Archive | 2012

Hello, Holly! Meet Brooklyn Heights Official 2012 Christmas Tree

The tradition of a Promenade Christmas Tree goes back to before there was an actual Promenade. Some 63 years later, it continues to be a Brooklyn Heights tradition. Here is 2012’s official tree, standing tall and proud with hundreds of colorful lights at the Montague Street entrance to the Heights Promenade. (Photo: CT)

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Song Of The Season: Carolers Stroll Montague Street

Thursday evening, December 20, carolers made a joyful noise along Montague Street, singing Christmas songs and hymns as they ambled up the avenue… a lovely sound of the season.

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Last Minute Suggestions for the Weekend and Holiday

In town for the weekend and the Christmas holiday? Bargemusic, at Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, has a full schedule of concerts this evening (Thursday), Saturday evening, and Sunday afternoon, as well as a free family oriented “Music in Motion” concert Saturday afternoon. In addition, there will be a Christmas Eve celebration […]

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Opposition Mounts Over BBP John Street Residential Complex

Not so fast… Brooklyn Bridge Park’s request for proposals to develop a waterfront residential complex along a 9,600sf vacant lot on DUMBO’s John Street—now owned by ConEd and being bought by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp.—has already met with formidable opposition. Local politicos and community members are raising concerns about flooding, according to the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

Update: The R train is back! Yes, Brooklyn Heights, Santa has prezzies for subway users. We get the R train back on Friday (although the MTA website has yet to announce it officially, the story appears solid). On top of that–joy to the world!–there are no planned (and I stress planned) diversions or cancellations affecting […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/19/12

Good Wednesday to you and welcome to the next to last weekly Open Thread of 2012. What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Lhota to Resign from MTA, Run for Mayor

We previously noted speculation that MTA Chair and Brooklyn Heights resident Joseph Lhota might leave his post to pursue the mayoralty. Now The New York Times reports that people “with direct knowledge of his plans” say he intends to resign from the MTA Friday to pursue the Republican nomination for Mayor.

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Brooklyn Heights Christmas Eve & Day Family Services

A number of Brooklyn Heights churches are accommodating families with early Christmas Eve services, special Christmas Day services and group caroling festivities. A Child Grows In Brooklyn offers info on its blog for a number of churches, including: Plymouth (75 Hicks Street), Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity (157 Montague Street), Grace (254 Hicks), First […]

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St. Francis College Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola Dies At Age 71

St. Francis College shares with BHB that Chancellor, past-President and alumnus Frank J. Macchiarola died Tuesday, December 18. Macchiarola was 71. After graduating from St. Francis in 1962, he returned to his alma mater as President in 1996. “The college flourished under his 12-year tenure and Dr. Macchiarola relished the time he spent with current […]

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BBP Sniffing For Residential Developers On Vacant DUMBO John Street Lot

Brooklyn Bridge Park has issued a request for proposals to develop a waterfront residential complex along the DUMBO coast. A vacant lot on the north end of the park at John Street offers 9,600 square feet of develop-ready land just east of the Manhattan Bridge. According to BBP’s website, “It allows for up to 130 […]

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