Archive | August, 2013

Paul Giamatti Scores FX Pilot

Move over Louis CK and Sons of Anarchy, here comes Brooklyn Heights resident Paul Giamatti. The actor will play a detective – and by the way Vulture describes it sounds like Columbo and Monk meet Luther and that friends is not a bad thing:

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Markowitz Endorses Squadron for Public Advocate

Calling him a man who “knows how to get results,” Brooklyn Beep Marty Markowitz joined Senator Chuck Schumer and The New York Times in endorsing State Senator Daniel Squadron for the next Public Advocate. Squadon is in his third term serving New York’s 26th senate district, which includes Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and DUMBO, as […]

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All Along No Watchtower

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been steadily moving out of town for several years, though the continued drop-in visits by would-be converters has had many asking, “Are they going or what?” Well, with the Watchtower signs now gone, it looks like they’re really nearly almost gone. So the future of your immortal soul is now in […]

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Video: Karl Talks Katy Perry, MTV, Jane’s Carousel And Upcoming Elementary Shoot

While other Brooklynites weren’t too jazzed about MTV’s “invasion” on Sunday, Karl Junkersfeld was so inspired by Katy Perry’s VMA performance in Empire Fulton Ferry Park, he’s decided to unleash “lost footage” of a very special Jane’s Carousel event from earlier this year from that very location.

And oh yeah, he might like Lucy Liu of TV’s Elementary just a little bit too.

Watch after the jump.

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Open Thread Wednesday 8/28/13

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Update: Karl Junkersfeld really wanted to see this week’s main conversation turned into an animation. So here it is (with apologies to all involved!):

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Heights History (A Slight Return): Billy Goat Of Montague Street

On September 20, 1970, the New York Times reported on a new addition to the neighborhood. Nicknamed, “Billy Goat” a huge vacuum cleaner that promised to “gobble up… dirt, paper, bottles, tin cans, cigarette butts” and most of Montague Street’s other garbage patrolled Brooklyn Heights’ “Main Street” 3 hours a day, 6 days a week.  […]

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Levin Introduces Bill to Require Info on Film Shoots

City Council Member Steve Levin, who represents Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods, has introduced a bill in the Council that would require the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting to make “monthly reports detailing the locations of all film shoot permits in New York City, broken down by Borough, Community Board, Council District, and […]

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Atlantic Antic Coming Sunday, September 29

The 39th annual Atlantic Antic will be on Sunday, September 29, from noon to 6:00 p.m., on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks street to 4th Avenue. There will be “over 500 craft and food vendors and 100 local retailers and restaurants, with one block dedicated just to kids!” From the presser: Keeping the tradition alive, many […]

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Brooklyn Heights To Get A Barre Studio

The folks at Well and Good NYC report that Brooklyn Heights will soon be the home to a barre studio. This apparently is a big deal for those who care about such things in the “boutique fitness scene”. Still doing yoga or Pilates? You are so yesterday’s news…like two years ago! And while Brooklyn is […]

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Key Endorsements For Steve Levin In Race For 33rd City Council District

NYC Councilmember Stephen Levin will hold a press conference Tuesday (8/27) at City Hall to announce several key endorsements. Fellow City Council members Jumaane Williams, Brad Lander, and Melissa Mark-Viverito (who are also part of the Progressive Caucus) will back the D33 incumbent. RELATED: BHB Reader Endorsement Poll: NYC Council District 33 Last week, Levin’s […]

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