Archive | April, 2015

Vote on Councilmember Levin’s Participatory Budget Items This Coming Friday

City Councilmember and cat savior Steve Levin has a kitty (not the one in the photo) of $1 million to spend on projects in his district, which includes Brooklyn Heights, that have been recommended by constituents. The nominees for this year are listed here. Voting will be held at various locations throughout the district at […]

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Hillary Announces; Anti-Hill Signs Go Up on Cadman Plaza; View From the U.K.

Today’s announcement by Hillary Clinton that, yes, she’s running for President, came as little surprise, following as it did the earlier news that she had leased two floors at One Pierrepont Plaza for use as a campaign headquarters. Today signs mocking Ms. Clinton (see photo) appeared, hanging from streetlight fixtures on Cadman Plaza West and […]

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Free Reading of New Play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at Brooklyn Heights Library Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present a free reading–not a staged production–of Lynn Marie Macy’s new play “Madame Campan’s Academy” at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, this coming Saturday, April 18, starting at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2:00). You think your life is […]

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BHA Wants Your Views on “Move NY” Plan for Transportation and Infrastructre

The Brooklyn Heights Association is asking our readers to answer a brief survey about the “Move NY Fair Plan,” which is “a comprehensive approach to New York City’s significant transportation infrastructure needs, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares.” There’s a concise overview of the Plan here; the complete document is here. The survey […]

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Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Should Be Back In Service Late This Spring; Park Will Pursue Cost Reimbusement

According to the Eagle, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation “aims to have the bridge back in operation by late spring.” The bridge, locally known as “the bouncy bridge,” was taken out of service last August after some supports were found to be loose and the portion of the bridge nearest Squibb Park developed a list […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, April 10 and 11, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, April 12 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. On Sunday the Brooklyn Historical […]

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Schumer to Deliver Keynote Address at Squadron’s Community Convention This Sunday

Brooklyn’s own U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer will give the keynote address at State Senator Daniel Squadron’s Community Convention this coming Sunday afternoon, April 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 at LES Prep High School, 145 Stanton Street (between Suffolk and Norfolk) in lower Manhattan (F train to the 2nd Avenue station). From Sen. Squadron’s office: We’ll […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s another green light weekend Friday evening, April 10 to Monday morning, April 13. The only planned change affecting service at local stations is that C trains will be running on a reduced schedule, approximately once every fifteen minutes. Late nights (11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) the following week–Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 18–things […]

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Fireworks Tomorrow Night

There will be fireworks tomorrow (Thursday, April 9) evening starting at 9:45 off of Liberty Island. Thanks to Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association for notifying us of this.

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/8/15

Friends — It’s Mrs. Fink. I greet you with an open but broken heart for this open thread. As you now know, my husband is gone, that thread is over for me in a sense. In another thread – more ongoing – my husband instilled the joys, quirks, and camaraderie that being a Brooklyn Heights […]

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