Archive | March, 2013

Subway Service Alerts: Weekend and the Following Week

There are no planned route diversions or cancellations that will directly affect service at any local subway stations either this weekend or the following week. For those traveling to or from Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, or other parts of Brooklyn, some trains will be skipping some station stops in these places during the weekend and […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/27/13

Hey there, Perps and Skells! It’s HQ here, newly unemployed and free to get down to business with the blotter again! I know, it’s been awhile …

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An Inside Look At Future Condo Site: 172-174 Montague

In February, BHB bid a final farewell to Brooklyn Heights’ long-lived Eammon’s In Brooklyn and the Hallmark store next door, as demo began on the buildings at 172-174 Montague Street. We were able to catch a glance inside the now-leveled grounds earlier this month as the gates opened momentarily, revealing the future site of the […]

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Open Thread Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Perhaps you recall that last Wednesday, we acknowledged the first day of Spring 2013. Since, we’ve enjoyed a couple snow showers, 28-degree temps, robust winter winds and all the trappings of… February. Here’s hoping that the next week fosters an April Fool’s Day that feels a little less fatuous. Geez… (CT)

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Spanish Film ‘La vida inesperada’ Shoots Wed. On Montague

Signs are posted along Montague Street, from Hicks Street to Henry, alerting residents that a shoot will take place Wednesday for Spanish film “La vida inesperada.” Vehicles should be moved by 5 p.m. today. According to IMDB, the flick stars Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Sarah Sokolovic and Carmen Ruiz. It is directed by Jorge Torregrossa. […]

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Massive Lease Sign At 112 Montague Street: Gone, Gone, Gone

Word is Landmarks didn’t take kindly to broker Massey Knakal’s massive second-floor banner peddling the commercial space at 112 Montague Street (which BHB shared on March 14). That baby is now a whisper in the wind. Comments in our post confirmed that with regulations limiting the size of commercial signage, the Brooklyn Heights Association contacted […]

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State, Cuomo Call For SUNY/LICH Restructuring Before Considering Bailout

Following a vote last week by the SUNY Board to stand by closure of Long Island College Hospital—part of SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s network—state lawmakers & Gov. Cuomo said “no go” to potential bailout funds to save the ailing hospital… at least so far. The state’s new budget, which the Senate began adopting Sunday, contains […]

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More Info On The Driver Who Ran Down Martha Atwater

The New York Post reports today on “Drivers who hit people on sidewalks not being prosecuted” including the motorist who struck and killed a Brooklyn Heights resident last month. Reckless NYC drivers have killed three people and seriously injured two in just the last 30 days the paper says.

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The Stained Glass Windows of Grace Church

At Grace Church’s Community Open House yesterday, parishioner Bob Whiteford (photo at top) gave a guided tour of the stained glass windows that decorate the nave. The Te Deum (“To God”) window dominates the east end of the nave, behind the chancel, altar, and carved alabaster reredos. The figures on the four panels of the […]

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Community Group Continues Robust Push Against Cadman Plaza Library Closure

Citizens Defending Libraries, the Brooklyn Heights-based organization formed to oppose the sale and potential destruction of the Cadman Plaza building, continues to communicate its message in the community. On Saturday, the group was out in force in front of the branch, encouraging locals to sign its ongoing petition (8,300 signatures to date, with a goal […]

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