Monthly Archives: November 2011

World’s First Pop-Up Jewish Record Shop Coming to Bernal

Between December 1 and December 28, our neighborhood will play host to a unique ethno-cultural music retail experience. That’s because the excellent Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation plans to open Tivka Records, a pop-up 1950’s-style Jewish record store, right here in … Continue reading

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Tonight at the Lucky Horseshoe: A Meeting About Live Music

Now that the Lucky Horseshoe bar has installed its new sign, the legacy of the former Skip’s Tavern — which used to occupy the space at 453 Cortland — is now no more than a memory. But for the new … Continue reading

Posted in Cortland, Events, Food and Drink, Merchants, Music | 9 Comments

Oops! Bernalwood Forgets Its First Anniversary

I just looked back at some of the logs for this blog and realized… yesterday was Bernalwood’s first anniversary. Nice work! We forgot our own birthday! Bernalwood began not with a bang, but with a sound-check. The complete text of our … Continue reading

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Bernal Heights Artist Installs Huge Glass Sculpture in Tokyo

So, what was I doing in Tokyo last week? Three things: Walking around aimlessly all over the city. Eating a lot of staggeringly good food. Visiting the installation of a new piece by Bernal Heights glass sculptor Nikolas Weinstein. Nik’s Studio … Continue reading

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Deadline Extended for Bernal Heights Architectural Coloring Contest

This just in…. To give everyone a little more time to settle in after the Thanksgiving holiday, architect Mason Kirby has decided to extend the submission deadline for the Bernal Heights Architectural Coloring Contest. Mason says: Extension time! The new deadline … Continue reading

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Precita Park Cafe Looks Almost Ready to Open

The Precita Park Cafe is getting ready to open its doors. Reader Lonnie sent this photo yesterday, along with a quick update: Saw the finishing touches going on Precita Park’s logo today. Opening in a week or so! That’s unofficial, … Continue reading

Posted in Coming Soon, Food and Drink | 33 Comments

Apparently, It Was Lovely Here on Saturday

As I write this now, it’s 5:30 am on Sunday in Bernal Heights… but I’m not in Bernal Heights. Instead, I’m sitting in a lounge at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, waiting for a flight that will take me back to… … Continue reading

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