Archive | April, 2019

Tall Ship Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The brigantine Corwith Cramer (photo) will dock at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Thursday, May 2 and will remain until Sunday, May 12. The ship will be open for tours this Friday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.; Friday, May 10 from 11:00 […]

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Clark Street Subway Station May Close For One Year

Mary Frost of the Eagle reports that rumors, based on conversations between merchants with businesses in the arcade adjoining the entrance to the Clark Street subway station and MTA employees, are that the station may be closed for a full year while repairs are made to all three of the station’s frequently malfunctioning elevators. The […]

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BQE Updates: Expert Panel Meets With BHA, Community Leaders, and Electeds; DOT Clarifies Position

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have told us that the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study and make recommendations about the repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights “met last [Thursday, April 25] evening with representatives from 16 community organizations, local elected officials, and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a green light weekend, from Friday evening, April 26 to Monday morning, April 29, and a green light week the following work week, from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, as there are no planned (I always stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. For planned service changes that […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow evening, Friday, April 26 at 7:00, when pianist Gleb Ivanov presents the third in his series of performances of the complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev. On Saturday evening, April 27 at 6:00 pianist David Kaplan (photo) will play works by Mozart and Schumann, and the world premiere of “Five Easy Pieces” […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Reminder: Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 26; Saturday, April 27; and Sunday, April 28, during regular store hours. The silhouettes make ideal Mother’s Day or Father’s Day presents. More information here. To make an appointment, please call 718-624-3435 or e-mail

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New Design For Squibb Park Bridge; Steel Not Wood

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Brooklyn Bridge Park honchos have revealed plans for a replacement for the twice cursed Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge (photo, C. Scales for BHB), AKA the “Bouncy Bridge,” that allowed access from Columbia Heights above Squibb Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The new design will be close to the old, but […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 22 there will be no G train service at all. (Some of you use it; a reader once told me she does.) Shuttle buses will make all G stops between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Court Square, stopping at Jay Street-MetroTech for passengers transferring to […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, April 19 at 7:00, pianist Gleb Ivanov will play the second in his series of concerts presenting the complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev. On Saturday evening, April 20 at 6:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 4:00, a trio consisting of violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, and pianist Misha […]

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