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Brooklyn Heights Resident Charged with Securities Fraud is Apparent Suicide

The Daily News reports that Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager who faced charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy arising from alleged insider trading, was found dead in his Sidney Place townhouse yesterday evening, an apparent suicide. Valvani is said to have made about $25 million from trades based on non-public information […]

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Brooklyn Heights Noir: NY Times Remembers Albert Halper

Albert Halper (1904-1984) was born and raised on Chicago’s West Side, where, as this New York Times “City Room” piece quotes him, he was bothered by “the strong odor from the stockyards rolling in heavy waves all the way from the South Side.” He got away from that and, in his quest to succeed as […]

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Reminder: Radio Christmas Carol this Saturday

Theater 2020 will present the second of its two holiday season events, A Radio Christmas Carol, this Saturday afternoon at 3;00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church on Sidney Place. It is described as “Charles Dickens’ Christmas Classic Performed as a Radio Play complete with Foley Artist Sound Effects” and should be fun for adults […]

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Easter Egg Hunt? You Asked, You Got

When we posted notice of the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee’s Spring Egg Hunt on April 23 at Pierrepont Playground, several of you, of various religious or non-religious views, commented to the effect that it ought to be called an Easter Egg Hunt, since that’s what you call a thing where kids go looking for brightly […]

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Sidney Place House Getting Green Makeover

According to Brownstoner, an 1846 vintage row house on Sidney Place is being made into a “Passive House”, a technology developed in Germany that, through use of insulation, airtight windows and doors, and high efficiency heat pumps, reduces the energy needed to heat or cool the house by 80 to 90 percent.

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BHB Reader Robbed at Gunpoint

This disturbing news from a BHB reader: Last night about midnight, I was robbed at gunpoint while walking my dog at the corner of Aitken and Sydney. After the cops showed up (very quickly I might add) I came to understand that the same perpetrators had robbed a group of three only two blocks away […]

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The Buddha of Sidney Place Gets Gifts

The Brooklyn Eagle writes about  Sidney Place couple, Hildy Simmons and David Sprafkin,   who replaced a plant that was constantly being bumped into by mail carriers, deliverymen and others with a Buddha a few years ago.  Now, on its “birthday” folks bring the statue gifts: Brooklyn Eagle: So in 2003 Hildy Simmons and her […]

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