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Razing Confusion

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Whenever my apartment is painted I get stranded and need refuge. From early morning to early evening I cannot stay in the apartment, also my studio-office, while a fresh coat of paint is lathered onto the walls.

CultureZohn: Truman Capote's Brooklyn

Patricia Zohn | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Underneath this very majestic staircase in the basement apartment, Truman Capote was putting the finishing touches on Miss Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's and capturing the twisted murder of In Cold Blood. Along with a recently published cache of photographs by David Attie of Capote and his Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, you can still see where Capote lived and worked and get a feel for his special world.

Mermaid School Lets You Be A Magical Sea Creature While Strengthening Swimming Skills

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.03.2015 | Good News

Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Now you really can be ~part of that world~. Imagine no longer, bipedal dreamers, because mermaid culture is a beauti...

Painting the Poet's Vision

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

One recent Friday night while working in my brownstone studio, a loud party was taking place on the deck of a carriage house my window faces across th...

LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

The Brooklyn Candide -- a Weird and Wonderful Triumph of Imagination Over Funding

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Myra Chanin

One might well ask, why was a non-believer like me leaping onto four different subway trains to get to St. Charles Borromeo's Church in Brooklyn Heigh...

Rats Driving Brooklyn Heights Crazy

Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

New York City exterminators say business has doubled since Hurricane Sandy, as rats driven inland from the shorelines by the storm got cozy in cushy n...

Brooklyn By Bike

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"

Will This New $40 Million Fieldhouse Ruin Brooklyn Heights?

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

The Post makes an interesting point. The city's tabloid postulates that the coming of a proposed $40 million fieldhouse to an already burgeoning n...

SJP And Broderick Shacking Up In Brooklyn Heights?

Posted 03.26.2012 | New York

Constantly on the hunt for the perfect multi-million dollar digs to call home, Sarah Jessica Parker and hubby Matthew Broderick are rumored to be once...

Guess Who Just Bought Truman Capote's Brooklyn Heights Home

Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

The Brooklyn Heights home where Truman Capote penned the classic novel "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is officially the new residence of Dan Houser, the cr...

Brand New Swimming Pool Coming To Brooklyn Bridge Park

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park is getting a brand new swimming pool this summer. Nope, it's not the floating pool we got so excited about back in June, but pret...

The God Gavin and Erica's Who Album

Binky Philips | Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

To this day, after literally 1000+ listens, the bedlam that breaks out in that original version of the coda of "My Generation" remains breathtaking to me.

PHOTOS: America's Most Beautiful Neighborhoods

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Urban planner Jeff Soule remembers the moment he first fully appreciated the beauty of Baltimore's Charles Village.

PHOTOS: Legal Fight Over Norman Mailer's Apartment

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

Norman Mailer's famed renovations to his Brooklyn Heights apartment are now the source of a legal complaint for new owner Wes Golby. According to ...

'Cool' And 'Hip' Restaurant Coming To Brooklyn Municipal Building

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Melissa Koszer Email the Author | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York

Big changes are coming to the Municipal Building in Downtown Brooklyn. Currently home to the city's Department of Finance, it was announced Monday th...

A Peek Inside Famous Writers’ Homes | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking ...

Hundreds In Brooklyn Mourn Death Of 22-Year Old Council Aide

Carroll Gardens, NY Patch | Georgia Kral and Kristen v. Brown | Email the Authors | May 1, 2011 | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

From the hundreds of bodies that packed into Mount Sinai Synagogue in Brooklyn Heights, it was apparent Hope Reichbach -- who passed away on Thursday ...

LOOK: Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights 'Jungle Gym At Sea' Now For Sale

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York

Norman Mailer's old apartment in Brooklyn Heights is now on sale, reports The New York Times. The "combative, controversial and often outspoken no...

Police To Brooklyn Heights: Lock Your Doors | LIZ ROBBINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brooklyn Heights, the brownstone and red-brick bastion of families new and old, has seen a crime spree of sorts: four burglaries in the past five days...

Of Teachers and History: A Brooklyn Memoir

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

I'm often struck by the fact that although everybody has one, a history that is, one's individual stories are seldom considered to be connected to "history."

PHOTOS: Buy Truman Capote's Brooklyn House (Now For $2.1M LESS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The house that Truman Capote lived in while writing "Breakfast At Tiffanys" and "A House on the Heights" went on the market last year for $18 million....

Were Mushrooms Responsible For Henry Jumping Death?

Brooklyn Heights Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We're looking into these reader reports of a death on Henry Street last night. One reader writes: just came home @ clark & henry to discover cop...

PHOTOS: $22K Per Month In Brooklyn Heights

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

We've found the "dream" Brooklyn townhouse and it's for rent! Unfortunately, it is only available three months at a time but we're pretty sure that i...

A Guide to Being Guided

Megan Doherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Megan Doherty

Most New York City walking tour attendees are alert, interested and interesting people genuinely keen to learn. They don't know they're acting like a**holes. No one has taken the time to tell them.