Archive | September, 2011

Strongman Bursts into Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Coney Island may have the sideshow, but Brooklyn Heights Cinema is about to introduce audiences to a strongman capable of stealing hearts. “As soon as I met him, I knew that there was a serious film there. His personality is so layered and complex,” said director Zachary Levy, whose Strongman documentary about Stanley “Stanless Steel” […]

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Magic Johnson in Foul Trouble at 20 Henry

As we’ve previously noted, the conversion of the “Candy Factory” building at 20 Henry Street to luxury condos, being done on behalf of Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, a developer controlled by basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, has been picketed by the Carpenters’ Union and taken to task by City Council Member Steve Levin for using […]

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Youngstown Ohio Group Visits Jane’s Carousel or Wonder If They Paid the Two Bucks to Ride

It’s $2 to ride the pretty merry-go-round known as Jane’s Carousel in its new home in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The amusement ride, famously restored by Jane Walentas and encased in a brightly lit glass building, is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. Today, a group of residents from that humble town visited the antique ponies encased in […]

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Weekend Subway Diversions

Once again this coming weekend the gods of transit are being relatively kind to Brooklyn Heights. The only diversion directly affecting service here is that, from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 5:00 a.m. Monday, Manhattan-bound F trains will be running on the A/C line (i.e. by way of High Street instead of York Street) from Jay […]

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What’s Poppin’ at the Brooklyn Bugle

Join the conversation at the Brooklyn Bugle Book Club, read what two of our music contributors think of the R.E.M. break up as well as the return of Andrew “Dice” Clay right now at the Brooklyn Bugle! Oh and check out our video interview with former Brooklyn Heights resident/best selling author J. Courtney Sullivan.

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What’s Up with the Big Board on the Window at Heights Vision

Dr. Stuart Friedman tells us via Facebook about some renovations going on at 132 Montague Street: In case anyone is wondering why there are pieces of wood nailed to the front window of Heights Vision Center on Montague Street, it is for safety reasons. Over the last few days the window has begun to separate […]

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LICH CEO Says They’re Here to Stay

The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the appearance of Debra Carey, the interim CEO of LICH*, at the recent 84th Precinct Community Council meeting at St. Francis College. Carey says the hospital’s new management is committed to staying and growing the hospital, not closing it the case had been under its previous owner Continuum.

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Brooklyn Bounty Draws Crowd to BHS

A large crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society this evening for Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of food and drink supplied by local artisans, chefs, and restaurants. Upon arrival, guests faced a long bar serving Brooklyn Brewery beers and ales, as well as other drinks. On the bar counter were bowls of Brooklyn Heights resident […]

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Park Advisory Council to Meet Next Tuesday

This in from Brooklyn Bridge Park: A meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 6:30 PM, at St. Francis College, Callahan Center, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. This meeting is open to the public.

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DUMBO Arts Festival This Weekend

The DUMBO Arts Festival returns this weekend, with plenty of treats for eye, ear, and mind, and perhaps even for your backside if you choose to perch on one of the rocks upholstered by Elizabeth Demaray, an artist and Rutgers professor with a background in cognitive psychology and neuroscience, shown here working on a project […]

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