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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happened April 6th through 8th at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. As it always has been, it was presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook, now a not-for-profit institution. The opening act on Friday evening was Little Nora Brown (photo). She’s twelve […]

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Image Of The Day: Rooftop Retreat

While the world at large shares in the historic vistas of Brooklyn Heights from ground level, there’s an entire different viewpoint from the rooftops of our neighborhood residential buildings… offering a far-reaching panorama across the borough and beyond that is ours alone. This pic looks down upon the modest but still heavenly roof at 1 […]

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Gabriel Kahane’s ‘February House’ Personifies 7 Middagh Street’s 1940s’ ‘Bohemian Commune’

Burgeoning eclectic classical composer & performer Gabriel Kahane is featured in a lengthy profile in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, titled “Gabriel Kahane Is a One-Man Cultural Cuisinart.” The 30-year-old resident of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, composed music & lyrics for “February House” (see previous BHB post here), based on the true story of the […]

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February House Update: Times Gives It a Rave

February House, the new musical play by Gabriel Kahane and Seth Bockley that imagines life at 7 Middagh Street in the early 1940s, when the house was inhabited by a stellar and remarkably disparate collection of poets, composers, and novelists (including a striptease artist who became a novelist while living there) of various aesthetic and […]

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February House Musical Gets Mixed Reviews in New Haven; Comes to NYC May 8

Composer Gabriel Kahane and playwright Seth Bockley have collaborated on a musical play, February House, evidently inspired by Sherill Tippins’ book by the same title, about the house at 7 Middagh Street (demolished to make way for the BQE) that, in the early 1940s, sheltered a brilliant and bizarre collection of poets, novelists, composers, and […]

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Columbia Heights “America’s Most Literary Street”

According to Evan Hughes, in the Daily Beast’s “Book Beast”: Columbia Heights, a short street in Brooklyn, just might be the most literary street in America. Columbia Heights is the closest street to the water in the quiet, leafy Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, and the authors who have lived there, if they were lucky, enjoyed commanding […]

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L Magazine Names Three Brooklyn Heights Blocks Among Borough’s 50 Best

L Magazine has surveyed Brooklyn’s multitude of blocks, and named its fifty best in various categories. Two blocks completely, and one partially, in the Heights made the cut. The winner in the “Best Block for Historical Significance” class is Montague Terrace (see photo above). It was here, way back in 1776 at the “Battle” of […]

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