Archive | April, 2018

“Crime” Spree Hits The Heights

Brace yourselves, neighbors: for the next week, nowhere will be safe. The intruders will be everywhere, from Montague to Cranberry, Cadman Plaza to Hicks Street. Some of us (this writer included) view the encroachment of TV crews as nothing short of an invading army. Others may welcome the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mariska […]

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns With “Bohemian Fantasy” Friday

The Repast Baroque Ensemble will return to the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton Street) on Friday evening, May 4 at 8:00, to present “Bohemian Fantasy”. The program is “[i]nspired by the improvisatory, imaginative, contemplative, and funny works by the Baroque era’s great Bohemian virtuosi”, and […]

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Neighborhood News Round-Up

Filed definitively under “better late than never,” here’s a look at some local news from the last few weeks. Please support the publications that produced these stories by clicking the links and getting the details from the folks who did the reporting. Cover photo by Roger W, 1965. Creative Commons License. Sean Penn was the subject of […]

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Update on Bonnie Burke and Steve Messier

Their one-of-a-kind love story was chronicled here at BHB. And now, an update on Bonnie and Steve (via email from Steve, published with permission). Awright Sportsfans, here’s the big update: a few months ago I started to lose a high degree of my remaining physical abilities. On top of that, Bonnie, my DSW, has moved steadily […]

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It’s Kitten Season!

Spring is here (right? It really is, right?), and with it the annual explosion of kittens that need to be rescued, vetted, and homed. In our community, Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition and Brooklyn Cat Cafe are on the front lines, accepting kittens and mamas, trapping cats to spay/neuter, and helping a lot of felines […]

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Nxivm Sex Cult Housed Secret “Pod” in Brooklyn Heights

File this story under “you can’t make this stuff up!” With the arrest and arraignment of “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack on sex trafficking and other related charges, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports an offshoot of the pyramid scheme”self-help” group and purported cult Nxivm (pronounced NEKS-ee-əm) took up residence at “111 Hicks St., a Brooklyn Heights tower, where […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

I’m calling this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, April 27 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 30 — a “green light” weekend because, apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service, which means no service in either direction at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, and which […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, April 27 at 8:00 when Australian born, New York resident pianist Lisa Moore, described in the New Yorker as “New York’s queen of avant garde piano,” (photo by Yumiko Izo) plays the complete piano works of Leoš Janaček. On Saturday evening, April 28 at 8:00 pianist Francine Kay will play […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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“Rats the size of burritos”: is Chipotle or Construction to Blame?

Update: Chipotle has now said they will get secure metal containers for their trash, the Eagle reports. Local residents have complained about very large, aggressive rats in the area along Montague Street between Clinton and Court near the Chipotle restaurant and the neighboring construction site, as reported by Mary Frost in the Eagle. Those complaining […]

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