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Dispatches from America's first suburb



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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:14:25 +0000

From 10:45 PM Friday, January 20 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 23, there will be no 2 or 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 summer. As usual, during the absence of 2/3 […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:44:04 +0000

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended Tomorrow

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:42:00 +0000

Tomorrow — Wednesday, January 17 — alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended to facilitate snow removal, but meter requirements remain in effect. NYC schools will be open.



Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:01:33 +0000

This long Martin Luther King weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, January 12 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 16, there will be no 2 or 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 summer. As […]



Bargemusic This Weekend

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:07:37 +0000

This Friday evening, January 12 at 8:00, a trio consisting of Michelle Kim (photo, by Chris Lee), assistant concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, on violin; Wendy Sutter on cello, and William Wolfram on piano, will play works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. On Saturday evening, January 13 at 6:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, January […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:01:54 +0000

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Grace Church Names Rev. Dr. Allen F. Robinson its New Rector

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:10:51 +0000

The Wardens of Grace Church have announced that The Reverend Doctor Allen F. Robinson (photo; courtesy Grace Church) will serve as the venerable church’s (founded 1847) fifteenth Rector. According to the Wardens: Allen comes to us from St. James’ Church (sometimes known as “St. James’ at Lafayette Square”) in Baltimore, Maryland. Organized in 1824, St. […]



Deadline for Kindergarten Applications this Friday; Pre-K Application Process Starts February 5

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:48:31 +0000

We’ve been notified by the Brooklyn Heights Association that the deadline for filing applications for kindergarten at public schools like P.S. 8 (photo; Chuck Taylor for BHB) is this Friday, January 12. You may apply on-line at the Department of Education website or by phone at 718-935-2009. The application process for Pre-K begins on February […]



Musical Interfaith Services at BHS and First Presbyterian to Celebrate MLK Jr. Weekend

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:16:07 +0000

Brooklyn Heights Synagogue and First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn will jointly host musical interfaith services to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. At BHS this Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m., the soul-stirring BHS and FPC choirs will perform together and the inimitable Rev. Adriene Thorne of FPC will bring the word. At FPC on Sunday, Jan. 14 […]



Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:07:15 +0000

This weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, January 5 to 5:00 AM Monday, January 8, there will be no 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 summer. As usual, during the absence […]



Bargemusic This Weekend

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 03:18:55 +0000

On Friday and Saturday evenings, January 5th and 6th at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon , January 7 at 4:00, Bargemusic will present a “Here and Now Winter Festival” of works by contemporary composers Elizabeth Brown (photo, by Peter Schaff), Scott Wheeler, David Taylor, Vera Ivanova, Nora Essman Morrow, and Russell Platt, performed by a stellar […]



NYC Schools Open Tomorrow; Alternate Side Rules Suspended Through Saturday

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:30:22 +0000

Update: Alternate side rules are now suspended through Wednesday, January 10. New York City public schools are open tomorrow (Friday, January 4), including for all scheduled after-school activities. Packer, Brooklyn Friends, and Brooklyn Heights Montessori remain on regular Winter Break. We suspect St. Ann’s does, too, but they’ve yet to update their January calendar. Having […]



Harvard’s Krokodiloes Sing at Casino Friday to Benefit BHA

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:53:50 +0000

Harvard’s renowned men’s a capella singing group, the Krokodiloes, will be at the Brooklyn Heights Casino this Friday evening, January 5, to perform on behalf of the Brooklyn Heights Association. The evening starts at 6:30 PM with the Kroks warming up – and you as well – amid the sonorous acoustics of the Heights Casino […]



NYC Schools Closed Thursday, January 4; Alternate Side Parking Suspended

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 03:21:10 +0000

All New York City public schools (including P.S. 8 and M.S. 8) are closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, because of expected severe weather including snow and sustained high winds. Packer and Brooklyn Heights Montessori are closed for their normal Winter Breaks. No word on St. Ann’s; best to call (718) 522-1660 in the morning. AltSchool? […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:45:15 +0000

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“Chip In” and Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:12:15 +0000

NYC Parks are recycling Christmas trees at locations all over the city. The mulch will be used to “used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide.” Drop your tree during the week or you can bring your tree to Brooklyn Bridge Park or any number of  parks this coming weekend and take home […]



New Year’s Fireworks

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 02:52:51 +0000

The New Year’s Fireworks will go off at the stroke of midnight, just as the ball is dropping at Times Square. They will be launched from near Liberty Island, and so will be easily visible from the Promenade, or from Heights rooftops. Unfortunately, the forecast temperature at that time is fourteen degrees Fahrenheit. Dress for […]



Power Outages in Brooklyn Heights?

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:55:36 +0000

We’ve heard reports of power issues on Columbia Heights and Clinton street last night into this morning. There’s Con Ed activity on Columbia Heights around Clark Street as of 12pm. We’re trying to find out more (we’ve heard that for those that lost it, they were told  by Con Ed it would be repaired by […]



Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 04:22:04 +0000

This long New Year’s weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, December 29 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, January 2, there will be no 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 summer. As usual, […]



It’s Cold Out There!

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 03:44:42 +0000

Who better to know than the Eagle’s Mary (ahem!) Frost, who found the sign at TD Bank, near the corner of Montague and Court streets, registering a temperature of seventeen degrees today. She cites a 2013 New York Times story that declared Montague and Court “the windiest intersection in all of New York City.” My […]



Bargemusic This Weekend

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:56:00 +0000

On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, Bargemusic will present two concerts, one at 5:00 PM and one at 7:00 PM, both featuring works by J.S. Bach and Vivaldi — go for Baroque! The music will be performed on violin by Bargemusic’s Artistic Director, Mark Peskanov, along with many celebrated musicians. There will be no […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:46:35 +0000

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:47:59 +0000

This long Christmas weekend, from 10:45 PM Friday, December 21 to 5:00 AM Tuesday, December 26, there will be no 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 summer. As usual, during […]



Bargemusic This Weekend

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 03:34:36 +0000

On Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, Bargemusic will present two concerts. The first, starting at 5:00 PM, features cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki will perform works by J.S.Bach. At 7:00 pianist Jeewon Park will play Bach’s renowned Goldberg Variations. There will be more concerts on Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) featuring works […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:12:01 +0000

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:47:42 +0000

Once again, this coming weekend — 10:45 PM tomorrow (Friday, December 15) to 5:00 AM Monday, December 18 — there will be no 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 summer. […]



Bargemusic This Weekend

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:37:32 +0000

This Friday evening, December 15 at 8:00, Bargemusic presents violinist Elicia Silverstein (photo) playing works by Westhoff, Ljova, Biber, Berio, and Bach. On Saturday evening, December 16 at 8:00 pianist Olga Vinokur will play works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner, and Prokofiev. On Sunday afternoon, December 17, violinist Gary Levinson and pianist Baya Kakouberi will […]



Open Thread Wednesday

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:33:59 +0000

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Grace Chorale’s Spanish Themed Holiday Concert at St. Ann’s Church Sunday Afternoon

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:53:32 +0000

This Sunday afternoon, December 17 at 3:00, at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn will present Navidad Nuestra, a concert of Christmas themed music by Spanish and Catalan speaking composers from Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, Argentina, and the United States, and ranging in time from the sixteenth century to the […]



Trucks Banned from BQE?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:50:57 +0000

The Post reports that portions of the BQE may eventually become so unstable that trucks would need to be banned from the most at-risk sections.   Unless the City’s DOT can convince Albany to a approve “design/build” process-one that “allows both the project’s design and construction to be bid on and completed by the same contractor”-Brooklyn Heights residents […]