Repast Baroque Ensemble Performs Goldberg Variations At First Unitarian Tuesday Evening

On Tuesday evening, May 24, at 8:00, at the McKinney Chapel of the First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), the Repast Baroque Ensemble (photo) will perform J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. The Goldbergs are usually played on solo piano; Repast will do a version arranged for chamber ensemble. Tickets are $35 […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Tomorrow (Friday, May 20) evening at 8:00, Bargemusic presents pianist Adam Neiman playing works of Frederic Chopin (image). On Saturday evening, May 21, at 8:00 and on Sunday afternoon, May 22, at 4:00, the Aspen String Trio, along with pianist Rita Sloan, will perform works by Brahms. Details for each concert and buy tickets here. […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights And Vicinity

Same old, same old: From 11:45 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, May 23 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Bowling Green in Manhattan, and 5 trains do not serve Brooklyn on weekends During the same […]

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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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Bonnie Burke Is Doing Alright!

Like many of you dear neighbors, I knew Bonnie Burke as the ebullient waitress at Henry’s End, who always wore elaborate dangles on her ears and a dazzling smile on her face. Whoever you were, she just seemed so happy to see you, and whatever dish you chose, her reaction was always an enthusiastic “Alright!” […]

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City Argues Pier Six Towers Plan May Proceed Despite State Disapproval

Crain’s reports that City Hall has issued a statement to the effect that the planned development of two residential towers at Pier Six in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including an affordable housing component and space for a pre-school, may proceed despite its having failed to win the approval of the Empire State Development Corporation. According to […]

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Heights Kids to Close in July

To the dismay of grandparents, parents and children in the neighborhood, Heights Kids, located on Pineapple Walk, will sell its last toys and shut its doors by the end of July. Owner Darek Cegielski spoke about the situation today. Q.  Why are you closing the business? A.  Well, a number of factors. It’s very tough […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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State Scuttles Pier Six Towers Plan; Park Execs Got Hefty Raises

Politico New York reports that the Empire State Development Corporation, controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo and with authority over development at Brooklyn Bridge Park, has decided not to approve a proposed modification to the Park’s plan that would have allowed construction of two residential towers, including a substantial affordable housing component and a space for […]

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Scenes and Music From Willowtown Fair

The weather forecast for Saturday afternoon was threatening, but the rain held off for the duration of this year’s Willowtown Fair. Artists were busy painting young faces and arms. Iris Cafe sold tacos and roasted corn on the cob, and kids frolicked on a bouncy castle. Video and more photos after the jump. Under overcast […]

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