Archive | January, 2013

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

On Friday, Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will begin showing Stand Up Guys, starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin as a group of aging mobsters who get together for one last job. Throwaway factoid: Arkin was once a member, along with Erik Darling and Bob Carey, of the 1950s […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

Our run of good luck was bound to end. This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday, there will be no Brooklyn bound service at the High Street station, as A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street/Metro Tech in Brooklyn. […]

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Appellate Court Affirms Decision Against Proposed Riverside Garage

In the latest development in a story that’s been unfolding for over five years, the Appellate Division, New York Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal to deny the application of landlord Pinnacle Group to build an underground parking garage in the courtyard (photo) between […]

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Bruce Ratner Shaves Off $7.8M From Pierrepont Street Office Assessment

The NYC Tax Commission has shaved $7.8 million from the assessed value of the Brooklyn Heights office building at 135 Pierrepont Street, owned by developer Bruce Ratner. His firm Forest City Ratner requested a reassessment, according to city records, resulting in a tax bill drop of $802,000 a year over five years, reports the New […]

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Comedy Troupe Dinner For One Offers Pithy Parody Of ‘It-Girl(s)’ Lena Dunham

And now, the video! NYC sketch comedy troupe Dinner For One (a.k.a. paraded a robot along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade January 18, and revealed to BHB they were filming an other-worldly take on HBO’s “Girls,” starring Brooklyn Heights’ Lena Dunham, a member of the BHB Ten 2012. The guys, who comprise New York-based graduates […]

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Open Thread Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Welcome to Open Thread Wednesday for January 30, 2013. On this day, what’s got you thinking holy moly… or feeling you’re going to lose your religion? Comment away!

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Jane’s Carousel Offers Valentine’s 2-4-1 Throughout February

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be offering a “Valentine’s 2 for 1″ Celebration during the entire month of February. Founder Jane Walentas tells BHB, “We’re celebrating St. Valentine’s Day and the restoration of our Hurricane Sandy-damaged heating system.” Two-somes of any age can ride with one $2 ticket. February hours: Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 […]

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Tale of the Tweets: Brooklyn Heights Library Hearing

The Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library held a Trustees Meeting on Tuesday night addressing the impending sale of the building. As previously reported, it was  announced on January 15 several BPL branches would be impacted as the system shifts to digital media and services. The current Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza branch will be closing and be […]

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Shooting at MetroTech

NY1’s Dean Meminger has just tweeted that a shooting occurred in front of One Metrotech Plaza. More after the jump.

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A Take & Tale On Brooklyn Heights’ Toastmasters

Blog Duck Soup, which promises to “dog paddle through culture, technology & music,” offers a weird & whacko take via writer Rachel Aviv’s participation in long-lived Toastmasters International, where she shares how “ordinary people (can) speak forcefully and authoritatively.” She offers: I attended several sessions of a club in Brooklyn Heights with a reputation for […]

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