Manhattan Based Blogger Likes Iris Cafe in Willowtown

Upper West Side based blogger Tracy Kaler recently visited Iris Cafe in Willowtown. After schlepping all the way here, she posted a positive review. She liked it! She really liked it! Take that, Manhattan!

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Ethan Hawke Film “Maggie’s Plan” Messing Up Parking This Week on Hicks Street

Boerum Hill resident Ethan Hawke’s movie “Maggie’s Plan” will be shooting on Hicks Street tomorrow and Wednesday. That would be all fine and dandy if the streets weren’t a slushy mess, alternate side parking rules are back in effect and the production is taking up all the spots south of Clark Street. Don’t get us […]

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Nicholas Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn to Speak at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday

This Thursday evening, March 5 starting at 6:30 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times op-ed columnist, and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, formerly with the Times where she also won a Pulitzer (she and Kristof won it jointly for their reporting on Tiananmen Square) and now with Mid-Market Securities, an investment banking […]

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Who’s The Boss? Bob!

From our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: Beautiful Bob is making the most of his second chances, seizing life by the horns and making his presence known! This two-year-old tuxedo was rescued from Animal Care and Control’s nightly euthanasia list.  Originally found dumped in an apartment lobby, this boy is gregarious, fearless, […]

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Squibb Park Footbridge Repairs Will Cost $700K, Truth To Cost More

Whatever structural engineering issues are keeping the fancy $5 million Squibb Park Bridge (aka “Bouncy Bridge”) closed until spring must be pretty serious: repairing the distinctively bouncy pedestrian footbridge that failed after only a year will cost about $700,000, and it’s unclear when if ever the public will find out what exactly went wrong. That’s the […]

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Housing Opponents Swarm Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. Board Meeting, Channeling Spike Lee

Opponents of the new residential buildings being constructed at the north and south ends of Brooklyn Bridge Park were out in full force at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation’s (BBP) board meeting Thursday (2/26). The gathering of upwards of 70 remained mostly polite but — as has been the case in other recent BBP meetings — […]

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5 Key Points Made at the Brooklyn Heights Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting

We went, we tweeted, we went home and posted this while warming up a nice packaged Fresh Direct meal. Yes, we’re living the dream here at BHB. But there were other “reporters” at the group’s annual confab and here are 5 key points or, as we believe is the vernacular, “takeaways”: 1) Judy Stanton is […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic is back from its winter break. Tomorrow evening (Thursday, February 26) starting at 8:00 there will be a “Here and Now” concert featuring works by composers Charles Wuorinen, Earle Brown, Ben Weber, Morton Feldman, and Elliott Carter, performed by Michael Nicolas on cello and Aleck Karis on piano. Friday evening, February 27, at 8:00 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Again this weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, February 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 3, there will be no 4 train service in either direction between Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan and New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn. This means no service on the 4/5 platform at Borough Hall, as 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 2/25/15

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also, feel free to add any relevant news links about Brooklyn Heights or related stories you think are interesting in the comments below!

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