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City Approves Demolition of Former Brooklyn Heights Branch Library

The Eagle reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the application of the developer Hudson Companies to demolish what had been the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. The building has been vacant since late July, when staff and contents were moved to an interim facility in Our Lady of Lebanon […]

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Brooklyn Heights Temporary Library Accessibility Questioned

Shortly after it opened, your correspondent visited the new temporary Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, located in the social hall of Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral at 109 Remsen Street. As you can see from the photo I took, the entrance from Remsen requires climbing several steps, and there is no ramp. According to the Brooklyn […]

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Brooklyn Heights Library Closing Tomorrow; Interim Facility Opens Wednesday

Say goodbye to the 1960s vintage Brooklyn Heights branch of Brooklyn Public Library, and to those bas reliefs on the facade that, when I first saw the building, made me think it was a 1930s vintage WPA project (and thereby made me like it). That impression was corrected when I went inside and entered the […]

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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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Concerned About Library Project? Contact Council Member Levin

We noted that the City Planning Commission approved the proposed acquisition of the site of the Brooklyn Heights Branch of Brooklyn Public Library by developer Hudson Comapnies, which would demolish the existing library building (library service would be provided on an interim basis at space leased from Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Remsen Street) […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Besides the not-to-be-missed Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour, there are several events of note in the neighborhood this weekend. Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (photo), Henry and Remsen Streets, will have its annual Lebanese Festival on Saturday, May 31 from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1 from noon to 6:00 p.m. The festival […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This is really last minute. This (Thursday, December 12) evening the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting “Book Talk: Sarah Zorn and Brooklyn Chef’s Table,” in the Society’s Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), starting at 6:30 p.m. A fantastic panel of chefs/restaurateurs profiled by Brooklyn food writer Sarah Zorn discuss the borough’s deliciously […]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher […]

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Lebanese Food Festival Underway

I don’t need to tell anyone who lives on Remsen Street, and I’m not sure how I missed putting it in my Last Minute Weekend Suggestions (so give me fifteen lashes with wet pastato), but the Lebanese Food Festival, presented in conjunction with Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, has been going on for two days […]

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Dutch & New York Artists Collaborate For NYFA Int’l Composers Exchange

The New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) International Composers Exchange is offering composers from different nations artist-in-residency opportunities in New York to advance their careers through seminars, creative exchanges and performances. On Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m., five Dutch and New York acts will collaborate in concert at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, […]

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