Goodbye, Brooklyn Heights: 33 Things I’ll Miss About the ‘Hood

BHB Guest post By Whitney Matheson This week I’m packing up the cozy Brooklyn Heights apartment I’ve called home for the last six years. Though I’m incredibly excited about the changes ahead – I got a job teaching journalism in Tennessee – I’m sad to leave the neighborhood I’ve grown to love so much. The [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 11/19/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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NY Times’ Sunday Routine in Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times’ “Sunday Routine,” which covers the mundane of the rich and famous, turns its eye toward Brooklyn Heights’ own designer and event planner David Stark, who namechecks a couple local hotspots: “I often will go play tennis at the Tennis Center in Prospect Park. I’ll play for an hour or so, and [...]

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Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour This Saturday November 22, 2014

We walk for the last time this year on Saturday November 22!

Buy tickets here.

Details after the jump.

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Danish Christmas Fair This Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark; you can spot it by the ship’s bell in front), is holding its annual Christmas Fair this weekend, Saturday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Fair will take place [...]

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Some French Guy Got by the NYPD and Climbed the Brooklyn Bridge Sunday

Jonathon Souid, a 23 year old French tourist, slithered by the NYPD Sunday afternoon and climbed up the Brooklyn Bridge to snap some photos. However, the law did catch up with him and he was arrested and taken to the 84th precinct. He might be charged with criminal trespass: NYDN: He snapped photos Sunday while [...]

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BHB Guest Post: P.S. 8 PTA on Overcrowding at the School

The editors of the Brooklyn Heights Blog asked us, co-presidents of the PTA of PS8, to author a guest post on our upcoming public meeting about overcrowding at PS8. We’re happy to have the opportunity to explain a bit more about why we’re organizing the meeting and what people can expect. First, the details: Plymouth [...]

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Promenade Garden Conservancy Bake Sale Saturday

The Promenade Garden Conservancy will hold its ever-popular bake sale (photo, by Mrs. Fink, shows goods on sale at the May 2013 event) tomorrow (Saturday, November 15) on the Promenade near the Montague Street entrance from 9:30 a.m. to noon, or “until the last crumb is sold.” The Conservancy is a public-private partnership between the [...]

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San Francisco’s ALT School Coming to Brooklyn Heights

The San Francisco based ALT School, founded by Max Ventilla an entrepreneur and former Googler, will be opening at 82 Montague Street next Fall. The school is accepting applications for PreK- 8th grade now and will be hosting information sessions on Wednesday December 3rd. The Brooklyn Heights ALT School will have 3-4 classrooms consisting of [...]

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Guest Post: The Brooklyn Bridge Park No Longer Needs the Money – What Now?

People for Green Space Inc., makes their case against housing at Pier 6 in this BHB exclusive guest post.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

There’s a story that, at the premiere performance of Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica, about halfway through the first movement someone in the audience yelled, “I’ll pay another Kreutzer to make the damned thing stop!” To be fair, it was the final piece in a very long program, and Eroica is a work today beloved by [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

There’s heavy maintenance work on the 2 and 3 lines in both directions this weekend–11:00 p.m. Friday, November 14 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 17, so during this time there will be no service in either direction at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall. To get to or from Manhattan or [...]

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The Mystery of Katrina of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Proposal is Solved

As previously reported, over the weekend someone posted a giant banner facing the Brooklyn Heights Promenade asking someone name Katrina to marry him. Well, this morning via the BHB inbox that mystery was solved. The brave lad asking for Katrina’s hand in marriage is writer/producer/actor John Buffalo Mailer, Brooklyn Heights native and son of long [...]

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