Archive | March, 2013

Spring Egg Hunt, Pierrepont Playground

A sunny, if still a bit chilly, morning drew a crowd to the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s annual Spring Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground.

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Lockhart Steele Lays The Smackdown On Brooklyn Heights

Lockhart Steele has built an impressive empire of blogs including Curbed and Eater. We’re fans and that won’t change anytime soon. However, a recent tweet from the plucky publisher may have taken us out of our comfort zone.

Ok, except for the fact, with some exceptions, he might be right.

Can a simple, tweeted out Foursquare check-in/chin music cause an entire neighborhood to have an existential crisis? You decide:

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Quick! Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Photoville/United Photo Industries Calls For Submissions

Photoville sponsor United Photo Industries, whose rustic pop-up village of shipping containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces returns September 19–29, and will be previewed by “The Fence,” (which drew 1 million visitors over 10 weeks in 2012), announces it has a very last minute public art opportunity to find between 14-22 (Brooklyn-based) photographers whose series […]

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Friends Of The Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Are Featured In Online News Video

CUNY NYCity News Service correspondent Orie Givens recently filed a video report on the battle to save the current Brooklyn Heights library building and branch. Prominently featured are members of Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library Inc., led by Deborah Hallen. Watch the video after the jump.

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One BBP Could Score Residential Record High Price For Heights

A combined penthouse unit and 3-bedroom 4-bath condo below at One Brooklyn Bridge Park could set a record-breaking residential price tag for Brooklyn Heights. According to a story in the New York Daily News, MNS CEO Andrew Barrocas is close to signing a $9 million contract for the duplex. One Brooklyn Bridge Park, at 360 […]

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North Brooklyn Heights Tree Trimming In A Word: Loud

Crews took to the streets of the North Heights earlier this week to trim trees around Middagh, Willow and Cranberry Streets among others. Anyone fortunate enough to be around the area any time after 8 AM got to experience the loud drone of chainsaws. David on Middagh also noted in this week’s Open Thread Wednesday: […]

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Brooklyn Heights Preservationist to Squadron: BPL Is Prepared To Sellout For A Mess Of Pottage

Long time Brooklyn Heights resident and preservationist Martin L. Schneider has written an open letter to NYS Senator Daniel Squadron regarding the Brooklyn Public Library’s plan – and the BHA’s tacit approval – to sell the Brooklyn Heights library building. In short, the plan is to sell the building and a new library would be […]

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College Place Named One of 5 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

Described as “this side street off that side street,” The L Magazine named College Place one of the five best blocks to live on in Brooklyn.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Theater 2020 will present a free reading of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) renowned romantic comedy The Importance of Being Earnest in the first floor auditorium of the endangered Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (at Tillary Street) on Saturday afternoon (March 30) starting at 1:30 p.m. Wilde, it seems, was […]

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NY Post: Squadron Received $65K From Supporters Of Park Housing

The NY Post ran a story today claiming that State Sen. Daniel Squadron received more than $65,000 in contributions from supporters of housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tabloid makes the connection because the donations reportedly came from members of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Development Corporation which, it says, “support housing […]

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