Archive | July, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Park Field House Fosters More Criticism & Doubt

This time it’s The New York Times that’s weighing in on the increasingly controversial $40 million Field House proposed for Brooklyn Bridge Park. In a lengthy story titled “A $40 Million Gift, a Proposed Bike Arena and Now Skepticism in Brooklyn,” writer Lisa Foderaro ventures that Joshua P. Rechnitz’s pledge to build a field house […]

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Aggravating Assault: Graffiti Appears To Be Escalating In Brooklyn Heights

When well-traveled NYC graffiti “artist” Lewy BTM tagged the Brooklyn Bridge with his trademark squiggle design late last month, it was noted that the last time the national landmark was so adorned was during the Clinton era, in 1998. The same spot 199 feet above the East River was marred to great infamy in 1988 […]

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Self-Checkout Kiosks Come To Brooklyn Libraries

Emulating drug stores and supermarkets, the Brooklyn Public Library has installed self-checkout machines across the borough, including the Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg, Kings Bay, Highlawn, Mapleton,, Homecrest and Bay Ridge branches. The library says the automated checkout “dishwasher-sized units” will enable patrons to borrow and return materials more conveniently and efficiently, allowing staff to spend more […]

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Tipster: Joralemon Street Nishikigoi Sleep with the Fishes

This dispatch came in today from a BHB reader: Epic fish tragedy at pond on Joralemon and Henry. Almost all dead this morning. Think it’s fish on fish violence. This is not the first reported fish death in the pond. Back in 2010, two nishikigoi died during hot weather. Many BHB readers reported then that […]

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BBP Condo-Hotel Architect Appears Mindful Of ‘Iconic’ Design Befitting Park Setting

It sounds as if the chief architect for the 200-room hotel and 159-condo project planned by Toll Brothers Inc. and Starwood Capital for Brooklyn Bridge Park is actually mindful of the fact that the controversial build-out is anything but your typical urban multi-use development. Architect Jonathan Marvel of Rogers Marvel Architects tells the Wall Street […]

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Patti Smith Takes Part In BBP’s Books Beneath The Bridge Aug. 6

Singer, songwriter, artist and poet Patti Smith will participate in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Books Beneath the Bridge” series on Monday, August 6. She will read from her 1992 book “Woolgathering,” and then be interviewed by Ezra Goldstein, co-owner of Community Bookstore in Park Slope, which is the evening’s sponsor. Smith will hang around afterward to […]

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Second Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Takes Place At St. Francis College August 4-12

The second annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, August 4-12, will feature 45 premieres from all over the world, all with links to Brooklyn. It will launch on Saturday the 4th with a free screening of Steven Seagal’s 1991 cult classic “Out For Justice,” complete with a Seagal look-alike contest. Movies will be screened at […]

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Glenn Markman on Dellarocco’s, the Beach Shack, the Nets, and Brooklyn’s Future

Karl and his cam got quite the workout Friday evening. Following his visit to the opera in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Dellarocco’s “soft opening”, he asked Glenn Markman about his views on his and his partners’ new venture, Dellarocco’s, and got an answer that extended to discussion of the new Beach Shack, Brooklyn Bridge Park, […]

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Opera in Brooklyn Bridge Park Gains in Popularity

Signore Carlo, before sampling pizza at Dellarocco’s soft opening, headed with his cam to his favorite local destination, Brooklyn Bridge Park, to catch some of the Metropolitan Opera’s performance there yesterday evening. Fortunately, he had some video of the 2010 Met performance in his now substantial vault, and so is able to show how this […]

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Dellarocco’s Of Brooklyn At Hicks & Montague: Open For Biz Tuesday

At last! Dellarocco’s of Brooklyn, the new local brick-oven eatery at 214 Hicks Street, one door south of Montague, is set to open for business Tuesday, July 31. The eatery held a soft opening Friday, featuring pizzas cooked in its wood-burning brick oven imported from Italy, which were oh so delectably light & tasty. The […]

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