Archive | July, 2023

Fun With Felines At The Cat Cafe

It might be the dog days of summer, but this August, Cat Cafe is the place to be. The first full moon of the month–one of two supermoons!–happens on August 1, so head over to the Cafe on Tuesday from 7-9pm for an evening of tarot, yoga, and reiki that will benefit the new Single […]

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Guess What? Another Delay For BQE Repair Work

The City Department of Transportation has advised us that the start of the interim repair work on the parts of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Clark Street and below Grace Court, which had been scheduled for this Monday, has been postponed a second time. DOT now hopes to start the work the week of August […]

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Tomorrow’s Open Streets Montague is the Last Until September

Open Streets Montague tomorrow, Saturday, July 29, which is the last until September 9, has a literary flavor. From noon until 3:00 PM Books Are Magic, 122 Montague (between Henry and Hicks) will host Graphic Fest 2023, featuring many writers and illustrators. From noon until 5:00 PM Brooklyn Poets, 144 Montague, will have a swag […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Thiis weekend there will be no late night — Friday, July 28 to Saturday, July 29; Saturday to Sunday, July 30; and Sunday to Monday, July 31 — Manhattan bound service at Court Street or at the N/R platforms at Jay Street-MetroTech, as R trains will not be running to or from Brooklyn during these […]

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Chama Mama Opens on Montague Street!

Last night, Georgian restaurant Chama Mama had its soft opening on Montague St., and it proved to be a fantastic new dining option that we can all be excited about. At prime dinner time, almost every table and bar seat was taken. The hostess remarked that the staff was surprised by the turnout, since they […]

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City Proposes Rule To Banish Vendors From Brooklyn Bridge

Mary Frost reports in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle that New York City plans to ban vendors from all pedestrian bridges, including Brooklyn Bridge. Current rules imply that vending on elevated pedestrian walkways and approaches to bridges is prohibited, but the City says an explicit rule is needed to aid in enforcement. The purpose of the new rule […]

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Fireworks Thursday Night, and a Discourse on Holidays

Update: Must have been delayed; we finally heard explosions at about 10:45 PM. We have word, thanks to Notify NYC that tomorrow — Thursday, July 27 — starting at 9:00 PM, there will be a fireworks display in the vicinity of Liberty Island, which should be visible, and certainly audible, from Brooklyn Neights. What’s the […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Jackhammering on the BQE Now Scheduled to Start Next Monday; Delays Could Push Repairs into Next Spring

As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle Friday and linked in a comment by Mary Kim to her earlier post, the start of repair work to the cantilevered parts of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway beneath Clark Street and beneath Grace Court was postponed for a second time, and is now scheduled to begin Monday, July […]

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Open Streets Montague Saturday

The pop-up blooms (photo, C.Scales for BHB) will be back from noon to 5:00 PM between Hicks and Henry streets. During the same time frame, between Henry and Clinton, there will be a Kids’ Zone, with “giant games, street chalk and more.” As always on Saturdays in June and July, from noon until five if […]

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