Archive | November, 2012

#ICYMI: Rudy’s Got a Whole Lhota Love for MTA Chief’s Possible Mayoral Bid

Last week the story broke that former New York City mayor Rudolf Giuliani would be an “enthusiastic supporter” MTA Chairman/Brooklyn Heights resident/Republican Joe Lhota’s potential bid for NYC mayor in 2013. Another former mayor of NYC, Ed Koch, told WCBS 880 that while he felt Lhota was a well qualified candidate for the GOP, he’d […]

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Krogius Talks Brooklyn Heights Promenade at BPL Wednesday (11/28)

Local historian/Brooklyn Press editor Henrik Krogius will be discussing his book The Brooklyn Heights Promenade at the Brooklyn Public Library Wednesday night (11/28) at 6:30 pm. The library’s website notes: A wine and cheese reception commences at 6:30pm, with the lecture starting at 7pm. Seating is limited to 40 people. Tickets will be given out […]

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Man Jumps to Death Off Brooklyn Bridge

The helicopters hovering above Brooklyn Heights this morning signaled that something out of the ordinary was happening nearby. As many Brooklynites tweeted and news sources reported, traffic on the Manhattan bound side of the Brooklyn Bridge was halted due to a police action. NY Post: The 19-year-old was threatening to jump from the Brooklyn-bound roadway […]

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Subway Sandwiches Headed to 75 Atlantic Avenue

A banner is up at 75 Atlantic Avenue heralding the upcoming arrival of a Subway sandwich outlet. Earlier this year, the chain was thrown a high elbow by competitor Arby’s who attacked the chain for slicing its cold cuts in Iowa before shipping it out to stores. On another note, we uncovered some “hidden history” […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Two Holiday Events

They were a great success last year, so our Brooklyn Heights neighbors, David Fuller and Judith Jarosz of Theater 2020, are presenting holiday events on the next two weekends. Both will be happening at St. Charles Borromeo, 21 Sidney Place. The first, on this coming Sunday, December 2, starting at 3:00 p.m. will be A […]

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It’s Nature: City Hawk Chows Down on Henry Street

Earlier this month, we received photos of a hawk living in Concord Village. Now comes video of a hawk doing what comes naturally on Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights. Deja vu all over again for us as this has happened before. WARNING:Graphic video follows after the jump.

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19th Century Faux – Winter’s Tale Shoot in Brooklyn Heights

Among the many movies shooting in Brooklyn Heights over the last few weeks is Winter’s Tale (also shooting in DUMBO). Twitter user @cmendonca173 caught some of the 19th century vibe of the shoot last Wednesday (11/21). The film stars  Matt Bomer, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, and Brooklyn Heights native Jennifer Connelly.  Oh and there’s flying white horse involved. […]

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Barclays Center TV Showcases Brooklyn Heights

Barclays Center Television (BCTV) is producing a series of short video clips, accompanied by music but no words, showing Brooklyn neighborhoods. Their first is of Brooklyn Heights; see it after the jump.

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

Apart from the continuing lack of service on the R line between Brooklyn and Manhattan in both directions, which means no service at the Court Street station or on the R platform at Jay Street-Metro Tech, there are no planned changes affecting service at any of the stations in or near Brooklyn Heights this weekend […]

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Police Seek RadioShack Robbers

Police have released a photo of a “person of interest” they say may have information pertaining to a trio who robbed the RadioShack on Montague St. on the afternoon of October 28, as well as two others in Brooklyn and Queens.

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