The only planned changes affecting service at local stations this long holiday weekend and the week after involve the G train. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, July 1 to 5:00 a.m Tuesday, July 5 there will be no G train service in either direction between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue. A and F trains provide alternative service, […]
Archive | June, 2016
Bargemusic starts the weekend Friday evening, July 1, at 8:00 with violist Andrew Gonzalez and pianist Ji (photo) playing works by Schumann, Brahms, and Joel Friedman. Saturday evening, July 2, at 8:00 brings works by Schubert and Faure performed by violinist James Buswell, cellist Carol Ou, and pianist Edith Kraft. On Sunday afternoon, July 3, […]
As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander […]
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DNA Info reports that on Sunday afternoon two sisters, Teresa and Rebecca Lo, planning to catch an R train at the Court Street station, went to catch an elevator down the station’s long descent to the subway platform and were surprised by cries for help and banging from below. An elevator had stalled just below […]
If humans could be landmarked, Raf “the Leo” Perez would be a prime candidate for neighborhood preservation. Born in the Bronx, but bred and beloved in Brooklyn Heights, he’s one of our most cherished sons. Raised on Monroe Place where his father’s a live-in super, Raf himself is now the live-in super at the building next […]
In summer there are many events and activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park daily; see a list of ones next week here. Parents should note that on Tuesday morning, June 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 at the small granite prospect facing Pier 3, a Brooklyn Public Library librarian will read children’s stories as part of the […]
Tomorrow (Monday, June 27) evening at 6:30 p.m. Lloyd Handwerker, grandson of Nathan Handwerker, the immigrant from Poland who arrived in Brooklyn in 1912 practically penniless and with no English, “and went on to start a food empire that remains a household name a century later”, will be at Brooklyn Historical Society to screen and […]
This Tuesday, June 28, voters registered as Democrats may vote in a primary election to determine who will be the party’s nominee to represent New York’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes Brooklyn Heights and surrounding neighborhoods (see map here). There are three candidates: incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez; Jeff Kurzon, an attorney; and Yungman Lee, a […]
The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park has brought four Nubian goats, like those in the photo, to trim the weeds that have flourished on the sound deflecting berm below the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, giving us something new to view. They are four brothers–Horatio, Eyebrows, Minnie, and Hector–who have been trained as weed eaters […]
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