Archive | June, 2017

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Note: Last week we posted that there would be 2 train service (but no 3 train) to and from Brooklyn this pre-holiday weekend. This was based on information on the MTA’s website at the time. The website now shows that, just like the previous two weekends (and all others until some time next year), from […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 30) at 8:00 Bargemusic presents pianist Bobby Mitchell (photo © Jiyang Chen) playing works by Schumann, Rzewski, and Cornelius Cardew. Saturday evening, July 1 at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Evan Drachman, and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, and Dvorak. On Sunday afternoon, July 2 at 4:00, […]

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Thanks to Albany BQE Repairs May be Stalled; Made More Difficult

The cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, is in need of critical repairs. Concrete has eroded, exposing rusting metal reinforcements. The job will take years, and will require closure of at least parts of the BQE for long periods. Last year a City Department of Transportation Official told a […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, June 28 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a panel discussion on the timely topic, “Who is Muslim.” It will be led by Imam Khalid Latif, chaplain at NYU, and will feature a distinguished panel of Muslims living in America who will “challenge stereotypes, highlight alternative narratives, and share their […]

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The World at Your Service at the Hotel St. George

Immigrants: They get the job done. Nowhere more so than at the St. George. Is there anything you can’t get done at the St. George? You can get your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And get your hair cut, your shoes shined, your pants cuffed, and yours nails did. And who does all that work for […]

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Will Fourth of July Fireworks be Visible from Brooklyn Heights?

Update: Here’s reaction from local business owners. The Eagle reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will be launched from barges on the East River beteween 24th and 41st streets in Manhattan. Unlike the past two years, there will be no fireworks launched from barges anchored below Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. The Eagle […]

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Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park to Open Thursday, June 29

The Pop-Up-Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park will re-open this Thursday, June 29. The opening will be at 11:00 a.m., and the group Love Our Pool plans a “little reception” at opening time. The pool was slated to be removed after last year’s season, but got a one year lease on life thanks to the efforts […]

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Night Milling Of Furman Street Scheduled For Friday, June 30

We have word from Community Board 2 that Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Joralemon Street will be milled this coming Friday, June 30. According to CB 2: Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you […]

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Cuomo Makes Brooklyn Heights Resident Joseph Lhota MTA Chair

The Eagle reports that Governor Cuomo has named Heights resident Joseph Lhota to serve as chair of the MTA. Lhota previously served as the MTA’s chief executive, and is credited with leading the agency’s quick response to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. He later ran unsuccessfully as the GOP candidate for for […]

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