It’s a busy week coming at the Brooklyn Historical Society. At 6:30 on Monday evening, May 1, there’s a program for two wheel enthusiasts, “Bike Month: A Conversation with Paul Steely White and Mark Gorton.” White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Gorton is founder and publisher of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Admission is $5, […]
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DNA Info reports that the Watchtower Tract & Bible Society, better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has put the (forgive my use of an over-used word, but here it does seem appropriate) iconic Towers Hotel building (photo, a “fortuitous find” by reader AEB), at Clark and Willow streets, up for sale. Back in 2006, in BHB’s […]
The Heights Players conclude their 59th season with the Broadway musical classic Kiss Me Kate, with book by Bella and Sam Spawack and music by Cole Porter. Performances are Friday evening, May 15 and Saturday evening, May 16 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, May 17 at 2:00. The play will continue on the same schedule […]
This Saturday, May 2, the NYFD is celebrating its 150th anniversary with open houses at firehouses throughout the city. Both of Brooklyn Heights’ firehouses are participating. Engine Company 205 and Hook and Ladder Company 118 (photo) at 74 Middagh Street (between Henry and Hicks)–former Mayor Bloomberg unsuccessfully tried to close E 205 in 2011–will be […]
Baseball is on again, and the Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting a celebration of the centenary of the opening of Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, this Saturday, April 6, starting at 2:00 p.m. A little ahead of the weekend, tomorrow evening (Thursday, April 4) starting at 7:00, BHS will present a lecture by […]
Brooklyn native and New York Times writer Francis X. Clines, in a short essay at the bottom of today’s opinion page, observes: Just as Americans visit the Old World in search of family roots, tourists are showing up at the Brooklyn Historical Society, in hopes of tracking down their grandparents’ neighborhood ties and old houses […]
As part of urban renewal, the Mechanics Bank Building on the northwest corner of Fulton and Montague Streets, which had housed the Brooklyn Dodgers’ front office, was razed in 1958. History was made in that building with the signing of Jackie Robinson by General Manager Branch Rickey in 1947. The bank itself had been absorbed […]
Tomorrow evening (Thursday, April 14), from 7:00 to 8:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) will present a talk by Bob McGee, author of The Greatest Ballpark Ever: Ebbets Field and the Story of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.
Don’t forget Homer’s Hidden Heights Walking Tour at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, and the Theater 2020 Gala starting at 3:00 the same afternoon (you can do both!). Tomorrow (Friday, March 25), starting at 7:30 p.m., Music at First, at the First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark Street and Love Lane), will present singer Mellissa […]
Tomorrow (Saturday, March 5) starting at 2:00 p.m., soprano Marilyn Oliver (photo) will present a program of classical and spiritual songs, with guest baritone Raymond Mendez and accompanist Thomas Siklos, in the first floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West (at Tilllary Street). Admission is free.
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