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Quote Of The Day: Joe Lhota’s Favorite NYC Destination

Joe Lhota, who departed his post as MTA chairman three months ago to launch a Republican campaign to run City Hall, is the subject of a Q&A in the New York Daily News. The Brooklyn Heights resident and BHB Ten 2012 member is the Bronx-born son of a cop and the grandson of a firefighter […]

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Photographer/Writer Chris Arnade Discusses His ‘Faces Of Addiction’ Portrait Series

In an International Business Times profile, Arnade tells writer Charles Poladian about his journeys though Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Woodside, Jackson Heights, East New York, Flushing and Coney Island… as well as the site for “Faces” in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.

See his photos after the jump.

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‘Truth in Advertising’ Author John Kenney Likes The Heights

Brooklyn Heights’ writer & author John Kenney’s debut novel “Truth in Advertising” was released this week by A-list publisher Simon and Schuster. The book explores the fictional life of a modern day ad pro—after Kenney worked as a copywriter in NYC for 17 years and as a New Yorker magazine contributor since 1999. It was […]

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Brooklyn Resident & Numbers Guru Nate Silver Gets His Own Meme

Brooklyn Heights area resident/538 Blog guru Nate Silver has a meme of his own going on right now. Yesterday the Daily Kos and many other left-leaning blogs posted an image from Steve Garfield’s Tumblr playing on the WWII era British poster “Keep Calm and Carry On”. In this case, it’s “Keep Calm and Trust Nate […]

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Heights Resident Harry Kelber Plans Run For AFL-CIO Prez… At Age 99

Consider this guy the antithesis of Brooklyn Heights hipster residents Lena Dunham or Björk. Harry Kelber has announced his intention to run for President of the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor organization… at the age of 98. Longtime labor activist Kelber, an outspoken critic of the AFL-CIO, announced his candidacy late last month on the […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Carrot Creative’s Mike Germano

If it is possible for a person to sit in a chair and bounce off the walls at the same time, then that is exactly what Mike Germano (@mikegermano) did on a recent Monday evening in the DUMBO spot ReBar. But his energy is channeled in the right direction: toward his company, Carrot Creative, and […]

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Brooklyn Heights People: Amy Neuner First Presbyterian’s Minister of Music

It’s difficult for a Jewish gal like myself to compare a Sunday service at The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, founded in 1822, to others in the borough. But as a regular concertgoer throughout the region, I can say with conviction that the choir at First Presbyterian is worth the trip to Henry Street, regardless […]

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Brooklyn Tech: Pontiflex CEO Zephrin Lasker

You know you’re in Brooklyn, or more specifically in DUMBO, when the conference room at a hugely successful digital marketing and advertising firm is nicknamed “The Dude,” after Jeff Bridges’s immortal character in “The Big Lebowski.” Pontiflex co-Founder and CEO Zephrin Lasker, 38,  exudes a similarly laid back vibe. Seated at The Dude’s conference table […]

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Brooklyn Tech: drop.io’s Steven Greenwood

Steven Greenwood (@sgreenwood) rarely stops smiling when talking about drop.io, the two-year old, DUMBO-based company that, in a nutshell, powers content sharing online. It could be that Greenwood, who is 32, is enthusiastic about what he does as vice president of business development at drop.io, which recently spun off a service called PressLift that Greenwood […]

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