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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Architectural historian Francis Morrone (photo), who has been documenting every building in Brooklyn Heights and is working on an update of Clay Lancaster’s classic Old Brooklyn Heights to include buildings of post-Civil War vintage, joined by preservationist Liz McEnaney, will lead a recreation of the walking tour of the Heights that Lancaster used to lead. […]

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BHA Celebrates Whitman; Calls for House History Photos, Stories

From the Brooklyn Heights Association: On Thursday, July 1, as part of our Centennial Celebration, the BHA will collaborate with ISSUE Project Room for a special outdoor performance, “I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn.” This free event will channel the psychedelic spirit of poet, journalist, humanist and Brooklynite Walt Whitman, set […]

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New Video: The Story of New York’s First Historic District

The video “Brooklyn Is My Neighborhood/ The Story of New York’s First Historic District” was produced by Martin L Schneider and Karl Junkersfeld to serve as a prelude to Schneider’s 15,000-word article “Battling for Brooklyn Heights/ 1958-1965″. The article was originally published in serial form in the Brooklyn Heights Press in 1993. It tells the […]

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Heights Hero Herbert Kaufman Dies

Herbert Kaufman, an architect who, along with fellow Heights Hero Edwards Rullman and others, helped preserve and revive Brooklyn Heights, has died at 92, The Brooklyn Eagle reports.   He restored many brownstones in Brooklyn Heights, including the old YMCA on Joralemon Street. Kaufman was a BHA board member and vice president and worked on the […]

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