Archive | April, 2017

Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

It’s a busy week coming at the Brooklyn Historical Society. At 6:30 on Monday evening, May 1, there’s a program for two wheel enthusiasts, “Bike Month: A Conversation with Paul Steely White and Mark Gorton.” White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Gorton is founder and publisher of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Admission is $5, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this weekend, from 11:45 PM Friday, April 28 to 5:00 AM Monday, May 1, there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, because of post-Sandy repair work on the tunnels connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fortunately, barring unforeseen incidents, all other trains (except the R, which will […]

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Pier Six Settlement Talks Fail; BHA’s Lawsuit Continues

The Eagle reports that settlement talks between the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the Brooklyn Heights Association, along with other community representatives, have failed. This comes as no surprise, as both sides have been adamant in their demands: the BHA and its allies for more green space on the Pier Six uplands and the Brooklyn […]

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Grace Chorale Of Brooklyn Presents “Songs of Spring” at First Unitarian Friday Evening

Grace Chorale of Brooklyn, an 85 member choral group based here in Brooklyn Heights, is celebrating forty years of presenting fine choral music. They take their name from Grace Church, where they began rehearsing their music many years ago, but do not have any affiliation with the church or any other institution. This Friday evening, […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, April 28 at 8:00, pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will perform works by Barber, Gershwin, Rzewski, Wild/Gershwin, Adams, and Bolcom. On Saturday evening, April 29 at 8:00, Ms. Vinokur returns to play works by Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninoff/Kreisler, and Schubert/Liszt. On Sunday afternoon, April 30 at 4:00, the Apollo Trio will perform works […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Some Scenes From Today’s Earth Day Celebration

Rain, never heavy, but scattered showers, put something of a damper on today’s Earth Day celebration, sponsored by the Montague Street BID. Who can blame Mother Earth for a little rain? April showers, as they say, bring May flowers. In any event, things got going as scheduled at 10:00 AM, with the Brooklyn United Marching […]

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Senator Squadron Community Convention This Sunday

Consituents are invited to join State Senator Daniel Squadron and the 26th Annual Senate District Community Convention this Sunday, April 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers Street in Manhattan. This years theme is Making the National Fight Local. Per a source from the Senator’s office, “the event will include […]

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BHA Issues “Fake News Alert” About Pier Six

The Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a notice under the headline “Pier 6 Rumors Have No Factual Basis.” This is in reaction to rumors it has heard in response to Judge Lucy Billings’ order to the BHA and the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation that they have “dialogue” in an effort to reach a compromise on […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church April 28-30

The ninth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (Clinton and Montague streets) from Friday evening, April 28 through Sunday evening, April 30. Your correspondent has attended the last two festivals–see here and here and enjoyed them enormously. This year’s promises to be even better, given the superb […]

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