Archive | March, 2016

Developer: Financing for Pier Six Towers in Jeopardy Unless State and City Act Soon

The Real Deal reports that developer Robert Levine, of RAL Development Services which, along with Oliver’s Realty Group, plans to build two high rise residential structures near the entrance to Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, has written a letter to state and city officials urging them to give prompt approval to the project because […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Provides Two Chances to Shape Up for Spring

Spring is here, and thoughts may turn to outdoor activities and getting rid of winter’s accumulated flab. If running’s your thing, go to the path in Brooklyn Bridge Park just south of Fornino’s, near the foot of Pier Six by 6:45 this Thursday evening, March 24 or on subsequent Thursday evenings, to sign in for […]

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At Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 18 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents the Signum Quartet playing works by Beethoven, Peter Louis Van Dijk, and Brahms. Saturday evening, March 19 at 8:00 violinist Stephanie Chase (photo) and pianist Todd Crow will play works by Mozart, Brahms, H.T. Ma, Rachmaninoff, and Sarasate. On Sunday afternoon, March 20 at 4:00 pianist […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Meet the new weekend service disruption, same as the old…. Just like last weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 21 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 […]

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Is the School Rezoning A Success? Early Signs Say Yes

Families were sent their Kindergarten admissions offers letters on Tuesday.  As reported by Politico, the re-zoning of P.S. 8 an P.S 307 shows early signs of success.  Unlike last year, there is no wait list for P.S. 8 and 148 students were offered a seat at the school.  Historically there is about 20% attrition among […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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“Rat Academy” at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church Thursday Evening

No, it’s not where rodents go to learn the “three Rs.” All local residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to a free presentation, sponsored by Community Board 2 and the NYC Department of Health, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, March 17. […]

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 15), starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of That Which Is Possible, the 2015 documentary about the community of painters, sculptors, musicians, and writers, who create works of art at the Living Museum, an art space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Presents Writer Suzanne Loebl Tuesday Evening

In honor of Women’s History Month, on Tuesday evening, March 15 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 180 Cadman Plaza West (at Tillary Street), will present writer and local resident Suzanne Loebl (photo), who will read from and discuss her two memoirs, At the Mercy of Strangers: Growing Up at […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow (Friday, March 11) evening at 8:00 Bargemusic presents the Spektral Quartet (photo, by Drew Reynolds) performing works by Hans Thomalla and Beat Furrer. On Saturday evening, March 12, at 8:00, the Gramercy Trio will play works by Matthew Aucoin and Schubert. On Sunday afternoon, March 13, at 4:00, the Alaria Chamber Ensemble will perform […]

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