Archive | June, 2013

Waterfowl at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park has become an attraction for migratory birds. Several American black ducks have settled, at least temporarily, along the stream that follows the landward side of Pier 1. Over the past few weekends, I’ve seen them every time I’ve crossed a footbridge over that stream. In the photo above, one appears to be […]

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Brooklyn Heights – The Weekend In Tweets 6/28-30/13

Shakespeare at Brooklyn Bridge Park, walking around and checking out the great homes of Brooklyn Heights, grillin’ and chillin’ — all in this weekend in Brooklyn Heights Tweets:

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Update on 93 Court Street And Boneheads’ Arrival

A BHB tipster told us last December about the arrival of Boneheads BBQ to 93 Court Street. While the opening has been delayed, the Brooklyn Eagle’s Lore Croghan writes a fascinating piece about how the Ditmas Park based landlords are choosing who gets to rent from them. Also in the article an update on Boneheads’ […]

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Schumer Backs Squadron For Public Advocate

In an unsurprising move, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced his backing our man in the NYS Senate Daniel Squadron in his bid for NYC Public Advocate. Squadron served as an assistant for Schumer before running for state senate.

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Cars! Trucks! A Bike! Watch This Video Of Brooklyn Heights’ ‘Street Cleaning Madness’

YouTube user Adam Backstrom posted a video earlier this week of “street cleaning madness on Henry Street”. It’s worth watching whether you’re a driver, a biker, a pedestrian or a student of the human condition.

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Tale of the Tweets: Grove Alley Nite Market Opens Downtown

Attendees were encouraged to wear “proper shoes to navigate this gritty alleyway are recommended” for Downtown Brooklyn’s Grove Alley Nite Market Friday night. The little known street nestled near Hanover Place between Fulton and Livingston Streets hosted an event featuring many trendy vendors including The Morris Truck, Rickshaw Dumplings, Thanatos Candles & Beauty and more.

The Tale of the Tweets after the jump.

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WABC-TV Features Gran Electrica

Gran Electrica, the Fulton Ferry Historic District eatery (not DUMBO!), was featured Friday night on WABC-TV. The Mexican restaurant was opened in 2012 by Colonie owners Tamer Hamawi, Emelie Kihlstrom, and Elise Rosenberg. The report features this recipe: PESCADO AL MOJO DE AJO 1 whole fish (our favorite is local line-caught Porgy) 1/2 cup olive […]

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Local Officials Request Action on Alternatives to R and G Trains During Construction

Following a rally yesterday at Borough Hall seventeen local officials, including Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and City Councilmen Steve Levin and Brad Lander, have sent a letter to MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast and Mayor Michael Bloomberg concerning the planned closure of the R train tunnel between Brooklyn and […]

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Maxfield Papillion The Small Dog with a Big Purpose

Former Brooklyn Heights resident Jen Massing announced she will honor her beloved dog Maxfield Papillion, who passed away suddenly in March, with a series of books which will be out in time for the anniversary of Maxfield’s passing in March 2014. The books will cover Maxfield’s adventures with his loving human mother, Scatterbrains.

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Wonder of Wonders: Post Piece Positive About Bike Share

The New York Post has been unremittingly negative (for example, see here) about the Citi Bike sharing program and the inconvenience it has allegedly caused. So it came as a surprise to your correspondent to see this story. The headline–“Bikes’ ‘slim’ Chance”–led me to expect another slam, but the article extols the calorie-destroying qualities of […]

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