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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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Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station

As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Suing Designers of Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge

Gothamist reports that the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has begun a lawsuit against HNTB Corporation and HNTB New York Engineering and Architecture, P.C., designers and contract administrators for the Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge, which opened in March of 2013 but which was closed in August of 2014 and has remained closed since. According to the […]

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SyFy Pier 1 Movies Schedule Announced

Gothamist provides us with a list of the free SyFy Movies of the Week to be screened on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday evenings this summer. The series kicks off on July 9 with the quintessential Western (OK, an argument can be made for Shane), Gary Cooper in High […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Today After Gunfire Reported

Update: The shooter has been arrested; fortunately, no one was shot. Thanks to reader “Bornhere” for the tip. Details are sketchy, but Gothamist reports that there were unconfirmed reports of gunfire at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 (photo) this afternoon. Brooklyn Heights resident Thomas Hynes is quoted as saying he heard gunshots, and that there […]

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