If you’re an admirer of gargoyles, the decorative, often grotesque drainage pieces that adorn many gothic, beaux arts, and art deco (see examples on 55 Pierrepont in the photo) buildings, you may wish to attend a presentation at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Tuesday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 PM. In “New York’s Gargoyles: […]
Archive | September, 2018
A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]
It’s a three-peat. Service changes affecting local stations this weekend – late Friday evening, September 28 to early Monday morning, October 1 – will be the same as last weekend’s. From 9:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan and […]
According to the BHA, Thursday’s meeting has been moved to the Ingersoll Houses Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Prince Street. The meeting will begin at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30 PM.
The Brooklyn Heights Association has details on the Update meeting on BQE Rehabilitation, a project that could include closing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for years and building a temporary six lane highway that would bring traffic to the level of Heights residences. Alternatively, it could cause major diversions of truck and car traffic to local […]
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Bargemusic’s weekend starts early, on Thursday evening, September 27 at 7:00 when pianist Gloria Cheng (photo) plays a series of short pieces, “Garlands for Steven Stucky” written by many contemporary composers in memory of one who died in 2016, at the height of his career, and concluding with one piece by Stucky himself. Details and […]
New buildings, endless construction, and the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park have led many Brooklyn Heights residents to wring their hands and gnash their teeth about “progress” in the neighborhood. They ain’t seen nothing yet. Scrolling through my Twitter timeline yesterday, I came across this horrifying news: The city may have to shutter the Brooklyn Heights […]
With respect to service at local stations, this coming weekend — late Friday evening, September 21 to early Monday morning, September 24 — will be pretty much a repeat of last. From 9:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan […]
The 4th Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival will take place this Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM both days, on Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will feature “original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.” Admission is free, and there’s more information here.
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