Archive | February, 2012

February House Musical Gets Mixed Reviews in New Haven; Comes to NYC May 8

Composer Gabriel Kahane and playwright Seth Bockley have collaborated on a musical play, February House, evidently inspired by Sherill Tippins’ book by the same title, about the house at 7 Middagh Street (demolished to make way for the BQE) that, in the early 1940s, sheltered a brilliant and bizarre collection of poets, novelists, composers, and […]

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Disney Fantasy Arrives on Maiden Voyage

Disney’s new cruise ship, the 130,000 ton Disney Fantasy, could be seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade this morning, arriving after a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, where she was built. She was heading toward the Hudson River and the cruise terminal on the West Side of Manhattan.

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Brownstoner: 72 Poplar Renovation Plans Approved

“A tipster” said the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the plans of Daten Group LLP, who purchased the former police building at 72 Poplar Street last May for $7.5 million, to convert the building for residential use.

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Red Tugboat

Barbara E. Bouchard passes under the Manhattan Bridge, as seen from Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Sunday Stabbing At reBar in DUMBO

Photo by M. Hermann/BHB A man was assaulted with a knife and his assailant taken into custody shortly after 1:00 this morning at reBar, 147 Front Street, near Jay Streeet in DUMBO. The 25-year-old victim, whose left foot was bandaged, reportedly called 911 to report that he had been stabbed, while others held the perpetrator […]

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MTA’s FASTrack Impacts B, D, F, M Lines Overnights Beginning Monday

After this blissful weekend of regular service in Brooklyn Heights, MTA has announced its next round of FASTrack subway repairs, which will shutter the B, D, F and M lines from Monday February 27 through Friday March 2, between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Theater 2020’s Lady Susan Works Her Wiles

This afternoon your correspondent braved blustery winds, and even a brief snow flurry as he walked past St. Ann’s, to attend the reading of Lady Susan or the Captive Heart, a Jane Austen Bodice Ripper, a work-in-progress by Lynn Marie Macy which Theater 2020 plans to present in its final version this fall. The comedy […]

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Waterfront Wines Thronged for Tasting Event

On a chilly, rainy night, enough people showed up at Waterfront Wines & Spirits for the “Drink Local” tasting event for the benefit of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy to fill the store. In the photo, Brooklyn Oenology owner Alie Sharper pours a sample of Social Club White. Tasting notes after the jump.

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B&B Empire Bagels Reborn on Clinton

Recent commenters have noted the shuttering, after a short run, of B&B Empire Bagels’ store at 200 Clinton Street, corner of Atlantic Avenue. Now, according to Grub Street, it’s re-opening (Note: the Grub Street post says it’s a new location; actually, it’s the same place, after renovations). Montreal style bagels, it seems, are as hard […]

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Michael Rothenberg, Brooklyn Heights Resident and Public Interest Lawyer, Dies at 47

Michael Rothenberg, Clark Street resident, lawyer, and advocate for social justice, died yesterday.

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