Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, December 12, starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Forever Brooklyn: Brooklyn Documentary Screenings.” Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival presents a screening of five Brooklyn short documentaries celebrating the culture of Brooklyn. From 1980′s Third Avenue to contemporary media paradies, see Brooklyn’s creative spirit and energy on screen! The event [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This week’s Subway Service Alerts are virtually identical to last week’s. This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, December 12 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, December 15–there will be no service in either direction on the R and (late night) N line at Court Street or Jay Street/Metro Tech. R and N trains will be routed over [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/10/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Mrs. Fink

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Lena Dunham Stays in Brooklyn Heights, Buys $4.8 Million Apartment at 30 Henry Street

Lena Dunham and boyfriend/musician Jack Antonoff have decided to stay in Brooklyn Heights. Published reports say they’ve purchased one of the five apartments at the newly constructed 30 Henry Street condo for $4.8 million. All units in the building have been sold. There was some speculation last year that Dunham would be moving out of [...]

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Heights Cinema Owner Interview in Eagle

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema has not died. It exists, in the form of a digital projector, some seats, and sundry items, in storage. Its hoped-for re-opening, if and when it happens, will likely be somewhere outside, but not too far from, the Heights. Interviewed by Matthew Taub of Brooklyn Brief and published in the Eagle, [...]

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35 Willow Place Getting Penthouse

The structure, as it stands today, is a three-story Greek Revival style rowhouse built in 1846.

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Flash Flood Warning For Tuesday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has forwarded this message to us: Below is a message received today from Community Board 2 in anticipation of flash flooding predictions by the NYC DEP: “Due to the forecasted rain for Monday night through Tuesday night, DEP has activated its Flash Flood Emergency Plan. All chronic flooding locations will be [...]

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Kobe Wants To Sweeten Up Your Life!

Who’s sweeter than poor abandoned Kobe? We learned about this poor feline soul through the Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, who’s helping the rescue-friendly Park Slope Vet Center find this guy a home. Kobe has been living at the Park Slope Vet Center for three months, ever since his owner dropped him off to be [...]

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Vote For Best Montague Street Photo Tonight or Tomorrow

You’re invited to vote for best photo in the Montague Street BID’s photo contest. You can see the finalists here and cast your vote this evening or tomorrow at the BID’s booth in front of the Custom House, 139 Montague Street, during Downtown for the Holidays on Montague Street.

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Plymouth’s Underground Thrift Store Sale This Sunday

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store (despite its name, located upstairs at the Church; enter at 65 Hicks Street, between Orange and Cranberry) will have a special sale this Sunday, December 7, with prices of many items reduced by 50%, including on some items previously marked down. In addition to the store’s wide selection of men’s, [...]

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Squadron to Host Town Hall on “Making Albany Work for Our Neighborhoods”

State Senator Daniel Squadron will host a Town Hall Meeting next Thursday, December 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Forchelli Conference Center at the Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, 22nd floor (between Court Street and Boerum Place). The meeting’s topic will be “Reforming the State: Making Albany Work for Our Neighborhoods.” I never [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Having gone through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the seasonal commercial hype that now doesn’t even have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving to start, you may want to settle back and enjoy a classic tale that gets to the heart of the matter, no matter what holiday, if any, you’re celebrating. [...]

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Pete’s Waterfront Ale House is Changing Ownership, Adding Pizza to the Menu, Longtime Staffers “Re-interviewing” for their Jobs

For those not familiar with Pete’s Waterfront Ale House, the Atlantic Avenue bar has been a neighborhood staple for almost two decades. It is owned by Sam Barbieri, who was classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Pete’s is known for its extensive beer list, BBQ (the bar has its own smoker), homemade hot [...]

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