Archive | March, 2012

Downtown’s Dekalb Market Opens 2012 Season April 7

You’ve got to see it to believe it. Situated over an entire square block, Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn is constructed from recycled shipping containers converted into 60+ food & retail shops that frame a space for outdoor events and programs. The 2012 season launches Saturday April 7, at 138 Willoughby Street and the Flatbush […]

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Relocated Montague Street Starbucks Will Open In May

As BHB tipped in February, Starbucks is relocating eastward on Montague Street, from 112 to 134, site of the former Nine West shoes, which closed in July 2010. Today, signage appeared outside the new store, which a construction crew member told us will open in May. Below: First look inside. While the new space will […]

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Pierrepont Playground Parents Awareness Sign

This sign was posted today on the entrance gate to the Pierrepont Playground. Editor’s note: A story about this alleged incident was published by Boccoaland recently. BHB has not been able to verify any of the claims. We advise that all parents and caregivers use common sense when overseeing children at play. Children should be […]

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Mr. J. Goes Mexican At Gran Electrica

The intrepid Karl and his cam trek southward, both geographically and gustatorially, to try the fare at Gran Electrica, the new Mexican restaurant at Five Front Street, just below Old Fulton, recently opened by the owners of Colonie. His verdict on the spareribs? Delicioso. The climb back up Squibb Hill may have helped to burn […]

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Wesley McNair, Maine’s Poet Laureate, Reads at Plymouth Church

Yesterday evening the New England Society in the City of Brooklyn held its annual poetry event at Plymouth Church. This year’s featured poet was Wesley McNair, professor emeritus and poet in residence at the University of Maine, Farmington, and Poet Laureate of Maine. He began by expressing his delight at being, for the first time, […]

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Squadron to Hold Community Convention Sunday, April 22

State Senator Daniel Squadron, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens (where he lives), DUMBO and much of lower Manhattan, will hold his fourth annual Community Convention on Sunday April 22, from 2-5:00 p.m. He has alternated the site of the conventions between Brooklyn and Manhattan; this year it’s Manhattan’s turn, so it […]

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Colm Tóibín and Mick Moloney on Irish Fiction and Fact at BHS Sunday

This Sunday April 1, at 2 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present a discussion between Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn: a Novel, along with many other works of fiction, and Mick Moloney, Irish-American folklorist and musician. The event is presented in partnership between BHS and the New York […]

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Open Thread Wednesday, March 28, 2012

As we reverently raise our hands in unison to the pop music gods and celebrate the 26th birthday of New York-born & bred Lady Gaga today, let us bestow a joyful noise upon the BHB’s weekly Open Thread. Comment away, you crazy critters. (Photo: Chuck Taylor)

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Non-Quote Of The Day: L Mag’s “50 Best BK Blocks” Ignores Heights

Despite the fact that it’s based in neighboring DUMBO, bi-weekly arts & culture freebie The L Magazine apparently doesn’t think much of Brooklyn Heights. The pub ran a feature on “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn,” including the likes of Best Secret Block, Best People Watching, Best Block for Brownstones, Reddest & Bluest Blocks, Best […]

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Graffiti Blemishes Remsen Street… And There’s More

On Open Thread Wednesday March 21, reader Tony alerted us to graffiti spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of 90 Remsen Street and along a wall on Henry Street at Remsen (thankfully, now eradicated), expressing “NYPD Don’t Trust.” And there’s more… Such vandalism is also prominent on the Henry Street side of Andy’s Chinese on […]

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