Archive | 2012

Red Gravy is Open – So Have You Tried It?

Saul Bolton’s Red Gravy is open for business in the former Mezcal space at 151 Atlantic Avenue. Yelpers are raving (FWIW) as “Aimee” writes: We’ve eaten here twice already. It was packed but took 5 minutes to be seated. I’d like to sit at the bar but it was mobbed with diners. So far, we’ve […]

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Wednesday Open Thread, 12/26/12

Alas, there is but this one last opportunity to speak what’s on your mind within the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s 2012 Wednesday Open Thread. Now is the time to unload, share and talk among yourselves, before a new year springs upon us. Comment away!

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Christmas Eve Morning Walk Photos, With Tugboats

Yesterday was a good day for a walk, so I did a circuit around the northern part of Brooklyn Heights, including a side trip into Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO, where I did a little last minute Christmas shopping. The photo above–more photos and text follow–is of a wreath on the red door at 33 […]

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Thousand-Dollar Pooch Poop Fine Sign Is… A Fraud!

After reporting on BHB December 14 that signs had suddenly appeared on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade mandating an exorbitant and sudden escalation of a $1,000 fine for failing to scoop your pooch’s poop, it turns out… the signs are phony! News 12 Brooklyn shares that Department of Sanitation officials say the wrong health logo is […]

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Merry Christmas Eve From BHB!

Santa is a day away from descending on all good little boys, girls and BHB correspondents! On behalf of St. Homer Fink, Claude Scales, Karl Junkersfeld, Chuck Taylor and all the rest of us here at the Brooklyn Heights Blog, we wish you the happiest of holidays and thank you for spending another year with […]

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Profile: Brooklyn Heights’ 16 Court Street @ Montague

In its continuing series of in-depth profiles of some of Brooklyn’s most historic buildings, Brownstoner explores the Montague-Court Building at 16 Court Street at the corner of Montague. Writer “Montrose Morris” shares that the 35-story Neo-Romanesque building, completed in 1927, was the second skyscraper built on Court during a period of rapid development. The commercial […]

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Heights Teens Hope & Maggie Create Viral YouTube Sensation

Brooklyn Heights resident and BHB super duper mega-fan Val Frankel contacted us to share news that her daughter Maggie and friend Hope (who also lives in the Heights) have gone mega-viral with their acoustic performance of Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style.” To date, the clip has garnered more than 147,000 hits on YouTube. This is the […]

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The Results Are In: Montague Street BID 2012 Survey

Results are in from the Montague Street Business Improvement District‘s May 2012 Survey regarding local programs and services, asking the likes of: What business would you like to see on Montague Street? What do you shop for on Montague? What are the most important services? Nearly 450 folks responded to the online questionnaire, comprising Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park: A Photo Essay

Aside from the official Brooklyn Bridge Park website, Curbed offers the most thorough wrap-up of pics we’ve seen of BBP’s progress to date in the webbie’s new Camera Obscura feature. The essay from Nathan Kensinger also includes a fine narrative on the 85-acre park’s history and all that is still developing.

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To Demo Or Not? Landmarks Debates Fate Of Brooklyn Heights Cinema

Developers and preservation advocates are playing tug of war as the Landmarks Preservation Committee debates whether to allow Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy to hold onto the landmarked 1895 building—or whether to replace it with a planned five-story condo. reports that six votes are outstanding with the Landmarks Commission to approve or deny […]

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