Archive | October, 2016

Open Thread Wednesday

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Public Meeting on BQE Reconstruction Next Tuesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association notifies us that, next Tuesday evening, November 1, from 6:00 to 8:00, at the NYU Poly Tandon Auditorium on the ground floor of 5 MetroTech Center, the City Department of Transportation will hold a public information session on the planned rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, particularly the cantilevered portion that runs […]

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First Presbyterian Launches Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn is accepting donations of clothing and toiletries through the end of October for the people of both Cuba and Haiti. Donations can be sent directly to the church at 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or dropped off during normal business hours. Here are more details […]

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Electeds, Preservationists Celebrate Brooklyn Heights Historic District at Plaque Re-Dedication Ceremony

Fifty years ago, Brooklyn Heights was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This distinction and the advocacy of many dedicated  preservationists, lead to the passing of New York City’s Landmarks Law in April 1965 and in November of 1965, Brooklyn Heights was designated New York’s first Historic District.  And so to […]

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Two Brooklyn Heights Musicians Present Jazz at First Unitarian Friday Evening

The Eagle reports that two Brooklyn Heights residents, Lucille Dandridge and Danielle Gioseffi, will present “Listen Up!”, an evening of jazz this Friday, October 28, from 7:30 to 9:00 at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church (116 Pierrepont, near Monroe Place). Ms. Dandridge is a pianist and the founder of Lute Enterprises, whose […]

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Bailey Lost in Brooklyn Heights

Our friends at Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital alerted us on Facebook this morning to this missing dog, who got off her leash this morning. More details if they become available…     Please call 917 656 4074 if you’ve seen her or have any information.

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Heather Wolf’s “Birding at the Bridge” Shows Variety of Birds at Brooklyn Bridge Park Year ‘Round

If you walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’re likely to see–in addition to the pigeons, robins, mockingbirds, mourning doves, starlings, and several kinds of sparrows ubiquitous in our neighborhood–several varieties of seabirds. These include herring and laughing gulls, terns, and the double crested cormorants that often perch on the exposed pilings south of Pier One […]

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Surprise, Surprise! Bossert Opening Delayed Indefinitely

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the Bossert Hotel, which has had more promised opening dates than Spinal Tap has had drummers (we noted the failure to meet a proposed opening date in the summer of 2015), has now had its opening again postponed from next month to some indefinite date next year. This was revealed […]

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Packer Pumpkin Patch Tomorrow

Packer Collegiate Institute will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch event tomorrow, Sunday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 170 Joralemon Street. According to the Eagle: The street will be filled with bouncy rides, while the garden will be stocked with carnival games, treats and crafts. Inside, two spooky haunted houses will thrill […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:45 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, October 21) to 5:00 a.m. Monday, October 24 there will be no 4 or 5 trains running in either direction at Borough Hall. Use 2, 3, A, C, R, or (late night) N trains as options. The following work week (Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28) each night from […]

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