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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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Scaling the Heights

Bake Sale Turns Flour into Flowers by Neil Calet If you were on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade two Saturdays ago at about 10:50AM, you might have noticed an excited cluster of people gathered just north of the Montague St. entrance. Their buzzing chatter in German, French, English and one or two unidentifiable languages probably gave..

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Sam Waterston Honored at Civil War Round Table

  Several Brooklyn members of the Civil War Round Table helped honor award-winning actor Sam Waterston as the recipient of the Barondess/Lincoln Award on Feb.16. Shown left to right, Liz Lushpenko, attorney and associate at Connors & Sullivan, Michael Connors, CWRT board member and partner at Connors & Sullivan, Sam Waterston, Dozier Hasty, publisher of..

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Heights Cinema

A growing number of local patrons of the intimate Brooklyn Heights Cinema are more aware and appreciative of the efforts of manager AMY MASCENA. The 175-seat film house is located at 70 Henry Street, just around the corner from the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, where HENRY WARD BEECHER preached and President ABRAHAM LINCOLN..

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