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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

If you’re here for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, you should know there are some things going on locally. The gift shop at the Brooklyn Historical Society will have a sale this Saturday, November 30, from noon until 7:00 p.m. to celebrate Small Business Saturday and the Shop Local campaign. All purchasers will receive a 20% discount […]

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Four Brooklyn Heights Churches in “Sacred Sites” Event This Weekend

This coming weekend–Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19–the New York Landmarks Conservancy will hold its third annual Sacred Sites Open House event. Among the houses of worship participating are four Brooklyn Heights churches. The First Unitarian Church, 50 Monroe Place (corner of Pierrepont) will be open Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There […]

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Red-Legged Devils at Plymouth Church Saturday

This Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., if you go to the courtyard of Plymouth Church, on Orange Street between Henry and Hicks, you will be transported back to the era of the Civil War, which Plymouth’s fiery abolitionist preacher, Henry Ward Beecher, may have helped to bring about, and where Abraham […]

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George and Abe Both Knew the Nabe

As we’ve noted before, in late August of 1776 General George Washington spent several days and nights here in Brooklyn Heights. It can’t have been a pleasant time for him: his Continental Army fought the British for the first time, and suffered defeat. Afterward, the weather was bad, though that would prove to be a […]

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