Archive | June, 2014

Amazin’! The Press Loves BHB’s Heather Quinlan and Her Kickstarter Fueled ’86 Mets Documentary

As previously reported, our Heather Quinlan has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her latest project – a documentary on the 1986 World Champion New York Mets. And we’re kvelling over the amount of press (and love!) she’s getting. Check it out:

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What You Need to Know About Watching Macy’s Fireworks from Brooklyn Bridge Park

They’re back! Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks have returned to the East River. Brooklyn Heights residents and many, many, many visitors will be checking out the show from the Promenade and close-up from Brooklyn Bridge Park. If you live near any streets leading to these areas check for No Parking signs (we spotted some on […]

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Watch Our Video Preview of the New Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 2

The roller rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 opens this Tuesday with an adult skate from 8pm – 11pm.

To get right to the roller rink portion of Karl’s video click here.

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Lame Graffiti Artist Strikes Again at Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights

Graffiti has returned to the Fruit Street Sitting Area a few weeks after what appeared to be a Citibike inspired attack. The Parks Department removed those scibblings a day after the bike racks were cleaned. Last year, Parks was also quick to remove a World Trade Center tribute many believe was created by world reknowned […]

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Celebrate the Return of Bishop’s Crooks Lights with the BHA on June 30

This dispatch in from the Brooklyn Heights Association:

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3 Firefighters Treated for Minor Injuries in Cobble Hill Fire

BHB contributors Marc Hermann and Heather Quinlan report that a fire broke out at 116 Pacific Street this afternoon. FDNY responded and had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Three firefighters were treated for minor injuries. A BHB tipster alerted us to a “cloud of smoke” and “many sirens” leading us to tweet: […]

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Underground Thrift Store Stuff-a-Sack Clearance Sale This Sunday

The semi-annual Underground “Stuff-a-Sack” Summer Clearance Sale at Plymouth Church continues this Sunday, June 29, 12:30pm-4:00pm. You can buy as many $25 Underground Thrift Store totes as you like and stuff them with summer clothing and housewares. The Underground Thrift Store features a collection of upscale and designer clothing and accessories and collectibles for the […]

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Frisbee Anyone? NY Empire @ Pier 5 This Sunday

To the surprise and delight of casual players everywhere, you can get paid to throw a frisbee, and New York’s own team—the aptly named Empire—want to show you how! The Empire, members of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL)—one of two professional ultimate leagues in North America—will host a match this Sunday against the DC […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: “Best Loss Ever”

Despite a 1-0 loss, Thursday was a glorious day for American men’s football, especially for Brooklyn-based spectators. As the US slogged through a midday World Cup match against Germany in a torrential downpour in Recife, Brazil, thousand of miles away raucous American and German supporters descended upon Die Koelner Bierhalle in Park Slope. At stake? […]

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David Walentas Calls Brooklyn Heights ‘Old Guard’ Anti-Semites and Racists in New York Magazine Profile

You can call David Walentas many things, but he sure knows how to get attention. In a New York Magazine profile published this week the developer and King of all DUMBO has a thing or two to say about Brooklyn Heights “old guard”:

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