Archive | December, 2022

Love Thy Neighbor: This Weekend, Lincoln Restler & Jo Anne Simon Offer Opportunities to Donate Toys & Fight Hunger

In the spirit of the holiday season, both City Councilmember Lincoln Rester and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon are each holding toy drives on Saturday, December 17th. Assembly Woman Simon has also spearheaded a food voucher drive for the benefit of Gowanus Mutual Aid. From the Office of Lincoln Restler: “Help spread joy to a […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This will be another “green light weekend” for service at local stations, as there are no planned re-routings or cancellations directly affecting service at those stations. However, late nights and early mornings the following week — Monday, December 19 to Friday, December 23 — there will be two changes affecting local service. There will be […]

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Possible BQE Designs Revealed

Mary Frost, in the Eagle reports on yesterday evening’s meeting, in which DOT officials revealed three possible plans for the Central portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which sits below Brooklyn Heights and the Promenade, between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. Renderings of these plans, dubbed “The Stoop”, “The Terraces”, and “The Lookout”, can be seen […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open Late for Festivities Wednesday

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 137 Montague Street (below Fed Ex) will stay open until 8:00 p.m. this Wednesday, December 14. After the 5:30 p.m. official lighting of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade tree at the Montague Street entrance, carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be stopping there to sing, and the Exchange will serve […]

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BHA Raises BQE Alarm; Public Invited to Meetings Next Week

The Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a call to arms to the community concerning possible future plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Among the things we are hearing is that rebuilding and potentially even widening the BQE to accommodate six lanes of traffic is most definitely on the table. If true, we believe that it would […]

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Theater 2020 Presents “A Radio Christmas Carol” at Brooklyn Heights Library Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ award winning live theater company, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Public Library, will present “A Radio Christmas Carol” this Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Heights branch of BPL, 286 Cadman Plaza West. The event is free and no registration is required. There’s more information at the Theater […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a “green light” both this weekend and the following week, as there are no planned routing or schedule changes directly affecting service at any local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect […]

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Presents Holiday Concert at St. Ann’s Church Sunday

This Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 p.m. the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present “A Baroque Holiday Celebration” at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street. The concert will feature works by eight composers, including Monteverdi, Handel, and J.S. Bach, as well as two women, Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704) and Sulpitia Cesis (1577-1617). […]

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Upcoming Holiday Lightings

Thanks to reader “aeshtron” for publishing this schedule on OTW. I think it needs a top post. The Borough Hall tree lighting will take place tomorrow — Thursday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. Karl Junkersfeld videoed this event in 2011 (click on “Read full story” below to view). The Promenade (Montague Street entrance) tree lighting […]

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