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Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

Now that spring is here in almost full force and temperatures are climbing, on my customary morning walks over the past few days, I’ve seen blossoms in profusion in many locations, starting with these in the garden outside my building on Montague Street. There are more photos and there is more text after the jump. [...]

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Tenda on Montague Street’s Name Change Might Have You Thinking Of Richard Nixon

Tenda Asian Bistro on Montague Street has apparently changed its name (and ownership?). The new name, as this photo from Mrs. Fink informs us is.. wait for it… wait for it… SAKETUMI. It offers “Thai Malay Sushi’. Will this be a hit or a miss with the Brooklyn Heights dining crowd? One very “insidery” Yelp [...]

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Brooklyn Paper Gets First Look At Bossert Hotel Renovation In Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Paper’s intrepid reporter Matthew “the next Mike McLaughlin or Kuntzman” Perlman got a peek inside the Bossert Hotel renovation this week. The legendary building has been under the care of the Watchtower since the 1980s. In 2012, the group sold it to developers David Bistricer and Joseph Chetrit who are currently renovating the [...]

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The Tale of the Truck

This morning your correspondent was having breakfast and, hearing some commotion outside, looked and saw an eighteen wheeler with a lo-o-o-ong trailer vainly trying to turn the corner from Montague Street to Pierrepont Place without doing damage to a parked car or to street signs. The tractor was a long way from home. The trailer’s [...]

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Kiehl’s Grand Opening Friday

Fashion site Racked has the details on the grand opening of the Kiehl’s skin care products shop at the corner of Montague and Henry this Friday, January 31, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. You can have your skincare products needs determined by Kiehl’s SkinProfile diagnostic device, have your photo taken in the store’s permanent photo [...]

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Winter Walk Photos

These photos were taken on walks yeterday (Friday) afternoon and this (Saturday) morning. The first was taken from Cadman Plaza East, looking west across Cadman Plaza Park, with lower Manhattan in the background. More photos and text follow the jump. Snowboarding on the slope between Washington Street and the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp. The Manhattan Bridge [...]

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Heights History (A Slight Return): Montague Street Revitalization Plan 1976

Here’s the latest in our revisiting of our Heights History series – this post originally ran on March 24, 2009.

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People Who Come To Brooklyn Heights To Get Their Hair Done Speak Out In New Video

The Fabio Scalia Salon (155 Montague Street) is celebrating 10 years in Brooklyn Heights. To mark the occasion they’ve posted a video of testimonials from their customers. Many say that they come all they way to Brooklyn Heights from MANHATTAN to get their hair done there. Do you know anyone who comes to Brooklyn Heights [...]

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Let it Snow, Redux

Saturday a week ago we had some snow; the following day, before it melted, your correspondent got this photo of some hardy ornamental kale, to which an ornament was attached, outside Dellarocca’s on Hicks Street near Montague. Today’s (Tuesday, December 24) forecast is for snow showers, beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 7:00 p.m. [...]

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Looks Like The Owners Of Gallito’s Kitchen On Montague Street Are In It To Win It

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Lore Croghan sat with with Giovanni Ventura and Yovany Quisquina, the owners of Gallito’s Kitchen, the newest eatery on Montague Street. In the profile, they discuss how they’re sourcing local ingredients, sunk their savings into opening the restaurant and how they’re striving to make “really, really good” margaritas. Brooklyn Eagle: The duo [...]

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus Sings in TD Bank Lobby

Young choristers of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus raised their voices in song today in the lobby of the TD Bank branch at Montague and Court Streets.

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Update on Tree Lighting, Caroling December 18; Now With Free Cookies!

As we noted earlier, this year’s Promenade Christmas tree lighting will be the Wednesday after next, December 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. Following the lighting ceremony (Marty Markowitz has been a faithful attendee; will Beep-to-Be Eric Adams be there this year?) the Grace & Spiritus Chorale will lead [...]

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‘Tis the Season for Lights

The lights on the menorah at the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade, sponsored by Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, are already shining. Tomorrow (Monday, December 2) at 5:30 p.m. there will be a ceremonial lighting of the giant menorah, also sponsored by Chabad, in Columbus Park in front of the Supreme Court building. Also tomorrow [...]

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Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine Coming to Montague Street

A new restaurant looks to be opening up in the cursed 140 Montague St. spot formally known as Gandhi Palace. (And before that was the Italian restaurant with the strange name, great food and lousy service. What was it called again?) More to come about Gallito’s Mexican Urban Cuisine, including—what is Mexican urban cuisine? We [...]

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A Tour of Pier 5 and Unfinished Parts of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sunday at noon I joined a group of architecture and park enthusiasts for a tour of the completed Pier 5 and the still under construction uplands of Piers 4 and 3. We were led to Pier 5 by Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Senior Project Manager, Leigh Trucks (photo). More photos and text after the jump. As [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Sunday, September 22 is the Brooklyn Book Festival (photo; video after the jump), “the largest free literary event in New York City.” It will take place at Borough Hall and the adjacent plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Possible thunderstorms are forecast, but with luck they’ll stay away, and plenty [...]

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