Archive | 2016

Seven Burglaries in Last Two Weeks in Brooklyn Heights

This just in from Brooklyn Heights Association: The 84th Precinct notified the BHA today that seven burglaries of homes and apartments have taken place in the Heights over the last two weeks. The break-ins occurred during the work week when apartments and homes were unoccupied. The NYPD believes that they took place during daytime hours. […]

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DOB Approves Building Plans for Tower at Brooklyn Heights Library Site

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Department of Buildings approved Hudson Companies’ plans for construction of a new 36-story tower at the site of the Brooklyn Heights Library. The plans include a smaller library branch, retail space on the ground floor, and 34 floors of luxury apartments. The tower’s future residents will have a […]

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Still Have That Christmas Tree? Unwanted Electronics?

This in from the Brooklyn Heights Association: The City offers three options for turning your tree into useful mulch that will help trees and gardens throughout the city. You can bring your tree to a drop-off location from Saturday, Dec. 31st through Sunday, January 8th, where the City will recycle it at a later date. […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This holiday weekend, like last holiday weekend, the MTA hasn’t scheduled any major maintenance projects that would disrupt service at any local stations. There will be the usual station skips for those stations under renovation, and malfunctioning or non-functioning elevators (including one for the Borough Hall station and, unless they get it fixed sooner, one […]

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Coming at Bargemusic

As we noted before, this Saturday evening, December 31 at 7:30 Bargemusic will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a performance of J.S. Bach’s complete sonatas for violin and keyboard, performed by Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director, Mark Peskanov on violin and Jeffrey Swann on piano. There will be no “Music in Motion” Saturday afternoon; these […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Catching Up With Kenn Lowy: The Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas

Brooklyn Heights Cinemas, at the end of its 42-year run, was the oldest independently-owned cinema in all of New York City. When the cinema shut off its projectors for good in 2014, the neighborhood collectively mourned the loss of yet another community sanctuary. A place where neighbors and visitors gathered for shared experiences. A place […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s an all green, no red holiday weekend on the subways, as there are no planned route diversions, cancellations, or station skips affecting service at local stations, or pretty much anywhere on the system. Troubles don’t start until 11:45 p.m. next Tuesday, December 27, when there will be no late night (until 5:00 a.m. Wednesday) […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Merry Christmas; Happy Hanukkah!

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