Archive | December, 2012

Top Stories of 2012 on Brooklyn Heights Blog

What were the top stories on Brooklyn Heights Blog in 2012? You may be surprised. Read the list after the jump.

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Happy New Year From BHB!

Welcome to 2013 from your friends at Brooklyn Heights Blog. May you have a spirited opening to the new year, filled with wine & roses. Cheers! (Photo: CT)

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Brooklyn Heights Nocturne

A view from my window, about 11:00 p.m. December 29, 2012. The Promenade Christmas Tree is lit, and beyond, the lights of New Jersey beckon.

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Patsy Grimaldi Gets OK To Open Juliana’s Next To DUMBO’s Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Looks like Mr. Grimaldi is nobody’s patsy. A Queens judge has ruled that Patsy Grimaldi, founder of iconic Grimaldi’s Pizza, can open a competing pie joint next door to the flagship DUMBO location he sold to Frank Ciolli in 1998. In September, Ciolli sued the “coal oven legend,” charging he violated a non-compete clause by […]

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Historian & ‘Brooklyn Heights Press’ Editor Henrik Krogius To Retire

Emmy-award winning news producer & 22-year editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press Henrik Krogius has announced his retirement, reports the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. At the helm of the 75-year-old Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News weekly, “Krogius chronicled the neighborhood’s change from a insular, Manhattan-oriented world to its present day as part of a […]

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East River Ferry To Keep Chugging Until At Least 2019

The East River Ferry, originally started as a three-year pilot project, will continue servicing the Brooklyn waterfront into Manhattan until at least 2019, city officials say. The city’s Economic Development Corp. is now searching for an operator to run the popular service for five more years, according to More than 1.6 million passengers have […]

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Boneheads Restaurant Heading To 93 Court Street

A BHB tipster shares that the space at 93 Court Street—formerly Evergreen Deli—is soon to be opening as Boneheads Restaurant. The chain originated with chefs from South Africa and Atlanta, and specializes in grilled seafood dishes “in a casual, but fast setting.” It currently has locations in Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Lake Forest. This is […]

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Robbers CAN Be Choosers

Police are looking for a man who, they say, robbed the Investors Bank at 81 Court St. around 6:00 Wednesday evening. The suspect allegedly demanded money from two tellers who complied right away, but their “contributions” apparently weren’t enough to appease him. He demanded that they enter the vault and retrieve more cash. $20,000 later, […]

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Last Minute New Year’s Suggestions

The question was raised on Wednesday Open Thread: “Will there be fireworks for the New Year?” The answer is, “Yes.” There will be fireworks near Liberty Island (where the Statue stands) that can be watched from the Promenade. For those willing to make a short trip, there will be a large fireworks display in Prospect […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and New Year’s Week

Once again, there are no planned diversions that will directly affect service at any local subway station this weekend. There are some service changes that will affect travel to or from Brooklyn beyond the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center and Franklin Avenue stations on the 2, 3 and 4 lines, and travel into Manhattan past Canal Street […]

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