Brooklyn Heights has many connections to military history. Most notably, of course, is its role in the 1776 battle of Long Island. Eighty-five years later, the neighborhood was a hive of activity as regiments such as the 14th “Brooklyn” Militia and the 67th New York Infantry recruited and marched off to war. Indeed, the Heights would suffer quite a few losses during the Civil War, and bore witness to the shattered remnants of its legions stepping off boats at Fulton Landing after their enlistments expired. Through active veterans association, the memories of these regiments did not fade easily, and the Heights’ legacy of that period is readily recalled in military history circles.
About weegeeMarc 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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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
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′ […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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, […]
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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