Archive | June, 2011

Beer Tonight at BHS

Still at loose ends about this evening? The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont (corner of Clinton) and Brooklyn Brewery are hosting a “beer garden” at BHS, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Drink tickets are $5 each. All City Street Art will be projecting images and having a trivia contest; you can download their app for […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 6/29/11

Equinox may have more cachet than Planet Fitness, but its lockers aren’t any safer; a good Samaritan learns that no good deed goes unpunished; and a 5-year-old gets pepper sprayed. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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Open Thread Wednesday 6/29/11

Video via TheSgormley What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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“PianoJohn” Rocks the Suerte 88s on Pier 1

YouTube user “PianoJohn” stopped by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 this week and played the the “Piano of Hope” painted by BHB pal/Brooklyn Tattoo kingpin/artist Adam Suerte. Video after the jump.

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A Troll By Any Other Name: Eagle Reports on Romeo and Juliet Church “Controversy”

The Brooklyn Eagle has focused its laser hot Klieg light of news on frequent BHB commenter Jeffrey J. Smith. The outspoken Smith recently has been very vocal about his outrage over Theater 2020’s choice to stage its production of Romeo and Juliet featuring Muslim and Hindu actors at St. Charles Borromeo Church. You know, because […]

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Engine 205 Saved

Engine Company 205, which shares the firehouse on Middagh Street with a ladder company, and which was included on the Mayor’s list of fire companies to be closed, has been spared the budgetary axe. The Brooklyn Paper: Firehouses expected to be shuttered in Dyker Heights, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Coney Island — making […]

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Creative Use of Henry Street Bike Lane

We spotted someone using the Henry Street bike lane in a creative way on Sunday. See video after the jump.

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Montague Street Bagels Gets a “C”

Montague Street Bagels got a “C” grade from the City’s Department of Health, meaning it has 28 or more sanitary violations. According to the DOH:

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Artist Simon Dinnerstein at BHS Wednesday Evening

The artist Simon Dinnerstein will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Wednesday evening, June 29, starting at 7:00, along with playwright Herb Schapiro and Louis Menache, professor emeritus of history at NYU-Polytechnic and associate editor of Cineaste magazine, to discuss Dinnerstein’s painting, The Fulbright Triptych (image above).

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It’s a Jungle Out There on Pier 1

Plentiful rainfall this spring has made for lush foliage on Pier 1 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. On my morning walk through the park (I’ve taken to alternating my long walk over the Bridge with a shorter one down Squibb Hill to Pier 1, around the pier then back up to the Promenade) I noticed how […]

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