Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Thursday evening, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. the Broooklyn Historical Society will present another in its series of Randy Cohen’s Person Place Thing events. This one will feature Stew and Heidi Rodewald, creators of, and performers in, the musical The Total Bent. They will talk with Mr. Cohen “about life, love and music.” Admission is […]

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Crowd Atop Brooklyn Bridge Tower Yesterday Was For Police Drill

When I took a stroll out to the Promenade late yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, a friend stopped me and asked if I knew why there was what appeared to be a crowd of people on the top of the east (Manhattan side) tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. I took out my trusty little point ‘n’ shoot […]

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Author’s Night Celebrates Reading, Benefits Neighborhood School

The P.S 8 PTA will hold it’s annual author’s night on Monday, October 24th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at Superfine in Dumbo.  The organizers are calling this year a “truly babysitter-worthy event.” The theme is “Gr8 Parenting” and features New York Times columnist Ron Lieber, author of the best-selling “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids […]

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Henry St. Ale House to Pharma Bro: Take It Somewhere Else

Did anyone walk by Cadman Plaza yesterday and get an icky feeling all over? That’s because Martin Shkreli, aka the Pharma Bro, was stinking up the Eastern District federal courthouse. And what does Pharma Bro do after a hearing on his securities fraud case that could land him in federal lockup for many a years? […]

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Update on Brooklyn Bridge Park Vehicle Joyride

As a clarification to earlier news reports, we have learned the following from Brooklyn Bridge Park authorities: At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, several individuals broke into the Pier 2 Uplands maintenance and operations yard. Without keys, they turned on and drove a series of BBP’s utility vehicles and a bobcat. It appears they […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Yet again this weekend, tomorrow (Friday, October 14) at 11:45 p.m. to Monday, October 17 at 5:00 a.m., A and C trains running in both directions are being re-routed to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, so there will be no service at the High Street station. For stops in […]

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Annual Pierrepont Halloween Parade 10/29: Volunteers Needed!

Start planning your family’s coordinated Stranger Things theme costumes… The Annual Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is Saturday, October 29th! Parade starts around 10:30ish, followed by the bake sale and “playground fun”. They are still looking for volunteers, so if you’re interested, visit the online signup form and add your name. Looks like they still need […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This Friday evening, October 14 at 8:00, Bargemusic will present violinist Kinga Augustyn (photo) playing works by Telemann, Paganini, and Carter. On Saturday evening, October 15 at 8:00, pianist Adam Golka, with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, under the direction of Eli Spindel, will perform works by Arturo Rodriguez, Webern, Takemitsu, and Bach. On Sunday […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Joyrider Steals Construction Vehicle, Wreaks Havoc at BBP

Never a dull day at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. NBC New York reports that at around 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a vandal stole a bulldozer (CBS Local calls it a forklift) and drove it through Pier 2, toppling a parks police truck and damaging other items at the site. Police believe a construction worker left […]

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