Devastation: Lamppost Down On Hicks and Cranberry Streets in Brooklyn Heights

Watch out folks – a lamppost is down on Hicks and Cranberry Streets. Mrs. Fink snapped some photos of the downed utility pole today. Judging by the yellow tape, looks like the situation is under control.

Anyone know the backstory here?

Share this Story:
  • Monty

    I asked around with some of my sources in the US Attorney’s office and this looks to have been a major Al Qaeda operation. Thanks Obama.

  • David on Middagh


    A walk sign was dangling by its cable at Henry & Middagh last night outside the new uglosity.

  • Andrew Porter

    Whatever happened to the plans announced a year or so ago to replace all the “cobra head” streetlights in Brooklyn Heights with the old-style “Bishop’s Crook” streetlights?

  • Jorale-man

    I don’t know if this was the result of a reckless driver but it wouldn’t surprise me. Of course, we still have 2 more years before the city acts on its plan to make Brooklyn Heights a slow zone for traffic.

  • Joe A

    Just devastating.

  • Eddyde

    I saw it soon after it happened, It looked like it was hit by a truck backing up as the dent was about 4′ off the ground. The entire lamppost was leaning against the tree next to it. an emergency crew must have cut it down.

  • brixtony

    I understand the transponder was turned off before the truck hit the pole!

  • DIBS


  • DIBS

    Yeah, new signs will slow them down for sure

  • Jorale-man

    I doubt that signs would have a significant effect, though speed bumps throughout the area certainly could.

  • DIBS

    Speed bumps are appropriate for school zones and that’s it. No one wants speed bumps thoughout an entire neighborhood. Think about that the next time you are in an ambulance on your way to Methodist.

  • Jorale-man

    Speaking of, WNYC is doing a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes. This story is a must-listen: