“Big Bad Brooklyn” Theme of Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday This Week

This Friday evening, November 17, from 5:00 to 9:00, is the next “Free Friday” at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Admission is free. Beer is donated by Brooklyn Brewery; you’ll be asked for a suggested donation per bottle that goes to support BHS’s programs and upkeep. This Friday’s theme is “Big Bad Brooklyn”: From bootleggers to […]

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Another Court Hearing on Pier Six Towers Tomorrow Afternoon

Cobble Hill community activist Judi Francis has alerted us to another, and probably final, court hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14, on the action brought by the Brooklyn Heights Association to prevent further construction (some work has already begun; at a previous hearing the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order, but issued a preliminary […]

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Danish Christmas Market Next Saturday, November 18

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark) will hold its annual Christmas Market on Saturday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Shop unique scandinavian design, knitware, gift items, holiday ornaments, danish candy, and traditional food products for the Christmas Dinner. Or bite into delicious “æbleskiver” (puffed apple pancakes) – […]

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UniFair! Saturday, December 2

Correction: The UniFair is on December 2, not this Saturday. The First Unitarian Church, at Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place, will have its 40th annual UniFair! on Saturday, December 2, from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Home made baked goods, jewelry, children’s and adult clothing, boutique clothing, crafts, wreaths, books, white elephants, and a tasty […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, November 10 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 13 — apart from the absence all weekend of 2 and 3 train service (meaning no service at Clark Street or on the 2/3 platforms at Borough Hall), which will be a fact of life every weekend until sometime […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 10, at 8:00, and again on Saturday evening, November 11, at 8:00, Bargemusic will present internationally renowned guitarist Paul Galbraith (photo), playing works by Haydn, Scriabin, and Albéniz. On Sunday afternoon, November 12, at 2:00 and again at 4:00, pianist Philip Edward Fisher will present “Fisher Plays Beethoven.” There are details […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Kristallnacht Remembered at City Tech Wednesday

On the night of November 9-10, 1938 Nazi-inspired gangs rampaged through German, Austrian, and German occupied Czech cities and towns, trashing Jewish owned businesses, synagogues, and houses, and murdering many Jews. This became known as Kristallnacht (“the night of broken glass”) and could be considered the first manifestation of the Holocaust. The 79th anniversary of […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Tops Time-Out List

Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s precisely why it has become so popular. In a round-up of the best parks in New York City, Time Out put Brooklyn Bridge Park at the top of the list, citing the views, Jane’s Carousel, […]

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Vote Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, is election day for city offices, including Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, and City Council, for State Senator, and for Borough President and Kings County District Attorney.. Also on the ballot are three statewide propositions: (1) whether to have a Constitutional Convention to revise and amend the New York State Constitution; (2); […]

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