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Housing Works Thrift Shops Coming Back to Montague St.!

Who says there’s no good news anymore? The tip came from a friend and neighbor via text tonight. Housing Works is coming back to Montague St.! You may recall, to the dismay of the entire neighborhood, Housing Works closed shop at the location on Montague off Henry St. in March 2017, and was replaced by Halstead Real Estate. […]

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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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Now We Know What’s Replacing Housing Works

Just what we all wanted and needed: another real estate office. The words above “Halstead” in the large window are “The new home of”…

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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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Housing Works Sale This Saturday

This Saturday from 12-8 will be Housing Works’ “Best of Spring” sale. Huge discounts on trendy thrift-store items means long lines of impatient shoppers on Montague. Want to avoid the riff-raff? A $450 donation will get you in an hour before the store opens, while a $120 donation will get you in 30 minutes before […]

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Housing Works ‘Best Of Fall’

Housing Works’ “Best Of Fall” sales event was a smashing success in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday, as dozens & dozens of eager shoppers lined up outside, waiting their turn to browse the thrift’s new selection of fashion, furniture, artwork, books and accessories. The store was closed on Friday in preparation for the annual affair at […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

There’s a lot going on this first weekend after Labor Day. Don’t forget Smorgasburg is coming to the Tobacco Warehouse this Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and will return for succeeding Sundays through November 18. Summer isn’t officially over yet–the autumnal equinox comes on September 22–so it’s still time this Sunday for the […]

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Plymouth Underground Thrift Unveils Fall Merch Sunday, 9/09

What a weekend youse have in store. After getting your kicks at the Housing Works “Best Of Fall” event at 122 Montague Street, Saturday, September 8, mosey on over to the Underground Thrift Shop at Plymouth Church on Sunday for the unveiling of its fall merchandise. The store, at 65 Hicks Street between Orange and […]

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Housing Works Hosts ‘Best Of Fall’ Saturday, 9/8

The Brooklyn Heights Housing Works at 122 Montague Street will host its “Best Of Fall” sales event Saturday, September 8, from noon to 8 p.m., offering the thrift’s best selection of fashion, furniture, artwork, books and accessories. The annual affair takes place at 12 of the shop’s New York locations, from August 30 through September […]

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Bang! Bang! Another Weekend Of Montague Street Mayhem

Last weekend, Montague was blocked as crews work on the street’s subterranean infrastructure. Ditto this weekend, as vehicles were re-routed from motoring down Montague between Hicks and Henry streets. The predominant construction is taking place in front of the Bossert Hotel at 97 Montague, where a peek inward reveals a cavalcade of wires, pipes and […]

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