Brooklyn Beep Adams to Convert Borough Hall into a LEED Certified Showplace

For those of you who may have been thinking – “what’s that Eric Adams up to” comes at least one answer. He’s going green! We received this presser Sunday afternoon announcing the Beep’s plan to make Borough Hall a LEED certified building.

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Lost dog in Brooklyn Bridge Park

This from our good friends at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition: “I was riding my bike near Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday and we found this little poodle / bichon sprinting down the street after nearly getting hit by a car. I’m pretty sure he’s really home sick. No tag or chip.” Please email BrooklynBridgeAnimals@yahoo.com if [...]

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Hipsters Flocking to #Smorgasburg Don’t Seem to Faze Joralemon Street Residents

Upon the arrival of the Floating Pool Lady in 2007, some Joralemon Street residents were upset about the sudden influx of shirtless and bikini clad newcomers to the area. Now, 7 years later, the hipster food orgy known as Smorgasburg has moved in to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. What appears to have changed is [...]

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192 Columbia Heights Site of Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights Writer’s Nest on the Block for $16 Million

Norman Mailer’s nautically themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights is far more famous than the “writer’s nest” he kept down the street at number 192. This week, the entire brownstone went on the block for a potentially record setting $16 million. Former Granite Broadcasting CEO Don Cornwell and his wife Saundra are the sellers. It’s [...]

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Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour Dates Announced

Our pals at Gotham Side Walks have a full slate of tours scheduled for this season, including their very popular Bike Brooklyn Baseball history tour on April 26 and May 10.

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates the Dodgers with Paint Your Own Jersey Day

News 12 Brooklyn reports on a fun day for kids at the BHS yesterday celebrating the Brooklyn Dodgers:

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Man Documents Spring’s Arrival In and Around Brooklyn Heights While Riding a Longboard

YouTube user Hugo Viera has posted a video, shot today (4/12), of a longboard ride he took from the Lower East Side through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. It’s like Karl Junkersfeld on wheels(errrr sumthin’).

Watch after the jump.

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Annual Pierrepont Street Park Egg Hunt Scheduled For Saturday 4/19/14

Brooklyn Heights Playgrounds will hold its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 at 10am. The event is free and 100% fun for all.

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Electeds to de Blasio: Slow the Roll on Brooklyn Bridge Park Housing

News broke earlier this week of a letter sent to Mayor de Blasio from area electeds asking him to reevaluate and slow down plans for housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park:

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BHA Events: “Vision Zero” Workshop April 24; BHA Social! April 29; House Tour May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association has a full schedule of events over the coming thirty days. On Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Plymouth Church there will be a public workshop, sponsored by the NYC DOT, on Mayor de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic fatalities. All are welcome, and if you [...]

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Carol Grimaldi, Co-Founder of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Dies at 75

NBC New York reports that Grimaldi’s Pizzeria co-founder Carol Grimaldi has passed away at age 75 after battling cancer. In 1990 she co-founded the eatery with her husband, Patsy; it became so famous that lines stretched around the block daily. The couple eventually sold the business to retire, with new ownership moving Grimaldi’s a few [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 4/11/14

Welcome to a special edition of the police blotter, special because it’s on Friday.

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s spring, really spring, so you may feel like getting outside and doing a little gardening. The Poplar Street Community Garden is having their first Workday of the season this Saturday, April 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. The Garden is located at Poplar and Hicks streets. Bring your own pruning shears, or use theirs. [...]

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DJs Andrew Andrew, Appearing At BRIC Arts Media House Saturday, Talk About Lena Dunham Being Topless

NYC celebrity DJs Andrew Andrew will be appearing at the BRIC Arts Media House this Saturday (4/12) for its Future Future event. We’ve been fans of the identically dressed duo for years and their banter on a recent BRIC TV appearance to promote their set this weekend was quite entertaining. Dressed in matching US Olympic [...]

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John Manbeck Publishes Second Crime Novella Set In Brooklyn Heights

Former Brooklyn borough historian John B. Manbeck has published his second crime novella set in Brooklyn Heights. “The Disappearance of Patricia Murphey” is available on Amazon.com for Kindle. The plot as described there: In a local restaurant that just opened in 1930, an attractive Brooklyn College student disappears after a family argument. Fears of abduction [...]

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Citibikes Gone From Clark Street Station In Brooklyn Heights

BHB contributor Teresa Genaro notes this afternoon that the Citibike stand at Clark and Henry Streets. Why?

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