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Hateful Halloween: Garden Place Vandalized With Swastikas

For those who haven’t heard yet, Garden Place – the street where everyone takes their kids for tricks and treets today – was vandalized last night with badly (and incorrectly) drawn swastikas, and the n-word (because why not just throw that in there, too). It’s shocking, but this isn’t the first time this has happened […]

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Halloween Happenings: Brooklyn Heights and Boo-Yond!

Boo, Eek!   Halloween is finally upon us!! Here’s a round up of the best of what our end of Brooklyn has to offer. Add additional events or photos of your Halloween celebrations in the comments. Trick or Treat! Hands down, parents in Brooklyn Heights know the two best places to be on Halloween are […]

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Some Brooklyn Heights Halloween Scenes

There was plenty of action in and around Brooklyn Heights for Halloween yesterday. Things got going early with a parade and a party in the Pierrepont Playground. A family at Hicks and Montague streets, early afternoon. A “graveyard” on Garden Place. Giving out the goodies, Garden Place.

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“Dorothy,” Here’s “Toto”

Judy Stanton, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, sends us this message: [This] toy Toto (Wizard of Oz character)…is presumably half of a child’s Halloween costume. During ‘trick or treating’ on Garden Place last night this was dropped next to my stoop. I brought it in so it was not rained on, and I […]

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More Street Milling: Garden Place to Start Tuesday

Community Board 2, which earlier alerted us to the milling of Hicks Street (which Homer tells me has begun today) now advises us of more milling projects, including Garden Place, which is scheduled to be milled beginning this coming Tuesday, June 25. Also slated to be milled are several small streets at or near the […]

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Halloween Fun In Brooklyn Heights

As usual, Garden Place and Grace Court Alley were the places to be this Halloween. Some pics from BHB pal Peter Steinberg on Grace Court Alley and the world of the Twitter after the jump:

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Mr. J. Takes a Stroll on Garden Place

Our man with cam shows us the sights along the storied street, and fills us in on some history. Video after the jump.

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CVS Site Was Once Henry Miller’s Hellhole

Over the years, Brooklyn Heights has been home to enough writers, actors, musicians, and visual artists to rival its not-too-distant neighbor Greenwich Village as a Bohemian community. Many, including novelist Norman Mailer, playwright Arthur Miller, and sculptor John Rhoden, seem to have liked living here. Horror fiction master H.P. Lovecraft, by contrast, found the neighborhood […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker Sighted Filming in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights resident/author Valerie Frankel snapped a few “Saskwatch-like” photos of Sarah Jessica Parker filming scenes for I Don’t Know How She Does It on Garden Place yesterday. Despite production staffers — who had no trouble taking EVERY SINGLE PARKING SPACE IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS THIS WEEK — shooing her off, Val returned with this report:

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The Recession Must Be Over – Gabriel Byrne’s Townhouse Goes for More than Asking

Curbed reports that Gabriel Byrne’s Brooklyn Heights home has been sold for more than its asking price. Must mean the recession is over and happy days are here again, right? Curbed: The house at 14 Garden Place, which was originally asking $4.7 million when it went on the market at the end of October 2009, […]

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