Vineapple Cafe in Brooklyn Heights is open under new ownership
Brooklyn Heights’ beloved coffee shop Vineapple Cafe on Pineapple Street is back! They are open from 8 am to 6 pm currently and will move to 8am to 8pm on Thursday when they add cocktails and small plates. There is currently only outdoor seating until the City allows indoor dining. ... (read more).
Black Lives Matter mural outside Brooklyn Borough Hall
The new mural in Downtown Brooklyn along Joralemon Street between Court Street and Boerum Place is now the second piece of art for Black Lives Matter in Brooklyn after the one on Fulton Street in Bed Stuy. Joralemon street has also been co-named “Black Lives Matter Boulevard.” ... (read more).
A Micro-Middle School in Brooklyn. Rethinking Middle School Education in the Age of Coronavirus. (sponsored)
The Brooklyn Middle School Collective is a small-group middle school in Brooklyn Heights, offering a personal, dynamic, and creative approach to 6th-8th grade education. With classes ranging from 2-6 students, we are able to maximize learning and development in the critical middle school years, even ... (read more).
The Mayor on the reopening of schools in September
During the daily press briefing, Mayor de Blasio talked further about the reopening of schools on Thursday, September 10th: We are planning for the maximum amount of students in school buildings with social distancing in place in September Most educators and most parents want their kids to come back to in person ... (read more).
Outdoor dining in our neighborhoods
Our overview of family-friendly restaurants that are now open for outdoor dining in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and beyond. If we are missing anything on this list, please email to DUMBO Almar Bread and Spread {outdoor seatingtakeout & delivery, 8-5:30pm daily} Butler Bake Shop {outdoor seating 7-5pm ... (read more).
Registration for the Dumbo Gan for September 2020 is now open (sponsored)
The Dumbo Gan is a nurturing preschool and daycare for children ages 6 months to 3 years old located in one of Brooklyn’s most scenic neighborhoods. We’re committed to keeping our student body small and our environment protected when we reopen this September. With intimate class sizes and low teacher ... (read more).
Latest Corona news: Beaches, sprinklers and more pedestrian streets opening
Latest news on the city’s reopening and planning for the next few weeks from the Mayor’s press briefings: Private day camps will be allowed to use NYC parks, the administration wants camps generally to take place mainly outdoors with minimal indoor activities. Playgrounds are open including the playgrounds in Brooklyn Bridge Park, ... (read more).
4th of July fireworks plans in times of Covid-19
Each borough will get its own 4th of July fireworks on different nights, according to the Mayor. The fireworks will start June 29th and continue each night until July 4th. The location for each Borough will be announced shortly before to avoid large crowds travelling, each fireworks will be 5 ... (read more).
Brooklyn Coalition of Early Childhood Programs requests guidance and support for preschools and daycares to reopen
The Brooklyn Coalition of Early Childhood Programs is a new group of 50+ Brooklyn daycares and preschools who have come together to advocate, support each other, and create policies that respond to the ongoing effects of the COVID – 19 crisis while aiming to build a better, more equitable childcare ... (read more).


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