It’s a busy week coming at the Brooklyn Historical Society. At 6:30 on Monday evening, May 1, there’s a program for two wheel enthusiasts, “Bike Month: A Conversation with Paul Steely White and Mark Gorton.” White is Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives and Gorton is founder and publisher of Streetsblog and Streetfilms. Admission is $5, […]
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We have word from Community Board 2 that there will be a memorial vigil for Brooklyn Heights resident and art curator Victoria Nicodemus, who died on December 6 when an SUV jumped a curb and struck her on the sidewalk. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. this coming Tuesday, December 22, at the site […]
The Brooklyn Heights Association, having advocated successfully for the designation of the Heights as a “slow zone” with a 20 mph speed limit and speed bumps on streets, has now joined with Families for Safe Streets, Transportation Alternatives, and other civic and advocacy groups, to urge a city-wide default speed limit of 20 mph (higher […]
The New York Transit Museum, located in a no longer active subway station with its entrance at Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, will host its first Trivia Night on Thursday, January 17 from 7:00 to 9:00. It will be a pub style event with refreshments provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Emcees Stuart Post and Chris Kelley […]
SyFy Movies with a View starts tomorrow (Thursday, July 7) from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on the harbor lawn at Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, with Woody Allen’s Manhattan (and, appropriately, the Manhattan skyline in the background). The evening starts with DJs from Brooklyn Radio and shorts curated by BAMcinématek. If you’re getting there by […]
Police in Brooklyn have been told to be more active in stopping and ticketing cyclists who violate traffic laws. Areas targeted for special emphasis include Brooklyn Heights and other brownstone neighborhoods, as well as hipster havens like Williamsburg.
Brooklyn Heights based blog Ink Lake is irked about parishioners of the First Presbyterian Church blocking the Henry Street bike lane every Sunday. He claims that church brass told him that they have an “understanding” with the 84th Precinct:
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