Archive | February, 2016

At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

This Wednesday evening, March 2, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, along with the Brooklyn Arts Council and Interfaith Center of New York, will present “The 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Arts Day: Preserving and Demystifying Ritual and Ceremony in Brooklyn“. featuring interactive presentations of ritual practices from Guyana, Ghana, and India, followed by a […]

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Plans For High Rise Buildings At Pier 6 On Ice

The Wall Street Journal reports (the full article is behind a paywall, but you can now get a three month subscription for one dollar) that the board of the Empire State Development Corporation, which has authority over Brooklyn Bridge Park, has put a freeze on plans to build two high rise residential buildings on the […]

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Top Takeaways From BHA Annual Meeting

Here are your correspondent’s top takeaways from Wednesday evening’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. For a more detailed account, see Mary Frost’s story in the Brooklyn Heights Press. Asked if he was aware of the shooting incident at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 last April, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson (photo) said he was. He […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

“Fix & Fortify” post-Sandy repair work resumes in the A/C line’s East River tunnel this weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, February 29, A and C trains running in both directions will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, so there will be […]

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Did De Blasio Give “Sweetheart Deal” to Brooklyn Heights Library Developer?

The New York Post reports, Mayor De Blasio is accused of giving preferential treatment to the developer awarded the Brooklyn Heights Library project.  Hudson Companies’ $52 million dollar bid was $6 million and $1 million dollars less than two of the offers.  The bids of 11 other developers have not been made public. The Post […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Bargemusic Resumes Concerts This Weekend

Bargemusic returns from its winter break this weekend. On Friday evening, February 26, starting at 8:00, pianist Lara Downes (photo) will present a concert, Love, Madly, featuring works by Prokofiev, Schumann, Schumann/Liszt, Vladimir Drozdoff, Daniel Felsenfeld, and Debussy. On Saturday evening, February 27, at 8:00, violist Jeanne Mallow and pianist Vladimir Valjarevic will perform works […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Has Two Events Coming Up Thursday Evening, February 25

On Thursday evening, February 25, the Brooklyn Historical Society will host two events, both starting at 6:30. Downstairs in the main event space Randy Cohen (photo) will have as his guest on his latest Person Place Thing Kickstarter co-founder and CEO Yancey Strickler. Also on the program is fiddler Stephanie Coleman. Admission is $5; free […]

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Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station

As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The […]

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Brush Up On Your Survival Skills At Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

Terrified of what the outcome of this year’s election may bring? Want to learn how to live off the land? Come to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s HQ, 334 Furman Street (foot of Joralemon, just past the BQE overpass) at 3:00 p.m. this Saturday, February 20, for the start of a Foraging Tour. Join author and forager […]

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