Tag Archives | Boerum Hill

84th Precinct Community Board Meeting Tuesday Evening

Captain Maximo Tolentino, Commander of the 84th Precinct, has announced a meeting of the precinct’s Community Board this Tuesday evening, March 19, starting at 7:00 p.m., at the Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn Street (between Nevins and 3rd Avenue) in Boerum Hill. On the agenda will be presentation of the Cop of the Month Award, a […]

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center Hosts Founders Ball April 4

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center, located in Boerum Hill at 310 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting its Founders Ball on Thursday, April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street. The Ball is the organization’s major, annual fundraising event commemorating its 2008 launch and Fifth Anniversary. This year’s event includes a two-hour cocktail reception […]

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Brooklyn’s First Pier 1 Imports Coming To Atlantic Avenue

Pier 1 Imports has signed a lease for a space just beyond Brooklyn Heights at 252 Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place, a block past Court Street. The home furnishings chain will set up shop in a new two-story commercial building called Atlantic Galleria, along with gym chain Retro Fitness. It’s the retailer’s first location in […]

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Times Remembers Eagle’s Dennis Holt, Civil Rights Hero

In the Sunday New York Times Metropolitan section, Kevin Baker remembers his friend of many years, Dennis Holt, who died last month. Baker paints a colorful portrait of Holt as “a classic New York eccentric” who once chased an intruder from his Boerum Hill townhouse while brandishing a Civil War era dress sword.

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Brooklyn Resident Tracy K. Smith Wins Pulitzer Prize For Poetry

If there were any doubt that Brooklyn remains a hotbed for breeding artistic talent, a resident of Heights-adjacent neighborhood Boerum Hill has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Tracy K. Smith was awarded the medal for her collection “Life on Mars.” Read the story on Cobble Hill Blog here.

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Quote Of The Day: Heights Is “Brooklyn’s De Facto Gold Coast”

A long, luxurious article in Business Insider profiles South Brooklyn’s “BoCoCa” neighborhoods lining Brooklyn Heights: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. The piece, headlined “Gentrification Has Made This Old Brooklyn Neighborhood Unrecognizable,” discusses how those nabes have evolved as Brooklyn Heights became financially unobtainable, with some respectful perspective about the Heights…

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Bastille Day on Smith Street

The annual Bastille Day festivities happened today (7/18) on Smith Street.  Read all about it at Cobble Hill Blog.

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Biviano Retakes Lead in BHB Poll on Herd for the 33rd

As of 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, our BHB poll on the Herd for the 33rd City Council District continues to be a closely-fought battle between Brooklyn Heights resident Doug “Biv Against the Machine” Biviano and “machine” candidate Steve Levin, with Biviano holding the narrow lead he retook after last night’s debate. Update: As of 1:00 P.M. […]

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Citizens Union debate Tuesday night

The Citizens Union will host a debate for candidates for the 33rd district City Council seat on Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8 pm. The event is held at St. Francis College, in its Founders Hall (180 Remsen St., between Court and Clinton streets). The seven candidates — Isaac Abraham, Ken Baer, Doug Biviano, Ken […]

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Full Video: Chuck Backs Steve at Borough Hall in the Herd for the 33rd

U.S. Senator and Brooklynite Charles Schumer announced his support for Vito Lopez staffer Steve Levin in the race for the NYC Council’s 33rd District in a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall this morning. No local television stations were on hand, so BHB is the only place you’ll be able to see the full press […]

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