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“Window Concert” Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Sunday, May 20th) beginning at 4:00 PM, if you go to the corner of State and Henry streets, you may enjoy the ninth annual “4th Window Concert.” This year’s concert features a copious selection of music, including pieces by the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Boston, Guns & Roses, Kansas (I know you’re all eager, as […]

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A Colorful Fall Display

Seen on State Street between Clinton and Sidney Place: autumn blooming flowers, along with corn, pumpkins, and, yes, I think I see some ornamental kale. Click on photo to enlarge.

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Are Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick Brooklyn Heights-Bound?

Back in March, it was national news that Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick were purchasing a pair of townhouses in south Brooklyn Heights on State Street near Sidney Place, which would total 7,000sf when combined. It was reported then that the celebrity couple was selling their West Village townhouse because they “wanted something […]

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Fox 5 NY: Parks Department “Looking into” Plan to Name Park After Adam Yauch

Fox 5 NY’s Heather Brown filed a report this evening confirming that the NYC Parks Department is “looking into” naming a park after Beastie Boy/Brooklyn Heights native Adam “MCA” Yauch who died of cancer earlier this month. Yesterday, we reported that the BHB community’s effort and Facebook page to rename Squibb Park after the musician […]

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Adam Yauch Park Closer to Reality: On State Street In Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Blog community’s effort (ignited by “She’s Crafty”) to rename Squibb Park to Adam Yauch Park went viral today. Our Facebook page now has more than 1,300 “Likes” and the idea has been covered by the Hollywood Reporter, Gothamist and 1010WINS Radio, to name a few. But a funny thing happened on the […]

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Heights Has The No. 2 Most Expensive Block In Brooklyn

The Epoch Times has been scouring New York City for its “most expensive blocks,” based on median sale prices with at least three home sales over the last two years. Research covers January 2010 to December 2011. In Brooklyn, the newspaper’s March 27 survey comes up with three Park Slope blocks in the top 10, […]

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The Heights: Hillbilly Heaven Or Hoodlum Haven?

BHB follower Vanessa shares that she noticed a vehicle on State Street between Sydney Place and Henry Street jacked up on cinder blocks with all four tires removed. Is this a case of theft (call 911!) or a resident confusing the Heights with the Alabama backwoods (call 311!)?

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Suzanne Hart, Brooklyn Heights Resident, Dies in Midtown Elevator Accident

As reported in the New York Times “City Room” blog, Suzanne Hart, 41, a Heights resident and director of new business at the advertising agency Y&R, was killed when an elevator she was boarding at her employer’s headquarters at 285 Madison Avenue suddenly lunged upward. She shared her State Street apartment with her boyfriend, Chris […]

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State Street Brownstone Up for Sale at Very Nifty Profit

The NY Post reports on a State Street brownstone, purchased at for $16K in 1967 that’s now up for sale for $1.895 million smackers:

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The South Heights

Part of the south side of Brooklyn Heights–the intersection of Hicks and State streets is at the lower left–as seen from the LICH parking garage. In 1956 Robert Moses deemed this area a slum, and wanted to bulldoze it and replace it with high-rise luxury housing ($60 a room!), but, as with his initial plan […]

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