Archive | April, 2014

Gotham SideWalks’ Bike Tours Examine Brooklyn’s Glorious Baseball Past

With the Mets’ and Yankees’ seasons in full swing, and thousands of Brooklyn children experiencing the joys of Little League, this Saturday—and again on May 10—Gotham SideWalks will present Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour, an intimate journey through the formative century of 1850 to 1950 when professional baseball was dominated by New York teams and our […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The annual Grace Church School Carnival will be held this Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (between Grace Court and Joralemon). The carnival features food, including BBQ from Hill Country, pony rides, a photo booth, a tumbling zone, bouncy rides, and other activities. There will be […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:30 p.m.Friday, April 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 28, there will be no C trains running between West 4th Street in Manhattan and Euclid Avenue in Brooklyn; consequently, there will only be A train service at High Street during this time. Also, during the same period, A trains will not run in either […]

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Brooklyn Heights Residents Sound Off About Lack Of Parking Spaces in Brooklyn Eagle Video

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Dipti Kumar looks into the parking crunch in Brooklyn Heights in a new YouTube video. Many neighborhood residents are interviewed including Nando Pelusi, Ann Peloquin and Fred Kneip. The latter observes that parking is difficult, claiming that folks try to get around the rules in that you can see “a very attractive […]

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St. Ann’s Church Lays Off Two Staff, Including Music Director Gregory Eaton

According to the Eagle St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, located at Clinton and Montague streets, has been forced by budgetary considerations to lay off two staff members, a sexton, or custodian (another remains on staff), and 21 year veteran Music Director Gregory Eaton. Although Eaton’s concerts have been effective fund-raisers for the church, […]

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Poetry Reading This Evening at Brooklyn Heights Library

The Eagle reports that this evening (Wednesday, April 23) at 6:15 there will be a free poetry reading, with light refreshments served, at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (between Pierrepont and Tillary streets). The reading will feature works by Rumi, Pablo Neruda, Ernesto Cardenal, Allen Ginsberg, Ishmael […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/23/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Paper: State Says LICH Likely To Close May 23

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Long Island College Hospital will likely be shut down by SUNY on May 23.

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Poplar Precinct Condos Hit Market with Top Price Near $4 Million

BuzzBuzz Home reports that units at the former police precinct at 72 Poplar Street are on the market. Prices range from “$2.55 million for a 1,877-square-foot three-bedroom to $3.995 million for a 2,000-square-foot penthouse,” the site reports. Apartments feature top of the line appliances and interior design by Richard Mishaan. Sales were originally rumored to […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach Nears Completion

As I was taking my morning walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park, heading north from Pier 5 toward Pier 1, my nose crinkled at the smell of freshly laid asphalt. Rounding a corner in the path just south of Pier 3, I saw a group of people standing, facing south toward what will soon be a […]

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