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Adams Cuts Composting Funding, Citing “Low Participation”

Gothamist reports that Mayor Eric Adams has cut money slated for expansion of the composting program from the City’s budget. He said this would save about $27.5 million over the next two years, claiming that “low participation does not justify the expense.” He described the present program as “broken” and said he would study how […]

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Storefront Developments Around Brooklyn Heights

It appears that the space formerly occupied by Nanatori, above Lichee Nut on Montague near Clinton, will be taken by another Chinese restaurant, Din; this one specializing in soup dumplings, noodle dishes, and dim sum. Thinking it might be part of a chain, I did a web search for “Din soup dumplings.” This yielded a […]

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Reckless Driver Terrorizes Pedestrians on Promenade

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday the usual tranquility of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was shattered when an auto entered and was driven up and down its length at speeds estimated as high as fifty miles per hour, causing pedestrians to scatter. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Gothamist has full details, and a video taken […]

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Bill to Ban Non-Essential Helicopter Flights Over City Introduced in Congress

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that three U.S. Rrepresentatives, all of whom serve districts at least partly in Brooklyn, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (photo), whose New York 7th District includes all of Brooklyn Heights, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, have introduced the Improving Helicopter Safety Bill of 2019. If enacted, the bill would […]

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Get Your Free Mustard Ice Cream in Brooklyn Heights Tomorrow!

Gothamist reports that, in celebration of National Mustard Day, which comes on Saturday, mustard maker French’s and L.A. based ice cream makers Coolhaus have joined forces to make a “surprisingly delicious” (yes) mustard ice cream. Tomorrow – Friday, August 2 – a truck bearing the French’s logo will visit Brooklyn Heights – the time (and […]

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We’re Losing BookCourt, but Relief May be in Sight

The news that BookCourt, a superb independent bookstore on Court Street between Pacific and Dean, will, as reported by Gothamist, close on December 31, hit me with a gut punch equivalent to that I suffered with the closing of Capulet’s on Montague in the mid 1980s. I’ve spent many a happy hour browsing in BookCourt, […]

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Get Your Breakfast Tacos Tomorrow at Jalapa Jar in Clark Street Station

Gothamist reports that the long-awaited Jalapa Jar, with its breakfast tacos, will open tomorrow (Tuesday, August 23) at 7:00 AM. The hours, initially will be 7:00 to 7:00 Monday through Friday. Tacos are $4 each, or two for $7, and, Gothamist assures us (as perhaps you can, too, of you’ve patronized them at Smorgasburg, where […]

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Brooklyn Heights Braces Itself for the Fourth

Much of Brooklyn Heights will be a “No Parking” zone from 11:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3 until 11:00 p.m. Monday, July 4th. There’s a list of streets on which parking will be prohibited, and some of which, at police discretion, may be declared closed or “frozen zones”, supplied by the Brooklyn Heights Association here. Gothamist […]

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Enrique Rios, Brooklyn Resident and St. Francis Alum, Among Orlando Victims

Gothamist reports that Brooklynite Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, who, according to his Facebook page, studied social work at St. Francis College and was employed as a Coordinator at True Care Home Health Care Agency, was among the 49 fatal victims of Saturday night’s terror attack at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We at BHB […]

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Plans For High Rise Buildings At Pier 6 On Ice

The Wall Street Journal reports (the full article is behind a paywall, but you can now get a three month subscription for one dollar) that the board of the Empire State Development Corporation, which has authority over Brooklyn Bridge Park, has put a freeze on plans to build two high rise residential buildings on the […]

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