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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 1/24/15

For those of you hunkered down under the inches of snow, it’s a special weekend edition of the blotter. Last Monday there were two reports of women being robbed in elevators. The first occurred at 8 a.m. on Bridge Street, where a thug stole $20, the second at 8:30 a.m. on Sands Street, where a [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter – 1/15/15

Welcome to the first police blotter of 2015! Also the first blotter in quite awhile, my time had been taken up by one of those pesky full-time jobs you hear about – now that I’ve been laid off, I’m free to write about all the malfeasance in the neighborhood. (So if you know of any [...]

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Clark Street Station Middle Elevator Broken Again

Just when we were getting used to all the Clark Street elevators running, comes this photo from a reader. Less than two weeks after its repair (after months of being out of order) the middle elevator is out again. We asked what’s up with that elevator. The subway clerk had no answers. DEVELOPING…. Update: According [...]

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NY Times’ Sunday Routine in Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times’ “Sunday Routine,” which covers the mundane of the rich and famous, turns its eye toward Brooklyn Heights’ own designer and event planner David Stark, who namechecks a couple local hotspots: “I often will go play tennis at the Tennis Center in Prospect Park. I’ll play for an hour or so, and [...]

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Running Up Jehovah’s Hill

Racked recently profiled a woman named Beth Weinstein who launched a clothing line for runners called Only Atoms. In the Q&A she was asked, “What’s the city’s most challenging route?” Jehovah’s Hill in Brooklyn Heights! That’s not the official name, but since the hill is near the Jehovah’s Witness building, that’s what I call it. [...]

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Dumpling Time on Montague

Andy’s Chinese restaurant quietly closed last month, and it appears that it will soon be replaced by a dumpling restaurant. I say appears because twice I’ve gone by and looked in the window and no one has been there to answer questions, so I can only go by the signage. This is the extent of [...]

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First Manhattan: Will Brooklyn Heights Crumbs Reopen Too?

Crumbs, the store with radioactive-sized cupcakes, may be reopening after a chain-wide closure last July. The Daily News reports that the company was rescued in part by CNBC’s Marcus Lemonis, and will reopen “16 of its New York-area stores, including shops at Grand Central, Times Square and at 92nd St. and Lexington Ave.” No word [...]

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Underground Thrift Store Stuff-a-Sack Clearance Sale This Sunday

The semi-annual Underground “Stuff-a-Sack” Summer Clearance Sale at Plymouth Church continues this Sunday, June 29, 12:30pm-4:00pm. You can buy as many $25 Underground Thrift Store totes as you like and stuff them with summer clothing and housewares. The Underground Thrift Store features a collection of upscale and designer clothing and accessories and collectibles for the [...]

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Pharmacy to Replace Mr Video III

Work has begun at 84 Clark St in the space formerly occupied by Mr Video III. This promotional copy was in the window. Not the easiest to read due to the glare, but it appears that the business is called Careland Pharmacy. (At least that’s what I think it says, with the typeface I also [...]

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reBar Owner Jason Stevens on the Lam?

Have you seen this man? EaterNY reports that reBar owner Jason Stevens has disappeared since the sudden shuttering of his bar/restaurant/movie theater last Friday. Several employees claim that the restaurateur ran into trouble with the IRS recently, and a former chef believes that Stevens made off with 27K in cash and 150K in wedding deposits [...]

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Scouting NY Covers The French Connection, Brooklyn Heights

Plenty has been written about Moonstruck on Cranberry Street, how Luca Brasi went to sleep with the fishes in the Clark Street Hotel, and how the top floor of 10 Montague Terrace is the gateway to hell. But Brooklyn Heights also made cameo appearances in several other films, including William Friedkin’s The French Connection. Scouting [...]

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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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