Archive | December, 2011

Missed HGTV’s March 2011 Airing Of ‘Dear Genevieve’ In The Heights? Encore Thursday, December 28!

The wildly, wonderfully entertaining episode of HGTV’s “Dear Genevieve,” in which the decorator delivers a fabu bedroom redo for Brooklyn Heights’ residents Chuck & Ayhan will encore Thursday, December 28 at 3:30 p.m. on Channel 64/764.

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Buenas Noches La Mancha on Atlantic Avenue; French Bistro on the Way?

Posts on restaurant review site Chowhound about the demise of La Mancha [135 Atlantic Avenue] appear to be true. Cobble Hill Blog’s EJ confirms the veracity of commenter “Steve R” who posted: Just thought I’d use this old thread as an opportunity to say goodbye to my local hangout, as Jose closed the place this […]

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After 30 Years, Final Curtain Call For Overtures In January

After 30 years at 216 Hicks Street, chic stationery and gift boutique Overtures will be closing in mid-January. According to manager and the designer of its lustrous window displays Jerry Morin, owner Michael Davidson decided to shutter the beloved boutique with an eye on retirement amid a testy economy. Beginning on Boxing Day, December 26, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/21/2011

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Heights’ Rabbi Simcha Says No Gelt, No Glory

Sometimes it just feels like life is all nun and shin but no gimel. This is especially true during heated games of dreidel during Chanukah. Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (@rabbisimcha) of Congregation B’nai Avraham in Brooklyn Heights shares his double secret super dreidel powers:

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Happy Chanukah in Brooklyn Heights

Chanukah began tonight at 5pm when our man in the NYS Senate Daniel Squadron “lit” the giant menorah at Borough Hall Plaza.

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Seasons Closes, Indian Eatery Coming? [Video]

Karl Junkersfeld notes the closing of Seasons on Henry Street with his latest video. He was there at the opening and files this epitaph with a curious, yet fitting, theme song. Oh and Mr. J gets the scoop that an Indian restaurant is reportedly moving into the space at 46 Henry Street. Watch the video […]

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Shake Shack Grand Opening

I make no bones about my love of Shake Shack—yes, the lines are long, but I will happily endure for their burgers. I even missed the first pitch thrown at Citi Field because I was waiting for a Shake Shack Burger. And I’d do it again. Especially because what have the Mets done for me […]

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Bloomie, Marty Attend Shake Shack Opening in Downtown Brooklyn [Video]

Shake Shack [409 Fulton Street] has arrived and not a moment too soon for this writer. Before locating on Fulton and Adams, I had to trek to Battery Park City to get my Double Burger with French Fries (100% free of artificial trans-fats and made from Yukon Gold potatoes, 25% less fat than average fries) […]

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Regina Myer’s “Groovy Career”

Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer is featured on a website called Groovy Careers: What makes Regina’s job Groovy? She gets to build a cool waterfront park and transform unused land and abandoned piers into much-needed recreational space. How can I do that? Lots of hard work, obtaining a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and […]

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