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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PS 8 Fall Family Festival This Saturday, October 18

PS 8 will have its Fall Family Festival at One Main Street in DUMBO this coming Saturday, October 18, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a dance party with DJ Kai Song from 5:00 to 5:30. There will be lots of other activities and entertainment, as well as raffle prizes. Admission is $40 [...]

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BHS Presents Musical Play Based on Hart Crane’s The Bridge

Hart Crane’s The Bridge, inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge, is considered one of the great epic poems of the twentieth century. This coming week, Wednesday through Friday, October 15, 16, and 17, at 7:30 each evening, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a musical play rooted in Crane’s poem. The play “finds the poet captivated [...]

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Developer Acquires Rights to Citibank Building on Montague

The Real Deal reports that developer Jonathan Rose Companies has agreed to buy the building (photo) that houses Citibank’s Brooklyn Heights branch. According to the article, Rose acquired the rights to purchase the building from another real estate concern, Treeline Equities, which owns the office building at 189 Montague Street, two doors down from the [...]

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