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Haunted Follow-Up

A reader tipped us off to a New York Times article from August 7, 1899 that reports the death of five-year-old William Foster, who tragically fell from the balcony at 20 Columbia Place. Could this be the ghostly presence recently reported? (Or there may be more than one?) Interestingly, according to Property Shark the building […]

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More Problems for Riverside Landlord

We previously reported that the petition of Pinnacle Group NY, the real estate company that owns, among some 400 residential properties in New York City, the historic Riverside Apartments, on Columbia Place between Joralemon and State streets, for review of an administrative decision denying its request for permission to build a parking garage under the […]

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Times Likes Iris Cafe; Slams Rest of Heights Restaurant Scene

Oliver Strand, in his “$25 and Under” column in Wednesday’s New York Times: Iris Cafe, 20 Columbia Place (Joralemon Street), Brooklyn Heights, (718) 722-7395, opened in November on one of the sleepiest cobblestone streets in Brooklyn Heights. Getting there is an excursion, or at least a several-minute walk from Court Street. Despite the limited menu, […]

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Tipster: Iris Cafe Coming to Willowtown Thursday

BHB newshound “AW” sends us this tip: I was walking home tonight down Columbia Place and noticed that one of the formerly empty storefronts was no longer empty. I stopped and talked to the person there. Apparently it’s going to be a coffee shop and will be open this Thursday. It’s called Iris Cafe. As […]

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Sesame Street in Brooklyn Heights Wednesday

This just in from “Aaron” via the BHB Inbox: Just wanted to let you know that Sesame Street will be filming tomorrow (6/3 Wednesday) on Columbia Place.  6:30am-9pm the signs say. The Muppets took Joralemon Street over last September to film their Christmas special.

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Willowtown Spring Fair to Celebrate Affordable Housing Pioneer Alfred White

The Annual Willowtown Spring Fair will be held on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5:00pm on Willow Place and, according to the Willowtown Association’s press release, “will feature an Alfred T. White impersonator, pony rides, face painting, standing games, races, food served by Jones Bar-B-Q of Atlantic Avenue, a blues music group, a raffle, […]

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Breaking news — literally! Work Starts on Riverside Apts Garage

Loud, earth-shattering deconstruction work started today in the courtyard of the Riverside houses as part of a plan to build an underground garage there — that is, scoping work for the project. “We’re doing work in anticipation of the project,” explained a man who said he represented the building’s owner. The buildings sit on Joralemon […]

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