Senator Squadron, Electeds Champion Parents’ Quest to Save Pop Up Pool

At a press conference on Thursday, State Senator Daniel Squadron urged the City to keep the Pop Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park open past this year until plans for a permanent pool are devised. (This season, the pool’s fifth, is meant to be its last).  Flanked by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, City Council […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. there will be a free Pier 5 Family Field Day, with potato, sack, and Hula Hoop races, parachute games, soccer skills lessons, and scrimmage games. More information here. On Sunday afternoon, August 21 from 2:00 to 5:00 the Nantucket lightship (photo), docked at Pier 6, […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

From 11:45 PM tomorrow (Friday, August 19) to 5:00 AM Monday, August 22 there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, as 2 and 3 trains will not be running to or from Brooklyn. As partial compensation for this, 5 trains, which do not […]

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This Weekend at Bargemusic

This Friday evening, August 19 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, along with winners of the Leopold Auer International Competition performing works by Vivaldi (image), Bach, Bizet/Waxman, and Brahms. On Saturday evening, August 20 at 8:00, the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet, minus the prizewinners, will play works by Juantio Becenti, Mozart, […]

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Rally for Pop-Up Pool Tomorrow at Noon

State Senator Daniel Squadron has notified us of a rally to save the much loved Pop-Up Pool (photo) in Brooklyn Bridge Park tomorrow (Thursday, August 18) starting at noon, on the Pier 2 uplands next to the pool. The rally is organized by Senator Squadron, “Love Our Pool: Families United For A Pool in Brooklyn […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Historian on Emotional Roots of American Revolution at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

Nicole Eustace, Professor of History at New York University and author of Passion is the Gale: Emotion, Power, and the Coming of the American Revolution will speak at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Thursday evening, August 18 on “1776: Revolution and Emotion”. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. This event is presented in connection with […]

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Times Covers 100 Clark St. Restoration

Yesterday’s New York Times piece is a fascinating read on the painstaking architectural endeavor behind the reconstruction of 100 Clark St., and the owner’s commitment to restore, as closely as possible, the building to its original glory. Margaret Streicker Porres, the owner of the realty company that bought the building in 2010 for $1.2M, hired Tom van den […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tomorrow (Monday, August 15) evening at 7:00, at the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, in partnership with BookCourt will present Eowyn Ivey reading from her latest novel, To the Bright Edge of the World. The event is free; books will be available for purchase and signing. Perhaps this Alaskan writer can bring […]

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Help MS8 Win iPads From DuoLingo

¡Por favor y gracias! The popular (and free) language instruction program, DuoLingo is giving away free iPads and MS8 needs your vote.  MS8’s Spanish teacher is leading the charge and explains on the contest profile page how the technology would benefit her students. “Having the technology…I would be able to create lessons that blend traditional […]

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