Archive | July, 2011

Tonight: Brooklyn Beer and the Bobbed-Haired Bandit

This evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society continues its monthly beer garden series with $5 lagers and summer ales. In addition, the cast of The Bobbed-Haired Bandit will perform songs from their show before it heads to the New York International Fringe Festival; The Bobbed-Haired Bandit is based on Ed and Celia Cooney, Brooklyn’s answer to […]

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Photo: FDNY Daring Rescue on BQE

BHB reader “Owen” send us this photo and comment: The FDNY had to get a little creative this morning to get their men up to an accident on the BQE involving two cars and an eighteen wheeler around Pier 5.

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Romeo and Juliet Concludes This Weekend on Pier 1

Theater 2020’s critically praised (including by our Heather Quinlan) production of Romeo and Juliet concludes this weekend with two free outdoor performances on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, on Saturday, July 30 starting at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m. Video and more text after the jump.

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 7/27/11

The heat is on, but that hasn’t stopped the purse, wallet and chain snatchings. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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Tree Down on Promenade

This year’s severe weather is taking its toll on Brooklyn Heights foliage. Last evening’s squall brought this limb down on the Promenade.

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Open Thread Wednesday 7/27/11

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Local Pols to Host “After ‘I Do'” Program for LGBT New Yorkers Tuesday, August 16th

New York State’s historic embrace of marriage equality isn’t the end of all legal and bureaucratic problems for LGBT New Yorkers. The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as well as the religious exemptions included in the New York marriage equality bill, create a number of obstacles and questions for same-sex couples, even if they’re […]

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Learn Volleyball for Free at Pier 6

Admit it. Part of you has always wanted to be one of those sun-bronzed, bleached-haired California (What’s the difference between Californians and Swedes? Swedes speak better English.) beach bums or bumettes. So, put on your Hollister tee, baggies, and flip-flops (you’ll be kicking them off when you get to the court) and head for the […]

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Fortune House Closing May Be Result of Legal Troubles

The closing of Fortune House, a popular Chinese restaurant on Henry Street, may have been caused by legal problems, in the form of a lawsuit by employees. McBrooklyn: The restaurant is being sued by three employees — Manuel Chiqui, Angel Miranda-Alvarado and Eddie Miranda-Vasquez — in a case related to the Fair Labor Standards Act. […]

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“Strange History” Lectures at BHS, Starting Wednesday Evening

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierepont Street (corner of Clinton), in conjunction with the Brooklyn Brainery, is offering a series of three lectures by historian Benjamin Feldman, each on an unusual topic in Brooklyn or New York City history. You may attend all three, or choose à la carte. The lectures will be at BHS […]

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