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Is The Brooklyn Heights Historic District a Mistake? Heights Resident Sandy Ikeda Thinks So

Sandy Ikeda is a professor of economics at SUNY Purchase, and a resident of Brooklyn Heights. He’s also a very personable and bright guy, as your correspondent can attest, having gone on two Jane’s Walks through the Heights that he led, one several years ago and one this April. On each occasion he showed extensive […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Wednesday evening, January 11 at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Civic Responsibility Then and Now: A View from the Archives”, in which BHS’s Director of Public History Julie Golia and Oral Historian Zaheer Ali will “delve into our archives to consider the varied approaches to Civil Rights tactics over the course of […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Show Four Capote Films

On four Thursdays in January and February, in conjunction with their exhibition Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Capote on Screen”, free screenings of films connected with Mr. Capote. On January 12 the series begins with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Capote’s novella and starring Audrey […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

In July we noted the opening of the exhibit “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie” at the

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The Times Covers Historical Society’s “Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie”

In the latest Arts & Design section, the New York Times covers Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibit Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie, a show that “really captures that time when Brooklyn Heights was not the wealthy place that it was in the mid-1800s, when it was the original suburbs, and certainly not the place it […]

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Landmarks Okays Changes To Truman Capote House

An extensive list of changes is coming to the late legendary author’s home at 70 Willow Street.

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Landmarks Puts Brakes On Alterations To Truman Capote House

The plan for the 176-year-old home at 70 Willow Street included a lot of changes, billed as a “restoration,” though many in the room saw it as a “renovation” or as “replicating” the past, not “restoring” it.

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New York Observer Looks At Capote’s 70 Willow Street

Sure, Tony Award winning theatrical designer Oliver Smith owned 70 Willow Street when Truman Capote lived there from the 1955 – 1965, but for some it will always be “Truman’s house”. The New York Observer has a nice piece today about that home and others in the city who are “haunted” by their famous former […]

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Were Truman Capote’s Pants On Fire?

As BHB readers know well, Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood (as well as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and A House on the Heights) while living at 70 Willow Street right here in Brooklyn Heights (when he did his writing, he wasn’t in Kansas anymore). Now, as this Wall Street Journal piece tells it, recently revealed […]

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Quote Of The Day: ‘Brooklyn Is More Major, More Important And More Historical Than You Realize’

Just as a good lot of us damn Yankees might associate New Zealand with kiwis and koalas, it appears folks down south—way down south—have an equally simplified, if not tarnished view of Brooklyn. A rallying post on that nation’s leading news website Stuff.co.nz, explains the bounty of Manhattan’s borough to the east in a fawning […]

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