Collapsing Scaffolding Injures Three at Court and Joralemon

The Daily News reports that scaffolding being taken down from the building at Court and Joralemon streets that houses a Starbucks and is adjacent to an entrance to the Borough Hall subway station collapsed at about 11:00 AM this morning (Saturday, April 14), causing minor injuries to three pedestrians. Two of them were taken to […]

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Final Weekend of Voting for Participatory Budget Community Projects

District 33 Council member Stephen Levin would like to remind you it’s that time of your when you can decide how to spend 1.5 million dollars in our community. The only two requirements to vote in Participatory Budgeting are that you live in a participating district and be in 6th grade or at least 11 years […]

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The High Cost of Not Shopping Local

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal published a story about the effects of shopping online vs. shopping in our neighborhoods. The story focuses on our own Sammy Atef of Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street; the writer is, like many of us are or were, a loyal customer, one who had so far resisted, unlike many […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

After a week’s reprieve, the F train/D train do-si-do is back. From 9:30 PM Friday, April 13 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 16, F trains will be re-routed to the D line and D trains re-routed to the F in both directions, between West 4th Street and Stillwell Avenue. For F stops in Manhattan up […]

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Poplar Street Community Garden Workday Saturday

Our friends at Poplar Street Community Garden have sent us this message: We will indeed have another workday in the Poplar St. Community Garden this coming Saturday 4-14 (noon to 3pm). With the compost now turned and going onto plots and other growing areas, we’ll next give the roses their spring pruning, check the fruiting […]

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Bargemusic this Weekend

Bargemusic begins the weekend Friday evening, April 13 at 8:00 with a concert that melds baroque music with jazz instruments — something I’ve long thought appropriate — as Daniel Schnyder on saxophone, David Taylor on bass trombone, and Mark Peskanov on violin, perform works by Mr. Schnyder and by G.F. Handel (image; by Balthasar Denner […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Your Days of Perelandra Lunch Deprivation Are Over

After several months of renovation, Perelandra is back to serving lunch–and maybe more importantly, coffee–to the neighborhood. The new space will include a hot buffet, made-to-order sandwiches, and prepared meals, in addition to old standbys like a fresh juice and smoothie bar. Among the new items on the vegan menu: Smoky pulled jackfruit with red cabbage […]

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Mr. Video III’s Raf Perez in the Sunday Times

The legacy of Raf Perez and Mr. Video III lives on. Raf was profiled here at BHB in 2016. In this Sunday’s New York Times, Fabrice Robinet, a Mr. Video III customer who spent “many an hour” there, writes about the phasing out of DVD’s and the loss of bonus features and director’s commentaries that come with them. Of […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 PM Friday, April 6 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 9, we have the usual, until some time this summer, cancellation of 2 or 3 train service in either direction (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall). As usual, during the absence of 2/3 service, […]

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