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Cleaning Up in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights has never felt so fresh. Just in time for the holidays, the bustling Brooklyn Heights intersection of Clark and Henry is about to smell a whole lot better, thanks to local soap makers Ross Caudill and his fiancé Joanna Maltese. Named after the famed intersection, Clark & Henry recently opened as an online [...]

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BHB Open Thread Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Who loves the 80s? Temps are expected to rise to a summery 84 degrees today, before escalating toward 90 before week’s end. Burn, baby, burn! So what’s heating up your head on this Open Thread Wednesday for May 29, 2013? Comment away. (CT)

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True Blue: Brooklyn Heights USPS Mailbox Reveals Curiously Gaudy New Hue

A USPS mailbox at the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street has revealed a brazen new blue hue… without any particular rhyme or reason. We conducted a web search to see if the struggling U.S. Postal Service had perhaps purchased millions of gallons of the gaudy blue paint at a marked discount… but nuttin’. [...]

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Photoville Announces Photog Winners For Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence: Launches 6/13

United Photo Industries, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flash Forward Festival have announced the selected Photographers for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Fence, which will be unveiled Thursday June 13, and will be up throughout the summer, leading up to Photoville in the Fall. Thousands of photos were submitted for the contest, with winners [...]

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Andiamo Citi Bike Share!

The reactions to the first official day of Citi Bike Share are coming in from many media outlets and regular folks via social media. Gothamist takes the cake for the most curious (and gross) observation. What did they say? The bikes are crawling with germs. Here are their suggestions for sanitary use of the two [...]

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BQE Cadman Plaza Exit Ramp Reworked For Pedestrian Access

As reported earlier this month, the stretch of Cadman Plaza approaching an exit ramp that offers drivers BQE access is being made more pedestrian-friendly. A curb extension (or “neckdown”) is being added at the southeast corner of Middagh Street and Cadman Plaza West, while a new sidewalk is being installed between Middagh and where the [...]

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Citi Bike Share Program: CB2 Member Claims DOT Told It Not To Vote Yea Or Nay

The wheels just keep spinning on the controversial Citi Bike Share program. Today’s New York Post reports that The Department of Transportation told Brooklyn Community Board 2 not to hold an up-or-down vote on the bike-share proposal—and “did not do enough to engage the public” about where the racks would be located, a board employee [...]

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The Mysterious Expansion Of 116 Montague Street

It was February 2009 when BHB first reported on the expansion of 116 Montague Street, when building owner Frank Rio secured approval to add three stories and six residential units to the one-story building. In fact, the Department of Buildings issued a permit in August 2007 to build the 8,030-square-foot residential structure, whose “aged” brick [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday, May 22, 2013

While the first day of summer begins a month from now, on June 21, we’re at last enjoying some seasonal temperatures that are allowing Brooklyn Heights’ sidewalk cafes to flourish, while the Promenade is filled with passersby walking dogs, snapping pics of the sunset and even canoodling. This in indeed prime time in the nabe. [...]

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Plymouth Church Hosts 144th-Annual ‘Juneteenth Celebration’ 06/09

Plymouth Church will host its Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 9 at 7 p.m., featuring performances by Daptone Recording artist Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens and Asthmatic Kitty’s The Welcome Wagon. Both acts perform gospel music, and are produced by Sufjan Stevens. The 2013 celebration is the historic church’s 144th Juneteenth Celebration, which commemorates [...]

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Monday’s Resplendent Sunset… Ooh, La La!

And this, friends, is one of the everlasting joys of living in Brooklyn Heights. Taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, 7:50 p.m. (Second view inside.) Oh, sigh… (CT)

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Landmarks Says No Go To Willow Street Backyard Pool

Residents of 105 Willow Street who applied to excavate their backyard 25 feet deep for an in-ground pool got a thumbs down from Landmarks, according to a story in Brownstoner. The application called for excavation of the property’s rear yard, “putting in a pool and whirlpool underground with a barrel vault ceiling and a skylight, [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident & Pulitzer Winner Ron Chernow Receives BIO Award

Brooklyn Heights resident Ron Chernow, who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his biography Washington: A Life, as well as a place in the Brooklyn Heights Blog’s Top 10 that year, has received the BIO award from the non-profit Biographers International Organization. During a gathering May 18 at the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Chernow, [...]

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