Archive | May, 2016

Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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P.S. 8 Rezoning May Be Affecting DUMBO Apt. Sales

According to a Brownstoner post today, a three-bedroom apartment in DUMBO “used to be the real estate equivalent of a total eclipse or Halley’s Comet: Rare.” Now, there is an unusually high number of three-bedroom units available. Real estate agents also noted a general slowdown of high-priced two and three-bedrooms sales in DUMBO. Halstead agent Terrence […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden “Tending Day” Saturday

Love plants, flowers, fruit and veggies? Want to get your hands dirty tending them? This Saturday, June 4 from noon until 3:00 p.m. the Poplar Street Community Garden, located at the northwest corner of Poplar and Hicks streets, will have a Garden Tending Day. We’ll be planting and transplanting, trimming shrubs, pruning trees, removing spent […]

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Cops Turn Away Parkgoers At Pier 2 Basketball Courts

According to today’s Gothamist report, parkgoers were shut out of the Pier 2 basketball courts starting at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. People who were already there were allowed to stay, but no one else was allowed in. NYPD confirmed that there was no particular incident, but that the shut-out was implemented to control the crowds. There was […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights And Vicinity

The 4 train follies continue this long Memorial Day weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 27 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 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 trains do not serve […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, May 27, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianist Donald Berman playing a mix of classical (Mozart), modern (Loren Rush, Peter Phillips, and Judith Weir), and early modern (Charles Ives; photo) works. On Saturday evening, May 28, at 8:00, pianist Emanuel Krasovsky will play works by Janacek and Schubert. On Sunday afternoon, May […]

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Watchtower Puts Towers Hotel On Market

DNA Info reports that the Watchtower Tract & Bible Society, better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has put the (forgive my use of an over-used word, but here it does seem appropriate) iconic Towers Hotel building (photo, a “fortuitous find” by reader AEB), at Clark and Willow streets, up for sale. Back in 2006, in BHB’s […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Council Member Levin’s Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

City Council Member Stephen Levin will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall this Thursday evening, May 26, from 7:00 to 9:00, in the Second Floor Community Room at 140 Cadman Plaza West. Update: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will also be there. Among the topics to be discussed are: (1) […]

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