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Heights Players Open Season With Oliver!

Our neighbors at the Red Hook Star Revue have an excellent story about Brooklyn Heights’ community theater, the Heights Players, who stage their productions in the old chapel at 26 Willow Place (photo), between Joralemon and State Streets, in Willowtown. The Players began their 2018-19 season — their 63rd — this weekend with Lionel Bart’s […]

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Increased Security at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

The Eagle’s Mary Frost quotes Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau saying that increased police presence and newly installed security cameras should prevent the sort of incidents that have troubled the Park during previous periods of warm weather. The Eagle story also notes that Joralemon Street and Willowtown residents think that more needs to […]

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Heights Players’ Production of Clare Boothe Luce’s The Women Opens This Weekend

This weekend (Friday evening, March 4 and Saturday evening, March 5 at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon, March 6 at 2:00) and for the following two weekends on the same schedule, the Heights Players will present their production of Clare Boothe Luce’s 1936 Broadway hit, The Women, “a highly acerbic commentary on the pampered lives of […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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Save Pier Six “Town Hall” Draws Enthusiastic Crowd; Save The View Now Gets Times Coverage

Saturday’s Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” attracted, by my estimation, about 100 attendees. Among these were representatives of a number of elected officials, including U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez, State Senator Daniel Squadron, newly elected State Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, and City Comptroller Scott Stringer, as well as 52nd Assembly District Democratic Leader Josh Skaller. The […]

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BHB Exclusive: Q & A with Martin Hale & Lori Schomp of People for Green Space

Over the past few weeks BHB sat down with Martin Hale and Lori Schomp, local residents best known for their campaign to prevent the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation from erecting two large residential towers on BBP’s Pier 6. People for Green Space, and their public presence, Save Pier 6, burst onto the scene in April […]

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Willowtown Associations’s Linda DeRosa Clarifies Joralemon Street Closing Suggestion

In a telephone interview on Friday, Linda DeRosa, Vice President of the Willowtown Association, clarified her block association’s position regarding traffic congestion that has bedeviled the community located on the cusp of Brooklyn Bridge Park. As was reported last week by News 12 Brooklyn, Willowtown residents have been alarmed by a drastic increase in traffic […]

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A Busy Evening: BHA Social and Brooklyn Bounty

Your correspondent left work early to attend the BHA Social networking happy hour at the Custom House. There was a lively gathering there, graciously hosted by BHA board member Patrick Killackey (second from left in photo) and BHA President Alexandra Bowie. More photos and text after the jump. I had several interesting conversations with others […]

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Willowtown’s Iris Cafe ‘Take Away’ Ready To Serve (And Deliver)

Willowtown’s beloved Iris Cafe at 20 Columbia Place, announces that its “Take Away” is now in full swing, according to owner Rachel Graville. She informed BHB today that the secondary location a couple doors down at 16 Columbia Place, is ramped up and ready to sell beer and deliver food and groceries. In addition, Iris […]

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NY Observer’s Deep Dish On Willowtown Mansion Sale

The manse at 40 Willow Place that sold for $7.3M, as we reported Tuesday, gets a deeper look in a story published by the New York Observer. It begins: “The modern masterpiece may not be able to command a sales price like some of its Brooklyn Heights neighbors—to wit, Truman Capote’s old abode at 70 […]

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