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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Saturday evening, August 10, soccer fans can watch the New York Red Bulls play a road game against the Columbus Crew on a giant screen at the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. The game starts at 7:30, but plan to arrive by 7:00 to get a good spot. The event is […]

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Rally Tomorrow Morning to Demand MTA Action For Passengers During R Train Tunnel Closure

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 27) morning at 11:00 there will be a rally on the steps of Borough Hall. Riders Alliance gives us the following details: Elected officials and community organizations from Brooklyn and Queens will rally on Thursday on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall to demand that the MTA and the City create a […]

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#SaveLICH Rally Theme: Where’s Cuomo?

Arriving at the rally in one of the small playgrounds adjoining LICH this morning, I found Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez speaking eloquently about the need to save the hospital, and its importance to the people in nearby neighborhoods. Public Advocate and mayoral aspirant Bill de Blasio listened to Rep. Velazquez’s speech. As this young lady and […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Step out into the cool(er) evening air and do some stargazing this Saturday (June 1) evening at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 8:00. Feel like making some music? The Sing For Hope pianos will be available this Saturday through Sunday, June 16. In our area, pianos can be found at Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Vote For Local Project Funding From Councilman Steve Levin’s Kitty

As we reported last October, Steve Levin, who represents our district in the City Council, has $1 million in discretionary funds that may be used to bankroll projects in the area. Back then he had a community meeting to solicit ideas; now he has a list of sixteen “viable” projects and is asking constituents to […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

As befits the season, this will be a big weekend for musical events in Brooklyn Heights. On Saturday evening, December 15, the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus (photo) will present their Winter Concert at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (near Clark) starting at 5:30 p.m. The program includes Puccini’s “Gloria” (from Messa di Gloria), John Rutter’s […]

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Lighting Of The Borough Hall Christmas Tree: December 6

On Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn Borough Prez Marty Markowitz will emcee the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Borough Hall Plaza. A lucky kid from the audience will be chosen to flip the switch and illuminate the 40-foot-tall balsam fir, which Time Out New York hailed as one of the city’s holiday […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

This is another big weekend for furry friends. You can adopt a kitty at the BBAWC event in front of Pet’s Emporium, 105 Montague (between Hicks and Henry) between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Then you can take it, or your already long-standing pet, to St. Ann & the Holy Trinity […]

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Look Familiar? ABC’s ‘666 Park Avenue’ Films Pilot Interiors At Borough Hall

While new ABC TV drama-horror series “666 Park Avenue” may be based on New York’s Upper East Side, its pilot episode features interior scenes filmed here in Brooklyn Heights. The show—which launches Sunday at 10 p.m.—stars “Lost’s” Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams, and is based on the Gabriella Pierce novel. It follows couple Gavin and […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Culminates Sunday, 9/23 Throughout Brooklyn Heights

More details on The Brooklyn Book Festival, which reaches its finale Sunday, September 23, at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall & Plaza, with 280+ authors and poets participating amid 104+ panels. More than four dozen “bookend” events will also take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Among highlights: A conversation between Borough Prez Marty Markowitz & […]

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