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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continues its 60th year “Diamond Anniversary” season with its production of Mame this weekend. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Mame […]

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Arthur Miller Centennial at St. Francis

Former Brooklyn Heights resident, Pulitzer and multiple Tony award winner Arthur Miller (1915-2005), remembered for his plays The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, The Misfits, A View From the Bridge and many others, will be the subject of a centennial conference at St. Francis College this weekend. While tickets to the event, which includes a […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Arthur Miller: GQ Deems ‘Back In Style’

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller was certainly a stylish gent in his time (1915-2005), and the March 2013 issue of GQ pays homage to a revival of the “Arthur Miller Look.” The men’s fashion mag writes, “This spring, fashion designers rediscovered the playwright so dapper he landed Marilyn Monroe. Miller’s stripped-down, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On this date in 1915, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller was born (d: Feb. 10, 2005). He is best known for “Death of a Salesman” (1949), “The Crucible” (1953), and “A View from the Bridge” (1955/1956). As BHB readers well know, in June 1956, Miller left his first wife Mary Slattery […]

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Happy Birthday One Time Brooklyn Heights Resident Arthur Miller

The Brooklyn Eagle marks the occasion of what would have been former Brooklyn Heights resident Arthur Miller’s 96th birthday with a great article detailing the highlights of his life here. Brooklyn Eagle: During his time in Brooklyn Heights, Miller “never gravitated toward a society of writers.” He was far more likely to explore the livelier […]

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CVS Site Was Once Henry Miller’s Hellhole

Over the years, Brooklyn Heights has been home to enough writers, actors, musicians, and visual artists to rival its not-too-distant neighbor Greenwich Village as a Bohemian community. Many, including novelist Norman Mailer, playwright Arthur Miller, and sculptor John Rhoden, seem to have liked living here. Horror fiction master H.P. Lovecraft, by contrast, found the neighborhood […]

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