Archive | January, 2014

Fireworks Tonight

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued on 1/27/14 at 12:00 PM. There will be a fireworks display in New York Harbor tonight east of Liberty Island. The display will begin at approximately 8:40 PM. In case of inclement weather, the display will be postponed until 1/28/14 at 8:40 PM. The display, which should be […]

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Theater 2020 to Present Candide

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional theater company, will present a fortieth anniversary revival of the Hal Prince version of Leonard Bernstein’s (photo) musical comedy Candide, based on the novel with the same title by Voltaire. The show will run for four successive weekends: February 14, 15, and 16; 21, 22, and 23; 28, March […]

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Grace Church Winterfair Next Saturday

Grace Church, 245 Hicks Street (corner of Grace Court, between Joralemon and Remsen streets) will have its annual Winterfair this coming Saturday, February 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On sale will be children’s clothes, books, and toys; women’s and men’s clothing; flowers and plants; “Gracious Gourmet” frozen meals; baked goods; picture frames; household […]

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge […]

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The New Yorker Notices Cobble Hill’s Long Island Bar

Read about it on Cobble Hill Blog. Thanks to BHB reader SPM for the tip.

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Dog Owners Beware Stray Voltage On Middagh Overpass

We have credible reports from several sources there’s again stray sidewalk voltage on Middagh Street, near Columbia Heights. Of particular concern because it’s one path dog walkers take to get the Hillside Dog Park, right around the corner. Con Edison has been alerted. We’ve had stray sidewalk voltage at this location in previous years. Best […]

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BHA Updates: Vigil for Pedestrian Safety Sunday; Garbage Pickup Resumes Today

The Brooklyn Heights Association sends us this notice: We hope you will join us and other Brooklynites in a candlelight vigil for pedestrian safety at 4:30 on Sunday, January 26, at the intersection of Wyckoff, Palmetto and Myrtle Avenues, outside the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station on the L Line. The vigil pays tribute to all New […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Update: The snow sculpture contest at Brooklyn Bridge Park, PIer 5, will not be held tomorrow. We’ll update you on when it will be held. Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00, the Park will have the first in its series of “Winter Talks.” This one, on “Living Aquatic Infrastructures,” will be given by Dr. Ido Sella, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Last weekend, Brooklyn bound A and C trains were being diverted to the F line between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech here in Brooklyn. This weekend, it’s the reverse. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, January 24 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Receives Award for Excellence in Urban Design

Brooklyn Bridge Park announced today that it has been named winner of the 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design by the American Planning Association. The APA’s statement announcing the award says: Brooklyn Bridge Park has successfully integrated the Brooklyn waterfront into the fabric of the neighborhood by creating urban nodes at the park’s […]

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