Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — Friday, February 1 to Monday, February 4 — is a “green light” weekend, as there are no planned service changes that directly affect service at any local stations. The green light will stay in effect for the following work week — Monday, February 4 to Friday, February 8. Each night that week, […]

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Levin: “[T]here Has to be a Better Way” for BQE Repair

City Council Member Stephen Levin was interviewed on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and had this to say about the City Department of Transportation’s plan for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation: Robert Moses’ infrastructure projects created all types of massive havoc around New York City, divided communities and really displaced thousands of people. As we’re looking towards […]

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“A Kill To A View”: Will The New BQE Block Views From The Brooklyn Bridge?

The lede is a killer indeed, and some readers are no doubt murderously angry at the prospect of losing the stunning views of Manhattan from the iconic Bridge. The Post reports that BQE rehabilitation plans call for “an unsightly roadway over and perpendicular to the Brooklyn Bridge — obscuring the stunning Manhattan skyline from its […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Grace Church Winterfair Saturday

This Saturday, February 2, Grace Church, 254 Hicks Street (corner of Hicks and Grace Court) will hold its annual Winterfair. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., you may shop for children’s clothes and toys, men’s and women’s clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl discs, sporting equipment, plants, flowers, furniture, housewares and tchatchkes. Carl Weisser will do […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and the Brooklyn Historical Society will celebrate with a series of events illuminating aspects of Black history, both local and national. The series will begin early, this Wednesday evening, January 30 from 6:30 to 8:00, with a discussion of a vicious crime in 1946 against a Black decorated war veteran […]

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String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Violinist Paul Huang at St. Ann’s Church Saturday

This coming Saturday, February 2, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and violinist Paul Huang (photo, by Marco Borggreve) will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets (enter from Clinton) beginning at 8:00 P.M. for a concert featuring Mr. Huang as soloist on Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto, followed by jazz […]

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Times Reports on BHA’s BQE Plan; Guarded But Positive DOT Response

Today’s New York Times reports that the alternative routing for the for the temporary highway to be used during reconstruction of the portion of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights, proposed by the Brooklyn Heights Association has, at least in an initial form, been revealed. Scroll down in the linked Times story, past the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend, from 11:45 PM Friday, January 25 to 5:00 AM, Monday, January 28, there will be no 4 train service in either direction between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Because 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends, this means there will be no service at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall. Alternate service to and from […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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