Little-Nica-Menu-food

A pop-up restaurant is all the rage with DUMBO’s lunch crowd, selling out on its first day on Wednesday. But don’t fret: Little Nica, serving Quesillo (typical Ecuadorian street fare), will be open daily (on weekdays) until September. The exotic cuisine–Ecuadorian food is a rare find in the city–is currently available within a tiny takeout restaurant at 145 Read More →

film crew brooklyn heights

Update: we received a response from the city indicating that private cars are not allowed to park in the film crews’ “no parking” zones. See below. Rampant film production in Brooklyn Heights has caused mixed feelings among residents, while the neighborhood’s temporary loss of parking is only supplanted by a modest, voluntary donation, according to the Brooklyn Read More →

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 →

Photo by Matthew Taub

A gallery exhibit offers five intriguing designs–scaled models and all–as alternatives to the current construction scheme proposed for the Atlantic Yards site. ‘Five Proposals for the Future of the Atlantic Yards’ opened Thursday evening at Warehouse623 in Prospect Heights. The brainchild of architect Thomas Barry, the exhibit features more unconventional plans from five teams of designers. The alternative schemes are Read More →

DOUGLAS EISENSTEIN , PRESIDENT OF ONE BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK, SPOKE AGAINST THE PIER 6 CONSTRUCTION PLAN. PHOTO BY MATTHEW TAUB

At a meeting of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation Thursday, a majority of board members expressed their interest in moving forward with construction of towers on the Pier 6 waterfront. But vociferous opposition from members of the public (along with a several board members aligned with a Community Advisory Council) resulted in the Board’s decision to reconvene in August and discuss Read More →

Community members stroll along Willow Place.

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke were new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair took place last Saturday, May 17, along the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. The fair featured a parade, singing led by karaoke DJ Domingo Ampil, among other events. The latest title of Willowtown’s Read More →