Take-Aways from Special Kindergarten Admissions Info Session

The DOE delivered on their promise made at the November overcrowding meeting and held a special Kindergarten Admissions information session at PS8 on Tuesday night. In attendance were of course concerned parents, City Councilman Steve Levin, NYS Senator Daniel Squadron, PS8 Principal Seth Phillips, PS8 Co-Presient Kim Glickman and key Department of Education representatives including [...]

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Anchor Away at 76 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

The news I had feared and knew inevitable came with this Eagle story confirming that the owner of Friend of a Farmer, the restaurant that is moving into the space at 76 Montague formerly occupied by Design Within Reach, will remove the antique anchor (photo) that has been displayed in front of the building since [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 1/21/15

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a three-peat this coming weekend. There are no planned route diversions, cancellations, or station skips directly affecting service at any local stations this weekend (Friday evening, January 23 to Monday morning, January 26). However, C trains will be running once every fifteen minutes. The following week (Monday, January 26 to Friday, January 30) each [...]

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Lena Dunham Tweets Support for Save the View Now, What Happens Next Probably Won’t Surprise You

Save the View Now, the grassroots Brooklyn Heights citizens group seeking to curb the height of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pierhouse received support Monday from a high profile resident. Girls star/creator Lena Dunham tweeted out a link to Glynnis MacNicols’ NYDN editorial about the project. Reaction from the Twitterverse was…. well… interesting: The Pierhouse topped out [...]

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Save Pier 6 “Town Hall” Saturday Afternoon

The Eagle reports that Save Pier 6 will hold a “Town Hall” this Saturday, January 24 starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street. You may submit questions in advance by emailing savepier6@gmail.com This event will serve as preparation for the Community Advisory Council meeting the following Tuesday, January [...]

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Kindergarten Registration Workshop Tonight at PS8

Our elected officials helped organize tonight’s meeting with the DOE as a spinoff of the November Town Hall overcrowding meeting.  For those with children born in 2010, it is an opportunity to ask the DOE questions about how to navigate the Kindergarten application process.  (Kindergarten registration is open through February 13th).  The meeting will take [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital: Reborn!

Brooklyn Heights pet-owners rejoiced when the little space on the corner of Hicks and Cranberry, too-long dormant, began to show signs of life.  A Heights institution for pet care, the veterinary practice had closed following the retirement first of founder Dr. Bernard Wasserman and later Dr. Richard Turoff, and in between the departure of Dr. [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council Meets Tuesday Evening, January 27

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Community Advisory Council will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27 at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West. Representatives of Save The View Now and People for Green Space/Save Pier 6 will be present, so discussion should be lively. All are invited.

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Steve Buscemi to Help Launch New Film Series at BHS

Actor, former firefighter and firehouse preservation champion Steve Buscemi will introduce a screening of Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, …a groundbreaking 1968 film by the legendary African-American filmmaker William Greaves that blends fiction and documentary and remains one of the most insightful deconstructions of filmmaking to date. The screening will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on [...]

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Should “Save Pier Six” and “Save the View Now” Merge Their Efforts?

Two controversies concerning present and future development projects at Brooklyn Bridge Park have roiled Brooklyn Heights lately. The first, being advanced under the banners of Save Pier 6 and People For Green Space, concerns plans, as not yet implemented, to build two high rise residential buildings near the entrance to Pier Six. The second, called [...]

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Read MLK’s American Dream Speech Delivered at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights in 1963

On February 10, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Brooklyn Heights. He delivered an address at Plymouth Church that he called “The American Dream.” Dr. King worked on the piece and it evolved into his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered later that year on August 28 in Washington D.C. Read the [...]

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Tale of the Tree: Columbia Heights Stump Reveals Fascinating Timeline

Two BHB readers alerted us to a bit of dendrochronology happening on Columbia Heights. The stump of a tree cut down near 157 Columbia Heights has been annotated by someone to reveal its approximate origin date (1885) as well as these historical events:

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