Brooklyn Heights Blog http://brooklynheightsblog.com Dispatches from America's first suburb Fri, 20 May 2022 04:25:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95049 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95049#comments Fri, 20 May 2022 04:21:47 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95049

This weekend — late evening Friday, May 20 to early morning Monday, May 23 — just like last weekend there will be no Brooklyn bound service at High Street, as Brooklyn bound A and C trains are being diverted to the F line from 34th Street-Herald Square to Jay Street-MetroTech. There will be no late night R service in either direction all weekend, but N trains should be running normally. To get to or from Bay Ridge transfer between the N and a free shuttle bus at 59th Street. All other trains serving local stations should be running normally. Unless you’re a very early riser or a runner it probably won’t matter to you that, because of the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon between the hours of 4:00 AM and 8:00 AM on Saturday, no trains will be stopping in either direction at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum.

The following work week — Monday, May 23 to Friday, May 27 — during late nights there will be no Brooklyn bound service at High Street, as Brooklyn bound A trains are being diverted to the F line from 34th Street-Herald Square to Jay Street-MetroTech, and there is no late night C service. Brooklyn bound C service will end earlier than usual Monday to Thursday. Late night 2 service is suspended in both directions; 3 trains should be running normally and will be making 2 stops between Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College and 135th Street, while 4 trains will make 2 stops between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and New Lots Avenue. All week there will be no late night R service in either direction, but N trains should be running normally. To get to or from Bay Ridge transfer between the N and a free shuttle bus at 59th Street. Early mornings Monday to Friday some Brooklyn bound 5 trains will be diverted to the 2 line and will either terminate at Rector Street in Manhattan or continue on the 2 line to Brooklyn. All other trains serving local stations should be running normally.

These are the planned service changes directly affecting service at local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect stations to or from which you may be traveling.

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Lots of Open Streets Activity Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95044 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95044#comments Fri, 20 May 2022 02:28:09 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95044

There will be another Open Streets Montague, sponsored by Montague BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, this Saturday, this time with an encouraging weather forecast. There’s a schedule of activities here. They include music, raffles, lots of activities and stories for kids, from 12:30 to 2:30 PM an opportunity to learn about composting with Big Reuse and the City Department of Sanitation (come early to get a free one pound bag of compost, while they last), photos of you and your family by Marj Kleinman from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, and at 4:00 PM a free pilates workout with WundaBar (bring your own mat) for which you can sign up here.

Also on Saturday afternoon, from noon until 5:00 Pm on Willow Place between Joralemon and State streets, the Willowtown Association is presenting its first Spring Fair since 2019 (the photo above, by C. Scales, is of the 2015 Spring Fair). According to reader “Willowtown Resident” the Fair will feature “Local Food – Music from the Brooklyn Bards – Bake Sale – Raffle with Prizes – Face Painters – Jump Castle – Games – and More!!!”

You have all afternoon to check them both out.

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Repast Baroque Ensemble Returns With French Music and Movieshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95038 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95038#comments Thu, 19 May 2022 02:03:38 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95038

The Repast Baroque Ensemble will return to the First Unitarian Church’s McKinney Chapel, 121 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton) this coming Wednesday evening, May 25, starting at 7:00. The program, “French Visions,” will combine performances of music by French composers of the Baroque era with clips from early twentieth century French silent films, including Journey to the Moon by Georges Méliès. Joining Repast for this concert will be Margaret Owens (photo) on oboe. There’s more information here. You may purchase tickets here; tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95033 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95033#comments Wed, 18 May 2022 03:05:33 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95033

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Window Concert at State and Henry This Sundayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95028 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95028#comments Tue, 17 May 2022 23:35:39 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95028

The Music House Brooklyn sends us this welcome news:

The Music House in Brooklyn Heights will be presenting the 13th annual 4th Window Concert on Sunday, May 22nd at 4 PM at the corner of State Street and Henry Street, Original piano arrangements of classic rock songs and more will be performed by some of the neighborhood kids. Seating and beverages are provided and its free! It’s always a fun time and this years show will be bigger and better than ever so come on over and join us. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

The video is of their concert from 2014. Your correspondent attended last year, and can vouch for the quality of the performances.

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Adams Seeks Cut to Funding for BQE Repairs This Yearhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95021 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95021#comments Sat, 14 May 2022 20:33:33 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95021

According to AMNY Mayor Adams and the city’s Department of Transportation want to reduce DOT’s budget for repair work on the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway this year from $225.1 million to $44.6 million, with the reduction of $180.5 million preserved for use in later years.

The AMNY story quotes City Council Member Lincoln Restler, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights, at the May 12 budget hearing for the DOT:

The dramatic reductions in funding by upwards of $180 million that should have been spent this year… is of grave concern and, frankly, is indicative of the lack of urgency the DOT is placing on making the necessary repairs at this location.

The Brooklyn Heights Association has also objected; Spectrum News ny1 quotes the BHA:

The idea that the city isn’t doing everything in its power to prevent a predictable catastrophe is reckless and unconscionable,” the association said in its statement. “We are almost halfway through 2022, and neighbors all along the Cantilever are reporting increased levels of rumblings, vibrations, and just a few weeks ago photos of falling debris from the underside of the structure were sent to DOT.

The BHA goes on to note: “Anyone who questions the disastrous impact of salt and water corrosion on concrete and rebar need only look to the Surfside [collapse] in Florida.”

Both the AMNY and ny1 stories quote DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez as saying there is “no issue related to safety” because of moving the budgeted funds to later years. AMNY reports, “The mayor’s press office declined to comment.”

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Open Streets Montague Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95014 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95014#comments Sat, 14 May 2022 03:30:10 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95014

After last week’s cancellation because of rain, Open Streets Montague is back for this Saturday, May 14. Rain is expected, mostly from early morning until about 1:00 PM, but it shouldn’t be anything like last Saturday’s washout. Fortunately, the events don’t start until about 1:00, as shown on this schedule provided by the Montague Street BID. Note in particular L’Appartement 4F’s ribbon cutting on their Montague Street store, between Henry and Hicks, scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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Planned Parenthood Rally for Roe Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95010 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95010#comments Sat, 14 May 2022 02:29:08 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95010

On Saturday, May 14 Planned Parenthood has organized a rally against the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court; It will begin at noon at Cadman Park, and will proceed from there to a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square in Manhattan. Women’s March and Move On will be hosting a rally at Manhattan’s Union Square staring at 2:00 PM, which is part of a nationwide “Day of Action for Abortion Rights.”

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95003 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/95003#comments Fri, 13 May 2022 02:12:52 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=95003

This weekend — late evening Friday, May 13 to early morning Monday, May 16 — there will be no Brooklyn bound service at High Street, as Brooklyn bound A and C trains are being diverted to the F line from 34th Street-Herald Square to Jay Street-MetroTech. All other trains serving local stations should be running normally.

The following work week — early morning Monday, May 16 to late evening Friday, May 20 — there will be no late night R train service to or from Brooklyn. N trains should be running normally. To get to or from Bay Ridge transfer between the N and a free shuttle bus at 59th Street. Late nights Wednesday to Thursday and Thursday to Friday there will be no 4 train service to or from Brooklyn, and there is never late night 5 service. 2 and 3 trains will provide optional service and, for those traveling to or from inner Brooklyn, 3 trains will run to and from New Lots Avenue.

These are the planned service changes directly affecting service at local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect stations to or from which you may be traveling.

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Having Annual Salehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94995 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94995#comments Wed, 11 May 2022 11:50:16 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94995

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, at 55 Pierrepont Street, between Hicks and Henry, is having its annual sale. Enjoy savings of 25% off certain handcrafted items and 40% off some other goods. Sale prices apply only to items bought in store, which is open noon to 4:00 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; noon to 7:00 PM Thursdays; and noon to 6:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays; closed Mondays.

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94989 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94989#comments Wed, 11 May 2022 03:52:13 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94989

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Brass Bands Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94983 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94983#comments Tue, 10 May 2022 00:42:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94983

This coming Saturday afternoon, May 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 don’t be surprised if you hear some sounds that make you think you’ve wandered into a revival of The Music Man. Brooklyn Bridge Park will be having its second annual Brass Bands Festival. Performances will range from Pier Six to Pier Three, all just below, and audible from, the Heights. If you want to wander down to the Park to get closer to the action, it’s all free. There’s more information here.

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Grace Chorale of Brooklyn Presents “The Constitution” at St. Ann’s Church This Weekendhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94978 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94978#comments Mon, 09 May 2022 02:38:01 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94978

This coming weekend Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present two performances, on Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM and on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 PM, both at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter at Clinton) of Benjamin Yarmolinsky’s secular oratorio, accompanied by chamber orchestra, “The Constitution.”

Aside from the Declaration of Independence, no text epitomizes American ideals as much as the Constitution. Acknowledging the Constitution’s embodiment of 18th century values and language, the composer Ben Yarmolinsky has chosen a corresponding 18th century musical style, the Handelian oratorio, as the model for his setting of The Constitution. The work comprises choruses, arias, and recitatives, similar to the Messiah, but with a recognizably American sound that combines jazz rhythms, blues, folk, gospel, as well as Handelian flourishes to give voice to the Constitution’s iconic words in a clear, vigorous, and highly singable style. People might leave our performances humming an amendment or two!

Tickets start at $!5; there’s more information, and purchase tickets here.

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PSA: How to Protect Your Vehicle from Catalytic Converter Thefthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94964 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94964#comments Sat, 07 May 2022 14:54:34 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94964

Readers on our open thread from a few weeks back reported catalytic converter thefts on Cranberry off Hicks and Joralemon off Hicks. Nextdoor is flush with posts about thefts in surrounding neighborhoods. The 84th Precinct tweeted that there’s a rise in thefts in the Downtown area and here’s how they suggest you protect your vehicles:

CatalyticConverter

Meanwhile, the crime has become such a scourge all over the state, an NYPD Detective, Maureen Stefenelli, started a new initiative with the DMV called “Who Let the Cats Out.” According to this article, the DMV will start providing kits to auto dealers to etch a traceable serial number onto catalytic converters.

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EEK! IT’S A GHOST… Kitchenhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94839 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94839#comments Fri, 06 May 2022 17:27:41 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94839

DoorDash, the food delivery service, opened a “Ghost Kitchen” in Downtown Brooklyn that will be used by a number of restaurants for dine-in, delivery and pickup in the area. What’s a “Ghost Kitchen“? It’s basically a shared kitchen facility that is used by multiple restaurant brands to make their food without having to set up and run their own storefront. So, for example, the same place preparing your DOMODOMO sushi order will also be working on someone else’s Pies-N-Thighs chicken biscuits, or whatever Little Caesar thinks is pizza. It’s all the same!

DoorDash partnered with Nimbus, a ghost kitchen startup, to open the facility. It will also be open for dine-in service as well, but only fits 20 people? might as well pick up and eat at MetroTech or Cadman Plaza. The DoorDash Kitchen haunts 383 Bridge Street, so if you see a restaurant pop up in your delivery app of choice with that address, you’re seeing a ghost!

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Open Streets Montague Cancelled for Tomorrowhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94911 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94911#comments Fri, 06 May 2022 13:54:31 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94911 Cancelled because of forecast for inclement weather.

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94908 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94908#comments Fri, 06 May 2022 02:15:27 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94908

This coming weekend — late Friday evening, May 6 to early Monday morning, May 9 — there will be no late night R service, but N trains should be running normally. To get to or from Bay Ridge take an N train to or from 59th Street and a free shuttle bus to or from there. Those planning to visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, or the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library should know that, while getting there by subway (2, 3, or 4 trains) should be no problem, no Manhattan bound trains will stop at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza, or Bergen Street. To get back from these places, you’ll need to take a Brooklyn bound train to Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College and catch a Manhattan bound train there.

The following work week — Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29 — the only change is that, again, there will be no late night R service, but N trains should be running normally. Again, use N trains and free shuttle buses tom get to or from Bay Ridge.

These are the planned service changes directly affecting service at local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect stations to or from which you may be traveling.

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Details On The Great Clark Street Station Elevator Replacement Projecthttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94885 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94885#comments Thu, 05 May 2022 17:27:40 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94885

BHB’s very own Beth “songbirdnyc” Heller was there last night when the Clark Street Station re-opened, and wrote it up for the Brooklyn Eagle this morning (with far better pictures!):

After such a ringing endorsement of their handiwork, this correspondent took a trip to the platform and back. The ride was indeed smooth and steady, the cars bright and clean. Best of all, there’s no bounce at the bottom, ominous creaking, or groaning, and the doors no longer threaten to crush passengers. The weary commuters in my car were all smiles behind their masks.

The article has more details on the replacement project itself:

They gushed the project had been “completed in record time, in just five and a half months,” citing that in the past, it would have normally taken the MTA at least a year. Supply chain issues threatened to derail the project too. Vital equipment languished on cargo ships during the boondoggle at Southern California ports. But, to get the job done, Forte employed three eight-hour shifts who worked 24 hours a day.

That’s great! Now about those Court Street Station elevators

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Clark Street Station is OPEN!http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94877 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94877#comments Thu, 05 May 2022 14:07:14 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94877

The long wait is over…. The Clark Street subway station has finally reopened with brand new elevators!

elevator doors at Clark street

New elevator! I mean, I think it’s new

The station had its “soft launch” last night, and its “Grand Re-Opening” this morning (well, “Grand Re-Opening” for those of us who were asleep when it officially re-opened).

The businesses located in the station must be relieved, having been served the double whammy of COVID and the station closing. Thomas LaMarca, owner of The Cutting Den barbershop, was hopeful. “It’s great that it opened and hopefully our customers will come back. We had people coming from other parts of Brooklyn and they disappeared. Nobody thought this would happen on time but it did. It surprised everybody. It’s a happy day!”

Thomas LaMarca owner of the Cutting Den barbershop in subway station

A very happy Thomas LaMarca of the Cutting Den (photo by Mary Kim)

The elevators still operate individually, So you will still need to press each elevator button. But the elevator doors seem to close much more quickly, and hopefully you won’t have to manually shut the doors on particularly windy days.

inside elevator, picture of buttons

Check out those buttons!

 

Clean elevator floors

Take a good look… you will NEVER see the floors this clean AGAIN

The elevators also seemed to operate more quickly, with only a little delay as it was nearing the next floor level. Hopefully it doesn’t slow down over time.

shiny inside elevator

oooh… so SHINY

 

outside elevator, buttons to call elevator

Going UP!

The rest of the station pretty much looks the same as it was last year.

Clark Street station underground walkway to subway

No, they didn’t renovate any of this, where do you think we live, EUROPE?

 

Ceiling video camera at the mezzanine level of station

Don’t forget to smile!

 

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“Jane’s Carousel Day” This Saturday, May 7http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94860 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94860#comments Thu, 05 May 2022 03:22:18 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94860
(Click on “Read full story” to see video.) The Friends of Jane’s Carousel have declared Saturday, May 7 to be “Jane’s Carousel Day” celebrating the Carousel’s 100th anniversary since its construction by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company for Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. When Idora Park closed and sold off its rides, Developer David Walentas and his wife, Jane, bought it for Brooklyn Bridge Park. It now sits in the Park between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The video above was taken by your correspondent at the Carousel’s first spin in the Park on September 15, 2011

The Friends of Jane’s Carousel promise that Jane’s Carousel Day will be “full of celebration and free rides for the community.”

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94847 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94847#comments Wed, 04 May 2022 02:54:19 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94847

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L’Appartement 4F is Open on Montaguehttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94843 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94843#comments Wed, 04 May 2022 02:38:29 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94843

Update: See comments on this week’s Open Thread Wednesday by readers “Karateca2000″ who found the croissants “delicious” and “KD Hicks” whose baguette was “amazing — piping hot, perfect crunch on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Highly recommend!”

Your correspondent was in a hurry today walking on Montague between Henry and Hicks when he spotted this sign in a window. Unfortunately, there wasn’t time to go in and at least take a sniff or to try a croissant. Whoever does, let us know, please.

Yes, that’s me in the Mets cap, reflected by the window.

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String Orchestra of Brooklyn Presents Haydn, Bologne, and Stravinsky at St. Ann’s Church Saturdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94832 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94832#comments Tue, 03 May 2022 02:31:56 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94832

The String Orchestra of Brooklyn, which delights in its acronym, will have a concert at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Montague and Clinton streets (enter from Clinton) on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 PM. It will feature works by Haydn (Symphony No. 44, “Trauer”), Bologne (Symphony No. 2), and Stravinsky (Concerto in d for strings). While anyone with a casual knowledge of classical music will recognize Haydn and Stravinsky, Joseph Bologne (image; Mather Brown, 1787) is likely to be unfamiliar — he was to me. Born in the French Caribbean colony of Guadeloupe on Christmas day, 1745 to a White plantation owner and a Black slave, he developed an early talent for swordsmanship. He moved to Paris, where his fencing talent earned him the title Chevalier de Saint Georges. He then turned to music, first as a violinist, then as a concertmaster, and finally as a composer, with a long, fruitful career that produced numerous violin concertos, symphonies, and symphonies concertantes, as well as six operas. Although he had a “close relationship” with Queen Marie Antoinette, during the Revolution he sided with the rebels, though in a non-combatant role. He was imprisoned for a year and a half, released, and died in 1799.

Tickets at the door are $15 for general admission, or $10 for seniors or students; children under 18 are admitted free. You may purchase tickets online and pay a one dollar surcharge.

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Bad News: Massive Film Production Taking Over Neighborhood This Tuesday May 3rd. Good News: Tom Holland Sighting Anyone?http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94823 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94823#comments Mon, 02 May 2022 01:13:08 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94823

According to a sign posted on Henry St., Apple Studios will be filming “Ever’s Blueberry” aka “The Crowded Room” on Tuesday, May 3rd from 5:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. You won’t want to park on the following streets:

Henry St. b/t Clark and Cranberry Sts. (Full Block)
Clark St. b/t Henry St. and Monroe Place (Full Block)
Henry St. b/t Clark St. and Love Lane (Half Block)
Cadman Plaza West b/t Tillary and Middagh Sts. (Full Block)
Columbia Heights b/t Cranberry St. and Vine St. (Full Block)
Vine St. b/t Columbia Heights and McKenny St. (Half Block) (McKenny St?)
Montague St. b/t Montague Terrace and Hicks St. (Quarter Block)
Montague St. b/t Henry and Hicks Sts. (Quarter Block)

The show is described in the Hollywood Reporter as a “seasonal anthology that will explore inspirational stories of those who have struggled, and learned to successfully live with, mental illness.” The first season is billed as a thriller and based in part on the award-winning biography The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes.

Share your pics of Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, or Emmy Rossum here if you spot them.

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Clark Street Station STILL CLOSEDhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94813 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94813#comments Sun, 01 May 2022 13:08:15 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94813

Well, it’s no longer April, and as of May 1st at 8:35am — despite the rumors of a late Saturday night opening —  the Clark Street station is still closed.

See the Clark street elevator through a gate

oooh, I see an elevator

 

I guess always bet against an American infrastructure project being on time and/or on budget — especially in NYC?

 

Hole where you can just make out a clark street elevator

If you can squeeze through this hole, you can ride the elevator!

 

We will try to keep you up to date on the grand re-opening, let us know if you see a working Clark Street elevator in the wild!

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearbyhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94810 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94810#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2022 02:34:13 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94810

No, Clark Street Station isn’t open yet. The MTA site says “through April 2022″ — that gives them two more days.

Apart from there being no late night R service, although N trains should be running normally there are no planned cancellations or route changes directly affecting service at local stations this weekend. Those planning to visit the
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, or the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library should know that, while getting there by subway (2, 3, or 4 trains) should be no problem, no Manhattan bound trains will stop at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum, Grand Army Plaza, or Bergen Street. To get back from these places, you’ll need to take a Brooklyn bound train to Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College and catch a Manhattan bound train there.

The following work week — Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29 — the only change is that, again, there will be no late night R service, but N trains should be running normally.

Those traveling to or from Bay Ridge should know that, during this entire weekend and during late nights the following week shuttle buses will replace R train service between the 9th Avenue station and 95th Street in Bay Ridge.

These are the planned service changes directly affecting service at local stations. Always check MTA Info for unplanned service changes that may affect local service or service on other parts of your trip, or for planned service changes that affect stations to or from which you may be traveling.

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Celebrate May Day with a DJ Party at Cadman Park Sundayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94804 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94804#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2022 01:36:27 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94804

This Sunday afternoon, May 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 the Cadman Park Conservancy will present djFRITZo providing sounds for a party in front of the Brooklyn War Memorial (photo). The CPC says, “Bring your family, friends, blanket, and a picnic!”

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Open Thread Wednesdayhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94798 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94798#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:08:43 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94798

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

Photo: Martha Foley

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E-Waste Recycling Event This Sunday at First Unitarian Church: Drop Off Your Working and Non-Working Electronicshttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94780 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94780#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2022 01:27:27 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94780

 

After you drop off your new or gently used children’s goods at Pierrepont Park this Sunday (see last post), head over to the First Unitarian Church on Pierrepont St. to drop off your working and non-working electronics between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Dig out all those old cellphones and laptops taking up space in your drawers and closets. And remember: It’s illegal to throw out your electronics in the trash.

From the Lower East Side Ecology Center:

Items accepted:

Computers (laptops & desktops, servers, mainframes)
Monitors (CRT and flatscreen)
Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
Tablets and e-readers
Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
Printers under 100 pounds, scanners, fax machines, etc
TVs, VCRs, DVRs, DVD & Blu-ray Players
Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
Portable music players
Audio-visual equipment
Video-games
Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

Items NOT accepted:

Batteries (except lead-acid batteries from UPS (uninterrupted power supplies) systems,
rechargeable batteries can be dropped off for recycling at any store that sells them, also check out IKEA and Staples stores for battery recycling.
Media, such as disks, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, etc.
Please visit greendisk.com to purchase a shipping label to get these items recycled.
For more information, visit our FAQ’s .
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Spring Into Service This Sunday with BHA: Bring New or Gently Used Children’s Books, Clothes, Strollers, Etc. to Pierrepont Playgroundhttp://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94771 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/94771#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:46:09 +0000 http://brooklynheightsblog.com/?p=94771

From the Brooklyn Heights Association:

May 1, 10:30 AM | Pierrepont Playground

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event we are bringing our day of service back – this year bigger and better!

The BHA is offering you a few different ways to support our community, along with other Brooklynites in need. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Donate gently used children’s supplies

From 10:30am to 12:30pm on Sunday May 1st at Pierrepont Playground, the BHA will be hosting a book drive for the Brooklyn Book Bodega. Bring us your gently used and new books for ages 0-18 including foreign language, dual language, and nonfiction books. Please no religious, textbooks, activity books, encyclopedias, broken, or missing pages books. Here is a list of popular book requests. If you would like to volunteer to help us sort and organize the books as they come in please email us at info@thebha.org .

We will also be collecting children’s items for Little Essentials which offers at-risk families living in poverty urgently needed children’s supplies and parenting education to promote the health, wellbeing and safety of their children under five years of age.

We can accept:

• Diapers (opened packs are okay).
• Wipes, diaper cream, baby body wash (unopened).
• New/unopened infant hygiene items like shampoo, soap, etc.
• Spring/Summer Clothing and shoes (size newborn to 5 years) – we cannot accept off-season clothing.
• Pack ‘n plays and bassinets.
• Car seats – infant, toddler, booster (click here to review waiver) sanitized/no crumbs or stains.
• Baby carriers and slings.
• Strollers – single and double (no jogging strollers; sanitized/no crumbs or stains; snap and go strollers must come with car seat).
• Ikea and Fresh Direct bags – new/used bags needed for transporting items to the families we serve.
• Paper towels (unopened) and rubber bands.

Please keep in mind all items should be new or very gently used.

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