This coming Saturday, February 6, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys (there will also be a kids’ cafe), men’s and women’s clothing, books, CDs and DVDs, sports equipment, flowers and plants, […]
Archive | January, 2016
This coming weekend (11:45 p.m. Friday, January 29 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 1) there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 train platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will not be running between Bowling Green and Utica Avenue, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn during weekends. For those traveling […]
The Times’ “New York Today” offers an explanation…or two…without actually taking a stand. Cranberry, Orange and Pineapple Streets. A vitamin C trifecta. Why do these streets in Brooklyn bear names both boggy and tropical? As it turns out, there is no definitive answer to today’s question. Click away to see what Mrs. Middagh might have had to […]
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Sunset Park already has a large Asian population; now Bensonhurst has a rapidly growing Chinese community. How is this likely to affect local politics? On Wednesday evening, January 27, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a discussion on this topic, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, with panelists Paul Mak of the Brooklyn Chinese-American […]
The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]
The Observer reports that Charlie Sahadi (photo), who has run Sahadi’s since 1964, when he inherited the business from his father, is retiring effective this week. Taking over management of the store, a fixture on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Court streets since the late 1940s, are Charlie’s daughter Christine and his son Bob, both […]
So are you hunkering down or did you get outside and brave the weather? Check out these die-hards playing touch foot ball on Cadman Plaza! Show us how you are passing the time while Jonas pummels NYC. Post your personal snapshots** in the comments. Go! *Cover Photo by Mary Kim, published with permission of the […]
Gothamist reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has begun a lawsuit against HNTB Corporation and HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C., designers and contract administrators for the Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge, which opened in March of 2013 but which was closed in August of 2014 and has remained closed since. According to the […]
As we’ve noted below, the Anti-Human Trafficking event at Plymouth Church has been postponed to Sunday, January 31 at 12:15 p.m. We called Heights Players and asked if the Saturday and Sunday performances of Arsenic and Old Lace this weekend were still on; we were told, “So far, so good.” If you have tickets or […]
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