Archive | January, 2016

Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This is your last weekend to see the Heights Players’ production of Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace, described as “the world’s first horror comedy”. featuring BHB contributor Marc “Weegee” Hermann in the role of Officer O’Hara. Performances are Friday evening, January 22 and Saturday evening, January 23 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, January 24 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a green light weekend (Friday evening, January 22 to Monday morning, January 25) as there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. The following week, late evenings from 10:00 p.m. to midnight Monday, January 25 to Thursday, January 28, 3 trains will not be running […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson Headlines Anti-Human Trafficking Event at Plymouth Church Sunday

Update: Because of the winter storm, this event has been postponed to the following Sunday, January 31. As most Brooklyn Heights residents know, Plymouth Church, at Orange and Hicks streets, has a storied history of opposition to slavery, both under Henry Ward Beecher in the years leading to the Civil War, and in recent times. […]

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Learn Secrets of the Creative Mind at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, January 21, from 7:00 to 9:00, co-authors Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire will be at Powerhouse Arena, 37 Main street, at Water Street, in DUMBO, for a launch and discussion of their new book, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. Kaufman is also author of Ungifted: Intelligence […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

On Tuesday evening, January 19, starting at 6:30 p.m. the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening and discussion of A Place at the Table, “which exposes the realities of hunger in the United States through the stories of three families who struggle daily to secure the source of their next meal.” Following the screening, […]

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Let Them Drink Absinthe! Marie Antoinette’s Boudoir Re-created on Atlantic Avenue

Word has come via DNA Info that Chez Moi, the charming little bistro at 135 Atlantic, between Henry and Clinton, where your correspondent has, from time to time on early evenings, sat at the bar enjoying dollar oysters washed down with picpoul de pinet, has gone underground to create a new cocktail venue. Look for […]

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Whitman Shareholders Vote “No” on Proposed Pineapple Walk Tower Deal

This just in!  In a vote of 191 to 112, the shareholders of Whitman Owners Corp have voted “NO” to further investigate a lucrative offer to purchase 387,000 square foot parcel of land on Pineapple Walk. “I’m thrilled that the majority of our fellow shareholders were able to see past this seemingly attractive, but short-sighted […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, January 15, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present an evening of American song, with soprano Jamie Jordan (photo: Berio’s Circles by Glenn Cornett) and pianist/composer Bobby Mitchell, doing songs by Mr. Mitchell and by Frederic Rzewski, Michael Finnissy, Stephen Sondheim, and George Gershwin. On Saturday evening, January 16 at 8:00 and on […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again this weekend, (11:45 p.m. Friday, January 15 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 18) there will be no service in either direction at the High Street station, as A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street. To get to or from locations in […]

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