Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s lots of music in and around Brooklyn Heights this coming weekend (Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26). On Friday evening, starting at 8:00, Bargemusic will present pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan playing works by Mr. Andres, Beethoven, and Brahms. On Saturday evening at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again there are no planned disruptions directly and seriously affecting service at any local stations this (Friday evening, April 24 to Monday morning, April 27) weekend. C trains will be running on a reduced schedule; approximately once every fifteen minutes. Late nights (11:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) the following week (Monday, April 27 to […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Delights

Last weekend’s Brooklyn Folk Festival, presented by Down Home Radio Show and Jalopy Theater, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church presented a diverse and, on the whole, excellent group of musicians. Wyndham Baird (photo), just back from a tour of England and Scotland, sang a variety of folk and blues songs, accompanying himself […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Slow Zone, Bikes on C.B. 2 Transportation Committee Agenda Tuesday Evening

Community Board 2’s Transportation Committee will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, April 21) evening at 6:00 in the first floor board room at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street. According to C.B. 2: The agenda … includes presentations by the DOT on proposals for a Brooklyn Heights Slow Zone, extension of the bicycle network on Schermerhorn Street, […]

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Planning Meeting Tonight for the Brooklyn Heights Library

Michael Randazzo sends us the following: The Brooklyn Public Library invites all to join the second community brainstorming session in the Brooklyn Heights Branch’s first floor auditorium, 280 Cadman Plaza West, at 6:30 p.m tonight. The purpose is to discuss plans for the interior layout of the proposed new Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. Representatives of […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Tuesday evening, April 21, starting at 6:30 BHS will present a panel discussion, offered in partnership with Downtown Rising Working Group, featuring speakers from community advocacy organizations, developers, academic institutions, and others on the topic “The Rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn: Ten Years Later.” The panel will explore the future of Downtown Brooklyn with the […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Brooklyn Heights Association will have another of its “BHA Social!” events at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church this Friday evening, April 17 starting at 7:30 p.m. This is in conjunction with the start of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. The BHA event is free, with beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets for […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Evacuated Today After Gunfire Reported

Update: The shooter has been arrested; fortunately, no one was shot. Thanks to reader “Bornhere” for the tip. Details are sketchy, but Gothamist reports that there were unconfirmed reports of gunfire at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 (photo) this afternoon. Brooklyn Heights resident Thomas Hynes is quoted as saying he heard gunshots, and that there […]

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Rude Awakening-P. S. 8 Waitlists 40% of Kindergarten Applicants

It’s official. For the first time, P.S. 8 has a wait-list for Kindergarten.  Placements  were announced Tuesday morning and for many families it was a rude awakening.  Just before Spring break there was a glimmer of hope.  Sources suggested that public reaction to the decision to cut back to five Kindergarten classes had created enough […]

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