Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Apart from there being no 2 or 3 train service to or from Brooklyn this weekend (11:30 PM Friday, September 15 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 18) and every weekend until next summer, which means no service at Clark Street, or at the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall (but with 4 and 5 trains providing […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

This will be an all piano weekend at Bargemusic. On Friday evening, September 15, at 8:00, Sophia Agranovich will play works by Beethoven, Liszt, and Chopin. On Saturday evening, September 16, at 6:00

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Yes, Matt Damon Likely Will Be Your Neighbor

The Real Deal, citing a Wall Street Journal story that’s behind a paywall, reports that actor Matt Damon is in contract to buy the penthouse at The Standish, 171 Columbia Heights. According to the Real Deal, if the sale goes off at the asking price of $16.645 million, it could set a new record for […]

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Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates Bourbon

This Friday, September 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the Brooklyn Historical Society as part of its “Free Fridays” series, will present an evening dedicated to Bourbon — the whiskey, that is, though it will also include a talk about the French royals who gave it the name. Bourbon isn’t just from Kentucky. Some very […]

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Never Forget-A Very Special Open Thread

Today is a very special edition of Open Thread. The blog remembers the events of the World Trade Center and pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 souls lost. Our hearts are especially with the brave fire fighters, families and loved ones of local firehouse, Ladder 118/Engine 205, who lost six heroic men on that tragic […]

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Montague Street “Sunday Social” on the 17th

The Montague Street Business Improvement District is presenting a “Make it Montague Sunday Social” this coming Sunday, September 17 from noon to 4:00 PM. It will feature music, dancing, and a kids’ zone. Montague Street between Hicks and Henry, between Henry and Clinton, and between Clinton and Court will be closed to traffic during the […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Open After Summer Vacation

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry), has re-opened following its customary summer break, occasioned by the fact that it is staffed by volunteers (disclosure: your correspondent’s wife is one of those volunteers), most of whom take summer vacations. It is a not-for-profit craft and gift shop that supports “craftspeople from […]

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“Police Emergency” Caused Helicopter Noise Tonight

Having heard the noise from the helicopter hovering for hours over the Downtown Brooklyn/Brooklyn Heights border, and having received complaints from readers, your correspondent called the 84th Precinct, and was told it was because of a “police emergency.” I asked if I could be told the nature of the emergency, and was told I may […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

“F” may be Kathleen Edwards’ favorite letter, but it’s no one’s favorite train (along with the 2 and 3, which won’t be serving Brooklyn on weekends for some months to come) in Brooklyn Heights or DUMBO this coming weekend (11:30 PM Friday, September 8 to 5:00 AM Monday, September 11), as F trains in both […]

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