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Court Dismisses Library Lawsuit

The Eagle reports that New York State Supreme Court Justice Dawn Jiminez-Salta dismissed a suit by community group Love Libraries, Inc., headed by local resident Marsha Rimler, that sought to enjoin demolition of the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and its replacement with a high rise residential and commercial building that […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Reading Of You Can’t Take It With You Next Saturday

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present as part of its “Hearthside Readings” program a free reading–not a staged production, but read by professional actors–of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman 1938 Broadway classic You Can’t Take It With You on Saturday afternoon, May 7 from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) […]

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Rats? Bring On Feral Cats, Says BHB Reader Roberto Gautier

The Brooklyn Paper reports that BHB reader, and sometime commenter, Roberto Gautier, fearing an influx of rats into Brooklyn Heights as a result of pending construction of a high rise building on the library site and major repair work on the BQE (Mr. Gautier serves on the community advisory committee for the BQE project), has […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Presents Writer Suzanne Loebl Tuesday Evening

In honor of Women’s History Month, on Tuesday evening, March 15 at 6:30 the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 180 Cadman Plaza West (at Tillary Street), will present writer and local resident Suzanne Loebl (photo), who will read from and discuss her two memoirs, At the Mercy of Strangers: Growing Up at […]

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Borough Board Drops Last Barrier to Brooklyn Heights Library Deal

Take a last look at the facade of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library, with its captivating (to this writer) WPA-ish (though of 1960s vintage) friezes that, over the course of the next year are to be reduced to rubble, and replaced by a new library in the base of a high rise […]

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Sword Dance Festival at Library Saturday

(Video after the jump.) This Saturday, February 13th, starting at 1:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza West, will host an English Sword Dance Festival. The event is free. According to the poster (thanks to my wife for the photo): Sword dancing is a winter celebration that has […]

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Library Plan Faces One Final Hurdle as Borough President Calls Time

The proposal to sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to developer Hudson Companies, who would build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library sited in its ground floor and basement, appeared to be sailing to completion when it was approved by the City Council subject to […]

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Concerned About Library Project? Contact Council Member Levin

We noted that the City Planning Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library by developer Hudson Comapnies, which would demolish the existing library building (library service would be provided on an interim basis at space leased from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Remsen Street) […]

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City Planning Commission Approves Library Project

The Commercial Observer reports that the City Panning Commission has, by a 10-0 vote, approved the deal by which the Brooklyn Public Library would sell the existing Brooklyn Heights Branch to the developer Hudson Companies, which will demolish the existing building (along, alas, with the perhaps less than artistically notable friezes on the facade that […]

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Theater 2020 Presents Free Reading of Hart/Kaufman Classic George Washington Slept Here Saturday Afternoon

Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present as part of its “Hearthside Readings” program a free reading–not a staged production, but read by professional actors–of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play George Washington Slept Here on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) to 4:00 in the first floor […]

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