Archive | March, 2012

Work Begins on Squibb Pedestrian Bridge to Park

As seen on my morning walk today, work has begun on the pedestrian bridge that will provide access from Squibb Park, off Columbia Heights near the foot of the path that leads to Middagh Street, across Furman Street and down to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier One. As the photo shows, an opening has been made […]

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VW Bugged: Tree Falls on Columbia Heights

Looks like this tree branch went after the VW rather than wait for a bug to come to it. At around 1:30 p.m. on Columbia Heights near Clark Street, a tree branch crashed on the hood of this vintage Volkswagen Bug. The good news is that there doesn’t appear to be much, if any, damage. […]

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Le Pain Quotidien: A ‘Sign’ Of Things To Come

It was back in January when we first caught a whiff of Le Pain Quotidien opening at 121 Montague Street in the long-deserted former location of Jennifer Convertibles. As of the first week of February, framing for new front windows was in the works and a month later promotions appeared in the windows. Today, workers […]

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Heights History: The Promenade Restaurant On Montague Street

Before the popular Heights Cafe opened at 84 Montague Street and Hicks Street, there was The Promenade Restaurant—teeming with 1970s (1980s?) charisma. A sign at the corner entrance boasts Steaks, Chops and Seafood, while in the postcard image above, you’ll note there was also a second doorway on the Montague Street side, advertising Breakfast, Lunch […]

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Traffic Accident On Pierrepont Tests Scaffolding Integrity

A cadre of fire engines and police cars gathered at the scene of a minor traffic accident in Brooklyn Heights late Sunday afternoon at 25 Pierrepont Street, after an Acura SUV drove onto the curb and hit a corner pole supporting scaffolding on the building. Bordering the second floor of the residential building and wrapping […]

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Movie Deal at Brooklyn Heights Cinema Sunday Night

Tonight, Sunday March 25th at 7 p.m., the Brooklyn Heights Cinema features “The Lost World,” the 1925 classic silent film, presented with live music by Liz Magnes. Tickets are $11—but mention BHB and get 3 for the price of 2.

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Nomination Thread: Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights

Your humble publisher thinks it would be “fun” if we held an annual reader poll for the Best Eats in Brooklyn Heights. The first step – nominate all of your favorite spots in the neighborhood (eat-in, takeout, breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the comments below. All types of eateries apply, we’ll break ’em down into categories […]

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Open Thread: “You Just Won $10 Million Dollars!” Would You Leave Brooklyn Heights?

Congratulations! You just beat the 1 in 1.75 billion odds of winning the Publisher’s Clearinghouse $10 million dollar sweepstakes! Your family, friends—and all of us starving writers here at the Brooklyn Heights Blog—couldn’t be happier for your wondrous luck. For the sake of this exercise, let’s pretend the feds are going to award you the […]

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Irish Pub Coming To Montague’s La Traviata Space

The former La Traviata cafe at 139 Montague Street, between Henry and Clinton, is going to be replaced by an Irish pub and restaurant. The 30-year-old Italian eatery along Brooklyn Heights’ primary retail enclave shuttered suddenly in November 2011, and BHB reported in February that a sign in the window alerted us then that “RDR […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick To Call The Heights Home

Paul Giamati, meet your new neighbors. Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick are purchasing a pair of townhouses in south Brooklyn Heights on State Street near Sidney Place. The New York Daily News‘ real estate guru Jason Sheftell reported late Friday that the family is closing in on a contract, after purchasing a Manhattan […]

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