Archive | August, 2011

Two-Way Furman Means No More Bike/Pedestrian Path

The conversion of Furman Street to two-way traffic (which seems to be a long-term proposition, given that new striping is being painted) has necessitated the elimination of the combined bike and pedestrian path along Furman between Joralemon and Montague Streets, as described on the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy website. Possible new alignments for the protected […]

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Emergency BQE Repairs Involve Lane and Entrance Ramp Closures

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Dear Neighbors: Starting tonight, Furman Street will become a two-way street while the DOT assesses and repairs a cave-in to a catch basin on the eastbound right lane of the BQE where it passes Grace Court. The lane closures will be only at night as follows: The right […]

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Local Eatery Oh, My Pasta! Opens This Weekend On Montague Street

Oh, My Pasta! is scheduled to open Saturday, Sept. 3, at 142 Montague Street, site of the former Taze Turkish restaurant (and Kapadokya before that). The 100% local eatery is owned and operated by Marco Lasala, a native Italian from Barletta in southern Italy, who recently moved to Brooklyn Heights.

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DEVELOPING: Fire in Concord Village

FDNY is operating at 235 Adams Street at what has initially been reported as a fire on the ground floor, in the vicinity of the elevator. The signal for a high-rise residential fire has been transmitted, which brings a host of specialized units. Update below the jump.

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Happy Anniversary, Self Absorbed Boomer

BHB’s uber-blogger, Brooklyn Bugle Media partner in crime Claude Scales celebrates six years of his own site Self Absorbed Boomer this week. We started this site a mere 26 days before Scales took the plunge and it was soon thereafter that we began collaborating. Claude’s observations and punditry at SAB have always been entertaining and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 8/31/11

What’s on your mind? Comment away! And btw – if you’re new to the Heights, have friends in town or just want to have fun come out for Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour this Saturday 9/3! Buy tickets here.

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 8/30/11

Planet Fitness, a HUGE robbery, and someone really wanted Taylor Swift tickets. It’s this week’s police blotter.

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Sawdust Memories: Mansion House Elm Ain’t Nothin’ but Mulch Now

BHB reader “Carl” shot these photos of yesterday’s clean up of the Mansion House American Elm, which met its demise early Sunday morning. Just as many of the trees felled by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, Brooklyn Heights’ beloved elm will be ground down into mulch. “Too bad it couldn’t be turned into lumber to […]

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Vote for Last Movie in Syfy Series at Park

This Thursday evening, September 1, will be the final screening in this year’s Syfy Movies with a View series at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can vote for what you’d like to see, either Spike Lee’s Crooklyn, Michel Gondry’s Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, James Marsh’s Man on Wire, or Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, here. […]

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Literary Brooklyn: The Book

Literary Brooklyn, written by Evan Hughes, chronicles the writers and artists who made Brooklyn home before Jonathan Lethem did. Today’s Daily News does a write-up of the book, along with the who’s who of Literary Brooklyn Heights: your Truman Capote, W.H. Auden, and the gang at February House. Read all about it here.

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