Pier Six Towers Court Hearing Set for Wednesday, April 12

The already twice delayed hearing on the Brooklyn Heights Association’s lawsuit against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to prevent the construction of two high rise residential towers on the Pier Six uplands, near the park’s Atlantic Avenue entrance, is now scheduled for this coming Wednesday afternoon, April 12, at 2:30, at the New York State […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, April 7 at 8:00 Bargemusic presents the wife and husband team of Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss (photo) doing four-handed piano performances of works by Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, and Barber. On Saturday evening, April 8 at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon, April 9 at 4:00, violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwarz, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Eric Landau Nominated for Brooklyn Bridge Park Presidency

The Eagle reports that Mayor de Blasio has nominated Eric Landau, who presently serves as deputy commissioner of public affairs and communications at the city’s Department of Environmental Protection, to be the new president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation. Before taking his post at DEP, Landau was vice president of government and external affairs […]

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Pete Hamill and Sam Roberts at Brooklyn Historical Society Thursday Evening

On Thursday evening, April 6, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present acclaimed journalist, novelist, and Brooklyn native Pete Hamill (photo) in conversation with Sam Roberts of the New York Times. They will talk “about life, writing, and coming home to Brooklyn.” Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members; you may purchase […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This weekend, from 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 31 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 3 there will be no service in either direction at the 4/5 platforms at Borough Hall, as 4 trains will terminate and originate at Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan and, unlike last weekend, 5 trains (which don’t normally serve Brooklyn on weekends) won’t […]

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Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt 4/8: Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, April 8th, will be Pierrepont Playground’s umpteenth annual Egg Hunt! Over a week away! Plenty of time to clear your schedule! The great hunt will start at 10am, and there will be a (nut-free) bake sale as well. They are still looking for volunteers, so if you want to help clean up, or provide […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Spring Craft Workshop For Kids

This Sunday, April 2 the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a spring craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of hand-sewn sachets (see details here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. No RSVP […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 31 at 8:00, and again on Saturday evening, April 1 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents Mark Peskanov on violin and Ran Dank (photo) on piano performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. On Sunday afternoon, April 2, Ran Dank returns to play solo “Politically Inspired: Chopin and Rzewski”—works by Chopin and Rzewski. […]

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Local Hero Saves BQE Cat

Our very own Anne Levin of Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition and the Brooklyn Cat Cafe sprang into action Tuesday to save an injured, stranded cat on the BQE, reports the Daily News. After learning about the cat from from an animal rescue Facebook post, Levin made her way to the highway where the cat was crouched […]

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