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Egg Hunt at Pierrepont Playground Saturday, March 30

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual Egg Hunt will be held this coming Saturday, March 30 at Pierrepont Playground (entrance near corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street) starting at 11:00 AM. There’s always a long line, so plan to arrive early. There will also be a bake sale. If you would like to participate in […]

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“City on a Hill” Returning For Another Shoot

As you may have noticed, Showtime’s City on a Hill has been shooting scenes using Three Pierrepont Place and nearby streets and sidewalks. Your correspondent’s ever alert wife spotted this sign at Pierrepont Street and Pierrepont Place informing us of another shoot this Thursday, February 24. So, here’s a new chance to reduce your Bacon […]

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Part of Columbia Heights to be Closed on July 14, but What Part?

Let’s see … Pierremont Street. Is that in Fort Greene? Vinegar Hill? Bushwick? Canarsie? You’ve been forewarned.

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Ice Cream Trucks a Problem?

Mary Frost, in the Eagle, has a story about DUMBO residents who “have had it with the noisy, fume-spewing ice cream trucks clogging their streets and sidewalks.” However, if you follow the link and read to the end of Mary’s story, you’ll find some reports of Brooklyn Heights residents complaining about noise and fumes from […]

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Sunday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has let us know that there will be an e-waste recycling event this Sunday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. It’s sponsored by the First Unitarian Church. Items may be disposed of on Pierrepont Street between Monroe Place and Clinton Street. For more information click on “Read full story.” […]

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I’m Calling It “Fort Myer”

I’m not sure what this new structure is [Update: I am now; it’s a new granite prospect. See here and scroll down to “Pier 3 Uplands”; thanks to Nancy Webster] that’s being built on the uplands of Pier 3 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, between Clark and Pierrepont streets, and the interactive map is no help. […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s more free Shakespeare on the pier this weekend, as the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents Random Access Theater’s production of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing at the Granite Prospect, Pier 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Set in colonial Macau, this production explores Much Ado’s wickedly enjoyable themes of love, intrigue, […]

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More Morning Walk Scenes: Still Some Color

Winter doesn’t arrive until December 21, so we’re still in the waning days of autumn. Peak foliage time has passed, but there’s yet some color to be found, and the muted tones of late fall have their charm. Here are some scenes from a walk on Saturday, December 1. These are rose hips and leaves […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

TGIF! It’s been a rough day; heck, it’s been a tough week. You get off work and feel like heading for the nearest bar for a tall, cool one. “But wait!”, that nagging little voice in your head says, “You need to relieve that tension in a healthy way.” If you listen to that voice, […]

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Pierrepont’s Beloved Herman Behr Mansion Shrouded In Netting

One of Brooklyn Heights’ mightiest architectural triumphs, the Romanesque Revival Herman Behr Mansion at 82 Pierrepont Street—which changed hands in 2008 for $10.98 million—has been covered in netting, as it undergoes a mass of restoration to its facade. It was built in 1888 by architect Frank Freeman for $80,000, and named after the mining industrialist […]

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