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Brooklyn Heights Pediatric Practice Tells Anti-Vaxxers to Take a Hike 2015/02/24, 15:55
Brooklyn Heights Pediatric Practice Tells Anti-Vaxxers to Take a Hike

Allow us to be blunt – anti-vaxxers are wrong, have never been right and have been following the advice of dopey celebrities and debunked “research” for far too long. This week, parents whose children are patients at the Brooklyn Heights pediatric practice of Doctors O’Connor, Pytlak and Dalton were told that families who refuse to […]

Eamonn’s on Montague Street Blacks Out Its Windows 2015/02/23, 00:11
Eamonn’s on Montague Street Blacks Out Its Windows

The new Eamonn’s, which replaced Taperia virtually overnight two weeks ago, has added an interesting feature — blacked out windows. What the what? Here’s what Eamonn’s with clear windows looked like: Maybe it’s the fact that we remember the bad ol’ days when a place with blacked out glass like this meant something other than […]

Looks Like reBar Owner Jason Stevens is Going to Jail 2014/06/14, 02:12
Looks Like reBar Owner Jason Stevens is Going to Jail

Jason Stevens, the former owner of reBar in DUMBO who ripped off couples and his staff when he shuttered the business with no notice, has copped a plea deal. <br><br>Looks like he'll be spending 3 1/2 to 10 years behind re(Jail)Bars soon:

Björk’s Biophilia App is the First to be Added to MoMA’s Collection 2014/06/14, 01:35
Björk’s Biophilia App is the First to be Added to MoMA’s Collection

Brooklyn Heights resident/pop star Björk has the distinction of creating the first app to be added to the Museum of Modern Art's collection.

Video: Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area and We Give You the Truth on How Those Brooklyn Heights Fruit Streets Got Their Name 2014/06/14, 00:05
Video: Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area and We Give You the Truth on How Those Brooklyn Heights Fruit Streets Got Their Name

The NYC Parks Department finally got around to cleaning the Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights today. A crazed and untalented graffiti &#8220;writer&#8221; defaced the area along with an adjacent Citibike docking station between Monday (6/9) night and Tuesday morning. As we documented earlier this week, the Citibike station was quickly cleaned by Wednesday [...]

The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned 2014/06/11, 19:13
The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned

As of 9 AM today (6/11), the red scrawlings of a crazed vandal are still on many areas of the Fruit Street sitting area in Brooklyn Heights. As we documented yesterday, the Citibike stations were immediately cleaned. This has not been the case for areas for which the Parks Department is responsible. DEVELOPING Be Sociable, [...]

Watch this Video of the Pods You May Be Living In After the Next Disaster 2014/06/11, 15:28
Watch this Video of the Pods You May Be Living In After the Next Disaster

NYC's Office of Emergency Management announced its Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program yesterday in Cadman Plaza. Prototypes of pre-fab units meant to be deployed and assembled quickly after a Sandy-like event are now on display.<br><br>Video after the jump.

So How Do People Feel About Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bouncy Bridge? 2014/06/11, 15:21
So How Do People Feel About Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Bouncy Bridge?

The Brooklyn Eagle took time to survey folks - tourists and Brooklynites - on their thoughts about the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/56589" target="_blank">Squibb Bridge</a> aka 'Bouncy Bridge' (and we thought preschooler Fink was the only who called it that, silly Homer!).<br>

Police Blotter 6/11/14: Burglaries in Brooklyn Heights, One with a Twist 2014/06/11, 15:09
Police Blotter 6/11/14: Burglaries in Brooklyn Heights, One with a Twist

While HQ is off galavanting on the West Coast, we present to you some of the crimin&#8217; in Brooklyn Heights courtesy of our pals at the Brooklyn Paper. On May 30, burglar bungled his way through a job on Columbia Heights between Pierrepont and Clark Streets. When confronted by the home&#8217;s resident he gave everything [...]

Open Thread Wednesday 6/11/14 2014/06/11, 08:27
Open Thread Wednesday 6/11/14

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