Archive | November, 2012

The Blessing Of Light (Again) Across The Manhattan Skyline

The price tag from Hurricane Sandy’s damages in New York totals $42+ billion, according to the latest tally from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including $33 billion to repair housing & infrastructure and $9 billion to protect transit systems, the power network and sewage treatment facilities from future storms. While many neighborhoods continue to suffer, there’s solace […]

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Christmas Romp: Longtime Tree Sellers Return To Brooklyn Heights

As much as Christmas trees are a seasonal tradition, so is the presence of Patti Romp and her son Tim in front of Key Food at 102 Montague Street. The Middlebury, Vermont-based pair has been selling trees in Brooklyn Heights for years, and have become such a part of the neighborhood that BHB’s Karl Junkersfeld […]

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Montague Street Sidewalk Construction: Wrapped!

At the end of August, the sidewalk in front of 111-115 Montague Street became a battle zone as infrastructure construction work below was set to ensue for three months. Affected buildings included the Chinese Hand Laundry, McCurdy Real Estate, Peerless Shoe Repair, Connecticut Muffin and Subway. At the time, BHB noted that crews had done […]

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A Sad Farewell: After 24 Years, St. Mark’s Comics Shutters On Montague Street

Sad news: One of the stalwarts of Montague Street has closed its doors after a robust 24 years. On November 30, St. Mark’s Comics at 148 Montague, which opened the satellite outlet in 1988, called it quits. A staffer told BHB today that it’s a familiar story along Brooklyn Heights’ primary retail corridor: a marked […]

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Levin – Stop Filming in Brooklyn Heights!

This dispatch just in from our man in the NYC Council, Steve Levin in response to the crazy amount of filming recently in Brooklyn Heights (we’re looking at you, Delivery Man): Council Member Stephen Levin (D-Brooklyn Heights) called on the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting to place the entirety of Brooklyn Heights on […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

This Saturday, December 1 is a huge day for fairs. P.S. 8, at Hicks and Middagh, will be having its Holiday Craft Fair from noon to 5:00 p.m. The First Unitarian Church (photo), at Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, will be having its Unifair from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Across the way in Downtown, […]

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Yassky’s TLC: No Moresky Offsky Dutysky Signskys

Brooklyn Heights resident/NYC Taxi Czar David Yassky is hellbent on bringing the city’s yellow cabs into the 21st century. His latest mission – 86ing their much hated “off duty” lights. The TLC voted today to abolish the lights allowing now for only two settings – available and unavailable. Also on tap – mobile apps to […]

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LPC Tells 70 Henry Street Owner to Rethink Proposal

The Landmarks Preservation Commission sent the owners of 70 Henry Street, home of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, back to the drawing board this week in their bid to build a mixed used structure on the site. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Robert Tierney, chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, said some “re-thinking” was needed in […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and Following Week

Still no news about resumption of service on the R line between Brooklyn and Manhattan, so no service in either direction at Court Street. Apart from that, service disruptions at local stations will be minimal, unless you’re traveling into Brooklyn. The 3 train won’t be running at all this weekend, though the 2 train will, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/28/12

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Heather Quinlan

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