Archive | March, 2011

Haystack Closing at End of Month

A reader sends us the sad news that Haystack, the charming handcrafted goods emporium at 130 Clinton Street (between Joralemon Street and Aitken Place), will be going out of business on April 30. It was just a year ago that we posted this Brooklyn Independent TV piece about the store. We’re very sorry to lose […]

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Weekend Subway Diversions

Here are the service changes for the coming weekend for lines serving Brooklyn Heights and nearby, courtesy of Community Board 2: A: 10:30 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Apr 1 – 4; free shuttle buses replace A trains between Beach 90 St and Far Rockaway; A trains replace the S shuttle between Broad Channel […]

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BHS Poetry Reading Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening (Friday, April 1), starting at 7:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will hold the first in what is promised to be a series of poetry readings. This reading, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, is presented in cooperation with A.I.R. Gallery and Cave Canem, and will […]

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Reminder: Public Hearing on Park Funding This Evening; Conservancy Releases Statement Favoring “Limited” Housing

There will be a public hearing this evening at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, starting at 6:00, to discuss the preliminary results of the study on alternatives to housing as means for funding Brooklyn Bridge Park maintenance and operating costs. Comments on the preliminary results will be accepted until April 23 (update: the deadline […]

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Dance Parties on Pier 1 in May

Gothamist predicts vociferous complaints from Brooklyn Heights residents because of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Bridge Dance Parties to be held on Pier 1 on three consecutive Thursday evenings in May, starting at 7:00. These parties are not yet listed on the Park’s calendar, but Gothamist has published a schedule, which follows the jump.

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Tony Nominee Maria Dizzia to Star in Play Set in Brooklyn Heights

Maria Dizzia (photo), nominated for a Tony award as best featured actress last year for her performance in In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play), will play the two female roles in Daniel Goldfarb’s Cradle and All (formerly The Extinction Method), which concerns the travails of two couples living in adjacent Brooklyn Heights apartments. […]

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BQE Reconstruction: Options Narrowed; No Taking of Property in Brooklyn Heights

Reader epc attended last evening’s “stakeholder meeting” concerning reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that passes by or through Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Cobble Hill, and Red Hook. Here is a portion of his report (his entire comment can be read here–scroll down to bottom): [T]hey’ve eliminated two of the potential alternatives which would […]

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Is Brooklyn Heights in 2011 Like Paris in the 1920s?

Paul LaRosa thinks it is: HuffPost NY: Laugh if you like, but I’ve been thinking more and more that Brooklyn, circa 2011, is very similar to what Paris was like nearly a century ago. Of course, I’m talking about the brownstone belt neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Fort Greene, but […]

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Ditch Plains Drop-In at Pier 1 Re-Opens This Weekend

Ditch Plains Drop-In, the popular food vendor located near the entrance to Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, will re-open this weekend after a winter recess. According to Eater, “[t]hey’ll be serving sandwiches, hot dogs, ice cream, and kid-friendly lunch boxes.” Photo by MK Metz, from McBrooklyn.

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Canadian Bagels Coming Soon, Now with a Sign

A BHB tipster sent in this photo of a poster in the window of the soon-to-be B&B Empire Bagel store at 200 Clinton Street. They’ve got a nifty website and a “viral” video explaining what a Montreal bagel is — for one thing it’s sweeter than a New York bagel. Another is that it most […]

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