🌱 Historic Brooklyn Tours + Public School Students Stage Walkout

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Good day, neighbors! Dashiell Allen here with your Thursday Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Daily.

First, today's weather:

Partly sunny. High: 43 Low: 35.

Here are the top three stories in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO today:

  1. This January three tours allow you to stroll through Brooklyn's history – either exploring Fulton Street, which "once boasted a wealth of department stores, theaters and restaurants," or Gowanus, or slightly further afield, Bay Ridge. The tours are offered both in-person and virtually. (Brooklyn Paper)

  2. High School students at Stuyvesant and Brooklyn Tech staged a walk-out on Tuesday, calling for a remote learning option during the omicron surge. The school commissioner announced he would meet with student organizers, but for now it looks like the DOE is still firmly against ending in-person learning. (AMNY)

  3. Here's the top 12 Secrets of Cobble Hill in Brooklyn - once the location of the Cobble Hill Fort during the American Revolution. The neighborhood is home to the oldest operating synagogue in Brooklyn. (Untapped New York)

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Today in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO:

  • Open Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park Environmental Education Center (3 p.m.)

  • Book launch: High-Risk Homosexual by Edgar Gomez, virtual event hosted by Powerhouse Books (7 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • 2022 marks the Jane's Carousel's centennial year in DUMBO - and to celebrate they're calling on all past and present riders to contribute to a digital memory book. (Instagram)

  • BAM will be holding its Free Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, in honor of MLK Day. (Facebook)

  • On one of the coldest nights of the year (Tuesday-Wednesday) the largest building in Gowanus NYCHA was without heat or water, according to Lincoln Restler. (Twitter)

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You're all caught up for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

Dashiell Allen

This article originally appeared on the Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Patch

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