Open Thread Wednesday

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“Sing for Hope” Pianos Return

The much loved “Sing for Hope” pianos are back. They are at many locations throughout Brooklyn and the City, including two in Brooklyn Bridge Park: one on the esplanade of Pier One in front of the Granite Prospect, and one on Pier Six. They will be here through Sunday, June 24. Go tickle those ivories! […]

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In “BJs and Bullet Holes” Ron Maldonado Shows Us the Old, Sleazy Side of Brooklyn Heights

Video producer, writer, and erstwhile BHB contributor Heather Quinlan has shared with us her latest production, “BJs and Bullet Holes” (video after the jump), in which Ron Maldonado takes us on a tour of the Heights as it was as recently as the mid 1980s. His tour hits on some places I knew shortly after […]

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Dog Vaccines Today at Borough Hall

Thanks to Mary Frost and the Brooklyn Eagle for this info. Because of the continued spread of canine influenza, you can get your dog (or cat) vaccinated for free today at Borough Hall from 11 am – 4 pm. Details of the symptoms of the canine flu here.  

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A Permanent Pool For Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted by Brooklyn Bridge Park on Twitter this morning: HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: A permanent pool is coming to BBP! The location of the pool will be Squibb Park, which sits above Pier 1 and is connected to BBP by Squibb Park Bridge. We are thrilled to add such a desired amenity by park visitors and the […]

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Credit Where Credit is Due-Emily Warren Roebling Recognized With Street Naming

The clouds parted and the sun shone brightly on Tuesday afternoon as if to say “FINALLY” as the stretch of Columbia Heights near Orange Street was proudly dedicated to Emily Warren Roebling, the woman credited-only in modern history-with the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge. According to the New York Times’ Overlooked Obituary, Emily was born in 1843 in Cold Spring, NY the second […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend is a copy of the last two, viz: apart from the absence of 2/3 service in either direction at Clark Street and at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall, which the MTA tells us will end at midnight on Sunday, June 24, the only route diversion affecting local stations negatively is that, from […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins on Friday evening, June 1 at 8:00 when violinist Gregor Huebner, pianist Klaus Mueller, bassist Veit Huebner, and percussionist Jerome Goldschmidt present “El Violin Latino”. On Saturday evening, June 2, Michael Lewin will present two concerts of “Piano Music of the Americas”. The first, beginning at 6:00, will feature works by Menotti, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Subway Service Alerts, and a Town Hall with the New MTA Prexy

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have notified us that new MTA President Andy Byford (photo) will be present to talk and answer questions about his plan to repair and improve the subway system at a town hall meeting to be held this coming Tuesday, May 29 from 6:30 t0 8:30 PM at the […]

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