Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, November 3 to 5:00 AM Monday, November 6, 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 next […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, November 3 at 7:00, at Bargemusic, violinist Johnny Gandelsman will perform Part I and at 9:00 Part II of J.S. Bach’s complete solo sonatas and solo partitas for violin (these are separate concerts and require separate admission); on Saturday evening, November 4 these performances will be repeated at 6:00 and 8:00, respectively. […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Florida Developer Buys Witnesses’ Towers Hotel, Will Convert to Senior Housing

The Wall Street Journal reports that Florida based private equity firm Kayne Anderson has bought 21 Clark Street, better known as the Towers Hotel, from the Watchtower Tract and Bible Society, better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, for $200 million. The building has an interesting history, recounted by our late founder here. According to the […]

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Hearing on Pier Six Towers Thursday Morning

The next step in the litigation brought by the Brooklyn Heights Association to prevent construction of two high rise residential towers near Pier Six and the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park will take place this coming Thursday morning, November 2, at 9:30, at the New York Supreme Court, New York County, 80 Centre […]

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This Saturday: Celebr8 Reading & Support Local School at P.S. 8 Book Fair

This Saturday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm is Family Fun Shopping Day at the P.S./M.S. 8 Book Fair.  Choose from a broad selection of publications for kids of all ages. Proceeds benefit the P.S. 8 PTA and help fund enrichment programs integral to the school’s curriculum. There will be author readings, crafts and of course coffee […]

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Lena Dunham’s Love Letter to Sammy of Pet’s Emporium

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “People in Your Neighborhood” story. So this  adorable missive, written by our celebrity neighbor Lena Dunham is worth a re-post. Sammy at Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street appeared in the October 24th edition of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Enjoy!  

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Brooklyn Historical Society Program on the “Gig Economy” Monday

On Monday evening, October 30 at 6:30 PM the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Living Gig to Gig in NYC’s Freelance Economy.” Sara Horowitz, founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union, will lead “a lively discussion about the gig economy’s impact on New York City and the safety nets we need to support the […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM Friday, October 27 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 30, 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 next […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

As part of its “Here and Now” series, on Friday evening, October 27 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present The Secret Quartet and Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand performing works by Ljova, Kinan Azmeh, and traditional Ukrainian tunes. On Saturday evening, October 28 at 6:00 and again at 8:00 violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Olga Vinokur (photo) will […]

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