The Legendary Writers and Artists of Brooklyn Heights

Literary Brooklyn Heights, by Norm Goldstein, in the Literary Traveller

“I live in Brooklyn,” Truman Capote once wrote. “By choice.”

He described the New York City borough, for the most part, as a “veritable veldt of tawdriness.”  But, he added, there also was an “oasis” of a Brooklyn neighborhood, a “splendid contradiction.”

This “oasis” was–and is–the area known as Brooklyn Heights.

“Heights,” he wrote, “because it stands atop a cliff that secures a sea-gull’s view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, of lower Manhattan’s tall dazzle and the ship-lane waters, breeding river to bay to ocean, that encircle and seethe past posturing Miss Liberty.”

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Restaurants Coming to Montague Street

Woe a Little Less: Coming to Montague St.

by Mary Kim on December 4, 202111:45 am in Brooklyn HeightsFoodRestaurants

“Now that the “drabness” of Montague St. has been exposed to all of NYC and beyond, and the community spilled its woes in this blog’s comments section in such spirited style that another blog directed its readers to it, let us look forward to less drabness with these soon-to-come offerings in the new year.”

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Way Before There was CPN

On our building site in the 1850’s: S.F. Whiting, Samuel Stillwell, Gents’ Furnishing Store, 132 and 134 Fulton (PRIOE SAME OF CADMAN PLAZA WEST) Street, (cor. of Middagh St.,) Brooklyn. Where may be found a general assortment of Gents’ furnishing goods of every description, consisting of linen and cotton shirts; plain and fancy under shirts and drawers of silk, merino, flannel, gauze, cotton, & c.; cravats, stocks, scarfs, handkerchiefs, suspenders, gloves, hosiery, &c. A general assortment of children’s clothing of all styles and of the best quality constantly on hand or made to order. Shirts and drawers made to order. Samuel Stillwell.

Thanks to Larry Kaplan for the pic.

Holiday markets and fairs in the neighborhood

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The exterior of the new Adams Street Library in Dumbo. Photo by Ben Brachfeld

Situated right on Dumbo’s waterfront, with impeccable views of the Manhattan Bridge, the East River, and the Lower East Side across the water, the 6,500 square-foot library occupies the first floor of an old manufacturing building at 9 Adams St., with the rest of the building featuring residential apartments. It is primarily though not exclusively a space for children’s learning and enrichment.

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