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Early Voting Hours Extended

Due to massively long lines at early voting polling sites, the NYC Board of Elections has extended their hours of operation. The polls will now open at 7:00 am and stay open an hour later than originally scheduled. We posted helpful voting tips last week.  You can click HERE for a refresher. HOT TIP: If you have an […]

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Mystery Sailboat at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina Houses Healthcare Workers

Those of you who, like me, have taken solitary, or with spouse/partner, exercise on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may have noticed a single white hulled sailboat docked at the ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, located between piers 4 and 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This New York Magazine “Intelligencer” Article by Laura Van Straaten explains how it came and what […]

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Did Robert Moses “Head Fake” Brooklyn Heights?

The received wisdom is that Robert Moses was determined to route the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through Brooklyn Heights, following the route of Hicks Street, staying roughly on the course it had taken through Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill, but that heroic resistance by Heights residents convinced him to try the innovative plan (where have we heard […]

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Looking For Hillary in Brooklyn Heights? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Yes, her supposed campaign headquarters is at One Pierrepont Plaza. Yes, she made a goodwill visit in May, during which she shopped at Area Kids and the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, and had lunch at MontyQ’s. But according to New York Magazine, citing Politico, Hillary Clinton is working from an office in Manhattan, on the 27th […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. Randy Cohen will be at BHS to interview Kurt Andersen (photo), Spy Magazine co-founder, former New York Magazine editor, and host of the award winning radio show Studio 360, as part of Cohen’s radio show Person Place Thing. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green Wood […]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting Tuesday Evening, February 24

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening, February 24, starting at 7:00, at Grace Church, corner of Hicks Street and Grace Court (between Joralemon and Remsen). We’ll have an annual report from BHA President Alexandra Bowie. Tom Stewart, Channel 13 Announcer will present our Community Service Awards. Justin Davidson, […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Starting this Friday, August 16, the Brooklyn Heights Cinema will be showing In A World, starring Lake Bell, who also directs (and whom you may have noticed, as I certainly did, on the cover of this week’s New York magazine–the design gives a new meaning to “dotting the ‘i’”), as a vocal coach who becomes […]

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Barclays Center: What Does It Mean For 21st-Century Brooklyn?

While reporting on the ever-controversial Barclays Center across from Atlantic Terminal, is typically outside of Brooklyn Heights Blog’s purview, a lengthy essay in New York magazine is worth exploring, with its analysis of the impact of the arena on the future of the borough as a whole. Barclays “is now part of the new Brooklyn […]

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New York Mag Björk Feature Offers Glimpse Inside Her Heights Home

New York magazine offers an exhaustive (if not exhaustingly long) feature on Björk’s new album “Biophilia,” including some revealing details about the Icelandic singer’s Henry Street home in Brooklyn Heights. The Feb. 26 piece by Nitsuh Abebe shares that “Björk lives in a bright, orderly penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, at least during the third of […]

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NY Mag Names Park Slope (Yeeesh!) Top NYC Nabe, Brooklyn Heights Ranks 6th

Oy to the vey!  New York Magazine has named Park Slope New York City’s “Most Livable Neighborhood”.   Their survey is based on many attributes including housing cost, safety and shopping.  Brooklyn Heights ranked 6th behind Greenpoint, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Sunnyside and the Lower East Side. Here’s their “reasoning” on why those other nabes ranked […]

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