Archive | 2019

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 11:30 PM Friday, August 23 to 5:00 AM, Monday, August 26, there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. Alternative service will be provided by 4, A, C, N, and R trains. The following work week – Monday, August 26 to […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Air Show Thursday Morning; View from Promenade

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that, this Thursday morning, August 22 at 9:30, four precision flying teams: the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds (photo); the U.S. Navy Blue Angels; the Royal Air Force Red Arrows; and the F-35 II Lightning Demo Team, will fly past the lower end of Manhattan. Approaching the Statue of Liberty, they […]

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Battle of Brooklyn Events: August 17 – August 27

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle features the full line-up and schedule for this year’s Battle of Brooklyn events. The festivities start this weekend and will continue until August 27th, which is the 243rd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, “the first major engagement of the Revolutionary War to take place after the U.S. declared its independence in 1776.” […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again this weekend, from 11:30 PM Friday, August 16 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 19 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Saturday evening, August 17 at 6:00, and again at 8:00 (no Friday concert this week), Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg String Quartet (photo), joined by pianist Tao Lin performing works by Glazunov and Schumann. On Sunday afternoon, August 18 at 2:00, pianist Steven Beck will play an all Bach concert, including several selections […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Montague Street Is Crowned “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn”

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that the Montague Street Business Improvement District was once again named the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, commercial category, in the annual borough-wide contest sponsored by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In its 25th year, the “friendly but fierce” competition drew 160 blocks across 30 neighborhoods vying for the greenest title in […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again this weekend, from 11:00 PM Friday, August 9 to 5:00 AM Monday, August 12 there will be no 3 train service, though 2 trains should be running normally. To get to or from 3 train stops between Franklin Avenue and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn, take the 4 train, which will make these […]

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