Archive | July, 2011

Subway Diversions Extra: MTA Paid Millions for “Unproductive Work Time”

The weekend’s coming to a close, so the current cluster of subway diversions, mostly kind to Brooklyn Heights except for the complete absence of the 4 train, will be done by shortly after dawn. Still, we get the following disturbing news (follow the link for video):

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Hey! This is MY Slice

Sparrow outside La Traviata, Montague Street.

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Ladder 118 Profiled in Daily News

Today’s Daily News, as part of its “9/11: Ten Years Later” series, profiles Middagh Street’s Ladder Co. 118, which lost its entire crew during the World Trade Center attacks.  A two-page spread appears in the print edition, but it can also be found here.

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Loss of Iris Cafe Sidewalk Seating Lamented

Willowtown’s Iris Cafe has dismantled its outdoor seating, reportedly after neighbors complained about noise. Our man with a cam Karl “this upsets my routine greatly” Junkersfeld documents the simple joys of alfresco dining, and decries their demise. Video after the jump.

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Hanco’s Coming to Mr. Souvlaki Space on Montague Street

Several BHBers have commented that a sign has been posted in the old Mr. Souvlaki space at 147 Montague Street announcing that Vietnamese sandwich shop Hanco’s will be opening a branch there. The mini-chain was part of a controversy last year after one of its former employees left to open the mysteriously similar Henry’s a […]

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Plymouth Church Flips on Curb Cut, “Being a Good Neighbor is Important”

After BHB’s post yesterday about the Plymouth Church’s freshly painted curb cut on Cranberry Street, we received this dispatch from Ann Geismar, their director of communications:

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Weekend Subway Diversions

With one big exception, things will be pretty much normal on the subway lines serving Brooklyn Heights this weekend. The 2, 3, A, C, F, and R will all be making their usual stops in both directions at Clark, High, Jay, and Court street stations, respectively. You should know, though, that Brooklyn bound F trains […]

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Cranberry Curb Cut: Biggest Controversy at Plymouth Since Beecher Met Mrs. Tilton?

Over the last couple of weeks, many BHB commenters have mentioned the mysterious “pop-up” curb cut on Cranberry Street behind Plymouth Church. Sporting a freshly painted yellow curbline and signage warning that YOU WILL BE TOWED if you dare to park there, the “driveway” leads into the church’s playground area. A few, including your humble […]

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BHB Community News Coverage Request: BBP Corporation Board Meeting 8/2

Have outstanding reporting skills? Familiar with the drama that is Brooklyn Bridge Park? Have free time next Tuesday afternoon? Then cover the meeting for BHB! You won’t get rich, but you might just get “famous” errrr sumthin’. Email us – webmaster (at) brooklynheightsblog (dot) com if you’re interested.

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Bark If You Like Hot Dogs

This just in: In addition to weekends, Bark Hot Dogs will now be available Thursdays at Pier 6. Also, tonight’s film on Pier 1 will be Basquiat starring Jeffrey Wright, Claire Forlani and Christopher Walken.

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