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  1. neighborhood watch
    New Real-Estate Record-Breaker in BrooklynBrooklyn Heights mansion goes for $10.8 mil.
  2. the greatest show of our time
    ‘Gossip Girl’ Goes Fancy in BrooklynA tipster spotted the cast of the Greatest Show of Our Time readying for the infamous Snowflake Ball, which will take place … in BK?
  3. Brooklyn Heights Soil at High Risk of Stroke Due to Salt LevelsDamn those waterfalls! Now Brooklyn Heights is totally at risk for hypertension.
  4. Produce Aisle
    Can’t Beat ’Em, Join ’EmThe reopened Gristedes in Brooklyn Heights is hoping to take on Peas & Pickles with healthier products.
  5. neighborhood watch
    Brooklynites Are Really Getting Salty About the WaterfallsBrooklyn Heights trapped in salty spray! Williamsburg choked by toxic cloud! Kew Gardens easy prey to overdevelopment! Hoods under siege … in today’s boroughs report!
  6. neighborhood watch
    I.M. Pei to Appear in ChinatownThe reclusive architect will show up at the reopening of the Museum of Chinese in America, the ‘pop-up park’ gets another month in Brooklyn Heights, and a pretty new footpath uptown on the High Bridge doesn’t mean you still can’t find drugs in the park! All in today’s boroughs report.
  7. neighborhood watch
    The Revenge of the Stoop PooperBehold the return of the Boerum Hill Stoop Pooper, the chilled-out raccoon of Brooklyn Heights, and the aggressive Kennedy Fried Chicken sign of Bedford Park. All in today’s boroughs report.
  8. neighborhood watch
    Murray Hill Graffiti — Touched (Inappropriately) By an Angel?A cheeky street artist quotes Saint Teresa of Ávila, a hot-dog cart explodes, and jazz decamps to Brooklyn — that, and more, in our daily borough roundup.
  9. neighborhood watch
    Now Brooklyn Heights Is Climbing Aboard the Ikea Whine WagonThe Wonder Wheel is 88! On 8/8/08! Whee! Climb aboard the daily boroughs report and drink in the view!
  10. NewsFeed
    Busy Chef Manager Locked Out of Ransacked ApartmentDan Kaufman gets a taste of his own medicine, more or less.
  11. neighborhood watch
    Punk Celebration in Tompkins Square Park Cited — Shockingly — for Noise ViolationTribeca’s ritzy rooftops, Howard Beach’s sacred litter, the East Village’s decibel-dueling bands, and Brooklyn Heights’ unsolved stab death: all in today’s nabes report, which hits four outta five boroughs!
  12. neighborhood watch
    Joshua Kushner: Jared 2.0?Jared Kushner’s developer bro rocks the East Village shul crowd, the waterfalls installation is killing the trees at River Café, barges are rotting in Jamaica Bay, and scruffle venue Studio B in Greenpoint is shuttered. In today’s hood roundup!
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Vegan Dumplings at Rickshaw; Grand Street Gourmet ShuttersBrooklyn Heights feels the reverberations of an accused-con-man restaurant manager, and R&L restaurant sees another setback, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  14. NewsFeed
    Brooklyn’s Busy Chef Restaurant ClosesThe Busy Chef closes, and its owner’s arrest might have something to do with it.
  15. neighborhood watch
    McKibbin Street Cinéma-vérité: Mesmerizing, TerrifyingA mysterious video of a bunch of kids hanging around McKibbin Street spawns a new urban legend (in our minds), and more, in today’s tour around the boroughs.
  16. NewsFeed
    Busy Chef Manager Out on Bail, Boston Victims Step ForwardThe Busy Chef manager has been busy for a while, apparently.
  17. neighborhood watch
    Chelsea Hotel Bars Right to Peaceably AssembleIllegal and blatant fruit stands in Brooklyn Heights, Donatella in the Clock Tower building, and maybe even rats on a beach (awesome potential metal-band name, right?) in Staten Island: That wackness and more, in today’s neighborhood report.
  18. neighborhood watch
    Ikea Shuttle-Crisis Solved?Plus the sad old buildings of the Bowery and Gowanus, the ecoartist of Bushwick, and the developmentally disabled clown lovers of Staten Island, in our daily borough report.
  19. neighborhood watch
    ‘Ugly Betty’ Watch Begins!America and friends come to Dumbo, Betsey Johnson sells her Village penthouse and moves uptown, and the hipsters still haven’t taken over the Giglio Feast in W’burg. That and more in our daily boroughs report!
  20. neighborhood watch
    John Varvatos Replaces Indies With UndiesUnbelievable trauma visited upon the children of the Slope, outer Queens folks take a protest of a “whore motel” out to Great Neck, and John Varvatos’s carrionlike radar takes him to the meatpacking district. And other stuff in our daily hood scoper.
  21. neighborhood watch
    The G Train: Helping Greenpoint Keep It RealThey’re not too gentrified in Greenpoint to transcend the crummy G train, not too Ikea-fied in Red Hook to alienate Santogold, and not too cranky in Brooklyn Heights to bitch about smaller OJ cartons. So we’re not too proud to say this: that and more in today’s boroughs report!
  22. neighborhood watch
    Follow the Arrows of Light to the Brooklyn Bridge (or, Um, Get Lost and Mugged)The search for Miss Brooklyn’s new moniker at Atlantic Yards, a happy ending for imperiled St. Brigid’s Church in Alphabet City, and some cute-cute-cute rescued kitties in Astoria! All in our daily borough report.
  23. NewsFeed
    Brooklyn Needs Its Supermarkets, and BadlySure, that Key Food in your neighborhood is a joke — until it closes down and you have nowhere else to go.
  24. neighborhood watch
    Scaffolding Already Up for Giant Waterfall SculpturesPesky squirrels in Astoria, a not-dead-yet beaver in the Bronx, and a baby born in the Port Authority. Furry little creatures abound in our daily boroughs report!
  25. neighborhood watch
    Park Slope Already Nervous About Their Portrayal on Darren Star’s ShowWill ousted tenants in W’burg ever be allowed home? Will anyone go to SoBro for the floating pool? And will you make it to Monday without our daily boroughs report?
  26. NewsFeed
    Tazza Says, ‘No Internet for You!’Tazza is taking no prisoners when it comes to laptop usage.
  27. neighborhood watch
    Ellen Barkin on the Loose in Brooklyn Heights!Our daily neighborhood roundup, including dish from Soho, the Bronx, the Upper East Side, and Brooklyn Heights.
  28. in other news
    Liv Tyler May Be Leaving New York!Nah, not really. Just in the Maggie Gyllenhaal sense.
  29. neighborhood watch
    The Lousy Housing Market Affects Even Stars of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’Meet the Upper East Side blogger Frau who says that The Real Housewives of New York City affirms her own lifestyle, and more on our daily boroughs report.
  30. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Heights Residents Are Always Bringing It Back to PoopBrooklyn Heights: This post is about the neighborhood’s best dog walker, and those who try to pull it off-message and make it about dog poop instead will be frowned upon, okay??? [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Carroll Gardens: Robert Scarano’s 342 Bond Street building not only aesthetically attacks locals with its bunker-like façade, now it’s literally attacking them: Its guard dogs reportedly escaped and mauled one couple’s adorable little puppy (see pic). [Gowanus Lounge] Clinton Hill:The Broken Angel building became the center of controversy when its quirky turret was torn down a few years ago, and then again when the owners decided to convert it into condos. Now, it’s the subject of a legal smackdown between its documentarian and her cinematographer. [NYDN]
  31. neighborhood watch
    Alexander Hamilton Just Wouldn’t Have Approved of a Northeasterly ViewBroadway-Flushing: As landmarking honchos drag their feet on protecting this enclave of pretty early-1900s homes, locals wonder if it’s more evidence that city pooh-bahs care more about Manhattan and Brooklyn brownstones than they do historic Queens cribs. [NYDN] Brooklyn Heights: How will the city get Brooklynites to the hard-to-get-to Brooklyn Bridge Park? It will bus them! [Brooklyn Paper] Harlem: Some folks are protesting the move of Alexander Hamilton’s Colonial house from a cramped street to St. Nicholas Park because — get this — it won’t be facing the same way. [Curbed]
  32. neighborhood watch
    That Amazing House From ‘Moonstruck’ Is Still Up for Grabs, Only Now It’s Cheaper!Brooklyn Heights: The sale price of the Cranberry Street house where they filmed Moonstruck has dropped from $5 million to $3.95 million since early 2006. That’s still très Cher! [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Coney Island: Astroland opens Sunday … possibly, for the second year in a row now, for its last season before major Coney development begins. [amNY] East New York: It’s “the new Harlem,” did you know that? So if you’re bitter you didn’t buy uptown twenty years ago, you’ll want to buy here, where cribs are going for up to $300,000. [NYDN]
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    Reubens Are Totally Like Corned Beef and Cabbage, and You Can Find Them at LotsAstoria: Martha’s Country Bakery on Ditmars frosts its cupcakes wedding-cake-style (with fondant icing), and they’re open until 1 a.m. on weekends. [NewYorkology] A restaurant called Cellar 34 has opened at 34-02 Broadway, and the New Orleans–bred chef is adding Cajun and creole accents to some of the basic dishes. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Lunetta is just one restaurant participating in Dine-In Brooklyn (March 24–31), when restaurants will offer three-course meals for $23. [Zagat Buzz] Brooklyn Heights: Seventy-two-year-old restaurant Armando’s will close after Sunday dinner. [Eater] Midtown East: If a Reuben is as close as you want to get to corned beef and cabbage on Monday, you can find a good one at Patrick Conway’s on East 43rd Street. [Gridskipper] Midwood: This photomontage follows the making of a Di Fara pie; though Domenico’s secret weapon might be revealed by the article’s last line: “And then he’s off to the back room for a shot of grappa (I think that’s what it was), and it’s back to making pies.” [Epi-Log/Epicurious]
  34. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Bridge Park May Be Bad for the FishesBrooklyn Heights: In addition to being way over budget, long-planned Brooklyn Bridge Park may damage marine life with its expected rowing and kayaking facilities, says state enviro-honchos. [Brownstoner] Chelsea: Work has been stopped on “car-chitect” (he-he) Annabelle Selldorf’s much-hyped condo tower that allows folks to take their car right up to their own sky-high garages. “The pillars forming the exterior walls are misaligned,” says a city buildings-department flack. “This could be characterized as a structural deficiency.” Gee, you really think so? [Curbed] Coney Island: In the era of whole hoods going bank branch and condo, don’t you just want to smack someone for grumping that the historic Child’s Restaurant building will become a roller rink this summer? Come on, Grumpums, that’s cool! [NYDN]
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Pies-N-Thighs Will Survive in Williamsburg; Pastrami Queen Extends Reign toAstoria: Last-minute Valentine’s Day options from Joey. [Joey in Astoria] The Foodista’s include JJ’s Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar, which isn’t trying to do anything special for the holiday. [Foodista] Brooklyn Heights: The bartender at Jack the Horse Tavern, Maxwell Britten, created a timely cocktail called Love Lane, which combines Prosecco, harvest syrup, house-made brandy, poached cherries, and rose water. Ladies on the town tomorrow take note: It’s a sexy drink, and he’s pretty cute. [Vittles Vamp via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: The owners of Pastrami Queen have opened a delicatessen in Chelsea Market called Friedman’s. [NYT] Clinton Hill: June reopens tonight after dealing with multiple break-ins. [Clinton Hill Blog] Little Italy: Gimme! Coffee has opened its first Manhattan outlet at 228 Mott Street between Prince and Spring streets. [NYS] Upper West Side: Ruby Foo’s new lunch plan includes free wi-fi. [Zagat] Williamsburg: Pies-N-Thighs seems to have already found a new home at 166 South 4th Street. [Eater]
  36. neighborhood watch
    They Should Call It ‘Burrow Hall’!Bronx: Okay, okay, so this isn’t hood-specific … but how cool is it that there’s gonna be an online mag, called Cross Bronx (get it?), featuring writers and artists in the Boogie Down? [Talk Bronx] Brooklyn Heights: The rats around Cadman Plaza are so out of control it seems the city’s called in a private exterminator, which may be wise judging from the massive size of those rat burrows. Burrow Hall? Ha-ha! [Pardon Me for Asking] East Village: The old lady who sits next to Gino the tailor all day in his 14th Street shop is quiet when people come in, but when they leave, she yells at him about all the things he does wrong. Reportedly. [Vanishing New York]
  37. Neighborhood Watch
    Free Dewar’s (and Debate) on the LES Tonight; Bar Boulud Answers Bruni’s CallsAstoria: Angelo & Son’s Bakery gets a modern renovation: green and red backlighting for their sign. [Joey in Astoria] Brooklyn Heights: The co-founder of La Bouillabaisse on Atlantic Avenue in the nineties has opened a wine bar on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets. Food like oysters and mini Kobe burgers will also be on the menu. [Brooklyn Eagle via Brooklyn Heights Blog] Lower East Side: Rayuela serves an interesting cocktail called Rye which combines “guava, lemon, agave nectar, mint leaves, Michter’s Straight Rye, Becherovka,” and it’s not even one of Junior Merino’s signature cocktails. [Down by the Hipster] Tonight at the Slipper Room, there’s a free yuppie-versus-hippie debate featuring Max Silvestri and Lang Fisher, and it’s sponsored by Dewar’s. [Brooklyn Vegan] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Brooklyn & Slim bar has transformed into Step Too Cafe, but it doesn’t look like much has changed. [Across the Park] Union Square Park: Luna Park has been demolished in preparation for the area’s overhaul. [Eater] Upper East Side: Bruni calls Bar Boulud and reaches a human! It sounds like DB put some backup personnel on the lines. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  38. neighborhood watch
    Brooklyn Heights Is Fighting the War on RatsBrooklyn Heights: The rats here are getting bigger and bolder, and the normally peaceful residents have taken to fighting back with machetes and water hoses. [Brooklyn Paper] Chelsea: From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Sunday, you can shop for cool old magazines and comics at Time Machine and simultaneously get drunk at their holiday open bar. [Vanishing New York] Red Hook: A sliver-thin waterfront greenway is going up that will run all the way to Greenpoint. Rad! [OnNYTurf]
  39. neighborhood watch
    Art Deco Icon to Be DemolishedBrooklyn Heights: They’ll tear down the landmarked 1936 Purchase Building — a classic, WPA-style structure — as part of the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which may begin next month. [NYDN via Gowanus Lounge] Fort Greene: All the shabby-chic vendors of choice are lining up for the Brooklyn Flea Market, coming here Sundays starting in April. [Brownstoner] Governors Island: Plans released today for the isle’s redo into a pomo eco-asis reveal that multiethnic children will frolic while seabirds fly overhead at dangerously low altitudes. [Queens Crap]
  40. neighborhood watch
    Goldman Invading the Heights, Making It Bank-yBrooklyn Heights: With Goldman Sachs unscathed by the subprime mess, its execs are buying property in the pricey hood. Let’s hope Goldman hater Ben Stein isn’t brunching anywhere nearby. [Brownstoner] Clinton Hill: Wow, Paul Giamatti and “the black model from all the Maybelline commercials” spotted in one day! Clinton Hill is HOT HOT HOT! Or something. [Clinton Hill] Greenpoint: The lemur in the Franklin Street store window that was mounting E.T. from behind is now in isolation, with E.T. in the custody of Mickey Mouse, Santa, and the Hulk. OMG, did we just write that trippy sentence? [Newyorkshitty]
  41. in other news
    Brooklyn Chabads Battle Over Marty, Mr. MetWe love the Brooklyn Paper. It’s like the blog of our local print media. Their staff writes funny stories, they have good takes, and they tell us about very special things that we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Like, for example, the competing menorah-lighting ceremonies in Brooklyn earlier this week. The Chabad of Brownstone Brooklyn and the Chabad of Brooklyn Heights both hosted events on Tuesday night to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah. The gatherings, run by rabbis (who are in the same family) both claim to be the biggest in the borough and compete for the best guests (like Marty Markowitz and Mr. Met. No question who wins there). After the jump, the Paper’s genius tale of the tape comparing the contentious Chabad events.
  42. neighborhood watch
    Renzo Piano Forgot the Bike RacksTimes Square: If the New York Times building is so green, how come there’s nowhere to park a bike? [Streetsblog] Atlantic Yards: Will the Yards eventually feel more like Madison Square Garden, or Newark? This blog captures the debate from the Brian Lehrer Show. [Atlantic Yards Report] Brooklyn Heights: The Wandering Stranger of Schermerhorn Street has disappeared! And has earned himself a poetic blog elegy. [Deep in the Heart of Brooklyn via Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  43. neighborhood watch
    Coney Island: The New Blackpool, England?Astoria: Everyone’s all excited about this new apartment building, but doesn’t it kind of look like a seventies computer or TV set? [OuterB] Brooklyn Heights: Now that Norman Mailer’s dead, the hood’s most famous resident could well be right-wing scribe Peggy Noonan. How depressing. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Coney Island: If new visions for the amusement zone ever take hold, it may end up looking something like … Blackpool, England! Check out that twister coaster beside the tram. [Kinetic Carnival]
  44. neighborhood watch
    Okay, Now Who Leaves a Kitten on a Rooftop?Brooklyn Heights: Rumors are burbling that the hood’s symphonically hyped “Subway Cyrano” saga — where a guy reconnected with his subway crush after searching for her via an online vid — is a Lonelygirl-type hoax. Wouldn’t that be sad? [Brooklyn Heights Blog] East Village: Sure, two low-paid young’uns can share a $3,000 Stuy Town one-bedroom. If they bring along their $1,000 pressurized wall. [Hunt Grunt] Flatbush: Several cats have been abandoned on a rooftop! And they’re scared and hungry! [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]
  45. neighborhood watch
    At Least Your Super Didn’t Scald You With AcidEast Village: The rise of the yunnie, or Young Urban Narcissist, wasn’t the launch of Sex and the City. It was the 1994 opening of Bowery Bar. [Vanishing New York] Greenpoint: The best way to find an apartment in this hot hood? Get off your ass, come out here, walk around, and ask, moron! Oh, and be polite. [11222] Midtown: Wasn’t it just a matter of time before the public library at Fifth and 53rd was sold to a high-end hotelier? Especially given that midtown is the new red-light district. [Curbed] Park Slope: Next week, local merchants will start offering free yellow umbrellas customers can borrow when it’s raining, then return on an honor system. Hey, wait … it rains in Park Slope? [Gowanus Lounge]
  46. neighborhood watch
    Bella the Cat Has a New LifeBrooklyn Heights: Bella the Cat, who charmed passersby on the Brooklyn Bridge footpath in Cadman Plaza Park, is alive and well and living in bourgeois comfort in a home on Pineapple Street. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Residents of the Chelsea Hotel swear they saw blood-sucking ghouls in the lobby last night: the hotel’s new corporate management. [Living with Legends] Clinton Hill: Pratt has taken over the Kentucky Fried Chicken spot! Less wings, more wingnuts. [Clinton Hill Blog]
  47. neighborhood watch
    Wait, We Kind of Want One of Those Full-Body UmbrellasBrooklyn Heights: The Fairway Shuttle made its first stop in the Heights today! What, you white people don’t want to walk through Red Hook? [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Chelsea: Straight and gay couples have been walking around the city handing out condoms — underneath condomlike umbrellas. Extra points for this blogger who titles his post “It’s Raining (Se)Men!” [Copyranter] Clinton Hill: Because of inclement weather, tomorrow’s Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Clinton Hill will be delayed until Sunday, which gives you just that much more time on the “Dead Flower From Meerkat Manor” costume for your Chihuahua. [Clinton Hill Blog]
  48. neighborhood watch
    The Coen Brothers Pony Up for the HeightsBrooklyn Heights: The figures are in: To say thanks for letting them shake up the hood while shooting a new Clooney flick here, the Coen brothers gave the Brooklyn Heights Association $10,000, and a few other groups one or two thou each. [Brooklyn Paper] Ditmas Park: In this fast-gentrifying hood, “Go back to Park Slope” is a four-letter word. [Ditmas Park Blog] Downtown Brooklyn: A Renzo Piano–designed complex of housing and office space is planned to take the place of City Tech’s Klitgord Auditorium. With a name like that, maybe best that it come down after all. [McBrooklyn]
  49. neighborhood watch
    Car Canoeing in Queens!Brooklyn Heights: So the Coen brothers think they can disrupt the whole neighborhood for a month with their George Clooney film shoot and then make it up by donating to some community groups? We all know what the locals really wanted were backrubs from George. [Brooklyn Eagle] Chelsea: Twenty-nine years ago today, Nancy Spungeon was bludgeoned (by Sid Vicious?) in the Chelsea Hotel’s Room 100 … an anniversary the inn’s new corporate management likely won’t be fêting. [Living With Legends] Cobble Hill: We hope the new owner of that building who tried to evict those two elderly sisters is happy now. Tragically, one’s dead, and, more tragically, the other moved to Jersey. [Curbed] Corona: There’s a lot of Dominican families here named Corona, but that’s just a coincidence … as is anyone here getting wasted on Corona beer. [Junction Blvd] Greenpoint: Locals learn the hard way that if they want to instantly stop noisy after-hours construction, it’s better to call the cops than the DEP. Uh … duh? [Newyorkshitty] Maspeth: Manhattanites won’t complain about a few curbside puddles when they see these videos of cars swimming through the streets of Queens yesterday. Eau-trageous! [Queens Crap] Upper East Side: Unless those raccoons blocking your path as you run around the Central Park reservoir are foaming at the mouth, the Parks Department doesn’t want to hear about it. [UES Informer]
  50. neighborhood watch
    Black-and-White-Cookie Contest: A Tie!Brooklyn Heights: Your vote can help the Floating Pool of the Summer of ‘07 beat out the iPhone for a top design award. Meanwhile in the hood, Brad Pitt sported big hair. [McBrooklyn] East Village: Bitchy blogger Chris is showing his soft side by raising funds for a local school for autistic kids. We like. But we no like his Red Sox cap. [East Village Idiot] Greenpoint: A self-described illegal immigrant is mad as hell he didn’t get paid for some contracting work … and he wants Mayor Giuliani [sic] to know it. [Newyorkshitty] Jerome-Gun Hill: It got ugly last weekend in the Boogie-Down when judges called a tie in the World Black-and-White Cookie Eating Championship. [West Bronx Blog] Soho: Many a government employee parks illegally every day on Crosby Street. How do you people live with yourselves? [Streetsblog] Park Slope: The food co-op is finally accepting debit cards, turning it into the mean, lean grocer machine it must become to compete with the coming Whole Foods. [Brooklyn Paper] Village: Red and blue dildos paired with white laminated condom guidelines made for a patriotic display at an NYU health fair. [Copyranter]
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