Change of Command at 84th Precinct

DNA Info reports that Detective Inspector Sergio Centa, who has commanded the 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and nearby areas, since September, 2014, left Thursday to take command of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick. He there succeeded his predecessor as commander of the 84th, D.I. Maximo Tolentino. D.I. Centa’s successor as […]

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“Descension” by Anish Kapoor Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, Indian born, London resident artist Anish Kapoor is bringing one of his typically large creations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as Artnet News reports. “Descension” (photo: anishkapoor.com) is twenty six feet in diameter and is described in the Artnet News piece as being “made by pairing an all-natural […]

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Homeland Shoot on Livingston and Schermerhorn Sunday

Apparently the “big bangs” we were warned about last Sunday were just a warm-up for what the Brooklyn Heights Association tells us will come this Sunday: a full-scale shoot of Homeland will take place this Sunday, February 19 from (yes!) 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (we’re hoping these early and late times are just precautionary) […]

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Stuff-A-Sack Sale at Plymouth Church Thrift Store

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church is holding its semi-annual “stuff-a-sack” sale for the next two Sundays, February 19 and 26. For $25 per sack, you can fill your sack with winter designer clothing for men, women, and children. Sales support anti-slavery and human trafficking causes. For fiscal year 2016-2017, the Underground Thrift Shop […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

No, it’s not a grade for the whole system this long Presidents’ Day weekend or the week after. The only planned service disruption directly affecting local stations during the holiday weekend–from 10:30 p.m. Friday, February 17 to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 21–is the diversion of F trains in both directions to the Q line between […]

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Kids’ Day at the Cat Cafe

This Saturday, February 18th, the Brooklyn Cat Cafe will welcome kids (and of course kits) for a reading with author Max Goodman from 11 am to 3 pm. Goodman will read from his book The Secret Life of Lilykins at noon and at 2 pm, and other activities will include cat-themed crafts, games, and pictures with […]

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Register Now for Eileen Dugan Memorial 5K Run Saturday, April 8

Eileen C. Dugan (1945-1996) represented Brooklyn Heights and nearby neighborhoods in the State Assembly from 1981 until her death. She was instrumental in creating the legal groundwork for the establishment of Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the past eighteen years a five kilometer run, named in her honor, has started and ended in Brooklyn Bridge Park. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Martha Foley

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BHS Presents Valentine’s Evening Readings

On Valentine’s Day evening–this Tuesday, February 14–starting at 7:00 p.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society will present readings by two author-couples: Isaac Fitzgerald and Alice Sola Kim; and Jessie Chaffee and Brendan Kiely. The event is presented in partnership with the Franklin Park Reading Series, and the discussion will be moderated by its curator, Penina Roth. […]

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Big Bangs on Livingston Tomorrow, Sunday, February 12

We have the following from Notify NYC: Notification issued 2/11/17 at 3:09 PM. A media production with simulated explosions will take place on Livingston Street between Court Street and Boerum Place in Brooklyn on Sunday, 2/12. The stunt will occur four (4) times between 9 AM and 1 PM. NYPD and FDNY will be on […]

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