Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Post-Sandy work takes a heavy toll on service at local stations this weekend. From 11:45 p.m. Friday, March 10 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 13 there will be no 4 train service in either direction (and 5 trains don’t serve Brooklyn on weekends). During this same time, A and C trains in both directions will […]

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Security Cameras Coming Along Joralemon Street

DNA Info’s Alexandra Leon reports that about ten to twelve street-facing security cameras will be placed on residential buildings on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Furman streets this spring. This is in response to residents’ complaints about an increase in crime because of Joralemon’s becoming the principal entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DNA Info […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, March 10 at Bargemusic presents pianist Steven Beck (photo) playing works by Schubert and Brahms. On Saturday evening, March 11 at 6:00 and again at 8:00, and on Sunday afternoon, March 12 at 2:00 and 4:00, Bargemusic’s Artistic and Executive Director Mark Peskanov on violin is joined by the Semplice Players to […]

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P.S. 8 Kindergarten Waitlist Strikes Again-Now What?

Kindergarten placement notifications were emailed on Wednesday and some families are in for a disappointment. Just one year after rezoning, P.S. 8 will have a waitlist for the 2017-2018 academic year. This year 22 children received an alternate placement (vs. 50 children in 2015). The grapevine indicates children were offered seats at P.S. 307.  P.S. […]

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“Area” Woman Arrested for Shoplifting

As reported by DNA Info, the woman who owns the chain of children’s stores Area Kids (located in our fair neighborhood on Montague Street, was arrested last month along with a partner for stealing more than $1,000 of merchandise from the Whole Foods in Gowanus. Among the items stolen were beauty supplies, clothing, food, healthcare items […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Benefit Folk Concert and Square Dance Saturday Evening to Benefit St. Ann’s Church Restoration

This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]

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Heather Wolf Leads Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday Morning

Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, will lead a Bird Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park this Saturday, March 11. The walk begins at 9:00 a.m. at the entrance to Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. According to Ms. Wolf: A pair of Red-breasted Mergansers (photo, taken in Norway) are still […]

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City Approves Demolition of Library Building

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the City’s Department of Buildings has approved the demolition of the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library by Hudson Companies, which intends to build a high rise residential and commercial building, with a new library on its ground, mezzanine, and basement levels, on the site. When […]

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Montague Street Open Again

The hole opened to fix the water main break has been filled, and Montague Street between Clinton and Henry is once again open to vehicular traffic.

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