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'Home Improvement,' à la Brooklyn Heights

Tool Time! Preservation and restoration contractors are busy, busy, busy in that most august of landmarked brownstone neighborhoods, Brooklyn Heights, where a plethora of renovation projects is underway following recent high-ticket home sales. … Full Article
 

“Gotham” films in Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s Supreme Court and Bankruptcy Court were the backdrops for a scene being filmed on Tuesday for the FOX series “Gotham.” … Full Article
 

Sunset Park couple looking to donate funds to youth programs

A husband and wife team of Sunset Park civic activists has announced a unique new grant program for local youths that they are funding themselves. Renee and Tony Giordano said they are looking for youth-base programs in the community to receive $100 grants. … Full Article
 

This Halloween, tour a haunted Heights

As Halloween approaches, Brooklyn-based company Boroughs of the Dead, founded by local author Andrea Janes, is offering fall tours through various New York neighborhoods, among them Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article
 

Literary legend Joyce Carol Oates coming to Brooklyn Heights

“It is important for a writer to have a routine — a comfort zone of sorts,” National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in a recent exchange. Oates, who has authored more than 70 books — including novels, short story collections and poetr … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Black Tie Ball raises more than $625K for BBP programs

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted the second annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Oct. 2. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Heights Library redevelopment meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7 at Borough Hall

Brooklyn Public Library's (BPL) Community Advisory Committee will be meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps in the redevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library. … Full Article
 

Famed Brooklyn attorney accused of wrongdoing

Unexpected news hit the wire this past weekend as allegations of sexual assault emerged against longstanding Brooklyn civil attorney Sanford Rubenstein. The accusations are still being investigated and have been covered extensively in the tabloids.  … Full Article
 

Neighbors gather for 36th annual Cranberry Street Fair in Brooklyn Heights

Neighbors came together on Sunday for the 36th annual Cranberry Street Fair, an easygoing Brooklyn Heights ritual that brings families out to the sun-dappled street to listen to live music, parade their pets, eat cranberry-themed goodies and paint pumpkins. … Full Article
 

Crane’s ‘The Bridge’ inspires musical theatre production

Famed poet Hart Crane’s “The Bridge,” among the most celebrated, enduring tributes to the Brooklyn Bridge, has inspired a new piece of art that explores the building of the great landmark that has come to define and symbolize Brooklyn. From Oct. … Full Article
 

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