Brooklyn Heights Press Begins Year of Anniversary Festivities with Kick-Off Event
The Brooklyn Heights Press is kicking off its notable 75th anniversary year with an event to celebrate the history of the Brooklyn Heights area. The party will include a multi-media presentation that will examine how this historic neighborhood has changed over time.
The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Historical Society, located at 128 Pierrepont Street. The ticket price is $75 per ticket. Cocktails and hor d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening.
Dozier Hasty, who has served as publisher of the Brooklyn Heights Press for more than half of its history, has seen and experienced dramatic changes in Brooklyn Heights and environs since 1971. At the 75th Anniversary Kick-Off Party, Hasty will describe some of the transformative events, people and even geology that have made Brooklyn Heights totally unique as a place to live within the city.
As part of the presentation, guest speakers Francis Morrone and Liz McEnaney will present an illustrated program entitled, “Behind Historic Front Doors: A Social History of Brooklyn Heights Houses.”
Francis Morrone is an architectural historian and author of eleven books, including, “Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes” and, with Henry Hope Reed, “The New York Public Library: The Architecture and Decoration of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building”, as well as architectural guidebooks to New York City, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. He was an art and architecture critic for the New York Sun for six and a half years. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, City Journal, the New Criterion, and many other publications. He has taught architectural and urban history at New York University for the last 20 years. Morrone leads architectural walking tours, and in 2011 was named by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the 13 best tour guides in the world. He is the 2012 recipient of the Arthur Ross Award of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
Liz McEnaney is the Executive Director of the SS Columbia Project and a co-founder of BLDG BLOK, a collaborative of historians, digital media artists, and programmers who are inventing and creating new ways to present history. She has curated exhibitions, developed and implemented site interpretation strategies, and spearheaded research projects related to the built environment in locations ranging from Manhattan’s Upper West Side to Delhi, India to Maputo, Mozambique. She also teaches in the historic preservation program at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
The first of several videos made to commemorate the anniversary year will also be presented at the Kick-Off Event. The short film will be themed, Brooklyn Heights Remembered: In Media and Personal Interviews. One of the interviews featured will be from Henrik Krogius, editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press for 22 of Brooklyn’s most transformative years.
To purchase tickets for the Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News 75th Anniversary Kick-Off Party, please call Katrina at 718-422-7400 or email Tickets@BrooklynEagle.com.