Mail Bandits in Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Heights Association alerted members via email to be vigilant when using the corner mail boxes. In recent months, there has been a raft of mail being illegally removed from street corner mailboxes in Brooklyn Heights, which has led to stolen identities and bank and credit card accounts being compromised. “The NYPD has issued an […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

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Silhouette Artist Returns to Brooklyn Women’s Exchange April 20-22

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) Friday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. She will “create beautiful heirloom quality silhouettes for your whole family.” Adults, children, and pets […]

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Design/Build for BQE Renovation Approved

The Brooklyn Heights Association has let us know that the state budget, passed by the legislature and approved by Governor Cuomo on Friday, includes approval for the use of a design/build procedure for the renovation of the crumbling Brooklyn Queens Expressway below Brooklyn Heights. As the BHA noted: This victory is the culmination of months […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

The do-si-do is back (and we still don’t understand why sending one train over another’s route and vice versa expedites repair work). Update: A reader has an explanation. See the comments. This weekend, from 11:45 PM Friday, March 30 to 5:00 AM Monday, April 2, we have the usual, until some time this summer, cancellation […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Saturday evening, March 31 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, April 1 at 4:00 Bargemusic will present violinist Mark Peskanov, cellist Julian Schwartz, and pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform works by Handel/Halvorsen and Beethoven (Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820). There will be no Friday evening concert this weekend. There are details for […]

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Brooklyn Folk Festival Returns to St. Ann’s Church April 6th through 8th

The tenth annual Brooklyn Folk Festival will be at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, Clinton and Montague streets, the weekend of Friday evening, April 5 through Sunday, April 8. A schedule of events is here. This year’s lineup features some new performers, among them singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge,

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CB2 Hearing on “Out of Context” Downtown Development Wednesday Evening

The Brooklyn Heights Association and others are urging local residents to attend Community Board 2’s public hearing at 6:00 PM this Wednesday, March 28 at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, on the appliction by a developer to build two residential towers, one 74 and one 38 stories, on a site bordered by Flatbush Avenue, […]

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St. Ann’s Middle School Head Resigns; School Investigating Allegations Involving Others Going Back Many Years

Buzz Feed reports that the former head of the middle school at St. Ann’s School resigned following reports that he had given parties at which students, though no current students, and recent alumni under legal drinking age had been served or allowed to consume alcohol and to smoke marijuana. According to the Buzz Feed story, […]

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