Archive | June, 2014

Man Decapitated on BQE Offramp While Fleeing Cops in Brooklyn Heights

A driver being pursued by NYPD officers was hit a tractor trailer and was decapitated earlier today on the Atlantic Avenue off ramp of the BQE. DNA Info: The driver, whose name was not released, had just had his black four-door Infinity sedan pulled over by the NYPD when he sped away and headed for […]

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Baby It’s Hot In This Library

With splashy promotional pieces touting its 2014 summer reading campaign, the Brooklyn Public Library is enticing thousands of local school children, many of whose academic year ends this week, to patronize its 60 branches located throughout the vast borough. The kids just shouldn’t be surprised if the air conditioning at their local branch is on […]

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Questions About Last Night’s Affordable Housing Forum at St. Ann’s

BHB reader/Heights Hero Martin L. Schneider comments on our Open Thread Wednesday this morning about last night’s affordable housing forum at St. Ann’s. We thought it warranted it’s own post.

Here’s what he had to say:

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Would you believe? It’s another green light weekend coming up (Friday evening, June 27 to Monday morning, June 30) with no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. The following week (Monday, June 30 to Friday, July 4) should be much the same, with nothing planned except the […]

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Wheaton Terrier Abandoned at Hillside Seeks Fosters or Forever Home

Last week this beautiful dog was abandoned at Hillside Dog Run.  Hillside volunteers have taken care of him since. He’s been to the vet to get rid of an eye and paw infection, and is in good health. Popeye  is a Wheaten Terrier which the vet estimates at approximately 5 years old, is neutered, no […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 6/25/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Heights Blog World Cup Journal: USA 2, Portugal 2; Germany 2 Ghana 2;

In a weekend of exciting World Cup action, the United States squandered a brilliant chance to advance from the “Group of Death,” yielding a late goal in extra time to allow Portugal a 2-2 tie on Sunday, one day after a thrilling 2-2 draw between Germany and Ghana. Both results set up an exciting finish […]

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Are Love Lane Mews Condo Prices Insane?

Curbed ponders the escalating prices of the Love Lane Mews condos. Built on the site of, among other things, a former parking garage sellers are getting well over asking price. Like a million dollars over asking. Curbed: …which makes this new Love Lane Mews listing very interesting. A two-bed, two-bath duplex with a large private […]

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Open Thread: The Best Burger in Brooklyn Heights 2014

It’s been two years since we last asked the question – who has the best burger in Brooklyn Heights? For this discussion, we like to keep the conversation within the boundaries of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District which leaves Shake Shack (Fulton Ferry/DUMBO) and Bareburger (Cobble Hill) out of the running. That said, comment away!

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Registered Democrat? Vote Tuesday!

Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 24) there is a primary election for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. The election pits incumbent Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez against Jeff Kurzon. The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can […]

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