Brooklyn Heights

Levin calls on city to develop a ‘cultural plan’

“Art isn’t easy,” is the lyric from a number in the Stephen Sondheim musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” about the artist George Seurat’s struggles with creativity and commerce.

City Council members Stephen Levin (D-Greenpoint-Williamsburg) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Woodside-Sunnyside) would probably agree with Sondheim. Art isn’t easy, especially for those who live and work in New York City.


Head of Kings County Criminal Bar Association weighs in on diminishing use of 18-b panel attorneys

One of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s missions during his three-term stint as mayor was to eliminate, or at least reduce, the use of private attorneys to defend indigent criminal defendants where a conflict exists. Early in September, Bloomberg announced that he was putting his plan into action, to the consternation of many bar associations.


Outdoor fun: 'Summer Space' comes to Montague Street on Sunday

Take a free yoga class, play a game of life-sized chess, or send the kids on a scavenger hunt at the first of two Summer Space events on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday, September 15.

If you’d rather explore, the Brooklyn Historical Society will be leading a free walking tour of Brooklyn Heights at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards, you can relax in the sun at one of the tables scattered along Montague Street – merchants will be handing out food samples and discounts, and the Uni Project is providing a pop-up library.


BREAKING: Brooklyn judge nullifies LICH closure plan

Supporters of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) celebrated in Cobble Hill on Thursday night after learning that state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes had issued a ruling that throws a wrench into the state Department of Health’s approval of SUNY Downstate’s closing plan for LICH.

Justice Baynes wrote in his 20-page decision that the state’s regulations for closing hospitals were “unconstitutionally vague,” and that DOH did not take the needs of the community into consideration when it approved SUNY Downstate’s plan to close LICH.


St Francis opens up Brooklyn Bridge Park home schedule with a win

It was a big game for St. Francis Brooklyn as its men's soccer club opened up its new home field at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Before that game, the Terriers had played at "home" before, but home was at Aviator Sports Complex which is a 17.5 mile drive away and drew no home fans. Now they had over 250 in attendance cheering them on.

However, for junior Kevin Correa it was a big game for an entirely different reason and there was only one fan that he wanted to impress -- his mother, who had came to see him play for the first time in his college career.


FDNY emergency drill to be held at Barclays Center

The city's Office of Emergency Management says the FDNY and U.S. Marine Corps will be conducting a disaster drill at the Barclays Center.

The OEM says it will be conducted from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday.

It says military vehicles and personnel in hazardous materials suits will be at the Brooklyn facility at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues and near Dean Street between Flatbush and Sixth avenues.


Scissurra of Chamber speaks at Brooklyn Bridge Rotary

In many categories, Brooklyn is a leader not only within the metropolitan area but in the world, said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

However, he said, Brooklynites should realize that although Downtown Brooklyn is the commercial and civic center of the borough, Brooklyn isn’t just Downtown. ‘Brooklyn doesn’t look like me,” said Scissura. “It looks like every one of us.”


More endorsements for Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn

The crush of supporters at Brooklyn Borough Hall Plaza was almost overwhelming on Thursday as representatives from dozens of organizations and political movers and shakers came together to endorse Bill de Blasio in his run for mayor of New York City.

De Blasio garnered just over 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary but thousands of paper ballots have still to be counted, leaving a runoff with Bill Thompson a possibility.


Love Lane Mews in Brooklyn Heights sells out

Manhattan Skyline Management Corporation announces that its most recent Brooklyn residential development, Love Lane Mews, has officially sold out.  The intimate, newly-converted 38-unit condo residence is located at the corner of College Place. 


Brooklyn Heights is going to the dogs on September 22

Brooklyn Heights has talent -– and we’re talking about its dogs.

The fourth annual Brooklyn Heights Dog Show (maybe not the most official dog show in the world but certainly the cutest) will be held on Sunday, September 22 from 3 – 5 p.m. on Montague Street, the same weekend as the Brooklyn Book Festival and Montague Street’s Summer Space.



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