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Happy Birthday Brooklyn Heights Press

The Brooklyn Heights Press celebrates its 70th anniversary this week and columnist Henrik Krogius takes the opportunity to recall some Heights history: Brooklyn Eagle: Heights Press at 70: During the locally quiet World War II years, when gasoline rationing kept traffic down and stickball could be played on the streets, I delivered groceries for the […]

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Blue Pig Opening In Manhattan

According to the Midtown Lunch site (via Eater) Blue Pig Ice Cream is poised to open an outpost on East 43rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues: 2. The sandwich place T.A.O.S. has closed, and will be replaced by a Blue Pig Ice Cream Parlor. They already have two locations, one in Brooklyn Heights, and […]

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Friday’s Quits Gage & Tollner Space

Brooklyn Heights Press reports that chain restaurant T.G.I. Friday's has vacated the space, near the western end of Fulton Mall, formerly occupied by Gage & Tollner, which, until it closed in 2004, had for many years been Brooklyn's longest surviving restaurant.   I first discovered Gage & Tollner when a friend took me there in […]

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Forgotten Brooklyn: Hidden Art Discovered On Columbia Heights

Gargoyles, dolphins, sea nymphs…in Brooklyn? See them while you can, before they vanish into the past, victims of funding scarcity. Details of the facade of 177-179 Columbia Heights. Click for larger images. There’s an article in the Thursday March 1st edition of the “Brooklyn Heights Press & Cobble Hill News” by Phoebe Neidl about my […]

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Nabe Menu Site is Dream Come True

Nabe resident/restaurant owner Gianluca Martorelli  had a dream to start a magazine and website featuring menus from the Height's local eateries.  His dream came true when Ready to Order launched in October. Martorelli is profiled in this week's Brooklyn Heights Press.

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It’s Official – Watchtower Sells 89 Hicks Street

The Brooklyn Heights Press has confirmed that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has sold the apartment building at 89 Hicks Street to Brooklyn Law School.  The paper reports that the two parties closed on the property, built in 1940,  in July. The Brookyn Law website now lists the building as one of its dorms: […]

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Heights History: Brooklyn Heights Historic District

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Brooklyn Heights residents persuaded “Power Broker” Robert Moses to re-route his plans to ram the BQE through the heart of the neighborhood and to halt bulldozing Willowtown in the name of progress. The woman who led the resistance against Moses on his Willowtown proposal was Mrs. Darwin James, […]

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