Cops Close Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Late Monday afternoon, cops ribboned off entrances to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with yellow tape… which promptly blew away. By 5, two strands replaced it, imprinted with “Police Line: Do Not Cross.” That wasn’t enough to stop a fairly constant flow of folks taking a peek at the East River below (as we see in Mr. Karl’s video), which is certainly more turbulent than it was late this morning. But as far as we were able to see, the water is far from rising to the point of compromising any of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers. (CT)

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  • BH’er

    it’s low tide… or just past… take a peek around 9:30pm when we get the high tide – there could be some serious flooding

  • Mr. Crusty

    Ridiculous. Didn’t stop me nor anyone else that I can tell from taking a look.

  • Mr. Crusty

    There will be serious flooding, but certainly not on the promenade.

  • Curmudgeon

    I’m so glad they closed it because I was afraid of falling off the promenade and into the churning waters of the harbor below. Thanks NYC Police for protecting me!

  • Josh G

    Ha we are all a bunch of curmudgeonly peeps. I was out there earlier, and after laughing at that yellow tape a bunch of kids on the Promenade asked for their photo.

    If the Promenade floods then we are seriously boned.

  • She’s Crafty

    I’m sure they did that because of the trees. They seem super worried about the trees this year.

  • David on Middagh

    It’s technically park land, therefore it closes with the other emergency Parks Dept. closings. In theory, I suppose, one could be hit by a tree limb, but that can happen on any shaded sidewalk. (Thanks to the BHA for grooming our neighborhood’s trees recently.)

  • Brixtony

    They threw us out of the Hillside dog park yesterday afternoon when it wasn’t even raining, so we left a present on the sidewalk in protest.
    – JUST KIDDING! {8-]

  • Andrew Porter

    Some of the entrances closed with tape, but not the one at the far north end of the Promenade. I used the Fruit Street Sitting Area for my view of the churning waters.

  • BH’er

    This needs to be brought up with Maximo & the 84th: Cops on bullhorns at 11pm trying to clear the Promenade from their cruisers is not work-able procedure – thousands of neighbors are being kept awake by police trying to fruitlessly chase curious people off the Promenade

    Please advise officers they need to walk the promenade and ask people to leave – not sound the horn and bark over their bullhorn every 5 minutes perpetually, all night long

  • GHB

    The old trees lining the Promenade could cause serious damage if they fall. The cops are trying to protect you. I bet you a-holes would be the first to sue the city if you got clocked by a branch.

  • Arch Stanton

    I dont want or need the police to “protect” me.

  • Mr. Crusty

    And there are no trees anywhere else but on the Promenade?

  • BH’er

    I really appreciate the police getting out of their cruisers and sending an Interceptor to clear the Promenade this evening – Thanks!!

    Last night’s bullhorns and sirens really just ruffled people’s feathers – people were literally exiting from one walkway and re-entering at another (e.g. exiting onto Pierrepont and going behind the cops to Montague, Remsen and other entrances in the opposite direction of the cops)

    No need to yell at people – a polite, firm warning was much more effective