Archive | November, 2014

Farewell, Atlantic Avenue’s Moxie Spot

Pour one out for the Moxie Spot (81 Atlantic Avenue). Nat Rubin, the owner of the 6 1/2 year old “fun spot” for kids has posted a notice on the venue’s door announcing that it will close on December 14th.

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Redesign For Small Old Fulton Street Building Wins Over Landmarks Comission

A long-underutilized lot down at 20 Old Fulton Street will be getting a new commercial building.

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Here are the Renderings for the Three Townhouses To Fill Vacant Lot On Hicks Street

The lot at 295-299 Hicks Street has been vacant since the 1940s, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission has cleared the way for that to change.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

With lots of people away for Thanksgiving and the following long weekend, there are few activities scheduled locally. Nevertheless, Bargemusic has a full schedule of concerts. On Friday evening, November 28, starting at 8:00, pianists Rafal Lewandowski and Alexander Peskanov will play works by Mozart, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Byron Adams, Alicia Jonas, and Dvorak. On Saturday […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips affecting service at any local stations tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, there will be no 4 or 5 train service in either direction between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Use the 2, 3, A, C, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/26/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo via the Nabeguy Collection

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Lena Dunham Might be the Only Brooklyn Heights Resident Ever to be Honored with an NSFW Rap

When Gabriel Byrne lived in Brooklyn Heights, no one wrote a totally NSFW rap song for him. Heck, not even one for Giamatti – but hey he’s going to be in the N.W.A. movie so that’s close, eh? Yesterday, those who pay attention to such things were talking about Brooklyn rap trio Hand Job Academy’s […]

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Yes, Some Brooklyn Heights Residents are Still Being Tortured by Brooklyn Bridge Construction Noise

NY1 catches up with Brooklyn Heights residents who are still struggling with noise from renovations on the Brooklyn Bridge:

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LPC Approves Building Plans for Empty Hicks Street Lot

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the LPC has approved plans for a development on Hicks Street after being rejected previously:

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Area Man Gets Local Papers to Freak Out Over “Lack of Security” at Monroe Place Brownstone

Both the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Brooklyn Paper covered the outrage of Monroe Place resident Jeffrey Smith over what he claimed was the lack of security at a brownstone currently under renovation. Jared Kushner bought 38 Monroe Place and several other properties here to convert into McMansionstones (hey think that will catch on?) recently. […]

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