BBP News: At One End, Squibb Bridge to Re-Open This Wednesday / On the Other, Judge Tells BHA and BBP to Work It Out

Love it or hate it, after three years of shut-down and unanswered questions, Squibb Bridge will be back in bouncy action this Wednesday, albeit with a lot less bounce. According to today’s New York Times report: What was billed as a temporary closing dragged on for months, then years, as a successful fix eluded the bridge’s […]

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Earth Day Celebrated on Montague Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 22, there will be an Earth Day celebration on Montague Street, all the way from Court Street to the Promenade entrance. The events will begin at noon, with music by the Brooklyn United Marching Band until 1:00. Immediately following that, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM, there will be other music and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s one of those weekends. From 11:45 PM Friday, April 14 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 17 there will be no service in either direction at High Street or at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. A and C trains are being diverted to the F line between Jay Street-Metro Tech and West 4th Street, […]

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Silhouette Artist Deborah O’Connor Returning to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 21-23

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 21; Saturday, April 22; and Sunday, April 23, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are cut freehand […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic gets the weekend going on Friday evening, April 14 at 8:00 with a concert of Chopin by pianist Jeewon Park (photo). On Saturday evening, April 15 at 8:00 works by Bach, Peskanov, Schubert, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Peskanov/Lourdes Lobo will be performed by Lu Ann Peskanov on flute and Alexander Peskanov on piano. The Sunday […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns […]

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Floating Restaurant on Sailing Vessel Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Paper reports that restaurateur Alex Pincus plans to open an upscale, seafood oriented restaurant on an historic sailing vessel that will be moored to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, locared near the Park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance. The identity of the vessel hasn’t been revealed, but Pincus already has a restaurant, Grand Banks, operating […]

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Welcome back to Squibb Park Bridge

Brooklyn Paper reported today that just in time for spring, the Squibb Park Bridge will re-open. Repairs on the long-shuttered, trampoline-like walkway that connects the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the Brooklyn Bridge Park are finally finished, and park officials say they are just waiting on the paperwork so it can reopen, according to a rep for […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 PM tomorrow, Friday, April 7, to 5:00 AM Monday, April 10, there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. 5 trains, which don’t normally serve Brooklyn on weekends, will provide alternative service to and from Manhattan and to or from […]

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