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Public Programs and Exhibit at Center for Brooklyn History, formerly Brooklyn Historical Society

Yes, the Brooklyn Historical Society is now the Center for Brooklyn History, part of the Brooklyn Public Library system. While the Center’s building remains closed to the public during the pandemic, it presents on line events and exhibitions, all free of charge. Tomorrow (Tuesday, November 10) starting at 6:00 p.m. the Center, in honor of […]

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Arthur Miller’s Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times‘ Helene Stapinski takes readers on a leisurely, meandering tour of Brooklyn and the life of playwright Arthur Miller, weaving Miller’s life and work through his many residences in our borough of churches. …Miller returned to Brooklyn in 1940 and moved in with her and her roommates in a seven-room apartment at 62 […]

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Hear an Explosion This Evening? Not to Worry.

This in from Notify NYC: Notification issued 10/14/13 at 5:00 PM. On Tuesday, October 15, the filming of a movie will simulate an explosion on private property within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The stunt will occur once between the hours of 6-10 PM. FDNY and NYPD will be on site.

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Kitten Seeks Loving Home

Update: The kitten has found a home. Blyn20’s daughter decided she must have her. Reader “bklyn20″ tells us this kitten (click twice on photo to enlarge) was found under a car at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and is in the temporary care of a friend. Homer, who knows I’m a sucker for cats, forwarded her […]

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More Morning Walk Photos

The communications tower atop the new One World Trade Center is taking shape, as it approaches its maximum height of 1,776 feet. Note the copper-patina bluish green spire of 40 Wall Street directly in front of it. This was taken from Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Duck paddling in the water next to Pier 5. […]

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Is The Heights Flanked By Brooklyn’s Burgeoning ‘Tech Triangle’?

Is it wishful thinking or a truly sustainable business plan? A coalition that calls itself The Brooklyn Tech Triangle believes that the borough has a burgeoning technology sector, surrounding Brooklyn Heights within Downtown Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and DUMBO, where it claims technology tenants have proliferated into a mini Silicon Valley. The group is […]

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Very Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tickets are going fast for the Brooklyn Bugle’s Brooklyn Heights 101 Tour (Saturday 11am).  Tix sales end one hour before the event. Get yours now!  Click here to buy. Stuck in town for the weekend? Or, perhaps, you simply enjoy being in town on holidays, when things are a little less crowded and fast-paced. If […]

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Big Ship to Sail Past Heights This Afternoon

Update: Sailing time has evidently been delayed. We’ll let you know when we have a new estimated departure time. Update-update: Sailing time is now late tonight. The giant (703 feet long, 56,650 gross tons) combination container and RORO ship Grande Benin, belonging to Italy’s Grimaldi Group (no relation to the pizza folks, so far as […]

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German Navy Re-visits Pier 7

The parade of foreign warships visiting Brooklyn continues. As seen from the Promenade this morning, the German air defense frigate Hessen, accompanied by a Moran tug, approaches her berth at Pier 7, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. Her sister ship, Sachsen, docked at the same pier in May.

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