Tag Archives | montague street

New York Times Notes Transformation of Montague Street

In Sunday’s New York Times Metropolitan Section, Ginia Bellafante’s Big City column has the title “The Empty Storefront Crisis and the End of the American Dream”. She begins by telling the story of Sam I-Rumi, proprietor of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street (photo, by C. Scales), who immigrated to New York in 1980 at the […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The members of the Promenade Garden Conservancy, who are responsible for the upkeep of the gardens and for the floral displays we enjoy, are holding a bake sale this Saturday, May 18 (rain day May 19), from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. All proceeds go to the […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Promenade Tree Lighting, Caroling and Shopping Wednesday

As you may have noticed, the Promenade Christmas Tree, located at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, is already lit (see photo, by your correspondent). Still, the official lighting will take place on this Wednesday evening, December 12 at 5:30. Carolers from the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will be there to add a festive […]

Read full story · Comments { 2 }

Goodbye, Chip Shop, and Other Neighborhood Changes

Your correspondent was deeply saddened, on arriving for his and his wife’s (this time joined by some neighbors) usual Friday night dinner at the Chip Shop, to find at the top of the extensive beers, ales, and ciders menu a note that the place would close at the end of this weekend, having lost its […]

Read full story · Comments { 27 }

Travails of Eighteen Wheelers in Brooklyn Heights

Several days ago, your correspondent spotted this huge tractor-trailer rig trying unsuccessfully to turn from Montague to Hicks Street. Its way was blocked by a smaller bread delivery truck parked on the west (left) side of Hicks, close to the intersection. I didn’t stay around to see how this finally was resolved (I had to […]

Read full story · Comments { 14 }

Montague Street BID Hosts Sunday Social October 14th

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! The Montague Street BID is set to host their annual street fair, Sunday Social next Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm between Court and Hicks Streets with Kids Zone sponsored by Brooklyn Bridge Parents. The event features a bouncy house and loads of family/kid friendly activities including a ninja […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Is a Bistricer/Chetrit Feud Behind Lack of Progress on the Bossert?

In early July the Eagle reported, in a story we linked to here, that one of the hotel’s owners, either David Bistricer or Joseph Chetrit, had said that “a major announcement” about the hotel would be made soon. It was presumed that this would be of a firm opening date for the hotel, which has […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Battle Brewing Over Park Bridge On Montague

It was just a matter of time. A few days ago, we shared Brooklyn Paper‘s news about the possibility of an access bridge from Montague St. to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Today, the Eagle writes about the inevitable objections raised by Montague St. residents. Montague Street to Brooklyn Bridge Park will ruin the “peace and relaxation” of the […]

Read full story · Comments { 31 }

My Report of Taperia’s Demise Was Greatly Exaggerated

Your correspondent walked by this afternoon, and the place was doing business. What can I say, other than I’m delighted? My regrets to the owners, though their earlier apparent closing wasn’t accompanied by the usual “we’re doing renovations; be back soon” sort of sign. Now Montague Street has one less vacant restaurant space.

Read full story · Comments { 11 }

Arrivederci, Armando’s, and the Lobster; Adios, Taperia

The Eagle reports that Ristorante Armando’s, a fixture, with one brief interruption, on Montague Street since 1936, has closed for good. Along with the loss of what, for many in the Heights was a favorite eating place and hangout, will come the loss of the iconic (What other word can I use to describe it?) […]

Read full story · Comments { 8 }