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Man On Unicycle Walks Dog Down Atlantic Avenue In Boerum Hill

October 3, 2013

Twitter user @txl201 caught a man on a unicycle walking his dog down Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill this afternoon.
Sure we’ve seen dog walkers of all shapes and sizes — even one on a scooter. But a unicycle? Heck, the only cool person we know of who rides one is Adam Carolla. But that’s another story.

So, what do you think? Is it crazy or awesome? You decide.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Around Brooklyn

Comedy Troupe dfor1 Hosting Summer Theater Workshop At PS261

May 25, 2013

Pithy comedy troupe Dinner For One—which in January filmed a “Girls” robot parody on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade—is hosting a Brooklyn TV Teen Workshop this summer at PS 261 in Boerum Hill, looking to involve some 45 area teens interested in theater.

The group is in the midst of raising funds via for its spec pilot of “Life Sucks,” an original comedy that looks back on middle school. Group member Allyson Condrath tells BHB that among its contributors & supporters is the Heights’ own Paul Giamatti. “Paul loved the idea and wanted to help out in any way,” she tells BHB. “He has donated and is allowing us to publicize his involvement.”

There are nine days left for dfor1′s fundraising campaign. More info? Producer Kyle Miller = 774-277-0232 or

More on Brooklyn Heights Blog.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Events, Food

Brooklyn Community Pride Center Hosts Founders Ball April 4

March 14, 2013

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center, located in Boerum Hill at 310 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting its Founders Ball on Thursday, April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street. The Ball is the organization’s major, annual fundraising event commemorating its 2008 launch and Fifth Anniversary.

This year’s event includes a two-hour cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and the first ever Founders Ball Awards honoring Tom Smith, Reg Flowers and Suzanne St. Pierre. Preceding the event is a VIP cocktail hour with celebrity guests; and following is the Junior Board’s after party.

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center is the only community center in Brooklyn dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, with a mission to provide support & services to the borough via original programming and partnerships with like-minded organizations.

For information about the Founders Ball, contact Development Director Todd W. Fliedner at 347-889-7719 or Tickets may be purchased online. General admission is $125.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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New York Marathon Is On… So Far

October 31, 2012

New York City Marathon officials continue to check damage caused by Hurricane Sandy before deciding what impact the storm will have on the race, scheduled this Sunday, November 4.

Mayor Bloomberg said Tuesday the race will “go on as normal, as of now,” although he will continue to discuss logistics with city and marathon officials before a final decision. According to the Marathon website, “NYRR continues to move ahead with its planning and preparation. We will keep all options open with regard to making adjustments necessary to race day and race weekend events. We will provide an update and more detail as information becomes available.”

The 26.2-mile course begins in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island and passes through Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill, and into Manhattan over the Queensboro Bridge, finishing in Central Park. See the course route here.

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Real Estate

Boerum Hill Townhouse Sells In One Day

October 22, 2012

A classic Boerum Hill townhouse at 179 Bergen Street was on the market for only one day before entering contract, after being listed by Corcoran on September 8 for $2,950,000. By October 5, Brownstoner reports it was in the midst of changing hands after a September 9 sale. It last sold in 2009 for $2,150,000.

The listing describes it as a “lovely two family townhouse. Owner’s upper triplex and garden level floor-through. Restored details throughout include original molding and plaster medallions, pocket doors and wood burning fireplaces with marble mantles. Located on a quaint, tree-lined street. The configuration makes for an easy conversion to a one family home. The building has mechanical and structural upgrades from top to bottom.” (Photo: Corcoran)

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Blog Espouses Her Favorite Area Brooklyn Eateries

October 21, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP blog, in which the actress oozes opinions about lifestyle & culture, offers a post on Brooklyn, in which she espouses: “Brooklyn has changed so much since I was a kid, and parts of it are probably unrecognizable from when my dad was born at Brooklyn Jewish hospital in 1943. A lot of this has been good change in the form of art, culture, neighborhood-defining restaurants, shops and more.”

Paltrow includes hot spots in Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Gowanus. Read her reviews below.

Park Slope’s Al di Là, 248 5th Avenue
“A homey and casual neighborhood trattoria so popular it has Manhattanites lining out the door (reservations aren’t taken, but you can wait in their charming wine bar next door). The menu hasn’t changed much since opening in 1998, because it’s pretty much perfect Venetian fare, with particularly excellent pastas.”

Prospect Heights’ Franny’s, 295 Flatbush Avenue
“Franny’s churns out some of the best pizza and locally-sourced food in Brooklyn, maybe even NYC. Hit the original location while you can, as they will be moving to a larger space by the end of the year, keeping the old space for a new restaurant, Marco’s, to open in the spring of 2013.

Prospect Heights’ Ample Hills Creamery, 623 Vanderbilt Avenue
“Handcrafted ice cream and sorbet made in small batches, Ample Hills gets its cream and eggs from local farms upstate for the freshest (and most sustainable) product possible, in 24 flavors that change with the seasons. They also do really delicious and beautiful custom ice cream cakes, for any occasion.”

Cobble Hill’s Henry Public, 329 Henry Street
“This handsome, old-timey Brooklyn saloon, with a limited “Bill of Fare” of simple and homey food, including a great burger, is perfect for a late supper and whiskey cocktails with friends.”

Cobble Hill’s Pok Pok, 127 Columbia Street
“People are crazy for this Thai via Portland import to the BK, for good reason – the fresh takes on Thai classics are seriously good (and run on the hot side), from the signature charcoal roasted hen with lemongrass to the sweet, spicy salads and more, plus an awesome Thai-inspired cocktail menu (the Pok Pok Bloody Mary with Thai chilies is a serious kick in the ass.)”

Carroll Gardens’ The Grocery, 329 Henry Street
“Quality ingredients, imaginatively prepared from this superb market-driven menu keeps this tiny place on the top of the borough’s fine dining list year after year. It’s pricey, but for one of the best bargains in the borough, try the Green Plate Special – $40 for the four-course veggie tasting menu.”

Boerum Hill’s Mile End, 97A Hoyt Street
“Hearty, meaty sandwiches and Montreal-style deli food (think house-smoked meats, poutine, brisket and more) served deluxe. Make sure to get a pickle on the side and wash it all down with a good glass of wine.”

Gowanus’ The Pines, 284 3rd Avenue
“While this highly-anticipated Gowanus opening keeps the atmosphere casual, with an artfully shabby, worn in dining room and larger garden in the back, the menu is decidedly ambitious with an Italian bent (think cavatelli with duck heart) with lots of interesting seasonal salads and antipasti.”

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Cobble Hill’s PS 29 Hosts Fall Earth Day Recycling Event Sunday, October 21

October 15, 2012

Ready to get geared up for next weekend? On Sunday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., PS 29 will host its Fall Earth Day Recycling Event, in association with the Cobble Hill Association, featuring electronics, textiles, document and hard drive shredding. Also: a clothing rummage sale, with proceeds to help out the school. It all takes place at the PS 29 schoolyard at 425 Henry Street (Baltic Street between Henry and Clinton streets).

All items collected during the day will be recycled according to the highest environmental standards. Specifically, old computers and electronics will be collected by Lower East Side Ecology Center, in conjunction with CHA. Acceptable items include: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, network devices, keyboards, mice, cables, hard drives, CD-roms, circuit boards, VHS & DVD players, radios & stereos, phones, answering machines, pagers, batteries and the like. See the complete list here.

Textile collection is sponsored by Wearable Collections. Acceptable items include clothing, hats, belts, bags, handbags, matched shoes, curtains, linens, towels, pillows, stuffed animals and Halloween costumes. Stained & ripped clothing and other textiles are welcome. See the complete list here.

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Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Downtown Brooklyn, Real Estate

Stribling & Associates Opens First Brooklyn Outpost Near Barclays Center

October 1, 2012

High-end residential brokerage Stribling & Associates is opening its first office in Brooklyn—just a few blocks from the newly opened Barclays Center. The Wall Street Journal reports that the firm is ramping up its activity in the borough with a 3,500sf office at 384 Atlantic Avenue, which will house up to 50 brokers. “Brooklyn is the hottest place to be right now,” says Elizabeth Ann Kivlan, a Stribling EVP.

Stribling has three Manhattan offices employing more than 250 agents and has been involved with such Brooklyn projects as One Hanson Place, a landmarked loft conversion at the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank building, and One Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights, where Elizabeth Stribling, the company’s founder and president, lives in a multimillion dollar penthouse.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Argentine Steakhouse Coming To Long-Empty Space At Henry & Baltic(?)

October 1, 2012

Cobble Hill Blog reader Ericka delivers this tip: “I passed by the restaurant that has been under construction (for years) on the corner of Henry and Baltic. I peaked inside and spoke to one of the workers. Inside was very quaint and nearly completed. They were just doing the wiring the computer system. The worker told me that it was slated to open in early October as an Argentine steakhouse.

Has anyone else heard details about the new eatery? Please email:

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Arts and Entertainment

Manic Antic: 38th-Annual Atlantic Antic Draws Thousands Of Brooklynites

September 30, 2012

Despite an early afternoon shower and cool temps, Brooklynites came out in force Sunday for the 38th-annual Atlantic Antic, which spans one mile along Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. Check out many more pics on our sister Brooklyn Heights Blog here. (Photos: Chuck Taylor)

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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