Archive | October, 2011

Riders Get Smoked at Clark Street Station

This just in from a BHB tipster: This morning around 9:45 or so at the Clark Street subway station, a couple of firemen were standing by the elevators. Various people including myself were asking: “Are the subways running? Is it okay to go down there?” The firemen responded “Yeah, sure” with every query. When we […]

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Weekend Subway Tricks, and a Few Treats

It’s the S.O.S. for Heightsers this weekend, as the 2 and 3 trains will once again not run to or from Brooklyn, which means no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platform at Borough Hall, and the Manhattan bound A and C will again be diverted onto the F line from Jay Street […]

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House Redistricting May Hit Heights

In an online news publication called “Capital“, a description of the current redistricting fiasco was provided.  Interestingly, the question of Brooklyn Heights Congressional representation was put to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries.  Assemblyman Jeffries is a rising political entity who has all but declared his intention to run against Rep. Edolphus Towns. Historically, Brooklyn Heights has been […]

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Veteran of Anti-Apartheid Struggle to Preach at St. Ann’s Church Sunday

Father Michael Lapsley, who lost an eye and both hands during the struggle against apatheid in South Africa, and who founded the Institute for the Healing of Memories, will preach at the 11:00 a.m. service this Sunday, October 30, at the Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity, corner of Clinton and Montague Streets […]

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BHB Reader Report from Squadron’s Transit Forum

BHB reader Quinn Raymond submitted this report from Daniel Squadron’s Transit Forum held last night: I attended the Transit Forum tonight that Senator Dan Squadron’s office organized. It was very well put together, and turnout was around 50 or so. Squadron himself moderated, Assemblymember Millman as well as reps from the MTA and DOT answered […]

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Red-Legged Devils at Plymouth Church Saturday

This Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., if you go to the courtyard of Plymouth Church, on Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, you will be transported back to the era of the Civil War, which Plymouth’s fiery abolitionist preacher, Henry Ward Beecher, may have helped to bring about, and where Abraham […]

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Happy 50th Birthday to Phantom Tollbooth, the Book with Brooklyn Heights Roots

As a few commenters have noted, Norton Juster’s classic The Phantom Tollbooth is celebrating its 50th birthday this week. Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer shared an apartment in Brooklyn Heights where the book was written:

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It’s Halloween, Time for the Brooklyn Heights Pumpkin Carving Guy Story

The Brooklyn Eagle covers the artistic stylings of world renowned pumpkin carver guy/Brooklyn Heights resident Hugh McMahon: Brooklyn Eagle: An uncanny likeness of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse — with the addition of an eerie orange glow — emerged from the X-acto knife held by “pumpkin carver to the stars,” Hugh McMahon. The pumpkin was destined […]

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Geico Gecko Walks the Brooklyn Bridge

That wacky Geico Gecko’s latest spot has him walking over the Brooklyn Bridge. We figured that y’all seem a little pent up lately and this video may serve as an interesting “conversation piece” for some of you to let off a little steam. Watch it after the jump.

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Memorial Service Set Here for Neighbor/Fitness Guru Charlie Dolan

Sad news from our inbox this morning. Kevin Carberry informs us that his Uncle Charlie Dolan passed away over the summer. “I thought you would like to know that Charlie Dolan died on August 15th 2011,” he writes adding, “He was walking with his daughter to a doctors appointment when his life ended. There will […]

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