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Highlights of the Brooklyn Folk Festival 2023

The 2023 Brooklyn Folk Festival began on Friday evening, November 17 with a performance on the Main Stage in the Sanctuary of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church by the Down Hill Strugglers (photo above) consisting of (left to right): Eli Smith, organizer and host of the Folk Festival; Jackson Lynch; and Walker Shepard, […]

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Brooklyn Heights: Home of the (Literary) Stars

It’s pretty well known that Brooklyn Heights has had more than its share of great writers as residents, but in response to a question from Heights resident “Lauren” the Eagle has interviewed another Heights resident, former Borough Historian John Manbeck, about the neighborhood’s literary history. We all (or most of us, I presume) know about […]

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Pier 6 Pedestrian Safety Gets Boost as DOT Adopts BHA Prexy’s Plan

The issue of safety for pedestrians going to Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park with its popular playgrounds and volleyball courts has been a priority for the Brooklyn Heights Association for the past year and a half. The BHA now sends us this news: Ever since the playgrounds opened on Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge […]

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NYT: Fight Breaks Out Over Mailer’s Columbia Heights Apartment

The New York Times reports today on a lawsuit over the sale of the late Norman Mailer’s 142 Columbia Heights co-op:

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Mailer Apartment off the Market

Shortly after learning that the Willow Street house formerly home to Truman Capote has had its second asking price reduction, we have the news that Norman Mailer’s nautical themed apartment has, following the collapse of a deal to sell it, been taken off the market by Mailer’s, and his wife, Norris Church Mailer’s, heirs.

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Columbia Heights “America’s Most Literary Street”

According to Evan Hughes, in the Daily Beast’s “Book Beast”: Columbia Heights, a short street in Brooklyn, just might be the most literary street in America. Columbia Heights is the closest street to the water in the quiet, leafy Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and the authors who have lived there, if they were lucky, enjoyed commanding […]

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Norman Mailer’s “Nautical Wonderland”

The New York Times has an article on writer Norman Mailer’s final home in Brooklyn Heights. Now on the market for $2.5 million, the home (described as a “quirky cross between a Victorian parlor and the cabin of a sailing yacht”) features knick-knacks and mementos such as a campaign button that says “I would sleep […]

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Mailer’s Apartment for Sale

The New York Times “City Room” Blog reports that Michael Mailer, son of the late novelist Norman Mailer, has put his father’s apartment, at 142 Columbia Heights, up for sale with an asking price of $2.5 million. For that you get a two bedroom, one bath (but with a separate small guest apartment with its […]

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CVS Site Was Once Henry Miller’s Hellhole

Over the years, Brooklyn Heights has been home to enough writers, actors, musicians, and visual artists to rival its not-too-distant neighbor Greenwich Village as a Bohemian community. Many, including novelist Norman Mailer, playwright Arthur Miller, and sculptor John Rhoden, seem to have liked living here. Horror fiction master H.P. Lovecraft, by contrast, found the neighborhood […]

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Brooklyn Heights 101 Walking Tour March 5

Spring is in the air! It’s a great time to reserve your spot on the first Brooklyn Bugle Walking Tour of 2010. Brooklyn Heights 101, led by Annie Fitzsimmons, is a great primer for new residents, visitors, NYC residents looking for a fun day trip or long timers who would like a refresher course on […]

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