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Shop Small? Find Out What Can Be Done To Fight “Mallification” At BHS Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, November 29 starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malls vs. Bodegas: Resisting the Suburbanization of the City.” This panel discussion will be moderated by Paul Goldberger, contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Admission is $5, or free for BHS members. Make reservations and more information here.

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Why Does New York Make It So Hard to Vote? Find Out Tonight!

Ever wonder why New York makes it so hard to vote?* Do you think automatic voter registration just makes common sense? Do you dream of the day you can vote by mail in your sweatpants? Voting Rights/Reform groups Let NY Vote and Common Cause are hosting a free “People’s Hearing” on election reform tonight at […]

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S.O.B. Performs Mahler’s 4th at St. Ann’s Church Saturday

This Saturday evening, December 1 at 8:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, which delights in its acronym, will present Gustav Mahler’s great Fourth Symphony, with its vocal part performed by soprano Lauren Michelle (photo), winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer […]

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BHA Presents Alternative BQE Plan to DOT

As reported by the Eagle’s Mary Frost, representatives of the Brooklyn Heights Association met with Polly Trottenberg, Commissioner of the City’s Department of Transportation, and DOT engineers, to urge DOT to consider alternatives to a plan that would close the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for a minimum of six years and replace it with a six […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 9:45 this evening (Friday, November 23) to 5:00 AM Monday, November 26 there will be no service from High Street to Manhattan, as Manhattan bound A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between Jay Street-MetroTech and West 4th Street. All other trains serving local stations should be running […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins this evening — Friday, November 23 at 7:00 — with pianist Olga Vinokur playing works by Scarlatti, Scriabin, Debussy, and Chopin. On Saturday evening November 24 at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon November 25 at 4:00, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein (photo), along with members of the Semplice Players, will perform works by […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We at BHB wish all of you and yours a happy, sumptuous, and romaine-free Thanksgiving. The photo, by your correspondent, is of Zelda, a hen turkey who wandered Battery Park for many years. I first spotted her, and took the photo, on November 17, 2006. Given the date, I posted her photo on my blog […]

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CDC Warns, Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce

Don’t forget to eat your vegetables this Thanksgiving just NOT Romaine lettuce. The NY Times reports the CDC and has issued a “stern and sweeping advisory” linking the greens to an outbreak of a particularly virulent strain of E. coli bacteria. To date, thirty two people across eleven states have been sickened, several hospitalized. Out of an […]

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