Archive | May, 2013

Curbed’s Historic Brooklyn Bike Tour Includes Eugene Boisselet House

Curbed has assembled a nifty bike tour of Brooklyn’s best 100 year old plus buildings – all located near Citi Bike docking stations. So after you take in Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour Saturday (6/1) morning, hop on a bike and hit those other historic sites. Stops in the Heights include the Brooklyn Historical Society (also part of our walking tour), the Hotel St. George and 24 Middagh Street aka the Eugene Boisselet House which is currently in the midst of an exterior renovation:

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Atlantic Avenue Wedding Extravaganza Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Saturday, June 1) from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 28 shops along Atlantic Avenue, from Columbia Street to 4th Avenue, will participate in the first Atlantic Avenue Wedding Extravaganza, sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District. The all-day event will feature walking tours and merchant discounts including dozens of the area’s wedding-related shops, […]

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Passive-Aggressive Parallel Parking at CitiBike Station

The New York Post has yet another article (as do we!) about the CitiBike shares, this one focusing on the inconveniences they’ve caused to drivers and the DSNY.

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Kaffe No More?

A tipster sent an email that Kaffe on Remsen had been closed all week with no notice and “some mail on the floor behind the gate.” I went over there this morning and saw the answer in the mail on the floor.

More after the jump.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Step out into the cool(er) evening air and do some stargazing this Saturday (June 1) evening at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 8:00. Feel like making some music? The Sing For Hope pianos will be available this Saturday through Sunday, June 16. In our area, pianos can be found at Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association: You May Still Comment on SUNY’s “Sustainability Plan” and its effect on LICH

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a website page devoted to the SUNY “Sustainability Plan” and its effect on Long Island College Hospital. According to the BHA, it is still possible to submit comments to SUNY on the Plan by e-mailing them to You can read the SUNY Plan here and the BHA’s testimony on […]

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P.S. 8 Paddlewheeler Festival Is June 8

P.S. 8’s annual Paddlewheeler Festival is happening next Saturday June 8. As usual get ready for some family fun featuring: bouncy castle, obstacle course, balloon art and more. Oh, and of course, our favorite attraction Dunk The Principal.

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Reader Report: Someone Stole A Photo From The Shrine At Adam Yauch Park

BHB reader/Instagram user “condimented” sends us this dispatch and photo regarding Adam Yauch Park:

[Someone stole stuff] from the Adam Yauch memorial in the playground. weirdly, they took the photo and the candle glass, but left the frame and the wax.

The memorial was added the weekend of the park’s dedication to the Beastie Boy, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights. He died of cancer in 2012. The shrine included a 1995 photo of Yauch, a devout Buddhist, and the Dalai Lama taken in Boston:

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Billy Kent’s ‘Hairbrained’ Premieres At Brooklyn Film Festival

The Brooklyn Film Festival, which runs now through June 9 at indieScreen & Windmill Studios NYC (287 & 289 Kent Avenue), will feature Hairbrained from director Billy Kent, who lives in Brooklyn Heights. While tonight’s (5/31) screening is sold out, there are tickets available for its showing on June 7. Brendan Fraser and Parker Posey star.

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Brooklyn Heights Locals Bullish About The “New” Bossert Hotel

The unveiling of the “new” Bossert Hotel, purchased from the Watchtower by developer David Bistricer in 2012, is still a year away. However that’s not stopping brokers, merchants and business leaders around Montague Street from being very bullish about the building’s evolution.

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