Archive | November, 2011

What’s Up at Tutt Cafe?

This morning we received this dispatch from BHB reader “Ann” about Tutt Cafe [47 Hicks Street]: Any idea what’s up at Tutt Cafe? Walking my dog last evening I noticed that it was stripped almost bare! We vowed to check it out but BHB super-commenter Andrew Porter beat us to the punch with an investigation […]

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Mingle, Mix and Discuss Social Media with BHB at Vineapple on 12/14

Brooklyn Heights Blog and The Brooklyn Bugle present a holiday mixer December 14, 6pm at Vineapple! Share some holiday cheer and then join us at 7:30pm for a special panel discussion: Flossing Your Personal Microbrand: Using Social Media Wisely for Self-Promotion. For anyone interested in using social media to raise awareness about their business, a […]

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Bleeech! Fortune House is the Worst Says Former NYT Food Critic

Former New York Times food critic Sam Sifton (@SamSifton) tweeted his opinion on the “new” Fortune House [82 Henry Street] earlier this week: Guess I have a new job, because I can now report Fortune House on Henry is officially in the running for worst Chinese restaurant in NYC. Heights native Sifton did wax nostalgic […]

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Time Warp: New Patsy Grimaldi Pizzeria to Move into Grimaldi’s 19 Old Fulton Street Location

He tried to get out, but apparently Patsy Grimaldi is getting pulled back into the pizza business. As previously reported, the current tenant of 19 Old Fulton Street, Grimaldi’s Pizza, will be moving next door to 1 Front Street at the end of the month. They’re taking the name, but leaving the legendary coal oven. […]

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Help Select Next Summer’s “Movies With a View”

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee to choose movies to be shown in next summer’s Syfy Movies With a View series of free outdoor screenings on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. You will need to attend three meetings–one each in December, January, and February–and participate in volunteer […]

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Weekend Subway Diversions

Going, going, soon to be gone is the lack of weekend (by which we mean roughly Friday midnight to oh-dark-thirty Monday morning; diversions this week are not extended to include Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after) service to and from Brooklyn on the 2 and 3 lines. This is the last weekend scheduled for that […]

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FDNY Responds to Smoke on Hicks Street

BHB tipster “Jason” sent us this photo of the FDNY responding to what appears to be smoke coming out a a manhole or sewer on Hicks Street near Joralemon and Grace Court today around 3:20 pm. BHB reader “Andrew” informs us that the smoke was preceded by an explosion.

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Hotel/Housing Design Proposals Revealed for Brooklyn Bridge Park

  Last night at Borough Hall, Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC) representatives publicly revealed seven responses to the previously announced Request for Proposals (RFP) for a developer to build and operate a hotel and market priced residential housing on two reserved development parcels in Brooklyn Bridge Park near Pier 1.  Representatives presented slide visuals  to the general […]

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BHA Issues Last Minute Appeal for Pies

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: Dear Friends: In a last minute appeal, we hope that you will consider making (or buying) a pie for the Thanksgiving Dinner served to elderly citizens at Grace Church. It is organized by Heights and Hills, a provider of supportive services to community dwelling older adults in Brooklyn.

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed

According to Notify NYC as of 7:25 a.m., the Manhattan bound traffic lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge are closed because of flooding. We’ll keep you posted. Update: as of 1:30 p.m., Manhattan bound traffic is restored.

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