Alerted by PortSide NewYork’s mailing list that the hospital ship USNS Comfort should pass the Statue of Liberty at 10:00 a.m., your correspondent walked the short distance from his building to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade at 9:57, carefully observing social distancing. The big ship – 900 feet long and 70,000 gross tons – was right on time. It was […]
Archive | March, 2020
Sharing two more local restaurants’ GoFundMe campaigns to help staff who have suffered a sudden loss of income. Two more neighborhood institutions that deserve our support. Let’s keep them afloat until we can meet again to wine and dine there! From Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar’s: Dear Friends & Neighbors, We miss you all and can’t wait to […]
We have it on good authority – our mail carrier, who was here yesterday – that there may be no mail delivery for several days, because the Postal Service has failed to deliver sufficient protective gear – gloves and masks – to workers at the main Brooklyn post office (photo; By Beyond My Ken – Own […]
Probably the only Heights residents using mass transit these days are those with jobs deemed essential who need transit to commute. As reported by Paula Katrinas in the Brooklyn Eagle, because of reduced ridership, the MTA has announced that it has eliminated weekday service on three lines – B, W, and Z – none of […]
The Montague BID has another helpful update with additions to the businesses and services that are open with links to their websites. The resource list is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, business supports and tools, social services, volunteer opportunities, ways to help your neighbors, housing, mental health and much more. The information is all on […]
Chef Tim and Micki at Jack the Horse Tavern have started a GoFundMe campaign to support the staff who have been laid off during this terrible time. Hello Friends and Neighbors! We know you missed us during the past weeks but sadly we have had to close our restaurant doors until further notice. During this time we […]
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Yesterday, Noodle Pudding announced on Instagram: “We have made the very difficult decision to close the restaurant for the foreseeable future. We will be posting any updates here. Thanks to everyone who came in to support us this past week. Everyone stay healthy.” This seems like the perfect time to share Brooklyn Heights resident Nick […]
“Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been sharing information and resources with us. Keep the information coming! Here’s a list of businesses on Montague Street that are OPEN as of right now. Click the business name to go to their website. Things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the business website and follow […]
Alert reader Ann of Orange advises us there will be no Borough Hall GreenMarket tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24 (and none at Union Square in Manhattan on Wednesday, March 25) “while officials work out further containment steps,” but that they are “[e]xpected to reopen after that.” We’ll keep you posted. Update: reader KBells40 says the GrowNYC Blog indicates the Borough […]
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