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Vigil For Brooklyn Heights Resident Victoria Nicodemus On Tuesday Evening, December 22

We have word from Community Board 2 that there will be a memorial vigil for Brooklyn Heights resident and art curator Victoria Nicodemus, who died on December 6 when an SUV jumped a curb and struck her on the sidewalk. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, December 22, at the site […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Killed in Fort Greene Curb-Jump Accident

Tragically, The NY Post and multiple news sources have reported Brooklyn Heights resident, Victoria Nicodemus was killed at 5:30 pm this past Sunday evening when a speeding Chevrolet Suburban swerved to avoid a city bus and jumped the curb on South Portland Avenue near Fulton Street in Fort Greene. DNAinfo reports Ms. Nicodemus was holiday […]

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Join Our BBAWC at Brooklyn’s First Cat Cafe

Join our very own Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition as it launches Brooklyn’s first cat café this weekend. Though the local, grass roots animal rescue group had hoped to establish a café here in Brooklyn Heights, it’s joined forces with the Fort Greene’s Who’s Your Doggy and WeRuVa pet food company to open The Cat’s […]

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Today is Centenary of Composer Benjamin Britten, Former Brooklyn Heights Resident

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arguably Britain’s foremost composer of the past century, whose War Requiem has long been a favorite of mine, was for a time a resident of 7 Middagh Street, the now famous February House. (The house was demolished during the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.) As a tribute to Britten and his Brooklyn […]

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Heights’ Packer Institute Grads To Open New Eatery In Fort Greene

Two 2001 graduates from Brooklyn Heights’ Packer Collegiate Institute are staying true to the borough by opening a restaurant in nearby Fort Greene. Pals Alan Cooper and Stephen Cohen plan to launch Prospect Restaurant at 773 Fulton Street in July, in the space of recently closed Mediterranean Aqualis Grill. The pair was interviewed April 5 […]

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Report on Park Progress at CB2 Committee Meeting Monday Evening

Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Regina Myer, or a representative, will report on recent and pending changes to the Park at a meeting of Community Board 2’s Parks and Recreation Committee, to be held this coming Monday, March 19, starting at 6:00 p.m., in Dining Rooms A&B (off of the cafeteria) at Brooklyn Hospital, 121 […]

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Nelson George on Brooklyn’s African American Bohemia at BHS Thursday Evening

Nelson George, author, most recently of The Plot Against Hip Hop (published by Brooklyn based Akashic Books), and film director will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) this Thursday evening, March 15, starting at 7:00 p.m., for a screening of his new documentary Brooklyn Boheme.

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“Strange History” Lectures at BHS, Starting Wednesday Evening

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierepont Street (corner of Clinton), in conjunction with the Brooklyn Brainery, is offering a series of three lectures by historian Benjamin Feldman, each on an unusual topic in Brooklyn or New York City history. You may attend all three, or choose à la carte. The lectures will be at BHS […]

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Brooklyn Heights Couple Flees to Fort Greene

The New York Times profiles Fort Greene and a Brooklyn Heights couple who recently moved there. With its mix of great restaurants and a diverse population, should Brooklyn Heights aspire to be a little more like Fort Greene? New York Times: Living in Fort Greene: “It’s a small neighborhood, but it’s like a little jewel,” […]

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An “Eternal Flame” Relit Over Brooklyn

Yesterday evening, despite heavy rain during the day and still threatening skies, 200 or so people gathered in Fort Greene Park to attend the rededication of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, which honors the approximately 11,500 Revolutionary War combatants captured by the British who died aboard old warships anchored in Wallabout Bay (adjacent to the […]

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