Archive | April, 2015

Planning Meeting Tonight for the Brooklyn Heights Library

Michael Randazzo sends us the following: The Brooklyn Public Library invites all to join the second community brainstorming session in the Brooklyn Heights Branch’s first floor auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West, at 6:30 p.m tonight. The purpose is to discuss plans for the interior layout of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. Representatives of […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Tuesday evening, April 21, starting at 6:30 BHS will present a panel discussion, offered in partnership with Downtown Rising Working Group, featuring speakers from community advocacy organizations, developers, academic institutions, and others on the topic “The Rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn: Ten Years Later.” The panel will explore the future of Downtown Brooklyn with the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have another of its “BHA Social!” events at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church this Friday evening, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. This is in conjunction with the start of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. The BHA event is free, with beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets for […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Today After Gunfire Reported

Update: The shooter has been arrested; fortunately, no one was shot. Thanks to reader “Bornhere” for the tip. Details are sketchy, but Gothamist reports that there were unconfirmed reports of gunfire at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 (photo) this afternoon. Brooklyn Heights resident Thomas Hynes is quoted as saying he heard gunshots, and that there […]

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Rude Awakening-P. S. 8 Waitlists 40% of Kindergarten Applicants

It’s official. For the first time, P.S. 8 has a wait-list for Kindergarten.  Placements  were announced Tuesday morning and for many families it was a rude awakening.  Just before Spring break there was a glimmer of hope.  Sources suggested that public reaction to the decision to cut back to five Kindergarten classes had created enough […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s yet another green light weekend (Friday evening, April 17 to Monday morning, April 20) and the following week (Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24), as there are no planned cancellations, route changes, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. Those traveling to or from Brooklyn’s interior should know that, during […]

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A Home for Henry?

This big hunka feline love is tired of sharing the lap of his caretaker, who called him a “total attention hog (in a good way)” with the other foster kitties in his Windsor Terrace foster home. He was originally rescued with his two brothers in Midwood as friendly strays. While his brothers were adopted together, […]

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Holocaust Commemoration at St. Francis College Thursday

This Thursday, April 16, starting at 11:10 a.m., there will be an observance of Yom HaShoah, commemorting the victims of the Holocaust, at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court), featuring Rabbi Joseph Potasnik (photo), Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, and Cantor Shira Lissek. Rabbi Potasnik will discuss […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tickets are still available for tomorrow (Monday, April 13) evening’s talk by Cokie Roberts about her newly released book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington 1848-1868, copies of which will be for sale at the event, which chronicles the increasing political empowerment women experienced through their new-found independence and importance during […]

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