Rocco Parascandola, in the Daily News, tells the story of how, ninety years ago tomorrow, Patrolman Walter DeCastillia, assigned to what is still our local 84th Precinct, was gunned down and killed in a crime for which no one was brought to justice. Patrolman DeCastilia was guarding a cash payroll transfer at a business on York Street in […]
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The NYPD is investigating after a man was stabbed outside a Brooklyn [Heights] deli Tuesday morning. Authorities say the 49-year-old victim was leaving the bodega on Clark Street in Brooklyn Heights around 6:30 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in stable condition. A man […]
The 84th Precinct tweeted a warning earlier this evening to put the cellphones away and pay attention when walking, as there have been robberies (plural) reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St. Another tweet warns pedestrians to put away all electronics, including wireless headphones. Let’s all stay safe.
Standing at the northeast corner of Remsen and Clinton this morning, three NYPD vehicles, one of them a fire truck (with NYPD livery, not FDNY) roared up Clinton and turned left onto Remsen, causing no small amount of confusion and chaos at a busy time in the neighborhood. A short time later, as I walked […]
The Eagle’s Noah Goldberg reports that, on July 11, a man (surveillance photos above released by NYPD) pulled off a brazen daylight smash-and-grab, breaking a Jeep’s window and stealing a backpack containing $40,000 in cash, then ran down Joralemon. No arrest has yet been made, and no identification is given of the owner of the […]
Apparently, membership does NOT have its privileges. A local family says their daughters were sexually harassed by three of the club’s squash pros and the Casino did little about it. The NY Post reports, “Julie and Edward Burke claim The Heights Casino on Montague Street, “reluctantly” investigated their allegations, but hid its findings and disciplined no […]
For those who haven’t heard yet, Garden Place – the street where everyone takes their kids for tricks and treets today – was vandalized last night with badly (and incorrectly) drawn swastikas, and the n-word (because why not just throw that in there, too). It’s shocking, but this isn’t the first time this has happened […]
None other than Mrs. Fink herself was a victim of a dangerous veggie dump out of a window at the St. George dorms on Henry St. this past weekend. Mrs. Fink posted on social media on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m.: So this just happened- walking home from errands/haircuts and some ass from the dorms […]
File this story under “you can’t make this stuff up!” With the arrest and arraignment of “Smallville” actress, Allison Mack on sex trafficking and other related charges, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports an offshoot of the pyramid scheme”self-help” group and purported cult Nxivm (pronounced NEKS-ee-əm) took up residence at “111 Hicks St., a Brooklyn Heights tower, where […]
The Eagle’s Mary Frost quotes Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation President Eric Landau saying that increased police presence and newly installed security cameras should prevent the sort of incidents that have troubled the Park during previous periods of warm weather. The Eagle story also notes that Joralemon Street and Willowtown residents think that more needs to […]
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