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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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Heights History: Meet 1912 Brooklyn Historical Society Staffer Mary Ingalls

Pleased to meet you, Miss Mary E. Ingalls, an attendant at the Gallery Desk of what was known in 1912 as the Long Island Historical Society, which is, now, of course, the Brooklyn Historical Society on Pierrepont Street at Clinton. While the dress code of the BHS—founded in 1863—may be more casual today, the oak-laden […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 1) the Brooklyn Film Festival starts at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema with screenings of Brooklyn Castle (8:00 p.m., Cinema 2, sold out) and Rose (photo) (8:30 p.m., Cinema 1, tickets available through the Festival website linked above). The Festival continues through the weekend, the following week and weekend, finishing on Sunday, […]

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In Spring, Thoughts Turn to…Recycling!

The Brooklyn Heights Association calls to our attention two opportunities for recycling as we do our spring cleaning. There will be an e-waste recycling event the weekend after next at First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street between Clinton and Monroe Place. Bring your no-longer-useful electronics to the Church on Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to […]

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Late-Night Construction in Brooklyn Heights

This from a BHB reader: This picture depicts the scene at the corner of Pierrepont & Willow Streets at 10pm last night. The workers were approached by numerous people and asked to stop putting up the scaffolding. They refused, saying they had to finish the job and work through the night.

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