Archive | January, 2016

Developer Ups the Ante for Pineapple Walk, Whitman Shareholders to Vote by Friday

As reported by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Whitman Owners Corp held a closed-door forum for its shareholders on Tuesday night.   Mary Frost reports, “Monday’s meeting was designed to provide as much information as possible to shareholders before the deadline – but the board warned residents that many questions could not be answered without making further […]

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CEC13 Issues Post Re-Zoning Statement, Kindergarten Admission Update

As a follow up to the January 5th 6 to 3 “yes” vote to re-zone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the CEC13 has issued a statement thanking “parents, community members, local organizations and elected representatives” along with school administrations and staff for their dedication and engagement over the many months of meetings, dialogue and debate. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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NYPL Releases Over 180,000 Public Domain Images

The New York Public Library announced via press release late last week it has released a treasure trove of over 180,000 high resolution public domain images. “Did you know that more than 180,000 of the items in our Digital Collections are in the public domain? That means everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse […]

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Adieu, Pop-up Pool?

Every summer you stroll the Promenade, gaze down at the Pop-Up Pool, and think, “I gotta get down there someday.” And then somehow you don’t, and then summer’s over, and you think, “I’ll get there next summer.” If you try that in 2016, you’re going to be out of luck, because the Pop-Up Pool’s days […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Coming to Pierhouse? Don’t Bet On It.

It sounds like a game of “telephone”: a security guard at Brooklyn Bridge Park (who heard it from wherever) told it to “a long-time Brooklyn Heights local.” The Brooklyn Paper reports that said long-time local announced the news at Wednesday evening’s meeting about the proposed tower on the site of Pineapple Walk, but was silenced […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Judge Jack Weinstein (photo), of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the Eastern District includes Brooklyn along with the rest of Long Island and Staten Island) is one of the longest sitting judges on the federal bench. Early in his career he was part of a team of lawyers who […]

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Heights Residents and Electeds Gather in Opposition to Pineapple Walk Tower

As reported in detail by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, concerned Heights residents and numerous elected officials convened at 101 Clark Street on Wednesday night to brainstorm ways to convince their neighbors at 75 Henry Street and adjacent town houses to vote “NO” on the potential sale of Pineapple Walk.  A developer has offered $75 million […]

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Bargemusic Presents Americana with Mark and Maggie O’Connor, and Bach with Johnny Gandelsman

On Friday evening, January 8 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents husband and wife violinists Mark (photo) and Maggie O’Connor doing a concert of American classic violin solos and duos. On Saturday evening, January 9 and Sunday afternoon, January 10 at 4:00, violinist Johnny Gandelsman will perform works by J.S. Bach. Saturday afternoon at 4:00 there will […]

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