Archive | November, 2016

Mic Drop: Hundreds Gather For Anti-Hate Rally in Adam Yauch Park with Beastie Boy “Ad Rock,” Electeds, Religious & Community Leaders

When Adam Yauch Park was desecrated by anti Semitic and pro-Trump graffiti on Friday afternoon the community reaction was swift.  Law enforcement deemed the incident a hate crime and the City Parks Department immediately painted over the offensive tags.  State Senator, Daniel Squadron deftly organized a bevy of elected officials and religious leaders for the […]

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Swastikas, Trump, And A Kids Park: A Personal Note

It’s Mrs. Fink. Hey!  I haven’t been here much.  Besides my daughter, my husband loved (LOVED) this blog and this community more than anything. So, it’s hard for me.  Baby Fink, as Homer lovingly called her, had to witness his death in our Brooklyn Heights apartment.  That she, or ANY of our children have to […]

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Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Hateful Graffitti – Electeds Organize “Stand Up Against Hate” For This Sunday

Hate is on our doorstep, where our children play. On Friday afternoon a resident alerted Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that Adam Yauch Park playground had been defaced with swastikas and the message, “Go Trump.”  The Daily News reports The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and the Parks Department is in the […]

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Swastikas and Trump Graffiti Discovered At Adam Yauch Park

Earlier this evening, graffiti of swastikas and “Go Trump” were discovered at Adam Yauch Park. We should have more shortly. DEVELOPING….

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Post-Sandy repair work on the 4/5 train tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan continues this weekend. Consequently, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 21 there will be no service in either direction on the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. Use the 2 or 3 at Borough Hall or Clark Street, R […]

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Friday: Classic Mewvie Night at Brooklyn Cat Cafe.

On Friday night, join the felines at Brooklyn Cat Cafe for a screening of the 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Tickets are $20 and include a soda and a snack; proceeds contribute to the rescue, TNR, and adoption work of Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. The show starts at […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 18 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Jerome Lowenthal (photo) playing works by Bartok and Chopin. On Saturday evening, November 19 at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon, November 20 at 4:00 the Aeolus Quartet, joined by pianist Olga Vinokur, will perform works by Haydn, Copland, and Shostakovich. There are details for each concert […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Adopting A Cat: What To Expect

On Thursday at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe on Atlantic Avenue, Mike Phillips will talk about how to successfully integrate a  rescue cat into your home in his talk “Happily Ever After: Post-TNR Tips On Bringing a New Cat Home.” He’ll offer suggestions and techniques to calm adopters, cats and rescuers at all stages of the adoption […]

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Wednesday Night, “Stand for Love” Community Gathering at Jane’s Carousel

As seen on Facebook, local Moms are organizing a “non-political” child and family-friendly event at Jane’s Carousel on Wednesday night. Organizer, Tara Sparks is quoted in DNAinfo, “I believe in our community — we have amazing people here. I thought we needed something to unify us and get us all together.” EVENT INFO: On Wednesday, November […]

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