Archive | 2018

Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Hearing on New Brooklyn Jail Thursday Evening

As you may know, the City is proposing to close Rikers Island and expand jail capacity in all boroughs to make up the difference. This includes a large expansion of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, just a few blocks from Brooklyn Heights. The good folks at the Brooklyn Heights Association have notified […]

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Squibb Bridge: The Saga Continues

The saga might continue, but the bridge as a path to Brooklyn Bridge Park won’t…not for the foreseeable future. As reported in Brooklyn Paper, the minor problem that led to the bridge being closed in July is, in fact, “a far bigger structural flaw.” This comes, of course, after $3 million in repairs after the bridge was […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Swimming in Ideas For New Pool

Brooklyn Paper won the aquatic pun contest, while the Eagle  doused readers with details about recent public meetings for the pool planned for Squibb Park, slated to open in 2020. Brooklyn Bridge Park President Eric Landau was joined at PS 8 by Kristina Drury, founder of Tythe Design, the community engagement firm hired by the Park, at gatherings […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The 44th annual Atlantic Antic will be this Sunday, September 23 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants along Atlantic. More information here.

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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Celebrates Designation as a Pro-Cathedral

Today St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets, was made a Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. As a Pro-Cathedral, it will serve as a secondary seat from which the Bishop may officiate. The celebration of this event began with a procession (photo) beginning at the Montague Street […]

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Is 186 Remsen Doomed to the Wrecking Ball?

I wish I could have gotten a better photo of what I consider to be a magnificent building, but the lighting and shadows were against me, as was a bit of sidewalk shed protecting pedestrians from falling debris generated by renovation work on the building at the corner of Court and Remsen. “Magnificent?” I know […]

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Fascati Pizzeria Back From Vacation as of Yesterday (Sat. 9/15)

That is all…. UPDATE: But not open today (Sunday) and likely not tomorrow (Monday). Get your slice on Tuesday.  

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 9:30 PM Friday, September 14 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 17 all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, so there will be no service at York Street in DUMBO and no F service at Jay Street, nor from the LES stops […]

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