Archive | March, 2011

Help P.S. 8 Kids Fund Shakespeare Documentary

When I was in kindergarten, the 6th grade class at my school put on a production of MacBeth.  It was a big deal with a light show and everything – pretty impressive for lil’ ol’ P.S. 11 in Woodside, Queens.   I distinctly remember two things – it was really long and boy did that […]

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One World Symphony Presents Concert for Japan

One World Symphony, which has performed at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity, will present a benefit concert for relief of earthquake, tsunami and radiation stricken Japan on Sunday, April 3, starting at 8:00 p.m., at Holy Apostles Church, 296 Ninth Avenue at West 28th Street, Manhattan. Under the direction of artistic director and conductor […]

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Park Conservancy Cocktail Party Monday

The Junior Committee of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is hosting a cocktail party at Superfine, 126 Front Street in DUMBO, this coming Monday evening, March 28, beginning at 7:00. The Conservancy is a privately funded organization that promotes Brooklyn Bridge Park and presents events in the Park such as Movies with a View, and […]

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American Express Shoots Ad in Brooklyn Heights

A film crew shooting an ad for American Express basically took over part of the North Heights this afternoon. For the production, 68 Hicks Street was transformed into a book store —  at one point in its history the building was a general store. This is at least the second advertising shoot at the recently renovated home in the […]

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Details on Proposed Residence at 27 Cranberry Street

On Tuesday April 5, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will be hearing the proposal for a new residence planned for the vacant lot at 27 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn Heights.  The 25 x 100 foot lot was purchased last year by developer Louis Greco from BHA governor Brian McGorry. In advance of the hearing, BHB has learned […]

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Daffodils on Ice

Chilled daffodils in the yard in front of First Presbyterian Church, Henry Street between Clark and Love Lane, this morning. (Photo by M. Foley.)

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Chopper Noise: Squadron Responds to Reader Complaint

BHB reader drewb, who has frequently and helpfully commented on the helicopter noise problem, wrote to State Senator Daniel Squadron, and has received a reply which provides useful information and a guide to making effective complaints. The full text of the letter follows the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Don’t forget Homer’s Hidden Heights Walking Tour at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, and the Theater 2020 Gala starting at 3:00 the same afternoon (you can do both!). Tomorrow (Friday, March 25), starting at 7:30 p.m., Music at First, at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark Street and Love Lane), will present singer Mellissa […]

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Squadron Urges Extension and Strengthening of Rent Regulations, End of Vacancy Decontrol

The Emergency Tenant Protection Act, the state statute under which residential rent regulation in New York City is authorized, expires on June 15. Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget amendments released earlier this month do not provide for its renewal. This is a matter of concern for many Brooklyn Heights residents who rent instead of own, including […]

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Filming Thursday on Cranberry and Hicks – Move Your Car!

A film crew will be shoot something for “Amex” tomorrow (3/24) from 6am – 11pm on Hicks and Cranberry Streets. Cones are already out on Hicks Street, so move your car if it’s in that area or risk “relocation”.

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