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Opening at the Offerman Building: Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx

The upscaling of Fulton Mall takes another step forward this week with Nordstrom's May 1 opening at the Offerman Building.

Yeah, so Nordstrom Rack's the discount version of the posh retailer. So what? It's a big-time credit-worthy tenant. There's a Nordstrom Rack in Union Square. Now there will be one in Brooklyn, too.

Albert Laboz's United American Land has another tenant opening May 1 in the landmarked building at 505 Fulton St: Popular discounter  T.J. Maxx, which is part of a big publicly traded company.


A Tale of Two Brownstones: 192 and 194 Columbia Heights

This is a tale of two brownstones. What will prospective buyers of what could be Brooklyn's priciest house make of it?

One of them is pristine 192 Columbia Heights – a magnificent, manicured 1850s brownstone with six bedrooms that's for sale at an asking price of $16 million – which would be a record for Brooklyn if that's what's paid.


Obituary – Linda Lee Rudloff Doman

Linda Doman, a resident of Brooklyn Heights since 1979, died suddenly following a collapse while visiting her grandchildren in upstate New York on April 26. It is believed that she suffered an aneurism, but the family has not released final details. She and John Doman, her husband, loved the village feeling of Brooklyn Heights and the 19th century scale of streets such as the one they called home, Willow.


BHA House and Garden Tour celebrates historic preservation

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) will sponsor its 30th annual house and garden tour of five privately owned historic townhouses and gardens in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday, May 10, from 1-5 p.m.

This go-at–your-own–pace, self-guided tour, for the benefit of the BHA, allows visitors a rare opportunity to experience the architectural grandeur and contrasting styles found in the finest private homes of Brooklyn Heights, New York City’s First Historic District.


Tour Highlights:


College counselor writes new book on placing low-income Brooklyn students in elite colleges

Josh Steckel, the lead college counselor at the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (BCS), will read from his recently published book “Hold Fast to Dreams” which details the often emotional and heart-wrenching journeys of 10 Brooklyn students that Steckel guided as they gained admission and negotiated life at colleges such as Skidmore, Bates, Williams, Muhlenberg and the City University of New York.


New streetcar plan reignites old Red Hook controversy

A proposal for a streetcar line linking waterfront areas in Brooklyn and Queens from Sunset Park to Astoria resembles, in part, a familiar plan by an outspoken Brooklyn rail advocate known for his tenacity.


Spring comes to Brooklyn Heights, and with it the Saint Ann’s Puppet Parade

The 29th annual Saint Ann's Puppet Parade, a high-spirited ritual in Brooklyn Heights, made its joyful way down Pierrepont and Montague streets and along the Promenade on Monday afternoon.

The parade, a Saint Ann’s School tradition since 1985, features puppet caricatures with giant heads, towering gods, animals on strings and aliens on sticks, led by drummers and cavorting, somewhat wicked clowns.


Seniors, officials call for investigation of Park Slope nursing home closure

Senior residents, their families and officials are calling for an investigation of what they call the unethical closure of their assisted living facility in Park Slope.

At a rally in Prospect Park on Saturday, across the street from the Prospect Park Residence, seniors, many in wheel chairs, held signs and demanded action.


Hold the sugar! City Council's Domino redevelopment vote switched to May 14

Attention Domino devotees! There's a change of date for the Big Vote.

The City Council has moved its full vote on Two Trees Management’s Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment to May 14 for procedural reasons.

The 11-acre mega-project on the Williamsburg waterfront will have to wait a little longer to clear its final hurdle.


651 Arts to celebrate 25 years

651 ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary performing arts of the African Diaspora, will celebrate 25 years of developing, producing and presenting performance and cultural programming that continues to serve the local community and beyond. The event will take place Thursday, May 1, at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Lepercq Space at 7 p.m. 



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