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Renowned Artist Fred Wilson’s Sculpture Installed at Columbus Park, Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

This past week, a structure being installed smack center in Columbus Park stopped pedestrians in their tracks, curious about what was going up. Shown in the photo above, as a work still in process, is Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds by Fred Wilson, an acclaimed artist whose work has exhibited in museums around the world. […]

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Peaceful Protest Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes at Columbus Park Tomorrow

While the murders in Atlanta have been especially horrifying, hate crimes against Asian people have been happening in New York City, including here in Brooklyn. Tomorrow – Sunday, March 21 – there will be a peaceful protest against hate crimes, especially those against Asians. Those who wish to join should gather at Columbus Park, across […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and other nearby venues, and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special […]

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Tenth Annual Brooklyn Book Festival This Sunday

The tenth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and in Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, and books for sale. There’s more information here. There will also be a special Children’s Day […]

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Brooklyn Book Festival Next Sunday, September 21

The ninth annual Brooklyn Book Festival will be on Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m at Borough Hall and Columbus Park (immediately north of Borough Hall). There will be readings by and discussions with writers, readings and activities for children, and books for sale. There’s more information here. During the coming week […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Step out into the cool(er) evening air and do some stargazing this Saturday (June 1) evening at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, starting at 8:00. Feel like making some music? The Sing For Hope pianos will be available this Saturday through Sunday, June 16. In our area, pianos can be found at Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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Christmas Eve Morning Walk Photos, With Tugboats

Yesterday was a good day for a walk, so I did a circuit around the northern part of Brooklyn Heights, including a side trip into Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO, where I did a little last minute Christmas shopping. The photo above–more photos and text follow–is of a wreath on the red door at 33 […]

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Lights

No, I’m not referring to those controversial blue lights on Montague Street trees. I’m talking Chanukah menorahs and Christmas trees. Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, and the big menorah (see photo for a Manhattan version) is up in Columbus Park, near Montague and Court streets. Candle lightings will take place from tonight at […]

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Update: A Toilet in the Park?

Community residents are excited that Brooklyn’s second public loo could be in Columbus Park — but, lo!, not in such a public place. At the Community Board 2 parks committee monthly meeting last night, members voted 5-2 to approve a city proposal to bring an automatic pay toilet to Columbus Park, but with the caveat […]

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No. 1 idea: Toilet in Columbus Park!

When you gotta go, you gotta go — and soon, you can go in Columbus Park. The city hopes to install an automatic public toilet at a spot in Columbus Park and Community Board 2 is all in favor of the movement. The toilet station still needs final design approval for this location, and tonight, […]

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