Archive | March, 2015

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

On this coming Easter and Passover weekend there are minimal planned disruptions to service at local subway stations. R trains will be diverted to the D and M lines between DeKalb Avenue and Queens Plaza, but N trains will be taking the R’s usual route between these points, so there will be service in both […]

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Help Charlie Find His Way Back Home! [Update: He’s home!]

April 1 update: Happy news from the McKeans that Charlie found his way home last night, appearing at the very window in which he’s pictured here. Our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition were contacted by Charlie’s humans, Henry and Rasa McKean, when this gorgeous Maine coon went missing on March 30 around 7 pm, […]

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Senator Squadron’s 7th Annual Community Convention April 12

State Senator Daniel Squadron will hold his seventh annual Community Convention on Sunday, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Lower East Side Preparatory High School, 145 Stanton Street (between Norfolk and Suffolk streets). To get there, take the F train to the Delancey Street stop. The Senator alternates the site of his […]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/31/15

Perps in a candy store steal no candy; a terrifying incident at Domino’s; and a nervous bank robber ask for little money and gets even less. It’s last week’s blotter.

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Why No Weekday Ferry Service Brooklyn to Governors Island?

There’s ferry service from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 (foot of Atlantic Avenue) to Governors Island on Saturdays and Sundays after the Island re-opens to the public on Saturday, May 23, but there will be no way for Brooklynites to get there on weekdays, other than to take a train to lower Manhattan, walk to […]

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Here’s Why Your Brooklyn Heights 5 Year Old Might Be Turned Away From P.S. 8 This Fall

The parent grapevine is on fire.  Brooklyn Heights parents in District 13 with children born in 2010 and expecting their kids to have a seat at P.S. 8 in the fall were left anxious, angry and confused after this reporter learned there will be 5 Kindergarten classes next year instead of the current 6.  For […]

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Councilman Levin Saves Abused Cat on the BQE

  Thanks to Steve Levin, City Councilman for Brooklyn Heights, a Brooklyn cat hasn’t quite run out of lives. Gothamist reported earlier today that while driving on the BQE last Friday, Levin spotted the cat on the roadway in Williamsburg. (Photo above is from 2012 and shows Levin with another cat, not the one he […]

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“Whimsical” Artworks of Jeppe Hein to Adorn Brooklyn Bridge Park

The New York Times reports that works of Danish artist Jeppe Hein will soon “run the 1.3-mile length of” Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Times story describes his works as including: Fire-engine-red benches that spike, arch and undulate. A room with walls of rising water [photo]. A labyrinth of mirrored panels. The exhibition, titled “Please Touch […]

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Help Find Two Missing Dogs in Brooklyn Heights

Sad news from our good friends at Rocco and Jezebel, looking out for our neighborhood pets even when they’re not in the neighborhood. Can you help find these missing pooches? Please share on your social networks and let’s see if we can get these babies home. Rosie, the beloved Beagle/MinPin mix belonging to some Heights […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, March 27 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Soyeon Kate Lee (photo) playing works by Scarlatti, Brahms, Scriabin, Janácek, Debussy, and Ravel. On Saturday evening, March 28 at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon, March 29 at 4:00 Ms. Lee will be joined by Bargemusic’s artistic director Mark Peskanov on violin to perform […]

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