Archive | May, 2012

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 1) the Brooklyn Film Festival starts at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema with screenings of Brooklyn Castle (8:00 p.m., Cinema 2, sold out) and Rose (photo) (8:30 p.m., Cinema 1, tickets available through the Festival website linked above). The Festival continues through the weekend, the following week and weekend, finishing on Sunday, […]

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Car Fire On Brooklyn Bridge Thursday Evening

A fire could be seen on the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade Thursday evening around 9:15 p.m., with plumes of black smoke blowing from the mid-section of the bridge. It appears a car may have caught on fire, with sirens blazing. The majority of the smoke had dissipated within 20 minutes or so. UPDATE: NBC […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

At last, it will be clear tracks in all directions this weekend on lines serving local subway stations. Those using the A/C line for travel to and from Manhattan should know that on Saturday and Sunday Brooklyn bound C trains will not be making their usual local stops between 145th Street and Canal Street. If […]

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Karl Catches Beginning of Eagle Demolition; Return of Marty Arno

Mr. J. and his cam are on hand for the beginning of the demolition of the unloved Brooklyn Eagle Building, and for the return to the Heights of much loved former video store proprietor Marty Arno. Video after the jump.

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Heights History: 1952, Promenade Open, BQE Still Under Construction

Here is a 1952 view of the incomplete Brooklyn Queens Expressway, with people on the newly opened Brooklyn Heights Promenade over the new highway. The BQE just comes to an end at the lower right corner, with the Brooklyn Bridge far in the distance.

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BHS Beer Gardens Begin Tomorrow

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), begins its series of summer beer gardens on the patio in front of the historic building tomorrow evening (Thursday, May 31) from 6:00 to 8:00, with music by “one of Brooklyn’s hottest folk bands”, The Tres Amigos. (Shouldn’t that be Los Tres Amigos? No; they […]

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Open Thread: Wednesday May 30, 2012

Tomorrow, May 31, is the birthdate of Brooklyn’s hallowed poet & journalist Walt Whitman. He was born in 1819 in Long Island, but his family moved to Brooklyn when he was 4, and he spent much of his professional life in the Borough. In 1846, Whitman became editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, and contributed freelance […]

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Rent-Stabilized Residents At 85 Livingston Fuming Over Rent Hike

Residents of 85 Livingston Street at the Brooklyn Heights/Downtown Brooklyn border are battling a $60 to $90 a month rent hike for 30 or so rent-stabilized units in the coop building, saying it will “devastate” the mostly elderly folks living in those apartments. While the majority of the building was converted to coops in 1989, […]

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Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights Medical Group Signs 15-Year Lease At One Pierrepont Plaza

Mount Sinai Brooklyn Heights Medical Group has signed a lease for 75,060 square feet at One Pierrepont Plaza. The private medical practice will take the 17th and 18th floors in the 19-story tower on Clinton Street (300 Cadman Plaza) in Brooklyn Heights. After renovations, the tenant is scheduled to move in January 2013. The space […]

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Borough Hall: You Got The Look!

Brooklyn’s handsome Borough Hall is all decked out for the Memorial Day holiday, with flags unfurled and flowers surrounding the fountain in full bloom. Ooh, la la!

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