Archive | April, 2012

Tour BHS Building Thursday Evening

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present a guided tour of its historic building this Thursday evening, May 3, starting at 7:00 p.m. The building, completed in 1881, is noted for its elaborate terra cotta exterior decoration, but its interior is also dazzling, including elaborately patterned tile floors, carved woodwork, […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Summer Film Series Announced

Brooklyn Bridge Park has announced its 13th-annual “Movies With A View” SyFy summer series of free films, running from the beginning of July, every Thursday through the end of August, on Pier 1. Ditch Plains and Calexio will offer food at the series, although visitors are allowed to bring their own snacks and beverages (sneer: […]

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Street Work Upsets Montague Street Business Owner

Dr. Stuart Friedman of Heights Vision writes to us via Facebook: Why is it that on the busiest shopping day of the week [Saturday 4/28] for Montague Street business owners, the city decides to rip up the sidewalk and pour cement. My staff and customers at Heights Vision Center today literally had to walk the […]

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New Area Yoga @ 144 Montague Opening In May

Carroll Gardens’ Area Yoga & Spa Center, which we reported March 4 will open a second location in Brooklyn Heights, has posted signage on the windows at its new store at 144 Montague Street, alongside a sidewalk chalkboard announcing it will open in May. The new digs—on the second floor above Bentley’s shoes (in the […]

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One World Trade Center (Again) Surpasses Empire State Building As New York City’s Tallest Structure

New York couple Michael & Danielle take in the view from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on the day national headlines proclaimed that One World Trade has surpassed the height of the Empire State Building—to once again become New York City’s tallest building. With its unfinished frame, the structure now stands at just over 1,250 feet […]

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Annual St. Ann’s Puppet Parade Gambols Down Montague Street

The annual St. Ann’s Puppet Parade—Brooklyn Heights’ own version of a kiddie Mardis Gras—made its way down Montague Street to the Promenade at 1 p.m. Monday, filling the streets with clowns, jugglers, 10-foot-tall marionette puppets and the rat-a-tat of percussion, accompanied by hundreds of pre-school, primary, middle and high school students. Puppets were created in […]

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Iris Cafe Adding Dinner To Menu, Alongside New Take-Out Location

As tipped in last Wednesday’s BHB Open Thread, Willowtown’s favorite intimate eatery Iris Cafe on 20 Columbia Place is expanding with a secondary location a couple doors down that will offer to-go orders and a larger grocery selection. “Flashlight Worthy” reported that the new Iris space (once occupied by Envy Looks hair salon) at 16 […]

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East River Ferry Adds Food Service

Starting today, there will be food service on the East River ferries that connect Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, making a stop at Fulton Ferry Landing at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Beginning Monday morning, passengers will be treated to a new menu of locally-produced goodies, including cupcakes from Butter Lane Cupcakes, retro-style u-bet […]

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Rosa Rugosa Returns

This past Wednesday your correspondent took his customary walk around Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and got this photo of Rosa rugosa in bloom again. With luck, they’ll be around through November. As reader Stuart noted in a comment then: “[T]he rugosas are tough as nails. They can take anything, even salt. [T]he rose hips […]

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Gabriel Kahane’s ‘February House’ Personifies 7 Middagh Street’s 1940s’ ‘Bohemian Commune’

Burgeoning eclectic classical composer & performer Gabriel Kahane is featured in a lengthy profile in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, titled “Gabriel Kahane Is a One-Man Cultural Cuisinart.” The 30-year-old resident of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, composed music & lyrics for “February House” (see previous BHB post here), based on the true story of the […]

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