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Paping Soapbox Derby – DEAD!

The Paping Soapbox Derby, which was scheduled for August 23 here in Brooklyn Heights has been killed.  A cryptic email sent out by organizer John Meijas arrived in the BHB Inbox late last night:

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The Homer Fink Show: John Meijas, Founder Paping Soapbox Derby

Friend of BHB and founder of the Paping Soapbox Derby John Meijas will be the first guest on the first ever Homer Fink Show (LIVE today at 5pm).  For this outing we’re trying out Blog Talk Radio. BHB has announced that it will field an entry in this year’s race which takes place on August […]

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Paping Soap Box Derby’s John Meijas

The cars have wacky names like "Birch Beetle" and "Flying Armoire" but this year's fourth annual Paping Soap Box Derby (held on July 15) was serious business — serious fun that is!  We have to say it's the most natural use of the nabe's notorious "Suicide Hill". (Watch highlights) BHB got a chance to have […]

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Soapbox Derby Pops Up in Bronx

The Paping Soapbox Derby, which began on Brooklyn Heights’ “Suicide Hill” a few years ago until it moved away due to a variety of issues,  has found a new home in the Bronx.  The race happened last Saturday and Boogie Downer was there: Boogie Downer: Turns out that the Paping Soapbox Derby is now in […]

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Is it Over Yet? 2008 in Review: July – September

The Third Quarter of 2008 was not only chock full o’ news, it also marked the highest traffic in BHB history more than doubling the audience the site had in Q3 2007.  Here are the stories the held Brooklyn Heights’ interest:

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Soapbox Derby Coming Back to Brooklyn Heights

This just in from Paping Soapbox Derby organizer John Meijas: The Paping Soapbox Derby 2008 will take place Sat Aug 23 in wonderful Brooklyn Hts. NYC! The website will be updated within the next week with details and directions. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to write me. Live […]

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Wacky Kids Skate Watchtower Hill

While the Paping Soapbox Derby may no longer be allowed to roll down “Watchtower Hill”, it won’t stop “those crazy kids” from “shredding” down on their skateboards. And oh yeah…. when we were kids we didn’t wear helmets… which explains a lot about my generation (aka Generation Ecch).

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B’Paper Writer Hangs with Watchtower

 In this week's Heights Lowdown, Brooklyn Paper columnist Juliana Bunim visits with the Jehovah's Witnesses. Brooklyn Paper: The Witnesses Next Door: Inside the Brooklyn Heights “Kingdom Hall,” which is on Willow Street near Orange Street, there were no crucifixes or images of any kind — only a simple auditorium and an unassuming pulpit for speakers. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

Hello Patriots! It's OTW… this week: Fireworks tonight, best viewed from the Promenade or your roof. This year's innovation: nautical shells.   Watchtower puts the kabosh on Paping Soapbox Derby… can't we ever have fun in Brooklyn Heights?  Been to the Floating Pool Lady?   Five Guys mania!  TwoFones has an iPhone, do you?  …and whatever […]

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Watchtower to Soap Box Derby: NOT ON OUR HILL!

John Mejias the organizer of the annual Paping Soapbox Derby that has wowed spectators on the steep Columbia Heights hill for the last couple of years, tells BHB that it will not take place in Brooklyn Heights this year.  The organizers of the race, which features homemade racers bearing names like "The Armoire", attempted to […]

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