Will Hell Freeze Over? Bossert Said to Have “Soft Opening” in August

Brownstoner reports that the Bossert Hotel, at Montague and Hicks streets, may have a “soft opening” in August, followed by a “hard opening” in September. The owners have applied for a liquor license, in which they have disclosed these details: The liquor license will cover a restaurant on the ground floor and a bar in […]

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Return to Brooklyn Side

The New York Post reports that this year’s Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks will return to the Brooklyn Bridge, where tens of thousands of pyrotechnic shells will be launched, as well as from four barges along Pier 17 in the Seaport District, company officials announced Thursday. It adds that July’s fete will feature more than […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Once again, it’s a green light weekend, from Friday evening, May 3 to Monday morning, May 6, and a green light week the following work week, from Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 10, as there are no planned (I always stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. For planned service […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins Friday evening, May 3 at 7:00, with Mark Peskanov on violin, Rose Hashimoto (photo, by David Ordovsky) on viola, and Sean Hawthorne on cello, doing works by Schubert, Bach, and Beethoven. On Saturday evening, May 4 at 6:00, pianists Rita Sloan and Jonathan Feldman will present “Shall We (Mostly) Dance?” featuring works […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Tall Ship Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

The brigantine Corwith Cramer (photo) will dock at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park this Thursday, May 2 and will remain until Sunday, May 12. The ship will be open for tours this Friday, May 3 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.; Friday, May 10 from 11:00 […]

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Clark Street Subway Station May Close For One Year

Mary Frost of the Eagle reports that rumors, based on conversations between merchants with businesses in the arcade adjoining the entrance to the Clark Street subway station and MTA employees, are that the station may be closed for a full year while repairs are made to all three of the station’s frequently malfunctioning elevators. The […]

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BQE Updates: Expert Panel Meets With BHA, Community Leaders, and Electeds; DOT Clarifies Position

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association have told us that the expert panel appointed by Mayor de Blasio to study and make recommendations about the repair of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights “met last [Thursday, April 25] evening with representatives from 16 community organizations, local elected officials, and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

It’s a green light weekend, from Friday evening, April 26 to Monday morning, April 29, and a green light week the following work week, from Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, as there are no planned (I always stress “planned”) service changes directly affecting service at any local stations. For planned service changes that […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

Bargemusic’s weekend begins tomorrow evening, Friday, April 26 at 7:00, when pianist Gleb Ivanov presents the third in his series of performances of the complete piano sonatas of Prokofiev. On Saturday evening, April 27 at 6:00 pianist David Kaplan (photo) will play works by Mozart and Schumann, and the world premiere of “Five Easy Pieces” […]

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