Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House Open Now Through October 30

The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Designer Show House, located this year at 145 Columbia Heights (photo), is open now through October 30. Mary Frost in The Eagle gives us an inside look at the rooms and the people involved. Unfortunately, the 1839 vintage house is not wheelchair accessible. Tickets for tours are $40 for individuals, $35 […]

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Center for Brooklyn History Hosts Oklahoma Teacher Who Resigned After Giving Students Access to Banned Books through Brooklyn Public Library

As a highlight to its celebration of Banned Books Week, the Brooklyn Public Library will present on Saturday, September 24 at its Center for Brooklyn History, “The Battle for the Right to Read What You Want,” a discussion featuring Summer Boismier, an Oklahoma teacher who resigned after controversy erupted because she had provided students with […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend — late Friday evening, September 23 to early Monday morning, September 26 — Manhattan bound F trains will be re-routed over the A/C line from Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street. Consequently, there will be no Manhattan bound service at York Street in DUMBO, but extra Manhattan bound service at High Street. Meanwhile, […]

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Year’s Final Open Streets Montague This Saturday

The final Open Streets Montague for 2022, sponsored by Montague Street BID and the Brooklyn Heights Association, takes place this Saturday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 PM. All parked cars must be moved from Montague between Clinton Street and Hicks Street before noon; an emergency lane will be open during the event. This Open […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Book Festival: Children’s Day on Sat., Oct. 1, Festival Day on Sun., Oct. 2

The Brooklyn Book Festival is a can’t miss, best of Brooklyn, why we live here, what’s not to like, fun for all, books are not dead, no they’re magic! annual event that has something for everyone. Here are just a few highlights from the many planned events. Jazzed and Poetic Sunday, Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m., […]

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Does Adams Want to Keep Existing BQE? Repair Plans Announced; Public Discussion Forums Coming

According to Cate Corcoran in Brownstoner, “It seems the mayor has made up his mind.” He wants to repair the triple cantilevered section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that sits below Brooklyn Heights and leave it and the rest of the highway as is, while mitigating the damage the BQE has done to other neighborhoods with […]

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Bossert on the Block

The auction block, that is. After many projected opening dates, the last of which we noted here, we now have word from Raanan Geberer in The Eagle that because of its owner’s default on a mortgage. Thanks to reader Cassie Von Montague for the link to the story. As the Eagle story notes, the building […]

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Multidisciplinary Performance at Columbus Park Tuesday

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20, starting at 5:00 PM, in front of Fred Wilson’s sculpture “Mind Forged Manacles/Manacled Minds,” located in Columbus Park (between Cadman Plaza West and East, near the end of Pierrepont Street), Julian Louis Phillips will present a free multidisciplinary performance inspired by Mr. Wilson’s art. “The performance combines speeches from African and […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This weekend’s alerts look like those from last week. For the entire weekend, late Friday evening, September 16 to early Monday morning, September 19, there will be no Brooklyn bound service at High Street, as A and C trains will be diverted to the F line between West 4th Street-Washington Square in Manhattan to Jay […]

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