Archive | April, 2011

Brooklyn Heights Dog Poop Vigilante Strikes Hicks Street

Two BHB readers sent us photos today of signs posted by a Brooklyn Heights resident outraged by dog poop left in front of 175 Hicks Street. The Poop Vigilante framed two lumps of feces with two signs.  One reading “Pick up your sh*t or don’t have a dog.”  The other, “What kind of lazy person […]

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Work May Start on Clark Street Sinkhole This Coming Week

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, advises us that a City official told her that the contractor hired to fill in the sinkhole (see photo) in the walkway between the foot of Clark Street and the Promenade is planning to begin work this coming week, and hopes that it may be completed […]

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Cranberry Street Association Flower and Plant Sale Today

The Cranberry Street Association is holding a flower and plant sale today, at the corner of Cranberry and Willow streets, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Bye, Bye, Barfberries, or, a Good Idea from D.C.?

In autumn, Brooklyn Heights sidewalks get a generous sprinkling of the overripe fruit of ginkgo trees exuding a noxious smell from which comes their nickname. The fruit contains butyric acid, a substance also found in rancid butter. Tree experts in our nation’s capital may have a cure. dcist: The arrival of warmer spring weather means […]

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Heights History: Reverend Richard Salter Storrs

The Congregational Church of the Pilgrims and its founding pastor, Rev. Richard Salter Storrs, are probably the most underappreciated place and person in the Heights, because the church no longer exists. Plymouth was born out of Pilgrims, at Remsen and Henry Streets, whose members had left the First Presbyterian. The men who founded Plymouth felt that Pilgrims […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) promises to be a beautiful day for the Five Boro Bike Fest, to be held at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to all, whether with bike or not. Details are here. If you’re an early riser and would like […]

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Hope Reichbach, Levin’s Communications Director, Found Dead in Apartment

Hope Reichbach, who served as Communications Director for Council Member Stephen Levin, was found dead in her apartment yesterday. She was 22. The Brooklyn Paper reports that “a memorial service is scheduled for noon on Sunday, May 1 at Congregation Mt. Sinai (250 Cadman Plaza West in Brooklyn Heights).”

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Weekend Subway Diversions

The only diversion directly affecting service to a station in the Brooklyn Heights area is that Brooklyn bound R trains will be re-routed over the Manhattan Bridge and therefore will not be serving Court Street Station from 6:30 a.m. to midnight on both Saturday and Sunday. Manhattan bound R trains will be running as normal […]

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Wrong Way Truck on Henry Street – Like He’s Got a Choice?

This monster truck from the construction site at 20 Henry Street cruises the wrong way up the one way street to make a right onto Cadman Plaza West this afternoon. But, really, does he have any other choice with a rig like that?

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Crash Damaged Brooklyn Heights Promenade Fence Fixed

We noticed that the damage done by an errant driver last Wednesday to the Promenade railing has been fixed. On Monday, after calls to 311 from BHB readers and the BHA concerned that a wayward toddler or pooch would find their way through the gap and onto the BQE below, orange safety netting was put […]

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