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Love Thy Neighbor: This Weekend, Lincoln Restler & Jo Anne Simon Offer Opportunities to Donate Toys & Fight Hunger

In the spirit of the holiday season, both City Councilmember Lincoln Rester and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon are each holding toy drives on Saturday, December 17th. Assembly Woman Simon has also spearheaded a food voucher drive for the benefit of Gowanus Mutual Aid. From the Office of Lincoln Restler: “Help spread joy to a […]

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Brooklyn Barbeque Launches on Pineapple Walk Tonight!

Besides fireworks, what’s synonymous with summer and the Fourth of July? Barbeque!  Tonight Chef Dimitri Likourentzos and General Manager of Park Plaza Diner is thrilled to host a “soft launch” of Brooklyn Barbeque. “We’ll be having a limited menu starting from 5:00 pm until closing, 10:00 pm. Full bar available. And we have an exciting, brand […]

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Doyenne of Brooklyn Heights Who Housed Women Seeking Abortions in 1960’s Featured in New York Magazine

Ninety-seven-year-old Grace Faison’s family has resided in Brooklyn Heights for generations. She is a graduate of Packer Collegiate and a fixture at Plymouth Church. Throughout her life has held “soft positions of power” at Plymouth, non-profits, and schools in the neighborhood. When her children were small, her husband received an inheritance. The Faison family moved from a “lovely apartment […]

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Montague Open Streets-Saturday, June 25

Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, returns this Saturday, June 25 from noon to 7:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague before then; an emergency lane will be open during the event. There will be music, games and activities for kids, and, again, a “pastry […]

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Free Covid Testing Sites Near Brooklyn Heights

On December 22nd, The NY Times reported CityMD closed 19 clinics, 13 of them in NYC, due to staffing shortages. As of this writing, there’s still no indication of reopenings. So, while Omicron IS surging, don’t panic if you see longer than usual lines at Montague Street clinic. Cobble Hill residents have been directed to visit the […]

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Get Social IRL at the Montague BID’s Sunday Social This Weekend

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, The Montague BID’s 5th Annual Sunday Social is this Sunday, September 19th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm on Montague Street between Clinton Street and the Promenade. This free outdoor, family-friendly event will feature an Entertainment Zone full of music and dance, more than 25 free activities in […]

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Know Your Voting Rights

      Election Day is FINALLY here! And it’s a beautiful day to vote!  Today, you can look for mostly sunny weather with a high of 53 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 41 degrees. Polls are open until 9:00 pm.  Here is some vital information to help you navigate any difficulties. Now get out […]

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Haves and Have Nots: Elite Brooklyn Private Schools Rake in Millions in Federal Paycheck Aid-DOE Budgets Slashed

Gothamist reports elite Brooklyn Heights private schools are among institutions that received millions from the Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Private schools are eligible for PPP because they are considered non-profit businesses. According to data released by the Small Business Association, St. Ann’s, Packer Collegiate, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori all received loans. This money is in […]

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DOE Announces New Remote-Learning Grading Policy

It’s been 48 days since Friday, March 13th, the day students last attended NYC public schools before they were officially shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Private schools closed on Wednesday, March 11th just prior to their scheduled two-week spring break). Not that anyone’s counting. Oh, who are we kidding? EVERYONE has been counting, Parents and caregivers certainly […]

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Montague Bid Update-March 26th

The Montague BID has another helpful update with additions to the businesses and services that are open with links to their websites. The resource list is extensive and includes, but is not limited to, business supports and tools, social services, volunteer opportunities, ways to help your neighbors, housing, mental health and much more. The information is all on […]

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