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Theater 2020 Presents Free Virtual Reading of New Play

Here’s a treat for all theater lovers, and especially for Janeites; devotees of the writing of Jane Austen (image, Wikimedia Commons) of which I’m one. Theater 2020 is Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company. They are presenting, for free and by live zoom reading, a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, Theater 2020’s resident playwright, […]

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More Coronavirus Updates: Borough President Adams, BPL, BHS, BBP

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (photo) has announced that, starting this coming Monday, March 16, all events at Borough Hall are cancelled, excluding “Grow Brooklyn Free Tax Prep, for which appointments remain necessary, pending eligibility.”  The Constituent Assistance Center won’t be available for walk-ins, but can be reached through email – askeric@brookynbp.nyc.gov – or by calling […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Public Library To Merge

The New York Times reports that the boards of Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Public Library have voted to merge. Under the plan, the library will become the parent institution of the society. The society will remain at its location in Brooklyn Heights and house the library’s Brooklyn Collection, “a trove of more than 200,000 books, photographs, manuscripts, […]

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Developer Finally Closes on Library Site

We have it from City Realty that developer Hudson Companies, Inc. has finally closed on the sale from the City of the site, at Cadman Plaza West and Clinton Street, formerly occupied by the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, which now occupies temporary space on Remsen Street between Henry and Clinton. Demolition […]

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City Approves Demolition of Former Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Eagle reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the application of the developer Hudson Companies to demolish what had been the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building has been vacant since late July, when staff and contents were moved to an interim facility in Our Lady of Lebanon […]

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About That Voting Location SNAFU

A while back, my wife and I received postcards from the Board of Elections telling us that our polling place was, at it had been for the past several elections, the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West. The only problem was, the library is now closed and slated […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Closing Tomorrow; Interim Facility Opens Wednesday

Say goodbye to the 1960s vintage Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, and to those bas reliefs on the facade that, when I first saw the building, made me think it was a 1930s vintage WPA project (and thereby made me like it). That impression was corrected when I went inside and entered the […]

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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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At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

In summer there are many events and activities at Brooklyn Bridge Park daily; see a list of ones next week here. Parents should note that on Tuesday morning, June 28, from 10:30 to 11:30 at the small granite prospect facing Pier 3, a Brooklyn Public Library librarian will read children’s stories as part of the […]

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U.S. Attorney and Manhattan DA Probing Library Deal

The Real Deal reports that U.S. Attorney Preet Brahrara and Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr. are looking into the deal under which the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (photo) was sold to developer Hudson Companies for demolition and redevelopment as a high rise mixed use residential and commercial building with a new […]

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