Archive | May, 2014

Last Ditch #SaveLICH Rally Tuesday Morning

We have this notice from Jim Walden of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, the lawyer who has represented community groups in the battle to save Long Island College Hospital: Tuesday may be our very last hope. With SUNY having executed Peebles just days after our settlement with them, it seems very clear that misconduct continues […]

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Open Thread: The 9/11 Museum Gift Shop and That Cheese Platter

We were remaining silent about the controversy around the 9/11 museum and its gift shop as it’s been pretty well covered in the mainstream media. However that changed when we heard that the shop was selling a CHEESE PLATE with stars marking where the terrorists crashed their planes. Considering the toll that terrible day took […]

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HomeStories Replaces St. Marks Comics at 148 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Back in October, the Brooklyn Eagle announced that a “Swiss Family Robinson” type couple had emigrated here and sunk $700K into a new venture called HomeStories. The store, the story claimed, was set to open in the former home of St. Marks Comics at 148 Montague Street in January. The New York Times reports today […]

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It’s A Great Weekend To Adopt A Cat–Fees Waived!

The good folks at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition tell us that there’s no better time to adopt a rescued Brooklyn cat than now, and, really, who could argue? Thanks to the Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days promotion, a generous grant will cover your adoption fee on Saturday and Sunday at adoption events being held in […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Besides the not-to-be-missed Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, there are several events of note in the neighborhood this weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (photo), Henry and Remsen Streets, will have its annual Lebanese Festival on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, there will be service at all local stations this coming weekend (Friday, May 30 to Monday, June 2). No 3 trains will be running in either direction from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday. However, 2 trains will be running, so there will be service at both Clark Street and on the […]

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Comet “Lands” at Brooklyn Bridge Park

What you see in the photo is a 1/1,000 scale replica of the head of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (there will be a quiz) that sits at the northwest corner of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, through this coming weekend. Comet C-G (yes, there’s a cheat version) is the target of the European Space Agency’s probe Rosetta, […]

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SUNY Drops LICH Talks with Peebles; Turns to Fortis

The Brooklyn Paper reports that SUNY today announced it has broken off talks with Peebles Corporation, which became the favored bidder for Long Island College Hospital after the initial first place bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners, was declared disqualified. SUNY is now negotiating with Fortis Property Group, which scored third in the bidding and which, in […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Weekend

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this weekend at the First Unitarian Church Chapel, Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31 and from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. There’s a list […]

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Brooklyn Heights Business Owner Says She Won’t Allow Movie Shoots in Her Store

Rocco and Jezebel’s Andrea Demetropoulos takes a stand against film shoots – at least in her store – in a recent New York Times article about movie making in Brooklyn. And it was Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler that might have pushed her to that decision. NYT: Andrea Demetropoulos has been approached about filming inside her […]

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