About weegee

Marc Hermann is a Brooklyn Heights native who works as a photographer and photo editor for the New York Daily News. Starting out as a teenager who would chase the local fire companies to emergency scenes, Marc's first news photos appeared in the Packer Collegiate Institute's school paper, before he made the jump to the Brooklyn Paper, Brooklyn Eagle, and, finally, the Daily News. "weegee" is a tribute to the moniker of legendary New York press photographer Arthur Fellig,

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Opening Day: A Closer Look

As mentioned in a previous post, today marks the 63rd anniversary of the opening of the Promenade. Here, for your edification, is an unreleased photo of the occasion, taken from a high floor of 2 Montague Terrace. (Click through to the photo for its highest resolution!) Share this Story: Tweet

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Elderly Montague St. Resident Missing

Update: Mr. Rotenberg has been found, thanks to alert neighbor and BHB reader spm, and is safely at home. His relatives, and the police, have been notified. Police are asking for assistance in locating 89-year-old Avram (“Robin”) Rotenberg, who was last seen yesterday at his home on Montague St. near Pierrepont Pl. He is 5′ [...]

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Have You Seen Matilda?

The NYPD has issued a missing person alert for 80-year-old Matilda Melenciano who was last seen Sunday at her residence on Pierrepont Street. Matilda is hispanic, 5 feet tall, and weighs 100 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit the Crime Stoppers website.   Share this Story: Tweet

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British Invasion!

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Edinburgh arrived in Brooklyn a short time ago, putting in at Pier 7. Her arrival is scheduled to be marked tonight between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. with the firing of three salvoes. She was recently in the Caribbean and is making several stops in the U.S. before returning across the [...]

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Cops Seek Pert Pickpocket Perp

Police at the 84th Precinct are investigating a larceny that occurred late last year, and say this bespectacled lady is the prime suspect. At around 6:00 P.M. on November 17th, a 27-year-old woman noticed her wallet, which contained her bank card, was missing as she entered the Borough Hall subway station. Two days later, at [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Martha Atwater Killed in Tragic Accident on Clinton Street

A local woman was pronounced dead after she was struck by a vehicle which mounted the sidewalk in front of 200 Clinton St. this evening. According to police, Martha Atwater, 48, of Remsen St. was struck by the 2011 Honda pickup truck which jumped the curb as it was heading north on Clinton St. from [...]

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Taxis Collide on Furman

Two taxis and a charter bus were involved in an accident on Furman St. at Doughty St. around 5:30 p.m. Friday. Both cabbies suffered only minor injuries, but the accident, coupled with the rainy weather, made rush hour traffic on Old Fulton St. more hectic than usual.  (Photo: M. Hermann/BHB) Share this Story: Tweet

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NYPD: Heights Robbers Continue to Branch Out

They got their start here, but aren’t exactly on the short list of Brooklyn Heights Famous Firsts… The suspects who started a mini crime wave when they held up the Montague St. Radio Shack in October, 2012 have racked up another one, this time at a cell phone store on 120th St. in Queens. For this, [...]

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Robbers CAN Be Choosers

Police are looking for a man who, they say, robbed the Investors Bank at 81 Court St. around 6:00 Wednesday evening. The suspect allegedly demanded money from two tellers who complied right away, but their “contributions” apparently weren’t enough to appease him. He demanded that they enter the vault and retrieve more cash. $20,000 later, [...]

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Police Seek RadioShack Robbers

Police have released a photo of a “person of interest” they say may have information pertaining to a trio who robbed the RadioShack on Montague St. on the afternoon of October 28, as well as two others in Brooklyn and Queens. Share this Story: Tweet

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DEVELOPING: Fire At 1BBP

FDNY is arriving on scene at 360 Furman St., reporting what sounds to be an electrical fire in the basement. More info to follow. UPDATE: FD monitoring an “electrical condition” as well as an oil leak in the boiler room, caused by “rising water.”  More to follow. UPDATE, 11:58 P.M.: The chief has requested an [...]

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Brazen Burglar Hits Two “75s”

Police are looking for this man who is wanted for burglarizing an astonishing seven apartments in the Heights early Friday morning. The first five incidents occurred at 75 Henry St. between 4:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on October 5, where the suspect allegedly gained entry to five apartments, each time being caught in the act [...]

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RIP Marilyn J. Beck, Local Actress

Marilyn J. Beck, a longtime Remsen St. resident and active member of the Heights Players, died at Long Island College Hospital Saturday night. She was 80. Marilyn hailed from Indiana, where she attended St. Mary’s College and Ball State University. She worked for many years as a New York City public school teacher, retiring in [...]

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