Archive | March, 2012

Quote Of The Day: Actress Ana Gasteyer Praises The Promenade

ABC comedy Suburgatory cast member and former Saturday Night Live regular Ana Gasteyer, who resides in DUMBO, is profiled in New York magazine’s Daily Intel. Among the questions New York mag tossed at the actor, singer and comedienne: “Where do you go to be alone?” Her response: “The Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Brooklyn Botanic […]

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“Earth Hour” Tonight

Tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 is Earth Hour, during which we’re asked to turn off electric lights and appliances. Reader Ori, who gave us the heads-up, says: “Besides participating by turning off our lights, we’re sure to have a great view of Manhattan going dark from the Promenade, the park, etc.”

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A Mother’s Plea

The mother of the young man whose life ended in a fall from the roof of the St. George tower on March 5 has asked us to help quash some rumors that have circulated since then. In particular, he did not, as rumored, fall through a skylight at 60 Pineapple Street. His foot struck and […]

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Heights Has The No. 2 Most Expensive Block In Brooklyn

The Epoch Times has been scouring New York City for its “most expensive blocks,” based on median sale prices with at least three home sales over the last two years. Research covers January 2010 to December 2011. In Brooklyn, the newspaper’s March 27 survey comes up with three Park Slope blocks in the top 10, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Reminders

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Spring Fling will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 31) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the vicinity of Jane’s Carousel. Admission is free; there will be lots of activities for kids and parents, live band performances, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Bunny. On Sunday, April 1, starting at 2:00 p.m., Colm […]

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Heights Resident Jessica Greer Morris Among ‘Newsweek/Daily Beast’ 150 Fearless Women List

Congratulations to Brooklyn Heights resident Jessica Greer Morris, who has been named one of Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s 150 Fearless Women, alongside Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, Oprah, Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie and Hillary Clinton. Morris is Executive Director of Project Girl Performance Collective, an empowerment performance troupe for girls 12-21 designed to activate young […]

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Subway Service Alerts

This weekend, once again, Manhattan bound A trains will be taking the F line from Jay Street-Metro Tech to West 4th Street. Unlike last weekend, there will be no service at all on the C in either direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Bottom line: no Manhattan bound service, and less Brooklyn bound service, at High […]

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Heights History: Montague & Henry, Then & Now

The corner of Montague and Henry streets, at the current location of Andy’s Chinese, has no doubt seen a revolving door of businesses over the past 100+ years. But the actual building, constructed in 1900, has thankfully maintained its architectural integrity with surprising few changes, as we see from parallel Now & Then images from […]

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10 Days After Closing, 161 Columbia Heights Returns To Market As Rental

The Watchtower residential property at 161 Columbia Heights that closed March 20 after a $3 million sale to investment and management firm Sugar Hill Capital Partners, is back on the market less than two weeks later as a rental. According to Curbed, after a quick renovation, the newly named five-story walk-up “161 Heights” offers

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Mmmmm: Miami’s Pucci’s Pizza Offers The Four-Cheese ‘Brooklyn Heights’

A-list Miami nightclub impresario Tommy Pooch—a native Brooklynite—founded his Pucci’s Pizza in 1992, sold the company, then recently reestablished it with biz partners Alan Roth and DJ Irie. The “Brooklyn-style” restaurant has two locations: smack dab in South Beach and downtown Miami, which opened in February and has quickly taken off. Pucci’s pizzas are named […]

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