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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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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey […]

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Were Truman Capote’s Pants On Fire?

As BHB readers know well, Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood (as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A House on the Heights) while living at 70 Willow Street right here in Brooklyn Heights (when he did his writing, he wasn’t in Kansas anymore). Now, as this Wall Street Journal piece tells it, recently revealed […]

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Capote House on Willow Sells for $12 Million

The yellow house at 70 Willow Street where Truman Capote once lived has been sold after being on the market since May of 2010.

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Advocacy Organization Calls for Boycott of “Movies with a View”

The social change advocacy organization change.org is circulating a petition to boycott Syfy Movies with a View at Brooklyn Bridge Park because of the screening of Breakfast at Tiffany’s scheduled for Thursday, August 11. As we previously noted, the 1961 Blake Edwards movie, starring Audrey Hepburn, is controversial because of Mickey Rooney’s “yellowface” portrayal of […]

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