Archive | March, 2024

Jeremy Lechtzin New Brooklyn Heights Association President

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that Jeremy Lechtzin is the new President of its Board of Governors. His President’s Message is here. According to the BHA: He is an architectural historian and technology lawyer. Jeremy focuses his history work on early Brooklyn, currently writing a data-driven analysis of every house built in Brooklyn Heights […]

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Mint Heights Closed by Health Department

Restaurants along Henry Street have been getting attention from the Health Department’s inspectors. In February they shut down Kogane Ramen. The latest to fail inspection is Mint Heights, at 46 Henry; sadly, a longtime favorite of my wife’s (she loves their Butter Chicken) and mine for Indian cuisine. The bill of particulars is here. Thanks […]

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On Lent, More Ears, Less Mouth

BHBlogger Caroline Koster has done it again, publishing another beautifully written op-ed in the New York Daily News. It’s a “Lenten essay about free speech and the privilege of listening,” inspired by a recent visit with her mother-in-law who said, “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason!” Caroline discusses the disruption of […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Easter weekend — Friday evening, March 29 to Monday morning, April 1 — should be a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned cancellations, re-routings, or station skips directly affecting service at local stations. Once again, 2 trains will be on a reduced service schedule — every 12 minutes. The following work week […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Exploding Manholes on Montague!

Montague Street has been getting its share of attention lately, from the new Montague Diner to a forthcoming large new building. As reported by Mary Frost in The Eagle (click on the link for her story and photos by Marc A. Hermann) on Saturday afternoon there were two explosions on Montague between Henry and Hicks […]

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47 Story Building to Rise at Montague and Cadman Plaza West

According to New York YIMBY developer Jonathan Landau has filed for permits to construct a 47 story mixed commercial and residential building at 205 Montague Street (see photo from Google Maps). While the building now there fronts on Montague, it extends along Cadman Plaza West to Pierrepont Street. It presently houses TD Bank’s branch. Word […]

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Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground Saturday, March 30

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Egg Hunt will be held this coming Saturday, March 30 at Pierrepont Playground (entrance near corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street) starting at 11:00 AM. There’s always a long line, so plan to arrive early. There will also be a bake sale. If you would like to participate in […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Subway disruptions this weekend — Late Friday night, March 22 to early Monday morning, March 25 — are minimal. Late nights Friday to Saturday, Saturday to Sunday, and Sunday to Monday there will be no 4 train service at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will not be going to or from Brooklyn during these hours. […]

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Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Steve Martin, Heights Players—Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Please

So two guys walk into a bar—the Lapin Agile (“Nimble Rabbit”) in Paris circa 1904. If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it is—or at least the latest play at the Heights Players. Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by comedian Steve Martin, is up next at our beloved neighborhood theater. Come to […]

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