Archive | March, 2014

Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace […]

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Grace Church “Evening Under the Stars” Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 5, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The theme this year is “An Evening Under the Stars” as guests will have the opportunity to view the church’s restored nave with its star-spangled ceiling (photo), decorated walls, and impressive array of stained glass […]

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“Vision Zero” Town Hall Tuesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association has alerted us to a Town Hall meeting to discuss the City’s “Vision Zero” plan. Please join us for the Vision Zero Brooklyn Town Hall, taking place at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, April 1, from 7 pm-9pm. The NYC DOT and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Brooklyn Borough President […]

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff – Brooklyn Heights Power Couple Team Up for Bleachers’ New Music Video

Brooklyn Heights resident/member of fun. Jack Antonoff’s side project, Bleachers, dropped a new music video this week. The clip for “I Wanna Get Better” was directed by his girlfriend and fellow Brooklyn Heights resident/former Mr. Video III staffer/’Girls’ star Lena Dunham. News: The clip has Antonoff showing off his acting chops (and his pjs) […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/28/14

Cars stolen, cash stolen, and I make friends with the police. It’s this week’s blotter. On the heels of Homer’s report about a thug locksmith nabbed on Willow Street—I can indeed confirm that he was arrested, and he’s possibly tied to a string of burglaries in the 6th precinct. More on that as it develops. […]

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Never Mind the Chill: Spring is Here!

Crocuses (or, if you wish, crocae, or are they croci?) are coming into bloom by the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade (click to enlarge).

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players will open their three weekend production of Yentl, by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, a play about “the divine androgeny of the soul,” this weekend, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Make reservations here. Looking ahead, the Players will resume their Theater for […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 31 there will be no G train service between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue. F trains will provide alternate service. G trains will be running every twenty minutes between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Hoyt-Schermerhorn. At the same time, there will be no 3 train service in […]

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Forgotten NY Profiles Willowtown, Calls Merz Masterpiece a “Monstrosity”

Forgotten New York is one of our favorite sites. And we were pretty jazzed to see them feature Willowtown this week. However, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the shade being thrown at Willowtown’s most beloved modern structures. Numbers 40, 44 and 48 Willow Place were designed by architects and Heights Heroes Joe […]

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Brooklyn Heights Appears on ‘The Following’, Reducing Its Bacon Number to One

“The Following” starring Kevin Bacon shot here last year. That episode aired on Monday. You can watch it here and help us piece together where Brooklyn Heights appeared in the show. Feel free to post screenshots and your guesses in the comments below. Of course, the biggest news is that everyone in Brooklyn Heights just […]

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