Archive | November, 2020

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Hours for December

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, which offers a large selection of ornaments, cards, and gifts appropriate for Christmas or for Chanukah, has expanded its in-store shopping hours for the month of December. The Exchange, at 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) will be open for in store shopping every Thursday from noon until 7:00 p.m., […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Brooklyn Townhouses are Hot; Small Apartments Not?

The publication Mansions Global, which I discovered only because I have a Google alert for anything mentioning Brooklyn Heights (which, along with stuff about our neighborhood, gives me info about a suburb of Cleveland, a poor neighborhood in Nashville, a pizza parlor in Austin, a drag queen popular in the D.C. area, and a race […]

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Silhouette Maker Extends Her Stay

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange has announced that silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor has extended her stay through Monday, November 30. To have her make a silhouette, which makes an excellent gift or keepsake, you must email her a profile photo of the person or pet whose image you want by that date. You can get the […]

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Subway Violence Hits Close to Home

WNBC 4 New York reports that this Saturday, November 21 a man standing on the High Street subway platform here in Brooklyn Heights was slashed on the face by another man wielding a box cutter. The slasher, who is described as “wearing a bright blue jacket, jeans and carrying a suitcase,” escaped. The victim was […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Presents On Line Weather and Climate Educational Events

Brooklyn Bridge Park is presenting two on line weather and climate related events for children and adults this week. This Wednesday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to noon BBP’s Virtual Storytime, presented in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, will feature a weather related story and craft activity. There’s more information here, and you can register […]

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Helicopter Noise Complaints on the Rise

The City (website) reports that complaints to 311 about helicopter noise have increased greatly from 2019 to 2020. The article attributes this, at least in part, to COVID restrictions causing people to work from home and making them more sensitive to noise during working hours. It also quotes Brooklyn Heights Association executive director Lara Birnback: […]

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Opening of New Brooklyn Heights Public Library Delayed Until Summer ’21

According to a detailed report by Kevin Duggan at the Brooklyn Paper, the opening of the new Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is delayed until Summer 2021. The one-year delay from the original target opening date is due to stalled and slowed construction caused by the pandemic. When all done, the library will feature: A […]

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