172 Montague construction

A towering new development on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has local residents concerned–but not for the usual reasons. “Is the facade of the new building at 172 Montague, long hidden by scaffolding, now revealed to be taking more sidewalk than it should?” a reader asked. Replacing the Eamon Doran buildings–a pair of formerly-adjacent two-story structures thathoused Read More →

Amy Poehler Interview

“A nice rule to stick to is to put funny people in comedies,” actress Amy Poehler told an audience at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) Harvey Theater Monday night. Hundreds packed the theater to see Poehler, actor Paul Rudd and director David Wain speak about their new movie “They Came Together,” immediately following its New York premiere as part of BAMcinematek’s BAMcinemaFest 2014 series. Poehler was as comedic in Read More →

melissa Balmain brooklyn heights writer

Brooklyn BookBeat: Balmain’s ‘Walking In On People’ is Clever, Comical Brooklyn Heights native and former Brooklyn Heights Press writer Melissa Balmain takes her writing seriously. Her new collection of poetry, “Walking In On People” (Able Muse Press; on-sale June 23), has been praised by some of the most esteemed poets — among them former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Read More →

bouwerie boys morris dancers

Ritual “Morris” dancers descended on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Thursday evening to celebrate the coming of the spring equinox. Accompanied by musicians playing fiddle, guitar, accordion and other traditional instruments, the Bouwerie Boys Morris Dancers, Ring O’Bells Morris, and Half Moon Sword teams celebrated the season with jingling bells and swirling scarves. Morris dancing is Read More →