Archive | 2016

Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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Coming Next Week at Brooklyn Historical Society

This coming Monday evening, November 28 at 6:30, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, two noted historians, Steven Hahn and Eric Foner, will discuss Hahn’s book, A Nation Without Borders, which is not about America after the closing of a major bookstore chain, but instead “takes a provocative new look at the eight decades surrounding the […]

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Fireworks Tonight

Notify NYC advises us that there will be a fireworks display tonight (Friday, November 25) starting at 10:00. The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, so they will be to our south, instead of east as usual. They may not be easily visible from the Promenade, though […]

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Subway Service Alerts, Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 25 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, and late nights (11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) the following week (Monday, November 28 to Friday, December 2) there will be no service in either direction at Court Street or on the R/N platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as R and N trains will […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 25 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents Mark Peskanov on violin and Doris Stevenson on piano, playing works by Mozart, Debussy, Kreisler, and Sarasate. On Saturday evening, November 26 at 8:00, pianist David Kaplan will perform an homage to the late pianist Claude Frank, featuring works by Mozart, Schumann, Frank, Schoenberg, and Beethoven. […]

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Montague BID Launches Winter Donation Drive On Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday and the Montague BID is getting into the holiday spirit.  Part of their ongoing kindness campaign, the BID is encouraging residents to “skip the lines,” shop at our neighborhood stores and give back to the community with donations of new winter items including socks, gloves, hats and […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Construction Debris Falls From Roof of Former Brooklyn Heights Library

The Eagle reports that several shards of metal roof flashing that had been removed from the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, and stored on the roof, had blown off in the high winds on Sunday. Fortunately, no one was injured by the falling debris. The Eagle […]

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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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