The conception and development of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) has been nothing short of transformational, inspirational and international in impact. But the park development, through the initial stages, has been tough on historic Brooklyn Heights. Most residents of Brooklyn Heights treasure the uniqueness of their community and recognize the priceless value of their historic status..
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By Sam Howe, Brooklyn Daily Eagle All of New York knows the comforting, sonorous voice ofTom Stewart, the station announcer for Thirteen. But he is also a beloved fixture at home in Brooklyn Heights, where he lives a couple of octaves down from his wifeMaureen Kelley Stewart, an acclaimed cabaret singer. And, yes, as trained singers,..
By Sam Howe, Brooklyn Daily Eagle A friend who recently divorced now has evenings free and has been hoping to try an experiment. That is, to pay tribute to Brooklyn’s extraordinary BAM by dropping by every night, believing that SOMETHING interesting or inspiring will be offered. Said friend sent the following notes on BAM’s popular “Eat,..
Charming Park Slope toddler JONAH WEISHAAR has been diagnosed with a genetic disorder, Sanfilippo Syndrome, which prevents his body from processing certain sugars, reports the Daily News. Sufferers are one in a million, and rarely do they live past their early 20s. The new web site dedicated to Jonah reads: “This is Jonah. He’s turning..
Lauren Ambrose The famous mansion here at number 70 Willow St., where TRUMAN CAPOTE was a tenant of theatre set designer Oliver Smith, brought together a sold-out crowd for a memorable evening to hear Capote’s words in the house he occupied for 10 years. The evening was one of many being put together to celebrate the..
NORRIS CHURCH MAILER, widow of the late, great author Norman Mailer and a long-time resident of Brooklyn Heights, launched her memoir A Ticket to the Circus on April 6, at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO. PowerHouse hosted a reading and party on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. with the author, where she was interviewed by..
“IS IT POOR MANAGEMENT, bad timing, or just a terrible location?” When a commercial corner location in toney Brooklyn Heights remains perpetually empty, or even when occupied it is home to short-lived enterprises, one might ask that question. At the corner of Hicks Street, 41 CLARK STREET has had two incarnations as restaurants in the past..
Peter HedgesPhoto courtesy of the BHA YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS to love movies, or even to love hearing about the ones shot in the Heights. For many decades, a number of notable movies have used Heights locations, and fascination with that very fact will be the basis of Hollywood in the..
She Had Nine Siblings, Six of Whom Were Adopted WITH ROCKING RHYTHMS and operatic projection, ANIKA LARSEN opens her heart and voice to tell a powerful, personal journey out of a multicultural childhood. Her story, Shafrika, the White Girl, is a music-driven metaphor for how the social upheaval of the 1960s flowed through generations. Supported..
A RECENT ISSUE of the weekly Bay Ridge Eagle featured a report on the 75th anniversary party of the Bay Ridge Credit Union. President and CEO GENE BRODY gave an inspiring speech that reminded all attendees at the Bay Ridge Manor that America has weathered ten recessions since World War II (“Yes, TEN”, he added..