Archive | July, 2018

“Bouncy Bridge” Closed Again

If you’ve walked by the entrance to Squibb Park on Columbia Heights or along the pedestrian and bike walkway that parallels Pier One in Brooklyn Bridge Park (which is where your correspondent got the photo) anytime since Friday you’ve probably noticed that the Squibb Park, or “Bouncy” pedestrian bridge has been closed again. Brooklyn Bridge […]

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A Bird Spotting Walk Leads From Pier 1 to Newly Opened Pier 3

Your correspondent roused himself from bed early Saturday morning in time to join Heather Wolf and a group of other orinthophiles for a bird spotting walk around Pier One and the newly opened Pier Three in Brooklyn Bridge Park. On our walk around Pier One we saw many birds, mostly sparrows, starlings, robins, and catbirds. […]

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Heights Streets, Milled Weeks Ago, to be Paved This Week

On June 22 we warned that certain streets in Brooklyn Heights were to be milled, and then repaved, during the following week. The milling got done, but the repaving is taking longer. So far, Poplar, Schermerhorn, and Willow streets, as well as Monroe Place, have been repaved. The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true “green light” weekend, one with no planned subway service changes directly affecting service at any local stations, but this coming weekend — Friday evening, July 13 to Monday morning, July 16, is one. Be on the alert, though, for unplanned changes, especially on the 2/3 line […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, July 13 at 8:00 with pianist Beth Levin (photo) playing works by Beethoven and Handel. Saturday evening, July 14 there will be two concerts: one at 6:00 featuring works by Bach, Paganini/Enescu, Beethoven, Kreisler, Paganini/Schumann, deFalla/Kreisler, and Paganini; and one at 8:00 featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Paganini/Enescu, and Sarasate. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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The Cat Cafe Presents: CPR For Cats and Dogs

Maybe you heard about the Italian kitten saved by mouth-to-mouth?   Or the cats on Long Island that were revived after a fire by CPR? Now you, too, can become certified in CPR and First Aid for cats and dogs, on July 18 from 7-10 pm.   Who knows? Maybe you can be a hero, […]

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BQE Rehab Prep to Begin Next Week

The Brooklyn Heights Association has notified us that, beginning next week and going for a three week period during the hours 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you may see workers using a device “larger than a hand-held metal detector but smaller than a lawn mower” along the inner edge of the Promenade. The device is […]

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Is The Bossert Back?

If so, the Eagle is on it. Following reports of a party on the Bossert’s famous roof (on which the Brooklyn Dodgers celebrated their only World Series win), the Eagle contacted one of the hotel’s owners, who said, “We plan to make  a major announcement soon.” The hotel has been under renovation since it was sold in […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 9:30 PM Friday, July 6 to 5:00 AM Monday, July 9 there will be no service in either direction at York Street in DUMBO, as F trains are being re-routed to the Q line to facilitate work on those pesky signal problems. D trains are being re-routed to the A/C line, so extra service […]

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