Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Hospital Center to host Downtown BK Community Health Expo

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in partnership with Long Island University, will hold a Downtown BK Community Health Expo outside of the hospital on Ashland Place on Saturday, June 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Critical health screenings and education will be provided free of charge, along with live music and family-friendly activities. Attendees will be able to receive free clinical advice at TBHC “Chat with A Doc” stations.  


Piper Theatre Productions presents its 10th summer season outdoors at the Old Stone House

This summer, Park Slope’s Piper Theatre Productions (Piper), now in its 15th year, will host a musical thriller, partner with the Romanian Cultural Institute, travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, screen original student films alongside an indie work, and present fantastic family theater that will engage the community and excite veteran theatergoers and newbies alike. All performances are free and take place outdoors at the Old Stone House’s Washington Park field on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope.


St. Ann’s Warehouse presents inaugural season in new home on Brooklyn waterfront

St. Ann’s Warehouse — which for 36 years has enlivened New Yorkers with new works by the world’s most vital music- and theater-makers — is about to open its first permanent home, a 25,000-square-foot theater in the Tobacco Warehouse, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park.


‘Save the View’ co-founder Guterman asks for pressure on de Blasio and Cuomo

Save The View Now Co-Founder Steven Guterman told a group of about 100 people who attended Tuesday evening’s Town Hall Meeting at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue that he is optimistic about the prospects of the litigation underway against the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC), the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), the City of New York and Toll Brothers, developers of the Pierhouse structure that is partially blocking views from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and other locations.


Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Otto Neals sculpture retrospective

The Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) is presenting a retrospective from 1965-2015 of the sculptures of Otto Neals, a renowned 83-year-old African-American artist from Brooklyn.


Innovative program to improve kids’ relationships comes to Brooklyn

The philanthropist helping to fund a $30 million education initiative designed to improve children’s relationships visited Brooklyn’s P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights on Tuesday to see one of his programs in action.

Banking mogul T. Denny Sanford seemed right at home sitting beside preschool teacher Thania Hernandez as she read a story to the kids featuring Z, a character from outer space. In the series, Z teaches students how to respect each other and find solutions together.


Landmarks vote set for the Henry and Susan McDonald House in Wallabout — and the M.H. Renken Dairy in Clinton Hill

I sing the body electric.

Mark your calendars, Walt Whitman fans.

On June 16, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on whether to grant landmark status to a stunning 1850s-vintage villa in Wallabout, the neighborhood near the Brooklyn Navy Yard where the famed poet lived.

At a public hearing Tuesday at its Lower Manhattan headquarters, the preservation agency set the vote date for the Henry and Susan McDonald House at 128 Clinton Ave.


Prospect Heights group wants input into new Atlantic Yards school

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) is urging residents to attend a joint hearing of Community Board 8 and Community Education Council 13 to demand input into a public school planned for the Atlantic Yards area.

The School Construction Authority recently announced that the new 616-seat school, serving elementary and intermediate school students, would be located in a residential tower on the northeast corner of Sixth Avenue and Dean Street. The school is one of the community benefits promised by the Atlantic Yards project.


Town hall on Pierhouse lawsuit set for Tuesday

The preservationist group Save The View Now (STVN) will be holding a town hall on Tuesday to bring neighbors up to date on their fight to shrink the Pierhouse development at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The town hall is set for Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30p.m., and will be held at the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, second floor, 131 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights.

STVN maintains that the Pierhouse hotel/residential project is taller than originally negotiated with preservationists, and partially blocks the views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.



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