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Brooklyn Heights Vies in Greenery, Ties in Drinking Contest (with Help from Fort Greene)

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest, conducted by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is close to its conclusion. Montague Street, she reports, is a finalist in the Greenest Commercial Block division. Montague was nominated by the Montague Street BID and its entry is being effected by “[t]he talented and passionate […]

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Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Coming Week

On Monday evening, August 17, starting at 7:00, Jazzmobile will bring the Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band for a free concert on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. More details here. On Tuesday morning, August 11, starting at 10:30, a children’s librarian from Brooklyn Public Library will read stories as part of a “Summer Reading Storytime” […]

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Montague Street BID Wins “Greenest Block” Award

The Montague Street Business Improvement District (BID) won this year’s “Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn” award, given by management of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Presumably the specific block in question is that between Clinton and Henry streets (see photo). Accepting the award, BID Executive Director Brigit Pinnell thanked BID Vice President Estela Johannesen, of James […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Elizabeth Scholtz Recognized for 50 Years’ Service to Botanical Garden

Elizabeth Scholtz, a native of Pretoria, South Africa who has made Brooklyn her home since 1960 and lives in the Heights, has served the Brooklyn Botanical Garden for fifty years. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: On Monday Elizabeth Scholtz, director emeritus of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and a Brooklyn Heights resident, celebrated 50 years of service to […]

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Blue Skies and Green Thumbs

BHB came across this today about Green Bridge Window Boxes from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden — better late than never as the saying goes.  Check out the offer for reasonable window boxes!  Note – post-mark deadline is tomorrow! Speaking of window box pride — are any of our blocks participating in the Greenest Block in […]

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