Archive | February, 2012

Housing Works Protests in Brooklyn Heights Against AIDS Funding Cuts

Several readers complained of being awakened or disturbed this morning by a noisy demonstration along Clark Street. We have learned that the protest was organized by Housing Works, the same folks who run the popular thrift shop on Montague near the corner of Henry Street. It was aimed at Heights resident Robert Doar, Commissioner of […]

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Downtown’s Adams Street ‘Restaurant Row’ Launches With Panera Bread; 2 More To Come

The Panera Bread sandwich chain, which made its NYC foray last spring, is at last putting finishing touches on its Downtown Brooklyn outlet at 345 Adams Street. The deal was first announced in December 2010. Signage has appeared at the space with “Coming Soon” posters lining the windows, near the Brooklyn Marriott steps from Brooklyn […]

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Truck Downs Mature Elm At Montague & Henry Streets

A beautiful, mature elm tree was downed this morning in front of Andy’s Chinese at 128 Montague Street, when an oversized truck attempted to make a left turn from Montague Street onto Henry. Local fire department crews responded and removed much of the debris by noon, with police tape wrapped around the trunk and remaining […]

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Hot Damn! Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 This Summer

Dive in—or, uh, at least wade—Brooklyn Heights: Officials overseeing the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park are planning to install a temporary pool in the Pier 2 uplands section of the green space this summer. According to a story in today’s New York Post, the 30-by-50-foot pool will be above ground, 3½-feet deep across, fully decked and […]

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Peter Koval’s Brooklyn Heights Watercolor Sketches

Fashion photographer & artist Peter Koval is featured in local newspaper The Tribeca Citizen with examples of his neighborhood sketches, many of which portray that NYC neighborhood when he lived there from 1997 to 2001. Koval now resides in Brooklyn Heights, and earlier this year began sharing a number of watercolor drawings capturing scenes in […]

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Open Thread: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It’s an extra special Open Thread Leap Day Wednesday. There will not be another 2/29 that falls on Wednesday until the year 2040… so start your engines and comment away.

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Garden Place Townhouse on Market for $10 Million

Curbed NY reports that the magnificent brownstone at 36 Garden Place (photo by Chuck Taylor for BHB) is available for a cool ten mil. More photos and text after the jump.

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New York Mag Björk Feature Offers Glimpse Inside Her Heights Home

New York magazine offers an exhaustive (if not exhaustingly long) feature on Björk’s new album “Biophilia,” including some revealing details about the Icelandic singer’s Henry Street home in Brooklyn Heights. The Feb. 26 piece by Nitsuh Abebe shares that “Björk lives in a bright, orderly penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, at least during the third of […]

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Macy’s 2012 4th Of July Fireworks Diss Brooklyn… Or Not?

We reported earlier Tuesday that unfortunately for residents of Brooklyn, Queens and the east side of Manhattan, Macy’s had announced that—for the fourth consecutive year—the 2012 Fourth of July fireworks would be launched from barges in the Hudson instead of the East River. However, this evening, Orlando Veras, a spokesman for Macy’s Fireworks contacted the […]

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Friday Pet Adoptions: TD Bank, Montague Street

In Our Hands Rescue is back in Brooklyn Heights Friday March 2, from noon to 6 p.m., in front of TD Bank at 205 Montague Street and the corner of Court Street, sponsoring dog and cat adoptions. Teamed with the North Shore Animal League, look for the van outside, offering rescued cats, kittens, pups and […]

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