Archive | November, 2013

Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine Coming to Montague Street

A new restaurant looks to be opening up in the cursed 140 Montague St. spot formally known as Gandhi Palace. (And before that was the Italian restaurant with the strange name, great food and lousy service. What was it called again?) More to come about Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine, including—what is Mexican urban cuisine? We […]

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Move Your Car — Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler Is Shooting In Brooklyn Heights Monday

If you’re parked on Orange, Hicks and other streets in the north Brooklyn Heights you better move your car by 5pm Sunday (11/24) or you will be towed due to a movie shoot.

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Manhattan Bound Brooklyn Bridge Closed Again Part of This Weekend

This just in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 11/22/13 at 12:48 PM. Due to ongoing long-term construction, the Manhattan-bound/westbound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed from 9:00 PM on Saturday, November 23rd until 6:00 AM on Monday, November 25th. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project, as well as the span’s pedestrian and cycling paths. […]

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Cops Charge “Brooklyn Heights” Man as “Subway Robber”

The New York Post reports that police have nabbed a man identified as “Eric Gay, 43, of Brooklyn Heights” (no address given) and charged him with committing a series of robberies on subway platforms. Gay is alleged to have approached victims, claiming he had a gun with a silencer, on three occasions at the DeKalb […]

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Today is Centenary of Composer Benjamin Britten, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arguably Britain’s foremost composer of the past century, whose War Requiem has long been a favorite of mine, was for a time a resident of 7 Middagh Street, the now famous February House. (The house was demolished during the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.) As a tribute to Britten and his Brooklyn […]

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St.Francis Water Polo Seeks 2nd Straight NCAA Berth

Michael Randazzo writes about local sports including LIU Blackbirds hoops and St. Francis Terriers water polo. He wanted to get the word out about the upcoming men’s water polo tournament. Here goes!

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Council Meeting Tuesday; All Invited

There will be a meeting of the Community Advisory Council for Brooklyn Bridge Park this coming Tuesday evening, November 26, starting at 6:30, at the offices of the Brookyn Bridge Park Corporation, 334 Furman Street (go down Joralemon, under the BQE, cross Furman and it’s on your right). We do not have an agenda for […]

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Karl Sez: “Berm Baby Berm”

(Video after the jump.) As anyone who’s read this blog for a while knows, our Mr. J. is a huge fan of Brooklyn Bridge Park, as is your correspondent. (Actually, one of the things that lured your correspondent to the Heights in the first place was the prospect of walking along the Promenade and watching […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

On Friday evening, November 22, starting at 7:00, Bargemusic will present a piano recital by Randall Hodgkinson featuring works by Schubert and by Roger Sessions, and dedicated to the fiftieth anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. On Saturday evening at 7:00 there will be a Lillian Fuchs tribute concert, featuring her compositions […]

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Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Window Design Competition

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00–8:00 p.m., the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will once again host its Annual Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities at the Belarusian Church, at 401 Atlantic Avenue, corner of Bond Street. It’s free and open to the public. In addition, merchants from the waterfront to Fourth […]

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