The big news is, as the New York Times reports, starting next Wednesday, May 6, the subway will shut down completely each night between 1:00 and 5:00 a.m. to allow workers to sanitize the trains. According to the Times story, during these hours the MTA will “provide free, alternative means of transit to essential workers who need […]
Archive | April, 2020
It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]
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According to Caroline Spivack in Curbed the pedestrian bridge linking Squibb Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park (and presumably Squibb Park itself, which provides access and egress) will re-open this coming Monday, May 4. Early this month your correspondent noted that the bridge’s restoration appeared to be nearly complete, but speculated that the suspension of non-essential construction would freeze further […]
The Brooklyn Historical Society‘s two locations, at Pierrepont Street and in DUMBO, are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, but the Society remains active. It has online access to exhibitions and is presenting some free online programs, the earliest of which is this Thursday, April 30. BHS also has a COVID-19 Project that seeks to collect material, whether […]
NBC New York reports that, on this Tuesday, April 28 starting at noon, the nation’s two top aerobatic teams – the Navy’s Blue Angels (photo) and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds – will be over New York City and Newark as part of “Operation America Strong,” a tribute to frontline health care workers. The weather forecast for […]
Saturday was perfect weather for a visit to the farmer’s market at Borough Hall. Being the weekend (yes, what is a weekend?) and beautiful out, more people were out and about than in recent weeks. But at the farmer’s market, calm and order ruled the day. Shoppers were advised to keep a distance and to not […]
Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]
For those essential workers needing to use the subway this coming weekend or week, there’s good news. There will be service on all of the lines serving stations in Brooklyn Heights and nearby. The frequency of service will be cut back, with most trains running at intervals of eight to twelve minutes. C trains, which […]
Earlier this week, in need of a whole slew o’ spices that I couldn’t seem to find listed online, I ventured down to the Sahadi’s store in Industry City…and I found an oasis. I parked right in front. There was no line to get inside. The store was big and airy–not Big Box Store big, […]
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