Archive | June, 2022

Tish James Endorsed by “Carpenter Rise” at Brooklyn Bridge Park Presser – NYC Democratic Primaries Today!

On Saturday on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1, Tish James, NYS Attorney General received the endorsement of The NYC District Council of Carpenters, aka “Carpenters Rise.” The group is a consortium of eleven unions representing NYC’s skilled Carpenters, Millwrights, Dockbuilders, Timbermen, Cabinetmakers, Floorcoverers, and Industrial Workers. Joe Geiger, Executive Secretary-Treasurer proclaimed, “No one is more qualified to […]

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Renowned Artist Fred Wilson’s Sculpture Installed at Columbus Park, Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

This past week, a structure being installed smack center in Columbus Park stopped pedestrians in their tracks, curious about what was going up. Shown in the photo above, as a work still in process, is Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds by Fred Wilson, an acclaimed artist whose work has exhibited in museums around the world. […]

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Doyenne of Brooklyn Heights Who Housed Women Seeking Abortions in 1960’s Featured in New York Magazine

Ninety-seven-year-old Grace Faison’s family has resided in Brooklyn Heights for generations. She is a graduate of Packer Collegiate and a fixture at Plymouth Church. Throughout her life has held “soft positions of power” at Plymouth, non-profits, and schools in the neighborhood. When her children were small, her husband received an inheritance. The Faison family moved from a “lovely apartment […]

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New Arts Center for Kids, Le Meraviglie, Opens on Montague St.

A new arts center for kids, Le Meraviglie (The Wonders in English), will open next week at 108 Montague St. on the second floor. The center will offer a summer program starting on June 28 through July for 5 to 11 year olds. In the fall, a morning program for 2 to 4 year olds […]

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Montague Open Streets-Saturday, June 25

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, June 25 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music, games and activities for kids, and, again, a “pastry […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Announces Move to 137 Montague Street This Fall

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange is relocating from 55 Pierrepont St. to 137 Montague St., the ground level space below the UPS Store, last occupied by Heights Cleaners. The stars aligned as BWE searched for a new space due to its lease expiring, and the Calfa brothers (owners of Lassen & Hennigs) sought a new tenant for […]

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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

From Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy: The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival’s Women’s Stage returns on June 25 and 26 at Pier 6 Liberty View Lawn! Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for the 8th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival on the weekend of  Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, for two days of free live music. The 8th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Art Walk on Atlantic Avenue Returns Offering Culture and Return to Normalcy

As reported by News 12 Brooklyn, Arts Gowanus’ Artwalk on Atlantic Avenue  is back by popular demand. The FREE, self-guided tour kicked off this past weekend and features over 100 local artists at 70+ businesses in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Cobble Hill. Simply take a stroll on the 1.5-mile Atlantic Avenue route from 4th Avenue down […]

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Open Streets Montague – Saturday, June 18

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, June 18 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music (see photo from last Saturday’s Open Streets), games and […]

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