Archive | January, 2012

A Brooklyn-Bronx Valentine’s Bash at BHS

The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Bronx Museum of the Arts are together presenting a Valentine’s party at BHS, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14.

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Plymouth Church Hosts Kid-Friendly “Bandana Splits” Feb. 11

Plymouth Church is hosting The Bandana Splits, “a concert for kids and their grown-ups,” on Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m. The female trio’s signature is reminiscent of classic girl groups, a la the Ronettes, Caravelles and Andrews Sisters.

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A Walk In The Park: Tuesday Temps Tickle Spring

The average high temperature for Brooklyn Heights in January is a chilly 39 degrees. With Tuesday’s sunny afternoon high of 57, day-timers embraced the unusually pleasant temps to traipse through Cadman Plaza Park en masse. Wednesday’s forecast: 60 degrees!

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Verizon FiOS finally coming to the Heights?

Verizon’s fiber-optic network providing higher speed internet and TV service has been slowly making its way to New York City, but has shown no sign of arriving in Brooklyn Heights — until now. Yesterday, selected houses were left with notices requesting backyard access for Verizon crews to install new telephone polls and replace the existing […]

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$ales $uperlative: Columbia Heights Townhouse Most Expensive In Heights History

A five-floor, 7,000sf townhouse at 212 Columbia Heights & Pierrepont Street has scored a lofty superlative as the most expensive home sale in Brooklyn Heights’ history. The closing price, according to Brownstoner: $11 million ($1,928/square foot). The owners, who paid $8.5 million in 2006, re The New York Times, listed it only three months ago […]

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WSJ Offers Tidbits About Montague Street’s “High-Rent Retail Strip”

A short piece in today’s Wall Street Journal “What’s The Deal” column, offers a few morsels about retail in Brooklyn Heights. Focusing on Le Pain Quotidien coming to 121 Montague Street, the story notes that this is the cafe’s first Brooklyn store, with 10+ already in Manhattan. Glenn Markman, an executive VP at Cushman Wakefield, […]

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Overturned Truck on Eastbound BQE Near Brooklyn Bridge

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 01/30/12 at 8:40 AM. Emergency personnel are on the scene of an overturned truck on the eastbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway near the Brooklyn Bridge. As a result, the eastbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway is temporarily closed near Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. Expect traffic delays and consider alternate routes.

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Grace Church Fair This Coming Saturday

This Saturday, February 4, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys, men’s and women’s clothing, books and CDs, sporting equipment, plants and flowers, furniture, housewares and tchatchkes. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 […]

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Kiddie Hawk – Big Bird Hangs Out at Pierrepont Playground in Brooklyn Heights

BHB reader “Alex” sent us this photo of what appears to be a City Hawk hanging out over Pierrepont Playground this weekend.  Hopefully he’s more mellow than the big fella we spotted chewing up a pigeon last year and more like the laid back chap who came to visit in the snow back in December 2010.

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The Best Laid Plans – Proof of Le Pain Quotidien Coming to Montague Street

BHB reader “Jesse” sent us this photo of architectural plans clearly for a Le Pain Quotidien at 121 Montague Street.  Our earlier report on the former Jennifer Convertibles space included an observation from another reader who also spied the plans.

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