Archive | November, 2021

The “Mystery of Montague Street” Featured on Curbed

Curbed published an interesting article on “The Mystery of Montague Street” — why does it suck? There are the usual reasons given — business owners blame the high rent, landlords blame the high taxes, the BHA and the Montague BID don’t want to blame anyone. Incoming city council member (and neighborhood son!) Lincoln Restler puts […]

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UniFair on Saturday, December 4

The First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, located at the corner of Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, will host UniFair, its annual holiday market, next Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Items for sale include holiday wreaths, baked goods, white elephants, jewelry, and more. There’s more information here.

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Subway Service Alerts – Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This coming weekend, Friday night, November 26 to Monday morning, November 29, the only planned service change directly affecting local stations is that from late night Friday to early morning Sunday, and from late night Sunday to early morning Monday, there will be no Manhattan bound N or R trains stopping at Court Street or […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Has Expanded Holiday Shopping Hours

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, located at 55 Pierrepont Street, between Henry and Hicks, has expanded its in-store shopping hours for the holiday season. They are now Tuesday through Wednesday, and Friday, noon to 4:00 PM; Thursday, noon to 7:00 PM (the store will be closed this coming Thursday, November 25, for Thanksgiving); and Saturday and […]

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Fire Seriously Damages Brownstone at 121 Henry Street

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that fire caused serious damage to the brownstone townhouse located at 121 Henry Street, near the corner of Clark, this afternoon. The “all hands” alarm brought “[n]umerous fire engine and ladder trucks from across the city” to the site. According to Ms. Frost, “[a] firefighter unofficially told this reporter that […]

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“Fam Jam” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Next Tuesday

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy will present its inaugural Holiday Fam Jam on Tuesday afternoon, November 30, from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Pier 3 (at left in photo) Plaza. “Party Like Brooklyn, Baby will be spinning your favorite tunes” so you and your family can “shake your post-turkey day tail feathers.” Admission is free, […]

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Short Comment Period for BQE Funding

The Eagle reports that a period to comment about “proposed amendments to funding for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway section underneath Brooklyn Heights” begins today and ends at 4:00 PM Friday, December 3. Comments should address the need for “new or additional funding for X77417: Rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street.” Comments […]

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Local Chanukah Celebrations

Chanukah, or Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on sundown Sunday, November 28. Two local ceremonies will note its beginning. On Wednesday, December 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chabad of DUMBO will carve an ice menorah, with lighting at 5:30. There will also be “arts and […]

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Danish Christmas Fair This Weekend

The Danish Christmas Fair, or Julemarked, is back this weekend! It takes place at the Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street, just south of Clark, on Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on both days. We will serve our delicious homemade spherical Danish Pancakes, known as “aebleskiver” and […]

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