Archive | July, 2017

String Orchestra of Brooklyn Presents Summer Concert at St. Ann’s This Saturday

This Saturday evening, August 5 at 8:00 the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will present a summer concert at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. On the program are Mozart’s Symphony Number 41, “Jupiter” and Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” his musical adaptation of James Agee’s prose poem of the same title, featuring the soprano […]

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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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Spielberg Turns Willow Street Into D.C.’s Georgetown

If you were at the north end of Willow Street today, you may have seen lots of 1970s vintage cars parked there, including a cab with the paint scheme of a D.C. company. If you were lucky, you might have caught a glimpse of Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep playing, respectively, former Washington Post editor […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Shows How Hollywood Gets History Wrong, For Free!

This coming Monday evening, July 31 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society begins a series of movie screenings, “Hollywood Does History… Poorly.” This series will “look at films that play fast and loose with history, often to absurd effect.” First in the series is Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Apart from the weekend long absence of 2 and 3 service, which means no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, service should, barring the unforeseen (which is a pretty heroic assumption these days), be normal at all other local stations this weekend (Friday evening, July 28 to Monday morning, […]

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New Principal for PS/MS8, Patricia Peterson to Take the Helm

Great news for P.S./M.S. 8! District 13 Superintendent Barbara Freeman has named Patricia Peterson Principal of the K-8 school. The announcement was made on Wednesday at a special School Leadership Team (SLT) meeting.  “I am thrilled to accept this position and serve our school and the greater District 13 community. I look forward to building on and […]

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Rep. Velázquez: Build A Park Entrance From Montague St.

According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez is advocating another entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park, this one over the BQE from Montague Street or Remsen Street, to be constructed as part of the planning of the rehabilitation of the highway. A plan to build a vertical walkway between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) gets the weekend going at Bargemusic on Friday, July 28 at 8:00 by playing works by Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Verdi/Liszt. On Saturday evening, July 29 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works by Mozart, Paganini/Schumann, Piazzolla, Stravinski, Ziegler, Kreisler, and Sarasate. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Two New Floors, Condos May Come To Former Banana Republic Site

CityRealty reports that plans have been filed by owner Eli M. Dweck and Marin Architects to add two stories to the building at 133 Montague Street, formerly home of Banana Republic (and, when your correspondent moved here in 1983, of a Burger King). The resulting four story building, if the plans are approved by the […]

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