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Heights’ Resident Paul Giamatti Filming ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ In DUMBO

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ is filming in DUMBO this week, as the neighborhood was taken over by police cars, the “Midtown bus,” crowds of extras and all sorts of whacko action. McBrooklyn offers pics, including lead Andrew Garfield—and Brooklyn Heights’ own Paul Giamatti, who plays villain “The Rhino.” In the film, his alter ego is […]

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Celebs Aren’t Just Digging The Heights: Making Moves To South Brooklyn

While Brooklyn Heights may boast the likes of residents Paul Giamati, Björk, Lena Dunham, Nate Silver and a boatload of writers & artists, more celebs are setting up house in South Brooklyn—Cobble Hill, Park Slope, and Boerum Hill.
Read more on the Cobble Hill Blog.

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Björk Posts Kickstarter Plea To Launch ‘Biophilia Educational Program’

Singer, songwriter & Brooklyn Heights resident Björk wants your cash, baby! The artist has posted a plea on Kickstarter to raise funds to develop a Biophilia app for Android/Windows 8 to support her Biophilia Educational Program. She writes on the webbie… the biophilia educational program is a new way to teach children about science and […]

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“Brooklyn’s ‘Zombie Girls” : More Backlash on Dunham’s Girls

Hit series, Golden Globes, media darling and generational “it” girl… Of course you’re destined to become a target for haters. While HBO’s “Girls” continues to be a solid hit in its just-launched sophomore season (866,000 viewers), Brooklyn Heights rez and show creator, star, et al, Lena Dunham gets another feminine lashing, courtesy of Heather Wilhelm […]

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War Of The Worlds: Robot Lands On Promenade… Danger, Will Robinson!

Late Friday afternoon, amid a flurry of locals, tourists, kids on bikes and dog walkers, a horrifying sight descended upon the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Preceding a blinding flash of light, a menacing robot appeared near the Montague Street entrance. Despite suffering potential harm from the being’s ionized pulse gun, your BHB correspondent bravely approached the […]

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HBO Saturates City With Promos For Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Season 2

Brooklyn Heights resident—and 2012 BHB Top 10 honoree—Lena Dunham is getting the royal treatment for the second season of her hit HBO series “Girls.” Promos are in overdrive on the network and around the city, spotted in subways, cabs and along streets. The sophomore season launches Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m. Later this year, […]

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Here’s A Look At Lena Dunham’s $3.7M Book Proposal

Brooklyn Heights’ resident and actor, director, executive producer, writer and creator of HBO’s “Girls” Lena Dunham sold her narrative “Not That Kind Of Girl,” in October to Random House for $3.7 million based on the strength of an illustrated 66-page proposal. The book, packed with “frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating […]

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Brooklyn Heights’ Rez Björk Garners Two Grammy Nods

Congrats to Brooklyn Heights resident, singer, songwriter and Icelandic artist Björk, whose “Biophilia” was nominated today for two Grammy awards: Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package. For the former nod, she’s up against Fiona Apple, M83, Gotye and Tom Waits. The latter: Boys & Girls, Charmer, Love This Giant and Swing Lo Magellan. […]

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Lena Dunham Could Probably Soon Buy Mansion House, As Book Deal Reaps $3.6M

Poor, poor misguided Uley… On the “Entertainment Weekly” website, he comments, “Is Lena Dunham honestly that big of a draw? To the general public, she’s a no name. I know of her, but I’m not interested in reading a book by her. Seems like publishers might be jumping the gun on this one.” Those literary […]

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Are Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Brooklyn Heights-Bound?

Back in March, it was national news that Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick were purchasing a pair of townhouses in south Brooklyn Heights on State Street near Sidney Place, which would total 7,000sf when combined. It was reported then that the celebrity couple was selling their West Village townhouse because they “wanted something […]

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