Archive | February, 2023

Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Holst’s “The Planets” and Shostakovich at St.Ann’s Church Saturday Evening

This Saturday evening, March 4 the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra will perform selections from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” an orchestral suite in seven movements, devoted in order to Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune (we’re not sure which will be selected; Mars, Venus, and Jupiter are likely safe bets), along with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Comedy Reading Wednesday Evening

If “Jane Austen” (portrait by her sister Cassandra) and “comedy” seem an odd combination, come to the Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets; near the A, C, and G Hoyt-Schermerhorn station) this Wednesday evening, March 1, starting at 7:00, for a free reading, no reservations required, of “Lady Susan or […]

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Public BQE Workshops Tuesday and Thursday; City “Re-Examining” Three Lane Plan

State Senator Andrew Gounardes’ newsletter advises us of two public workshops to discuss plans for the “BQE Central”; i.e. the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that sits below Brooklyn Heights between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. On Tuesday, February 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM there will be an in-person workshop at Brooklyn Friends […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — Late Friday evening, February 24 to early Monday morning, February 27 — there will be no 3 train service. 2 trains should be running normally except that they will be running every twelve minutes, and will make all 3 train stops in both directions between 34th Street-Penn Station and Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Star Chef Charlie Mitchell of Clover Hill Featured on the Today Show

The Today Show featured Chef Charlie Mitchell of Clover Hill last week, touting the Chef as the first and only Black Michelin-starred chef in New York City and only the second Black chef in the country to earn the accolade. Chef Charlie is also the first and only chef in Brooklyn Heights to win a Michelin star. He […]

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At Brooklyn Cat Cafe, Love Conquers All–And Earns A $50,000 Grant

Money can’t buy you love, but love can get you money– $50,000 to be exact. Andrew grew up afraid of animals, so the Brooklyn Cat Cafe was not exactly a dream date location for him. But when his girlfriend Colleen suggested that they visit, he reluctantly went along. A petite dilute Tortoiseshell with a badly […]

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Hamantashen Bake at Congregation B’nai Avraham March 2

As your correspondent can attest, you don’t have to be Jewish to love hamantashen, the small triangular cookies with sweet fillings that are a staple for the holiday Purim. This year, Purim falls on March 6-7. To prepare, Chabad of Brooklyn Heights will have a hamantashen bake at Congregation B’nai Avraham, 117 Remsen Street (between […]

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St. Francis Sells Vacant Brooklyn Heights Campus for $200 Million

We noted in May 2021 that St. Francis College was moving from its campus in Brooklyn Heights (photo) to space in a new building in downtown Brooklyn. Today The Real Deal reported that St. Francis had sold its now vacant campus, located between Remsen and Joralemon streets on the block between Clinton and Court, to […]

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