Archive | June, 2019

Wedesday Night Karaoke at Park Plaza

One of the best kept secrets in the neighborhood is Tommy “Eyebrows” Karaoke at the Park Plaza Restaurant.  Tonight and every Wednesday night, starting st 6:00 pm kids can belt out their favorite tunes while their grown-ups enjoy Chef Dimitri’s new BBQ menu, diner favorites and the full bar. Adults take over the mic at 8:00. The […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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New York Magazine Features Bossert Hotel Holdouts

For years the neighborhood has been watching the slow progress of The Bossert Hotel renovation. At times it has seemed the work was being carried by Ooompa Loompas. Finally, The Eagle’s Lore Croghan got the scoop on the status of the re-do and confirmed a “soft opening” for August. This week, New York Magazine begged the […]

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Brooklyn Heights Neighbor in the Times’ Metropolitan Diary

Quirky tales of the city appear in the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary every week. In the latest installment, among an ode to Barney Greengarss and the tale of an errant hen in Riverside Park, one of our own has a sweet missive entitled Window Seat. Dear Diary: I am in my house in Brooklyn Heights […]

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New York Times Notes Transformation of Montague Street

In Sunday’s New York Times Metropolitan Section, Ginia Bellafante’s Big City column has the title “The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream”. She begins by telling the story of Sam I-Rumi, proprietor of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales), who immigrated to New York in 1980 at the […]

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Wilde Times at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Beginning this coming Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:00 and continuing each evening at the same time through Sunday, June 23 on the Bridge View Lawn of Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York Classical Theatre will present free performances of Oscar Wilde’s (photo) The Importance of Being Earnest. Considered one of the great […]

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Scissura: BQE Panel Faces “Daunting Task”

Carlo Scissura, chair of the panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, told Mary Frost of the Eagle that the panel must undertake “a daunting task.” He said that, contrary to the expectations of many, the panel’s work is not to evaluate the many proposals for BQE […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a three-peat “Green Light Weekend.” From Friday evening, June 14 to Monday morning, June 17, as there are no planned (as always, we stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. The same holds forth through the following work week — Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21. Enjoy! For planned […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, June 14 when pianist Golda Vainberg-Tatz (photo) plays works of Berg, Debussy, and J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening, June 15 at 6:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Doris Stevenson will perform works of J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, and Aram Khachaturian. On Sunday afternoon, June 16 at 2:00, Mr. […]

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Fireworks Thursday, or Friday Evening

Update: Notify NYC now tells us there will be fireworks near Prospect Park on Friday evening. We assume Thursday’s display was postponed because of a chancy weather forecast. We have word from Notify NYC that there will be fireworks Thursday evening, June 13 starting at approximately 9:30. These will be launched from “near Prospect Park”; […]

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