Archive | August, 2017

First Unitarian Hosts “Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the Aftermath of Charlottesville” This Tuesday

First Unitarian Church announced that it will host an “Interfaith Solidarity Gathering in the Aftermath of Charlottesville” this Tuesday evening.  Here are the details from the facebook event page: Join us as we gather with members of the Brooklyn interfaith community in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and those across the country who are targets […]

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Witnesses Dispose Of More Brooklyn Heights Properties

The Eagle reports that L.A. based real estate investors Hawkins Way Capital have bought 117 Columbia Heights (photo), a Brutalist intrusion, by Ulrich Franzen, into a row of nineteenth century townhouses, three of which were also bought by Hawkins from Watchtower and, like 117, became residences for Witnesses. The sale seems to indicate that the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights And Vicinity

In addition to there being no 2 or 3 service at Clark Street and at Borough Hall this and many more weekends, this weekend there will be no Brooklyn bound service at Court Street late nights 11:45 PM Friday, August 18 to 5:00 AM Saturday, August 19, and the same hours Saturday to Sunday, August […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

It’s an almost all Beethoven weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, August 25, at 8:00 pianist Asiya Korepanova will play works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt. On Saturday evening, August 26, at 6:00 and again at 8:00 the St.Petersburg Piano Quartet (photo) will perform works by Beethoven and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, August 27, at […]

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Worker Injured In Fall From Roof Of 135 Joralemon

The Daily News reports that a construction worker, Antonio Garcia, “suffered serious injuries” because of a fall from the roof of 135 Joralemon Street (photo). Mr. Garcia was replacing shingles on the roof of the landmarked 185 year old house when he fell and landed on his head. He was taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Kushner Companies Sued Over Alleged Rent Violations At 89 Hicks

Curbed reports that tenants at 89 Hicks Street (photo), which the Kushner Companies bought from Brooklyn Law School, which had used it as a dormitory, in 2014, are suing because they claim the new owners waged a “deceptive, systematic and pervasive pattern of misconduct to skirt rent stabilization laws,” and may have bilked tenants out […]

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Update On Pier Six Towers: New Justice Takes Over

Our last report on the Brooklyn Heights Association’s lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation and the developers to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the uplands of Pier Six noted that Justice Lucy Billings had orally declined to issue a temporary restraining order requested by the BHA to prevent any […]

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Packer, St. Ann’s Get High Rankings In NYC Private High Schools Survey

In niche.com’s 2018 survey of the best private high schools in New York State, Packer Collegiate Institute (photo) is rated tenth in New York City and fourteenth in the state. It is followed immediately by St. Ann’s School, rated eleventh in the city and fifteenth in the state. They come in just ahead of Manhattan’s […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s going to be a tough weekend (from 11:45 PM Friday, August 11 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 14) for those traveling to or from the North Heights, because, in addition to the absence of 2/3 service at Clark Street as well as Borough Hall, there will be no service at High Street, as A […]

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