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Justin Bieber Piñata On Sale at Key Food in Brooklyn Heights

September 7, 2014

And we thought the big news at Key Food on Montague Street was the announcement of a Dietz and Watson food truck visit on September 11. Now comes word via Twitter of a Justin Bieber piñata on sale at there.

This, friends, is something the whole world wants and needs- the chance to smack ol’ Biebs around. His seemingly insane behavior over the last year is enough to fuel your aggression and bloodlust while hacking at Canada’s most hated export (yes, we’re including Rob Ford in our consideration).

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Pardon us while we go buy one…make that two….

Apparently you can buy these Justin Bieber Piñata Kits on Amazon… and there are many videos on YouTube documenting the destruction of them including this one:

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival May 7-11

May 6, 2014

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival returns for a week of “Brooklyn‐born, Brooklyn-based and Brooklyn-centric films,” with many screened at Brooklyn Heights Cinema and St Francis College’s Founder’s Hall. Highlights include Bodies in Irreversible Detriment, starring Breaking Bad‘s Mark Margolis, and New York Dolls’ David Johansen; Balance, starring Stephen Baldwin; and Spoke: A Short Film About NYC Bikes by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. There will also be midnight screenings at Brooklyn Heights Cinema of PAN, described as “a sexy take on Peter Pan,” and Lapsus, “a creepy psychological thriller set in a Brooklyn laundromat.”

Tickets and schedules are available here, and you can watch a trailer here. See you at the movies!

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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With Apologies to Walt Whitman, an Opening Day Poem for Derek Jeter [VIDEO]

April 7, 2014

Just in time for Opening Day, Yankee fans from Brooklyn Heights and beyond wax poetic about Captain Derek Jeter in a revamped version of Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” directed by BHB’s Heather Quinlan. (Who would like it to be known that she is a Mets fan.) Featuring scenes from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Grace Church, and Cobble Hill’s Henry Public. Watch and enjoy, and may the best team win.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Watch Karl Take The Last Governor’s Island Construction Tour

October 4, 2013

Karl Junkersfeld writes this about his new video:

Last weekend was the last opportunity to tour the construction of the new Governors Island Park Site. This park is especially relevant to Brooklyn Heights residents in that it is basically an extension of Pier 6 BBP, via free ferry, and offers an assortment of great public activities from which to chose.

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Top on my list is the installation of 50 hammocks among 1500 newly planted trees. Being extremely lazy, this is basically nirvana for me. If they can manage to incorporate food and beverage service delivery to individual hammocks, it will become my second home.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Bikelyn: Bike Tours through Brooklyn

July 7, 2013

Looking for something to do with your summertime guests? Or want to see Brooklyn from two wheels instead of four? Dutch transplant Frank Muller has just the thing—Bikelyn, a series of tours given Mondays and Tuesdays each week (with private tours available upon request).

Muller has taken to his new city rather quickly—after moving here last year, he’s already become a licensed NYC tour guide and launched Bikelyn in part to flex his local knowledge. And Muller’s heritage makes bike tours a natural extension. “In Holland, you learn how to ride a bike as soon as you learn to walk. It’s not cultural like it is here. It’s just the same as buying a car.”

You can BYOB or rent a bike from Rolling Orange Bikes in Cobble Hill, where the tour begins. Monday’s tours are Williamsburg in the morning, and Red Hook in the afternoon; Tuesday’s tours are Park Slope & Prospect Park in the morning and Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO in the afternoon. For private tours, a minimum of four people are requested. Depending on your interests, Muller also makes some food stops, like Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies in Red Hook. And if you book a tour for morning and afternoon, Muller will in a free lunch at Moo Burger.

More information is on Bikelyn’s site and Facebook page. Morning tours are $49 and afternoon are $39.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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The People Of The Internets Love Vine And Brooklyn Heights

June 14, 2013

Vine, that video app thingy your “creative” friends desperately want you to embrace, is chock full of clips of Brooklyn Heights. Seems that residents and visitors alike can’t help but be inspired by our landmarked and beautiful neighborhood.

Here are some of our favorites:

And what does happen inside the dorms in the area:

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Events, Food

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Sunset Ohana” is Thursday Evening, June 6

May 17, 2013

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is having “Sunset Ohana,” its 14th annual (which seems to go back to when the Park was still a gleam in some local citizens’ eyes) sunset party at Pier 1 on Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This year the theme is Hawaiian.

Our little slice of Hawaii on the Brooklyn waterfront will include authentic Hawaiian steel guitars and classic surf music, tasty island treats, luau lawn games, a tropical specialty cocktail, hula sessions, and much more. Be sure to wear your most colorful shirt!

Among the “tasty island treats” will be “spam sliders with green papaya slaw.” Can’t wait! (I’m not kidding.)

More info here and buy tix here. Come and get lei’d!

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Coney Island’s Luna Park Reopens After Hurricane Sandy’s Mayhem

March 26, 2013

Following the reopening of Red Hook’s Fairway Market March 1—which was all but wiped out by October’s Hurricane Sandy—there’s more good news for the borough. Heights locals looking to hop the R train for Coney Island’s seasonal goodies now have an official green light. Last Sunday, the Luna Park rides reopened, after being washed over with 5 feet of seawater.

The BK Chamber of Commerce shares that “Coney Island’s colorful rides only just emerged from an extensive rehabilitation. Workers were still finishing the repairs when families began to crowd the entrances on Sunday morning.”

Alberto Zamperla, CEO of the firm that operates Luna Park, tells the New York Times, which covered the reopening, “Our commitment after the hurricane, from Day 1, was to be ready on time for this event.” The rehab included everything from replacing electrical systems to dumping go-carts brined in seawater.

In attendance for opening day were state Senator Charles E. Schumer and Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz.

Luna is one of two privately owned amusement parks that opened in Coney Island on Sunday. Much more in the NYT story.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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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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Dine In Brooklyn: A Guide To Participating Heights’ Eateries

March 10, 2013

The 10th anniversary of Dine in Brooklyn week launches Monday through the 21st, with 200 area restaurants serving prix-fixe dinner for $28, lunch for $20.13 and 2-4-1 deals.

Among Brooklyn Heights destinations, the following are on the menu… It is recommended you call and mention “Dine In” to find out specials and make reservations. Bon Appetit!

Armando’s (718-624-7167)
Bevacco (718-624-1444)
Caffé Buon Gusto (718-624-3838)
Chez Moi (347-227-8337)
Heights Cafe (718-625-5555)
Queen Ristorante (718-596-5955)
Asya Indian Restaurant (718-858-6700)
Atlantic Chip Shop (718-855-7775)
Shuk (718-522-4500)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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