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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players’ production of Twelve Angry Men premieres this weekend at the Players’ playhouse, 26 Willow Place, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 and Sunday afternoon at 12:00. This now classic drama began life as a television show in the 1950s, was made into a movie (12 Angry Men) by Henry […]

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Sephora May Anchor “Women’s Power Center” at Court and Joralemon

According to Lois Weiss’s “Between the Bricks” column in the New York Post, cosmetics retailer Sephora will be the anchor tenant in the retail space being developed in the Brooklyn Municipal Building at the southeast corner of Court and Joralemon streets. Weiss quotes Albert Laboz of United American Land, the developer of the site, as […]

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Work Ensues To Remove Asbestos From Court Street ‘R’ Station Cables

Work began this month within the Court Street R subway station line to remove asbestos from cables along the tracks. It will endure through July 23. That explains why there was no Manhattan-bound service over the weekend—although it doesn’t explain why one of the two elevators in the station was offline. Specifically, “asbestos abatement” in […]

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Nasty! Court Street ‘R’ Subway Station Could Use A Hose Down Post-Sandy

BHB reader Justine Swartz notes that following our post about the most heavily trafficked MTA subway outposts in Brooklyn Heights, the Court Street (R) train station remains blech! yuck! nasty! following Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. Overall, the linked Court Street (R) and Borough Hall (2/3 4/5) station ranked #28 among all MTA stops; and although Atlantic […]

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35 MPH Wind Gusts & 39°F? Spring Sure Ain’t Sprung

“What happened? Yesterday was so beautiful,” noted my neighbor this morning walking together along Montague Street, just before a wind gust came from behind and blew poor Mrs. Hinkle skyward. With temps Thursday morning at 28°F and Northwest winds gusting between 30-35 mph, it’s hard to believe it was 50 degrees on Wednesday—or that Spring […]

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NYT Finds Coldest Spot in Brooklyn at Montague and Court Streets

New York Times reporter James Barron hit the streets of Brooklyn Heights with a wind expert and a “self made weather obsessive” to find the coldest spot in Brooklyn. They found it at the corner of Montague and Court Streets:

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Coming Jewish New Year Makes Brooklyn Beekeepers Busy

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, the celebration of which begins this coming Sunday evening, September 16, and ends the following Tuesday, is a time to enjoy honey. Today’s Daily News quotes a Brooklyn Heights beekeper: “I sell half of my supply in the weeks leading up to Rosh HaShana,” said David Glick, 27, who […]

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‘Dark Knight’ Sold Out At Court Street Movie Theater Despite Colorado Nightmare

The UA Court Street Stadium 12 movie theater was packed all weekend, with about 20 showings a day of the “The Dark Knight Rises.” McBrooklyn cites Fandango, which shows that most screenings were either sold out or near capacity, despite the horrifying Aurora, Colorado, massacre that left 12 dead and 58 wounded during a midnight […]

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‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Profiles Heights’ Creators Of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

“CBS Sunday Morning” featured Brooklyn Heights in a segment Sunday on the creation of 1961 children’s literary classic “The Phantom Tollbooth,” written by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. It opens with the pair sitting on the front steps of a neighborhood brownstone with correspondent Rita Braver and the voiceover, “Literary history was made […]

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Frozen Yogurt Shop iCrave Coming To Court

A poster has lit up the window of a storefront at 115 Court Street between Schermerhorn and State streets on the border between Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, promoting upcoming frozen yogurt shop iCrave, promising to be “swirling soon” with “21 fantastic flavors” and “savory smoothies.” Brownstoner reports that the space has turned over numerous […]

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