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BHB Ten 2010 – This Year’s Most Notable Brooklyn Heights Residents

This year’s BHB Ten is an interesting bunch.  Some have added “flava” to Brooklyn Heights, while other have made it more beautiful, more interesting and dare we say more fun.  Some have dedicated themselves to preserving the area’s unique historic character.  We know there will be a lively discussion about who made this year’s list… […]

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Hedges’ Brooklyn Heights Novel Coming to Big Screen

Brooklyn Heights based author Peter Hedges will adapt, direct and produce the film version of his novel The Heights. Variety reports that  Focus Features acquired the film rights for the Brooklyn Heights based novel.  This project reunites the author with Focus head of production, John Lyons who produced Pieces of April which was written and […]

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Peter Hedges Talks (and Walks) The Heights with the NY Daily News

Boerum Hill resident/ Brooklyn Heights based author Peter Hedges is featured in today’s NY Daily News.  He gives a walking tour of Brooklyn Heights and talks about his nabe-based novel The Heights. Tickets for Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour on 3/27 are on sale now!

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Peter Hedges: More on The Heights

Russ Jolly shot this short promotional film for Peter Hedges’ upcoming novel The Heights.   Hedges spoke to BHB on Saturday and he’ll be reading from the book at Book Court in Cobble Hill on Thursday (3/4) its official release date.

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Peter Hedges Talks The Heights

On Saturday morning, BHB had the opportunity to chat with Boerum Hill resident/Brooklyn Heights based novelist, playwright and filmmaker Peter Hedges.   His credits include the novel and the screenplay What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, writer-director of Pieces of April and Dan in Real Life as well as an Academy Award nomination as co-writer of the screenplay […]

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Peter Hedges’ Novel, The Heights, Set For March Debut

Novelist, screenwriter, director and actor Peter Hedges, whose studio is on Montague Street, has completed a new novel, The Heights, set in–where else?–Brooklyn Heights. Publishers Weekly reviewer Sandrea Talarico calls it “spellbinding”:

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Peter Hedges Emcees “Hollywood in the Heights” as BHA Launches Centennial Celebration

Multi-talented Peter Hedges–novelist, screenwriter, actor, director, and Oscar nominee–lives in Boerum Hill but works from his studio on Montague Street. Yesterday evening he was master of ceremonies for the opening event of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s year long centennial festivities, “Hollywood in the Heights”, a video presentation and panel discussion about movie-making in our neighborhood. […]

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BHA Announces Year Long 100th Anniversary Festivities, Launches New Website

The Brooklyn Heights Association will be celebrating its centennial with a series of events in 2010, it was announced today.  Details of the celebration have been revealed on the group’s new website which launched today: TheBHA.org: ‘Celebrating a Century’ — A Yearlong Series of Events: And this year there will be more than ever happening […]

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Nabe Director… In Real Life

Director Peter Hedges lives and works in Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill. His new movie, Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell opens today:

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