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Brooklyn Heights People: J. Courtney Sullivan

If J. Courtney Sullivan was particularly giddy on a recent evening at the Brooklyn Heights Wine Bar, it could have been because she just learned that her debut novel Commencement, which was published last summer by Knopf and came out in paperback a few weeks ago, hit number 14 on the New York Times Best […]

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Who Would You Like to See Profiled on BHB?

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve begun a new series of posts, Brooklyn Heights People, profiling those who make our neighborhood a great place to live.  Is there anyone you’d like to see our  Julie Kanfer profile? Comment below!

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Brooklyn Heights People: Amy Neuner First Presbyterian’s Minister of Music

It’s difficult for a Jewish gal like myself to compare a Sunday service at The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, founded in 1822, to others in the borough. But as a regular concertgoer throughout the region, I can say with conviction that the choir at First Presbyterian is worth the trip to Henry Street, regardless […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: David Wieder BH Playground Committee President

In a society where children often have more highly developed social lives than their parents, it’s still surprising to discover that playgrounds have “committees.” But as this relative newcomer to the borough is learning, in Brooklyn nearly everything is backed by a powerful yet friendly organization of motivated but not overbearing citizens. Why should playgrounds, […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: Tom van den Bout, BHA President

As President of the Brooklyn Heights Association and a longtime resident, Tom van den Bout’s (@tvdbout) got a whole lotta BH pride. He could wax poetic about the neighborhood, its people, and its prime location for hours. So it was with some reluctance and a sly smile that he divulged his least favorite thing about the […]

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