Archive | February, 2011

Oscars: What’s the Over/Under?

The Academy Awards are Sunday the 27th, and seeing as we’ve lately become such a Hollywood hubbub, who better than Brooklyn Heightsers (Heightsites?) to weigh in on the nominees. So who are your faves? Will The King’s Speech clean up? Or will Black Swan plié its way to a statuette? Most importantly, what are the […]

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High Wind Warning

According to Notify NYC, the National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for this area from 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. today. Sustained winds are expected in the 20-30 MPH range, with gusts possibly as high as 60 MPH. Make sure any property exposed to wind is secured, and be prepared for more tree […]

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Can’t Get a Cab to Brooklyn? “Destination Discrimination” Priority for TLC

We noted last October that there may be more than the usual hassle getting a cab to go from Manhattan to Brooklyn these days. According to the Times City Room Blog, the Taxi and Limousine Commission saw a 38% increase, from the last six months of 2009 to the same period in 2010, in complaints […]

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Brooklyn Fashion Unzipped by Shop it To Me: What is Brooklyn Heights Wearing?

Among many traits, like being hipper than everybody else at all times, Brooklyn is known for its progressiveness, with bars, restaurants, and clothing brands latching on to the borough’s certain coolness as a way to define their style. But Shop It To Me, the website that thinks of itself as an online personal shopper, recently […]

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Mr. J. Goes Around the Heights

Our man with cam reflects on Walt Whitman Park, under construction, a classic 1970s movie partially filmed in the Heights (alas, your correspondent wasn’t on hand to do his impression of the star giving the film’s unforgettable line), and unsightly wiring. Video after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, February 25), First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (just south of Clark), will host the premiere concert in the Music at First series for 2011, featuring pianist David Friend doing a set called “Radical Keyboards”, which includes the world premiere of a work by Angélica Negrón, and singer Corey Dargel, who will […]

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BHS to Host “Trivial and Convivial” Pub Night Thursday, March 10

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present its second of what bids to be a regular event: the “Trivial and Convivial” trivia contest and pub night on Thursday, March 10, starting at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30). Come armed with your knowledge of Brooklyn trivia and with your thirst: […]

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Writer Ponders Walt Whitman as Social Media Pitchman

Our pals at W.W. Norton ponder what it would be like if Brooklyn Heights legend/poet/newspaper guy Walt Whitman was alive today and writing for Groupon, the social media deals thingy. For one thing, he’d WOULD SO be rockin’ that hipster haircut in the photo here and most likely ride his bike to work. And yes […]

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Cuomo Advisor May Have Triggered LICH Closing Flap

An advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo on health care matters may have been behind the freezing of funds needed to enable Long Island College Hospital to complete its merger with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The freeze was later lifted after local politicians put pressure on the Cuomo administration to reverse the decision, which could have […]

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Siggy’s is Back

Mr. J. is there with his video camera to record the happy event. Video after the jump.

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