper the prairie and warm the heartland — just started a chapter for Brooklyn Heights, and the group’s president, Vivian Hardison, […]

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A “Sure Sign of Spring”: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Returns

Martin Schneider sends us this photo, and this commentary: A sure sign of Spring! Our Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is back at work on our holly tree. She methodically drills an array of small shallow holes and eats the sap and then the insects which they will attract. According to Sibley, they are “uncommon” so we are […]

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Mr. J’s Mea Culpa; or, BHB as Socratic Dialogue

Karl confesses to a minor error in location in his previous video, and thanks BHB reader Andrew Porter for correcting him. This motivates a reflection on how blog dialogue leads us to Truth; and concludes with a lighthearted observation on kids who do the darndest things in movies. Video after the jump.

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Times Profiles Joralemon Gardener Catherine Fitzsimmons

Friday’s “Habitat” section of the Times has a profile of Joralemon Street resident and urban landscape designer Catherine Fitzsimmons: The New York Times: THE cobblestone part of Joralemon Street is among the loveliest stretches of Brooklyn Heights. Come spring, and well into the fall, the front gardens of the brownstones that line the street will […]

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New Digs For Park Staff

Officers and staff of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation should be moving into new quarters by fall. New York Post: Brooklyn Bridge Park employees will soon have new offices – and in the heart of the 85-acre project.

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