Month: July 2011

Street Scenes in Heatwave

Notify NYC, the city’s official hotline, sent email warnings early today (Thursday) about temperatures between 100 and 110 F. Outdoor events all over the borough and beyond were being cancelled via email. Bay Ridge-based Narrows Botanical Garden cancelled their outdoor film program tonight. A group in influential lawyers who hoped to sneak away to a..

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Montague Improvement, Circa 1975

Only four blocks long, with a civic center at one end and a tourist attraction at the other, Montague Street is completely unique in New York City…but sometimes it’s gritty.Commercial establishments require deliveries, commercial streets require traffic to survive. In the face of these facts of life, the Montague Street Business Improvement District, run by..

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Another view of Nature’s Fireworks

Friends and readers have raved about the Henrik Krogius photo of setting sun that became the cover of INBrooklyn supplement to Brooklyn Eagle and Brooklyn Heights Press. Also moved by that same sunset, at slightly different moment, was reader Will Hasty, who sent this photo from his iPhone.

Enduring, Endearing Brooklyn Connections With American Ballet Theatre

In the fall of 2010 many Brooklyn friends of BAM, including Chairman Alan Fishman,gathered at this famous house—70 Willow Street—to celebrate the impendingfive-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre.ABT would be coming to BAM each holiday, it was announced, to present the exciting new choreography ofAlexei Ratmansky’s Nutcracker. The dinner at 70 Willow Street, hosted by..

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