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Danish Seamen’s Church: Danish Christmas Fair November 17-18

November 12, 2012

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Brooklyn Heights at 102 Willow Street is hosting its annual Traditional Danish Christmas Fair Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, November 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m..

Julie Slok shares with BHB: “You may have heard about delicious Danish open-faced sandwiches with their lavish combinations of fish and seafood, cheese, cold cuts and vegetables, garnished with fresh herbs, but have you ever tasted them? And how about sweet Danish puffy pastries served warm with powdered sugar and jam? Visit our Christmas Shop for Danish Christmas decorations and hand-made knitted shawls and baby clothes or buy Christmas presents to your family and friends from our collection of Danish design items donated by Danish companies based in New York City.”

The gift shop and courtyard bar serving hotdogs, Danish beer, warm pastries and mulled wine will be served at the Danish Seamen’s Church; while open-faced sandwiches and beer will be hosted by Plymouth Church at 75 Hicks Street. Note that the restaurant at Plymouth Church is open Saturday only, while the Danish Church is open both days.

All proceeds from the Christmas Fair go toward supporting the church and its activities. For more info, see here.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Raccoon Captured

July 12, 2012

Our friends at Gothamist got some scary looking photos taken last night by Bobby Finger of a ragged looking one-eyed raccoon seen climbing a chain link fence next to a walkway adjoining Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The critter in the photo above is another, much healthier looking Brooklyn raccoon, caught on pixels by our friend Flatbush Gardener. You may recall our publisher Homer Fink’s encounter with a raccoon two and a half years ago, right on Willow Street!

The raccoon wasn’t the first instance of mammalian wildlife (apart from the unfortunately ubiquitous Rattus norvegicus or the familiar grey squirrel) to be spotted in the Park. Our man Karl found a muskrat living in a pond next to Pier 1 in August, 2010, and named him (or her) “Dodger.” Dodger hasn’t been seen since.

Gothamist updated their post to report that Park officials confirmed that the raccoon has been captured.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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