BHB Exclusive: Q&A w/David Kramer of Hudson Companies

Earlier this week Brooklyn Heights Blog sat down with David Kramer, a principal of Hudson Companies, in their Greenwich Village offices. Hudson Companies was recently chosen by the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Economic Development Corporation as the successful bidder for the Brooklyn Heights Library Redevelopment Project. Read the Brookyn Public Library’s documents [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Dad Outraged Over Man Who Urinated in Front of His Home and Kids

Well, if this dispatch from a BHB reader is true, we’ve reached a new low in Brooklyn Heights. Sure, any of us who grew up in New York City back in the 70s would just call this incident “Tuesday” but by today’s standards this is pretty outrageous.

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What’s Up at Gallito’s Kitchen on Montague Street?

UPDATE: Gallito’s has reopened. The food is great and things seemed to be going well for Gallito’s Kitchen [140 Montague Street] which opened last December (photo). However when we tried to order delivery on Tuesday night no one answered the phone. On Thursday night, a BHB reader tweeted this to us: @bkheightsblog Lights off, phone [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions, Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

On Friday evening, October 17 starting at 8:00, the Chiara String Quartet will present the second and last of its performances of the complete string quartets of Béla Bartók (photo) at Bargemusic. On Saturday evening at 8:00 cellist Martti Rousi will perform the first three of Bach’s six cello suites; on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 [...]

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Throwback Thursday: George Clooney Yucks It Up at Van Sickel Salon While Filming Burn After Reading

It’s Throwback Thursday and this entry from October 3, 2007 is all about the recently married George Clooney’s visit to Middagh Street’s Van Sickel Salon while in the nabe filming the Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading.

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Brooklyn Heights Parents Alarmed by Suspicious Woman Accosting Kids in Cadman Plaza Park

We received this dispatch Wednesday evening from a BHB tipster/parent. A note of caution, we have not verified the identity of the person who wrote the original email. We will also be checking with the 84th precinct to confirm that a report was placed. However, let this serve as notice that regardless of the veracity [...]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fleet footed Mercury, god of transportation, smiles on us again this weekend (though my wife says he’s in one of his dread retrograde phases, so look out for unplanned problems) as there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations. For the umpteenth time, though, if you’re [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/15/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also feel free to post links to Brooklyn Heights related stories from the internets we may have missed over the last week. Photo: Spooky times at the Custom House by Mrs. Fink

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Hell Bent for Leather: Yassky Comes Out Swinging After Judge Makes Sexist Remark

Brooklyn Heights resident/Pace Law School dean David Yassky has turned a judge’s slip of the tongue into a “teachable moment”. Above the Law: Last Thursday, October 9, the New York Appellate Division (Second Department) held an oral argument session at Pace Law School. The court explained that it was holding the session at Pace as [...]

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#ICYMI: Great Stuff from the Brooklyn Bugle

The Brooklyn Bugle’s en fuego with recent posts that will interest you.

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Happy Howl-O-Ween!

On Sunday, October 26, join the good folks at Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition to celebrate Howl-O-Ween and support some local animal welfare organizations. Perfect Paws (102 Hicks Street) and Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group are sponsoring a “Muttsquerade” parade and photo contest at the Remsen Street entrance to the Promenade from 1 – 3 pm. [...]

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First Manhattan: Will Brooklyn Heights Crumbs Reopen Too?

Crumbs, the store with radioactive-sized cupcakes, may be reopening after a chain-wide closure last July. The Daily News reports that the company was rescued in part by CNBC’s Marcus Lemonis, and will reopen “16 of its New York-area stores, including shops at Grand Central, Times Square and at 92nd St. and Lexington Ave.” No word [...]

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Open Thread: What is the Best Cocktail in Brooklyn Heights?

There are many places to get your drink on in Brooklyn Heights. We haven’t’ done a free-for-all open thread in a while so why not start again with a discussion on where to get the best cocktail in our neighborhood. Stay within the boundaries of Brooklyn Heights and comment away!

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