Archive | July, 2011

Promenade Blocked, Cops Cite “Safety”

Police have blocked off the southern portion of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, from the Remsen Street entrance to just above the Montague Street entrance. I asked one of the policemen on the spot what was happening. He said he couldn’t tell me, but said I should move away for my “safety.” DEVELOPING. UPDATE: The Promenade […]

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Photos: Same Sex Couples Marry at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Photographer Albert Chau sent in some photos of same sex couples getting married at Brooklyn Borough Hall today, the first day of legal Gay Marriage in New York. More after the jump.

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Scenes From a Morning Walk

Your correspondent took his morning walk today along Brooklyn Bridge Park from Pier 6 to DUMBO, and got some photos along the way. Here is the East River Ferry passing Pier 1 on its northbound run, making haste from downtown Manhattan to Fulton Ferry Landing. More photos and text follow the jump.

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Municipal Art Society Waterfront Walking Tour Wednesday Evening

This Wednesday, July 27, the Municipal Art Society will present a walking tour of the Brooklyn waterfront from DUMBO through below the Heights, covering Brooklyn Bridge Park as well as the remnants of the commercial and industrial waterfront that preceded it. For most of the 20th century, the site of Brooklyn Bridge Park was a […]

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“Night Out Against Crime” Tuesday, August 2

Deputy Inspector Mark DiPaolo, the 84th Precinct Commanding Officer, has invited everyone to participate in the 28th Annual National Night Out Against Crime ceremonies scheduled for Tuesday, August 2nd, starting at 5:00 p.m., on the plaza by Borough Hall. The event will feature free refreshments, a cookout, ice cream, and more, including free police bicycle […]

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Bubby’s Up and Running Again

Evidently having satisfied the DOH, Bubby’s was back in business this morning.

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Mr. Junkersfeld Reports on FDNY Alert at Seasons, Film at Pier One

Karl Junkersfeld reports on last night’s movie at Pier One and the FDNY responding to an alarm at Season’s on Henry Street among other things. Just another day in Brooklyn Heights. Video after the jump.

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Lights Out on Hicks Street

This just in from a BHB tipster: Con Ed is/was working on Hicks Street, which was blocked at Pierrepont this morning around 7 AM. As reported by a resident of Mansion House, electric on entire block both sides of Hicks (toward Clark) has been out since 1:30 AM. Not sure if this is still the […]

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Weekend Subway Surprises

We used to call this feature “Weekend Subway Diversions” but, as AEB pointed out, it’s hardly diverting (though, we hope, useful). Anyway, “Subway Surprises” has a nice alliterative ring to it. So, here’s how to avoid being surprised by subway service this Saturday and Sunday: The A and C trains will be doing a sort […]

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Announcing Montague St. Photo Contest

Do you have an artistic eye? Do you need decorative furnishings? Then the Montague Street BID has just the contest for you! The BID is looking for striking images taken along Montague Street (between Court Street and the Brooklyn Promenade) in Brooklyn, NY. Images may show architecture, storefronts and displays, people, streetscape elements, or a […]

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