Archive | January, 2013

Björk Posts Kickstarter Plea To Launch ‘Biophilia Educational Program’

Singer, songwriter & Brooklyn Heights resident Björk wants your cash, baby! The artist has posted a plea on Kickstarter to raise funds to develop a Biophilia app for Android/Windows 8 to support her Biophilia Educational Program. She writes on the webbie… the biophilia educational program is a new way to teach children about science and […]

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Sleepy’s Winter Window Waterloo

Anyone shopping for a mattress at Sleepy’s (116 Montague Street) over the weekend got quite a wake-up call, as the front windows were completely removed for replacement. Brrr! By Monday, the retailer had again been sealed tight as the facade and signage continue an overhaul. In December, we reported Sleepy’s stately new stone facade. Expansion […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Trustees Meeting To Address Impending Sale

The Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will hold a Trustees Meeting—open to the public—on Tuesday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor Children’s Room of the library at 280 Cadman Plaza West. At 7, The VP of Government & Community Relations will address the impending sale of the building. It was […]

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Homeless Shelter Makes a Switch

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue’s homeless shelter, which had been open to only women, will now be available to men only. This comes as a nearby CAMBA shelter for men announced that it is closing. The BHS shelter has 10 beds and many of them go unoccupied, according to a report in the Brooklyn Eagle. Any […]

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Upcoming City Point ‘Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’ Offers Booze & Food With Flicks

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater in Brooklyn Heights is about to lose its lock on the cineplex monopoly around town. Plans are confirmed for the 900-seat, seven-screen Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to open in 2015 in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point. The upscale Austin-based biz is known for serving food & booze to theatergoers […]

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“Brooklyn’s ‘Zombie Girls” : More Backlash on Dunham’s Girls

Hit series, Golden Globes, media darling and generational “it” girl… Of course you’re destined to become a target for haters. While HBO’s “Girls” continues to be a solid hit in its just-launched sophomore season (866,000 viewers), Brooklyn Heights rez and show creator, star, et al, Lena Dunham gets another feminine lashing, courtesy of Heather Wilhelm […]

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Mayoral Candidate Lhota Pushes For Commuter Tax Redux

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota—the former MTA commish, Brooklyn Heights resident and BHB Ten 2012 member—believes it’s time to bring back New York City’s commuter tax, which asks for a few bucks from those who work in the city but live elsewhere. In the 1990s, the tax contributed hundreds of millions of dollars into city […]

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Save LICH Rally [VIDEO]

Karl Junkersfeld reports on today’s Save LICH rally in Cobble Hill. DEVELOPING…

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Eagle: LICH Worth More Dead Than Alive

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost writes in today’s edition that Long Island College Hospital would be worth more “dead than alive” according to insiders. How much more? At least $100 million more:

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Landmarks Unamused By Interior Alterations At Former Gage & Tollner Space

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to deny an application to legalize changes made to the interior of the former Gage and Tollner Restaurant at 372 Fulton Street. The landmarked interior, which has housed a discount jewelry store since 2010 (formerly Arby’s and TGI Friday’s) has already faced mounting fines because it masked the interior […]

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