This weekend Bargemusic presents a “Here and Now” Labor Day Festival of contemporary music. It actually began this (Wednesday) evening, which your correspondent failed to notice and for which he offers his heartfelt apology. It will continue Friday evening, September 2 at 8:00; Saturday evening, September 3 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, September 4 at […]
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A while back, my wife and I received postcards from the Board of Elections telling us that our polling place was, at it had been for the past several elections, the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. The only problem was, the library is now closed and slated […]
As most, if not all, regular readers of this blog know, Brooklyn Heights was New York City’s first designated historic district. This means there are strict controls on what can be built here and how existing buildings can be modified. Without these rules, it seems likely to me that all the townhouses along the west […]
Join Luisa Noelle Howell, a certified personal trainer and yoga guide, at Brooklyn’s own Cat Cafe at 149 Atlantic Avenue, between Henry and Clinton, tomorrow (Sunday, August 28) morning at 9:30. Come stretch your body and your mind while spending some quality time with the residents of the café, all available for adoption. The class […]
Former Brooklyn Heights resident, Amber Scorah and Oklahoma native Ali Dodd have something unimaginable in common: their infant sons, Karl and Shepard, each died in day care within the first week of their returning to work. The two women are from opposite ends of the country and the political spectrum but are bound by their […]
“The Great Escape”, Commemorating Washington’s Evacuation of Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday
This Saturday, August 27 marks the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, also sometimes called the Battle of Long Island because where the fighting took place, in what is now Prospect Park, Park Slope, and Green-Wood Cemetery, wasn’t yet part of Brooklyn. It was the first battle in which regular Patriot troops under the […]
It’s a repeat of last weekend and the work week following: From 11:45 PM tomorrow (Friday, August 26) to 5:00 AM Monday, August 29 there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, as 2 and 3 trains will not be running to or from […]
According to Brooklyn Paper’s “Police Blotter”, on Sunday a man took nine packs of razors and six packs of headphones from a display case in a store your correspondent has identified as Careland, on Clark Street between Henry and Monroe Place (photo). The Brooklyn Paper story quotes a worker at the store as saying the […]
On Friday evening, August 27, at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Asiya Kornepova (photo) playing works by Rachmaninoff. On Saturday evening, August 28 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, August 29 at 4:00, works by Brahms will be performed by violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Maria Bournaki. There are details for each concert and […]
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