Archive | November, 2014

Heights Preservationist and Former LPC Write Stern Op-Ed About Pierhouse Blocking Brooklyn Bridge Vista

Heights Preservationist Martin L. Schneider has written an op-ed for the NY Daily News along with former LPC commissioner Beverly Moss Spatt expressing their strong opposition and outrage over the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse condo.

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Give the Gift of Movies Filmed in Brooklyn Heights

Stuck on what to get your Brooklyn Heights obsessed friend/family member for the holidays this year? Or wondering what entertainment you can offer your Thanksgiving guests? Behold! Our list of films shot in Brooklyn Heights – you can sit around the flat screen and marvel at the local sights included in each. Here’s our list […]

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GCB/SOB’s Cavalleria Rusticana Amazes

Your correspondent attended Saturday evening’s performance of Pietro Mascagni’s one act opera Cavalleria Rusticana at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, performed by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (which does not shy from its acronym), the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, and a stellar group of vocal soloists. Set in a small Sicilian town on […]

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Pies, Helpers Wanted for Heights and Hills Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

We’ve received this message from the Brooklyn Heights Association on behalf of Heights and Hills: In an annual tradition that has continued for over 42 years, the Heights and Hills communities come together every year to prepare a Thanksgiving feast for older adults, and the wider community is called upon to bake lots of pies. […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Study to Pier 6 Critics: Towers Pose No Problems

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation will release the findings of its impact study regarding new housing at Pier 6. SPOILER ALERT: If you’re against the towers you might just be SOL:

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Friday’s Adoptable Pet: Benny the Couch Potato

From our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Eight-year-old Benny was rescued from a Woodhaven backyard. Left behind when his family moved away, he tried to survive in a local feral colony, but this sweet housecat didn’t have the chops for street life: he’d try to get in on the colony food, but […]

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Really Last Minute Weekend Suggestion: Cavalleria Rusticana at St. Ann’s Church

Tomorrow (Saturday, November 22) evening at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn (photo) and String Orchestra of Brooklyn, along with several distinguished soloists and a guest conductor, organist and chorus master, and director, will present a semi-staged production […]

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This Brooklyn Heights Mom is Furious After Last Night’s P.S. 8 Town Hall on Overcrowding

If I was a Twitterer, I would have live tweeted this meeting because there was a fair amount of ridiculousness. Here is my tape delayed version of just what went down:

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Town Hall Addresses Overcrowding at P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights

In case you haven’t heard, PS8 is overcrowded. The Annex, completed in 2011 was supposed to help. Instead it was filled to capacity almost the minute it opened. Add unchecked residential development and BOOM, the student population has exploded once again.

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A Look Inside the New Careland Pharmacy Coming to Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights will soon be home to Careland, a new pharmacy with a modern look but an old-fashioned philosophy – personalized care. The first part is due to the work of designer Sergio Mannino, a DUMBO-based Florentine designer, the second stems from the owners Ayman Tawadros and Ashraf Awad (who also own a non-related pharmacy […]

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