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To-Go Alcohol Is Over, With Some Help From Michael-Towne?

Alcohol “to-go” service from restaurants and bars is forbidden again, perhaps in part due to pressure from a liquor store trade group — headed by the owner of Michael-Towne Wine And Spirits — that viewed it as cutting into their business. Since March of last year, licensed restaurants and bars were given the permission to […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins  of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!

According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]

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PSA: GET VACCINATED!!!

Just a friendly reminder for those out there who haven’t scheduled their COVID-19 vaccination yet: DO IT NOW!!! As of this post’s publish time, there are thousands of appointments available — including over 20,000 slots at the Brooklyn residents-only Medgar Evers College site. There’s a plethora of ways to make an appointment: For the NY […]

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Support Jack the Horse Tavern’s GoFundMe Campaign

Chef Tim and Micki at Jack the Horse Tavern have started a GoFundMe campaign to support the staff who have been laid off during this terrible time. Hello Friends and Neighbors! We know you missed us during the past weeks but sadly we have had to close our restaurant doors until further notice. During this time we […]

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Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade This Sunday!

Update: Start time for the parade has been moved forward one hour, to 9:30 a.m. Have kids? Wish there was a local Halloween-related event where you didn’t have to schlep all your stuff down (and back up!) a very steep hill? This is the event for you –The Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is this Sunday […]

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How to View the 4th of July Fireworks (or Avoid the Crowds)

Brace yourselves neighbors, this year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks return to Brooklyn Heights. The Grucci Family pyrotechnic spectacular is set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River between Piers 1 and 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The premium viewing locations are The Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt Saturday, April 6th – Volunteers Still Needed!

The Pierrepont Playground Park Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 6th! The Hunt begins at 10:30am sharp, so tell the kids it starts at 9:30am to get them there on time! This BHA-sponsored event is still looking for volunteers! Whether you’ve got a fresh new take on cupcakes you’ve got to share with the world, […]

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Hateful Halloween: Garden Place Vandalized With Swastikas

For those who haven’t heard yet, Garden Place – the street where everyone takes their kids for tricks and treets today – was vandalized last night with badly (and incorrectly) drawn swastikas, and the n-word (because why not just throw that in there, too). It’s shocking, but this isn’t the first time this has happened […]

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Grand Canyon to Return to Montague Street

Those of you who, like me, miss Grand Canyon’s superb burgers are in for a treat. While the “Restaurant For Lease” sign remains above the former Armando’s site at 143 Montague (see photo by your correspondent taken this evening), the Commercial Observer reports that the restaurant’s owner, who kept open another Grand Canyon in Park […]

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