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 […]
Tag Archives | norman mailer
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 […]
The New York Times reports today on a lawsuit over the sale of the late Norman Mailer’s 142 Columbia Heights co-op:
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
E.L. Doctorow, one of the most accalimed writers of contemporary American fiction, whose novels include Ragtime (1976 National Book Critics Circle Award; a 1981 movie version starred James Cagney as a police commissioner and Norman Mailer as the architect Stanford White), World’s Fair (1986 National Book Award), and, most recently, Homer & Langley (2009), a […]
Advertise on BHB
Get BHB in your inbox everyday. Enter your email below.