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Woman Who Tried To Kidnap Brooklyn Heights Babies in 2002 Arrested Again

A mentally ill woman who tried several times to kidnap babies in Brooklyn Heights back in 2002 was arrested on Friday in Manhattan. 46-year-old Tara Anne McDonald was nabbed trying to snatch an 8-month-old baby boy from his nanny in Chelsea. She is currently being held at Bellevue Hospital. In 2002 word had spread among [...]

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Willowtown Assn: Block off Joralemon at Furman to Curb Fast Riding Brooklyn Bridge Park Visitors

News 12 Brooklyn reports that Willowtown Association wants to block off the spot where Joralemon and Furman meet. Residents report that especially in the summer months, drivers fly down Joralemon in an attempt to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can watch the report and video here, and let us know if you’ve come across [...]

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Fireworks Will Return to East River this Fourth of July Says deBlasio at Brooklyn Heights Promenade Press Conference [Video]

Mayor de Blasio today confirmed rumors that the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River after four years on the west side of Manhattan. “I’m a believer that when people speak they can move mountains,” Mayor de Blasio announced. “So I’m thrilled to say the fireworks will be back on [...]

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Carol Grimaldi, Co-Founder of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Dies at 75

NBC New York reports that Grimaldi’s Pizzeria co-founder Carol Grimaldi has passed away at age 75 after battling cancer. In 1990 she co-founded the eatery with her husband, Patsy; it became so famous that lines stretched around the block daily. The couple eventually sold the business to retire, with new ownership moving Grimaldi’s a few [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 4/11/14

Welcome to a special edition of the police blotter, special because it’s on Friday.

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Tractor-trailer Overturned on Eastbound BQE

A tractor-trailer overturned near the Atlantic Avenue exit on the eastbound BQE this morning around 4:30. According to News 12, “Authorities say another vehicle was involved in the accident, and one man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. ” All roads are now open, but traffic is backed up for several miles. It’s [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/28/14

Cars stolen, cash stolen, and I make friends with the police. It’s this week’s blotter. On the heels of Homer’s report about a thug locksmith nabbed on Willow Street—I can indeed confirm that he was arrested, and he’s possibly tied to a string of burglaries in the 6th precinct. More on that as it develops. [...]

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Bookcases Getting the Heave-Ho at Hotel St George

They must be redecorating the dorm rooms at the Hotel St George, because a tipster sent us this photo with the message, “Disappointed in EHS dumping all of these bookcases into the trash. Isn’t there a Brooklyn org that uses old wood to make new things?” Anyone able to salvage a few? Be Sociable, Share! [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/20/14

More iPhone thefts, plus an appearance from Planet Fitness. It’s this week’s blotter. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 3/13/14

Like a Barbra Streisand retirement tour, or like the memorable words uttered by Alan Arkin to Carl Reiner in The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!:”Always I’m saying good-bye to you, and always I’m seeing you again,” so returns the BHB Blotter. The precincts have allowed us in again! Well, some of them. And [...]

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German Ship Resupplies at Pier 7

Looking like an episode of Victory at Sea, the above was spotted this morning by readers Gracie Court Tipster and OBB. Since many of the maritime vessels in the area tend to be sailboats or kayaks, this one really made a splash. Careful Googling of the number on the side revealed it is German supply [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Cinema Launches Indiegogo Campaign To Finance Digital Projection

Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Kenn Lowy has set up an Indiegogo campaign to help save the theater. No, it’s not to buy the building, it’s to help the theater convert from 35mm film projection to digital. “If we don’t make the transition to digital,” Lowy warns, “we lose the opportunity to show some exciting films. In [...]

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BHB’s Heather Quinlan Is Casting for O Captain! My Captain! Video

Calling all Yankee fans (and as a Met fan I know there are many, many of you) — I am filming a short to go along with Derek Jeter’s retirement, and am looking for people to recite a line from Walt Whitman’s poem “O Captain! My Captain!” Are you up for it? Message me here. [...]

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Stuff-a-Sack Winter Clearance Sale on Sunday

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church (65 Hicks St) is having its semi-annual Stuff-a-Sack winter clearance sale this Sunday from 12:30-4 p.m. $25 gets you a bag to stuff with as much winter inventory as you can fit. And 25% of the profits fund organizations that fight human trafficking—last year the store donated $4,000 [...]

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A Tree Dies in Brooklyn

A truck took out a tree on Henry Street today. No people were injured, but the poor tree was not so lucky. From the photo you can see where contact was made on the upper right-hand corner of the truck and the side mirror. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Brooklyn Heights Pad Profiled in Apartment Therapy

Jessie and Jon are two crazy kids who found their way to Brooklyn Heights and turned a 710-square foot apartment into a space worthy of an Apartment Therapy House Tour. Have a look at the slideshow—I have to hand it to them, the space really does look a lot bigger than I would’ve thought. Maybe [...]

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