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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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Brooklyn Heights, Celebrity Residents

Too Cute Comes To Brooklyn Heights

May 29, 2013

Juno with Kate, Paddington, Winnie,and Ballo

When Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition took in a pregnant cat who appeared  after Hurricane Sandy, the organization had no idea that she would become a TV star.

Juno gave birth to three of her own kittens, and then the magnanimous mom also adopted an orphan kitten, nursing her along with her own babies, who are now all of adoptable age and who will be featured at this Sunday’s Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days free adoption event in Union Square.

Also attending the event will be an Animal Planet television crew, filming the final episode of a Too Cute series that will feature Juno and her babies, focusing on the day that they get adopted and get to go to their forever home.

“She was just an amazing mother to her own kittens,” BBAWC’s Anne Levin said of Juno. “She’s incredibly sweet and good-natured.”

“In February we got a call from Animal Care and Control—not everyone will take orphan bottle babies, and these were particularly sad cases, and Juno was just so sweet and affectionate towards them.”

Juno has been fostered in Brooklyn Heights since she was taken in last fall, and she and the four kittens—three of her own and one she “adopted”–have been filmed every couple of weeks since they were born.

Levin doesn’t know exactly when the Juno episodes will air. Animal Planet airs in Brooklyn Heights on TWC channels 86 and 786 and FiOS 130/1565.

Click here for more photos of Juno and her babies here, and here to see other cats and kittens available for adoption from BBAWC.









Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment, Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bridge Park Looking For The Most Fetching BK Pooch

January 10, 2013

Run! Catch! Post! Brooklyn Bridge Park is accepting submissions for its “Cutest Dog at the Dog Run” contest, for those who bring their pooches to the BBP dog runs at Main Street and/or Pier 6. One winner at each location will receive a $50 gift certificate to Wag Club.

To enter, submit a jpeg pic of your pup playing at either of the Brooklyn Bridge Park dog runs by Tuesday, January 22 ( with the subject “Cutest Dog at the Dog Run”). Include dog’s name and age in the email, as well as which dog run. Please, one submission per dog, per owner. All entries will be posted on BBP’s Facebook page, and winners will be announced February 5, 2013.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment, Brooklyn Heights, Kids

Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange This Week

November 13, 2012

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) this Wednesday, November 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with up to three duplicates available for $15 each. Framing is available in several options, from a simple mat for $10 to a black classic oval frame that can hold up to four silhouettes for $65.

To make an appointment, please call 718-624-3435.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, Events, Food

The 10th-Annual Howl-O-Ween Doggie Costume Charity Parade

October 28, 2012

We interrupt this storm for… the 10th-annual Howl-o-Ween Doggie costume charity contest! Despite brisk breezes and the imminent threat of Hurricane Sandy Sunday night, the pet parade took place as planned on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade from 1 to 3 p.m., with Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group sponsoring the after-party.

All proceeds for $25 entry were donated to three animal-related charities: Friends of Hillside Dog Park, Sean Casey Animal Rescue and Blue Rider Stables. Each participating dog was also awarded a goodie bag. See pics below. (Photos: Chuck Taylor)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Clark Street Pet Shop Begs the Question: How Much Are Those Humping Dogs in the Window?

October 24, 2012

On their afternoon jaunt through Brooklyn Heights today, Baby Fink noticed an interesting window display at the store and asked Mrs. Fink, “Mommy, doggie, what doin’?” The only way post modern parents like us can even attempt to explain such a menagerie is with the late 90s classic by the Bloodhound Gang, “The Bad Touch”. For those of you who were well into your “hey you kids get off my lawn” years by then suffice to say that A) They did, in fact, get off on your lawn and B) do the phrase “you and me baby ain’t nothin’ but mammals why don’t we do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel” ring a bell?

Larger photo and the full BHG video after the jump.

Folks, do you really think this is NOT a posed display? For Mrs. Fink’s part: A Gold Star Day for the most likely bored teenager who pulled this off.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Sports

Brooklyn Bridge Park Ponders Additional Facilities In DUMBO’s Main Street Park

October 15, 2012

An unused area of the Main Street Park in DUMBO is among expansion plans being discussed for Brooklyn Bridge Park. The area currently houses an unused Department of Environmental Protection building & Department of Transportation paint shed. Brownstoner reports that discussions are ongoing to add a sports court, dog run, skate park, boating program or climbing wall.

Reps will be at the Community Board 2 parks meeting Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m. (121 Dekalb Avenue) to discuss a design for the proposed Main Street conversion. BBP’s proposed timeline: A Board plan review in November, presentation to the Public Design Commission in December, and submitted design to the National Parks Service in January 2013.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, Events

BBAWC Hosts Cat Adoption Friday & Saturday At Pet’s Emporium

October 10, 2012

Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition will host its latest cat & kitten adoption this Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Sammy’s Pet’s Emporium, 105 Montague Street, in Brooklyn Heights. BBAWC tells BHB that this is their “Big Event” for October, and they are eager to find homes for the rescued felines. The non-profit is a no-kill, all-volunteer cat rescue and adoption group. All cats have been rescued from the streets and “kill shelters.” While waiting for forever homes, they live with loving foster caretakers. See the poster with more info below.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Dogs on a Bench, a Bird in Hand

October 10, 2012

Four four legged friends enjoy the sunshine and each others’ company on a bench in front of the Granite Prospect on Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park. On the right is Wellington, named best tail wagger at this year’s Brooklyn Heights Association Dog Show. Next to him, in pink harness, is neighbor and occasional walking companion Sadie. We don’t know the names of the two at the left, who seem to be becoming very good friends. Perhaps someone can help. (Click on image to enlarge.) Another photo after the jump.

Tweety the pigeon, found as a baby in a trash can, rests contented in the hands of rescuer Helen after receiving her blessing at Grace Church on Sunday evening.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Arts and Entertainment, Events, Kids, Music

More Details: Cranberry Street Fair This Saturday

October 9, 2012

More details have come our way for the 2012 Cranberry Street Fair this Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Hicks to Willow streets: While Eric Loffsfold and Bruce Edward play cool jazz throughout the day, take part in games and contests (count the cranberries and guess the weight of the pumpkin). Little ones are invited to paint mini pumpkins, while older children can explore the 205th’s fire engine. Also: fortune telling, artistic face painting and voter registration.

Children’s Yoga begins activities at 11:30 (no mat or age requirement); the Pet Parade is at noon (all entries take home the blue); and at 12:30, Mimi Soltana’s troupe Tribal Dance Manhattan performs (and then treats all to a belly dancing lesson). A raffle concludes the Fair at 3 p.m. And… the bar at Jack The Horse Tavern will be open from 11 to 3.

For sale: eats, autumnal flowers, books, Cranberry Street logo T-shirts designed by James Childs, fleas and collectible treasures. All proceeds go to neighborhood beautification.

Organizers invite all neighborhood residents to donate books, CDs, used but working electronics, toys and treasures. Please bring items to the Fair. There is also consideration for a Cranberry cookbook, so bring recipes! If you’ve made the dish, feel free to cart that to the baked goods table. Merchants who wish to donate to the raffle may also do so at the Fair. And finally, volunteer! Assemble at 10 a.m. in front of 23 Cranberry Street.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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