Have You Seen Fay Livingstone?

Notify NYC has alerted us to a missing person last seen in our neighborhood. Fay Livingstone (photo) was last seen yesterday (Friday, October 5) at about 9:52 AM, near Court and Remsen streets. She is 5’5″ tall, weighs about 120 pounds, and has gray hair. When last seen she was wearing a black leather jacket, […]

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City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 9:45 PM Friday,October 5 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 8, 3 trains will replace the 4 in Brooklyn. We’re not sure if they will be using the 2/3 or the 4 platform at Borough Hall, though we suspect the former. That means no service in either direction on the 4/5 platforms (no […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow (Friday, October 5) evening at 7:00 when flutist Brandon George (photo) and guitarist Jordan Dodson, of the Semplice Players, will perform works by Bach, Debussy, Robert Beaser, Roland Dyens, and Piazolla. On Saturday evening, October 6 at 6:00, violinist Semmy Stahlhammer will play the first of a series of concerts presenting […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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BHA to DOT on BQE: “Back to the Drawing Board”

The Brooklyn Heights Association has issued a statement, following last Thursday evening’s meeting with City Department of Transportation representatives, at which many Heights residents expressed strong opposition to the DOT’s “innovative” plan for the needed reconstruction of the cantilevered portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below the Heights that would involve building a temporary six […]

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Clark Street Elevator Hell

Thanks to newly-revived Gothamist, we get this bit of NYC nightmare-come-to-true: I hope that none of you happened to be on the far right Clark Street station elevator around 10 am this morning. Because, despite what seems like endless repairs and replacements and closures, that elevator stopped and wouldn’t budge for an hour, to the […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Presents Gargoyle Epic Tuesday Evening

If you’re an admirer of gargoyles, the decorative, often grotesque drainage pieces that adorn many gothic, beaux arts, and art deco (see examples on 55 Pierrepont in the photo) buildings, you may wish to attend a presentation at the Brooklyn Historical Society this Tuesday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 PM. In “New York’s Gargoyles: […]

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City Will Consider Options for BQE Reconstruction

A large crowd assembled for Thursday evening’s meeting at which City Department of Transportation officials discussed plans for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. I took the photo some minutes before the program began; by the time it did there were even more standing in the back or along the sides, and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat. Service changes affecting local stations this weekend – late Friday evening, September 28 to early Monday morning, October 1 – will be the same as last weekend’s. From 9:30 PM Friday to 5:00 AM Monday all F trains are being diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue-63rd Street in Manhattan and […]

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