Insider’s Tour: DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk Thursday, Mar 3, 2022, 6:00-7:00

On the first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions for the First Thursday Gallery Walk. 

Beyond the tour, attendees are encouraged to visit participating First Thursday galleries at their own pace, and to end the night at DUMBO-stalwart Superfine for happy hour. 

The event is open to the public. RSVP is required, COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, and masks must be worn during the tour. You will be asked to present proof of vaccination upon arrival. If you feel unwell or were recently in contact with someone who has COVID-19 or related symptoms, please stay home.

To Register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/insiders-tour-dumbo-first-thursday-gallery-walk-tickets-273089697637

Support for the Insider’s Tour: DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk is provided by DUMBO Improvement DistrictTwo Trees Management CoEmpire Stores, and Superfine and made possible by ongoing participation by DUMBO’s art galleries.

Pickleball Anyone?

Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park has added three pickleball courts for the hugely popular sport. For more information check out this site https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2022/02/01/pickleball-fast-growing-sport-comes-to-brooklyn-bridge-park/.

Composting Goes into High Gear

Fifty composting bins were distributed on Friday January, 28th at the composting presentation in the Community Room, spearheaded by Dawn Marie Brekke. “Shareholders were excited to see this service in our building and are looking forward to the positive environmental impact we’ll have by composting,” said Brekke. 

Said one new composter, Tami Sheheri, “I never thought I’d be one for composting, but here I am collecting food scraps. LOL, It’s true!”

If you have questions about composting you can visit NYC curbside composting website.  If you have questions related to composting in our building you can email management or the CPN Board: [email protected]



Felice Montague Opens on Montague Street

Any restaurant opening on Montague Street is cause for celebration. Felice opened January 17th at 84 Montague Street, the site of the former Giulia/Heights Café.

Check out their website: https://www.felicenyc.com

Santa and Rudolph make a special appearance at Cadman Plaza in Christmas Day

The finishing touch on Brooklyn Bridge Park is here

BY ROGER CLARK BROOKLYNPUBLISHED 6:00 AM ET DEC. 09, 2021

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — It’s arguably one of the best views in New York City: the Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Now there will be even more access to that iconic vista, from the new Emily Warren Roebling Plaza, the final component of the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park. The final section of the more than one-mile-long waterfront park will open later Thursday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

For the full story, visit https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2021/12/08/brooklyn-bridge-park-final-section-to-open-nyc?utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email

Pavers along the last section of Brooklyn Bridge Park mimic the iconic span above. (NY1 photo)

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.”

For the complete article visit the Literary Traveller

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.”

For a complete list go to: http://brooklynheightsblog.com/archives/93754

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.