After 2011’s Hurricane Irene sent a mature elm hurling from Mansion House into the two adjoining wood clapboard multi-level town-homes across the street at 146 and 148 Hicks Street, many in the nabe watched as the homes underwent some pretty major cosmetic renovations, ultimately restored to grandeur. BHB showed you the exterior results in March […]
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The two adjoining wood clapboard multi-level town-homes at 146 and 148 Hicks Street—whose exteriors were seriously damaged when the Mansion House tree fell during last August’s Hurricane Irene—have both been undergoing intensive renovations since, with all new planking installed and replacement windows, many of which were broken by the felled American elm. This weekend, the […]
The giant American elm tree that has graced the courtyard of the Mansion House at 145 Hicks Street was knocked down by Hurricane #Irene overnight. The elm, which faced the axe four years ago was beloved by many in Brooklyn Heights. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP
Back in January, the Brooklyn Heights Association inaugurated its “Celebrating a Century” series of events marking its 100th anniversary with “Hollywood in the Heights” a program about movie-making in the Heights. The program included a film montage of scenes from movies shot in the neighborhood, including The Age of Innocence, Burn After Reading, Moonstruck, Prizzi’s […]
Multi-talented Peter Hedges–novelist, screenwriter, actor, director, and Oscar nominee–lives in Boerum Hill but works from his studio on Montague Street. Yesterday evening he was master of ceremonies for the opening event of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s year long centennial festivities, “Hollywood in the Heights”, a video presentation and panel discussion about movie-making in our neighborhood. […]
Nabe blogger Chuck Taylor tells us that an AT&T commercial was being shot today at 146 Hicks Street. The location was recently used for the Coen Brothers flick Burn After Reading.
The Third Quarter of 2008 was not only chock full o’ news, it also marked the highest traffic in BHB history more than doubling the audience the site had in Q3 2007. Here are the stories the held Brooklyn Heights’ interest:
And now on with the countdown… here are some BHB highlights from April – June 2008:
Filming began in Brooklyn Heights this weekend for Marius Balchunas‘ Russian comedy film, No Love in the City, about three bumbling guys “searching to find their lost mojo,” according to an accommodating, very friendly member of the ensemble of at least 40-50. The cast and crew assembled early Sunday morning, sharing craft food services with […]
This year’s Brooklyn Heights House Tour featured many great properties and provided guests with a peek inside the exquisite lobby of the Bossert Hotel. If you were on the tour, please post your comments below.
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