Archive | February, 2014

Open Thread Wednesday 2/26/2014

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Mrs. Fink

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Finance Digital Projection

Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy has set up an Indiegogo campaign to help save the theater. No, it’s not to buy the building, it’s to help the theater convert from 35mm film projection to digital. “If we don’t make the transition to digital,” Lowy warns, “we lose the opportunity to show some exciting films. In […]

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Purim Carnival at Congregation Mount Sinai Sunday, March 9

Purim is perhaps the most joyous of Jewish holidays. It commemorates the time when Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai thwarted the plan of the villain Haman to have all the Jews in Babylonian exile murdered. Your gentile correspondent once attended a Purim party that featured, among other things, a bluegrass band, and plenty of […]

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Kushner Gobbles Up Brooklyn Law School Portfolio in Brooklyn Heights

First he made a blockbuster deal for some of the Watchtower’s properties. Now, Jared Kushner has acquired Brooklyn Law School’s impressive Brooklyn Heights real estate portfolio, the Real Deal reports:

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BHB’s Heather Quinlan Is Casting for O Captain! My Captain! Video

Calling all Yankee fans (and as a Met fan I know there are many, many of you) — I am filming a short to go along with Derek Jeter’s retirement, and am looking for people to recite a line from Walt Whitman’s poem “O Captain! My Captain!” Are you up for it? Message me here. […]

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Tough Overtime Loss To Robert Morris Doesn’t Dampen St. Francis Brooklyn Spirits

Despite yesterday’s dispiriting 71-70 overtime loss to Robert Morris in Moon Township, PA, St. Francis Brooklyn head coach Glenn Braica was surprisingly upbeat. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of our guys effort and resiliency,” said Braica, who watched his team rally from seven points down in the extra period only to lose […]

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More Details on LICH Deal, but Questions Remain

Update-update: See Mary Frost’s Eagle story for a detailed summary of the agreement. The latest date for a SUNY exit is May 22. Also, the issue of the Othmer bequest is still open. Update: Capital’s Dan Goldberg confirms that LICH “could temporarily close” if a deal is not finalized with a new operator by May. […]

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Who Needs Groundhogs? You Can Have Your Own Shadow!

Like his namesake, Shadow is tough to capture, at least in a photograph; this 7-month-old wonder boy almost never stops moving, and posing for pictures is not his preference when there’s a whole world to explore and other cats to play with. Part of a litter that was rescued in Sunnyside, Queens, this long-legged, silky, […]

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Stuff-a-Sack Winter Clearance Sale on Sunday

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church (65 Hicks St) is having its semi-annual Stuff-a-Sack winter clearance sale this Sunday from 12:30-4 p.m. $25 gets you a bag to stuff with as much winter inventory as you can fit. And 25% of the profits fund organizations that fight human trafficking—last year the store donated $4,000 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic returns from a mid-winter break this weekend, with a full schedule of “Masterworks” concerts: one on Friday evening, February 21 at 7:00 featuring works by Joseph Joachim, György Ligeti, Toru Takemitsu, and Ernest Bloch performed by Nicholas Cords on viola and Jeewon Park on piano; another on Saturday evening, February 22 at 7:00 featuring […]

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