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“Motherless Brooklyn” Movie Shoot Transforms Henry Street

If you were walking on Henry Street Friday and approached the block between Pineapple and Orange streets, you may have been asked to cross the street and walk on the other side, as a movie shoot was in progress. Looking across the street, you would have seen some storefronts temporarily transformed to a decades-ago look, […]

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Rachel Antonoff on Brooklyn Heights: “[T]erminally casual. A little kooky.”

Fashion designer and Heights resident Rachel Antonoff, interviewed for Vice and asked how she would “[d]escribe the Brooklyn Heights style” answered: “Relaxed. Extremely casual, terminally casual. A little kooky.” Despite this ambiguous description, she says that, having lived here for one year, she considers it “the friendliest place on earth” and says “the weirdest thing” […]

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Fortune House Closing May Be Result of Legal Troubles

The closing of Fortune House, a popular Chinese restaurant on Henry Street, may have been caused by legal problems, in the form of a lawsuit by employees. McBrooklyn: The restaurant is being sued by three employees — Manuel Chiqui, Angel Miranda-Alvarado and Eddie Miranda-Vasquez — in a case related to the Fair Labor Standards Act. […]

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Eater NY Asks – Who Goes to Fortune House

Lost City’s Brooks of Sheffield writes about Fortune House [82 Henry Street] and “who goes there” today at Eater NY: EaterNY:  Though all the patrons seem to be from the extreme immediate area, there are two customer worlds at Fortune House. The old people tend to take a table. Elderly couples who linger over a glass […]

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Two Years Ago on BHB: The Aesthetic Crimes of Henry Street

BHB November 11, 2006: The condition of these signs on Henry Street would be deplorable anywhere, much less in a Landmark District. If this section of Henry Street is ever going to rebound (as it seems it might), aesthetic crimes such as these must be remedied. The Fascati sign was fixed shortly after this piece […]

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