Archive | August, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Roller Rink is not the First in Brooklyn Heights

When Brooklyn Bridge Park’s roller rink opened earlier this summer, skaters were thinking about the great view and probably not the history of the activity in Brooklyn Heights. Ephemeral New York reports on an 1880s rink located at corner of Orange and Fulton Streets (a corner that no longer exists). A collection of Victorian era […]

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Suit Seeks Answers About LICH’s Othmer Funds

Brooklyn resident Barbara Gartner, a former Long Island College Hospital patient, has filed suit to compel the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau “to compel the release of records relating to the … Bureau’s approvals of invasions of the hospital’s $140 million Othmer Endowment Fund.” Ms. Gartner’s request for the records, made under New […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog Open Thread: 52nd NYS Assembly District Debate

On Tuesday (9/2), Brooklyn Heights Blog will be hosting a debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd AD. BHB Founder/Publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo will moderate and questions will be asked by our own Claude Scales, the BHA governor Marla Simpson, Ted Hamm political commentator / Chair of Journalism and New Media Studies at […]

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So What Do You Think About Gothamist’s Take on Housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6?

Jake Dobkin, king of all Gothamist/Park Slope resident, writes about the controversy around housing at Pier 6 in his “Ask a Native New Yorker” column. It’s witty and well-informed but do you agree with what he’s saying? Here’s a sample: Gothamist: The Pierhouse Condos currently going up by Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

In town for the long weekend? You can watch live U.S. Open tennis action on a big screen while picnicking on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The action starts at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 30), and will continue each day so long as match play continues or until Monday, September […]

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It’s a Wrap for the Brooklyn Heights Cinema

As previously reported, The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is packing up and moving to a not yet announced venue in DUMBO after the sale of is current home at 70 Henry Street.

On Thursday night, cinema staff and owner Kenn Lowy left a final message for their patrons: “Thanks for all of the fish”, reminding us that things aren’t always what they seem:

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Apartment Hunter Passes Up Brooklyn Heights for Crown Heights

The New York Times reports on apartment hunter Eliza Hartley and how she considered, but eventually passed up, living in Brooklyn Heights.

Now this, friends, is some controversy:

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52nd Assembly Seat Candidates Talk Cuomo at Prospect Heights Debate

The three Democrats vying to succeed the retiring Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly district met for a debate in Prospect Heights last night. The New York Observer’s takaway? The candidates are a little “meh” about Governor Cuomo: RELATED: Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1, and the following week, Tuesday, September 2 to Friday, September 5, there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips that directly affect service at any local stations. For planned service changes that may affect travel on other parts of the system, either […]

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Heights Players Open 59th Season With The Great Gatsby

On Friday, September 5, the Heights Players will open their 59th season with Simon Levy’s stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The play begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Heights Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place. There will be subsequent performances on Saturday, September 6, also at 8:00, and a matinee on Sunday, […]

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