Archive | November, 2013

Philip Levine, Poet, on Living in Brooklyn Heights

Philip Levine, Poet Laureate of the U.S. for 2011-2012 (poets laureate are appointed for two year terms) divides his time between California and Brooklyn Heights, but as he says in the video you can see after the jump, Brooklyn is what he calls home. The video, published by the Cortland Review, starts in Levine’s residence, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you’re here for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, you should know there are some things going on locally. The gift shop at the Brooklyn Historical Society will have a sale this Saturday, November 30, from noon until 7:00 p.m. to celebrate Small Business Saturday and the Shop Local campaign. All purchasers will receive a 20% discount […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:45 p.m. this Friday, November 29, to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted over the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street in Manhattan. This means no Manhattan bound service at High Street during that time. The following week, Monday to Friday from […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog Open Thread Wednesday 11/26/13

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Area Resident Upset Over Small Business Saturday Banners In Brooklyn Heights

This Saturday (11/30) is Small Business Saturday in Brooklyn Heights and around the rest of the country. The promotion was started in 2010 by American Express to encourage people to shop at small businesses in a weekend cluttered with big box retailers shouting about Black Friday sales. This year other brands are participating and retailers […]

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St Francis Water Polo Wins 2nd Straight NCAA Berth

Continuing our coverage of St Francis water polo, Michael Randazzo reports from poolside.

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P.S. 8 to Cut Pre-K Class in 2014

P.S. 8, also known as The Robert Fulton School, has announced it will cut its pre-K class in 2014 due to lack of space. However, the school will be adding an 8th grade class next year. (It is currently pre-K-7th grade.) Assistant Principal Robert Mikos told DNAinfo, “We are growing and this is a matter […]

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Autumn in Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights

Autumn is officially with us for almost another month, but it feels like, to quote a Joni Mitchell song, “winter’s closing in.” I’ve collected here some photos I’ve taken on walks over the past month, mostly in Brooklyn Bridge Park and along the Promenade, showing foliage nearing or at its peak fall dress. Above is […]

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Pies, Helpers Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

We’ve received this message from the Brooklyn Heights Association on behalf of Heights and Hills: Please consider making (or buying) a pie for the Thanksgiving Dinner served to elderly citizens at Grace Church. The dinner is organized by Heights and Hills, a provider of supportive services to community dwelling older adults in Brooklyn, and it […]

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Brooklyn Heights Real Estate Open Thread 11/24/13

Here are some real estate headlines to get you talking:

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