Archive | May, 2011

Men in Black Get All Retro With It in Brooklyn Heights

Men in Black 3 shot last night on Clinton Street. BHB reader/local blogger Tarek P. sent along some shots of the retro themed shoot. Particularly interesting the old timey subway sign (above). Anyone see if Mr. Smith’s giant trailers were on the scene? More pics after the jump.

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Bhangra Dance Party Video from Brooklyn Bridge Park

Red Baraat and DJ Rekha performed last night in the final event in the Dance Brooklyn series sponsored by BRIC Arts Media and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy. Karl Junkersfeld was there, cam in hand, and it looked like a great time. Sure the sound may have bothered some folks along Columbia Heights, we just […]

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Weekend Subway Diversions

There will be normal service in both directions at the Borough Hall (2, 3, and 4–no 5 on weekends), Clark Street (2 and 3), Court Street (R), High Street (A and C), and Jay Street (A, C, and F) stations this weekend. There are two diversions in Manhattan that may affect your travel plans. As […]

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Volleyball, Good Eats on Pier 6 Starting This Weekend; Pier 1 Vendors Back

If this is the time of year that your fancy turns to beach volleyball, you’re in luck, as the three courts on Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, will open this Saturday, May 28. If you don’t know a serve from a spike, there are still new things to enjoy. According to the Park’s website, in […]

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Save Engine 205 Rally Featuring FDNY, Local Pols and Steve Buscemi

Blaming a still-sluggish economy, Mayor Bloomberg has now set his cost-cutting sights on the FDNY. Last week he published a list of 20 “endangered” firehouses, eight of which are in Brooklyn, including our own Engine 205; Engine 205 was the first engine company from Brooklyn that reached Ground Zero on 9/11, and sadly lost eight […]

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Return of the Ospreys, and Mr. J. Views the Parade of Ships

If you thought you were truly in helicopter hell this morning, you were only partly right. Most of the racket was being made by a pair of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft (we’ve seen these before) that were circling the area and occasionally touching down at the Downtown Heliport. This was part of the Fleet Week […]

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Reminder: Bhangra Dance Party Tonight at Pier 1

The final event in the Dance Brooklyn series sponsored by BRIC Arts Media and the

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Brooklyn Heights History: Phillip Livingston

Philip Livingston was a Manhattan lawyer, businessman and slave trader and his house on the Heights was his “farm” or country house from 1765 until his exile and death. He had purchased the land in 1750 from the Remsens. Livingston headed the “Low Church Party” in America and his Manhattan mansion was a patriot headquarters. […]

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Actor Steve Buscemi Attends Save Engine 205 Rally in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn native/actor Steve Buscemi attended today’s Save Engine 205 rally on Middagh Street.  The company is one of many FDNY units on Mayor Bloomberg’s budget hitlist. Heather Quinlan was on the scene and we’ll be posting a full video report later.

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Mohammed’s New Newsstand

Mohammed, whose cheery “Good morning!” has often brightened my walk from home to subway, has a new newsstand at Henry and Montague streets.

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