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Community Board 2 Seeks Comments on Funding Priorities

This coming Monday, January 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Community Board 2, which includes Brooklyn Heights, will have a public Zoom meeting to invite comments on CB 2’s “Community District Needs Statement” and city agencies’ responses to those needs. CB 2’s needs, and the agency responses, can be seen here at pages 24-50. […]

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AT&T Store on Montague Street Burglarized

The Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that sometime early on Thursday morning “[a] thief or thieves shattered the glass front door of an AT&T store at 160 Montague St.” The store’s manager, Luis Cruz, was alerted by the company providing security. He “discovered that four iPhones and three Apple Watches had been stolen.” The Eagle story […]

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Cops Nab Suspects After Armed Robberies in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Update: Thanks again to Mary Frost we now know that all four suspects have been arrested; that they were likely involved in two robberies on Tuesday night, and that they may have been involved in a third on Saturday evening. This is a developing story; we will add new information here as it becomes available. […]

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PSA: How to Protect Your Vehicle from Catalytic Converter Theft

Readers on our open thread from a few weeks back reported catalytic converter thefts on Cranberry off Hicks and Joralemon off Hicks. Nextdoor is flush with posts about thefts in surrounding neighborhoods. The 84th Precinct tweeted that there’s a rise in thefts in the Downtown area and here’s how they suggest you protect your vehicles: Meanwhile, the crime […]

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Report of Police Activity on Orange Street

A reader reports police activity on Orange Street between Willow and Hicks at about 8:15 this (Sunday) morning, with two NYPD cars “and a load of cops” there. According to our source: “[c]ops were having a conference and wouldn’t talk to me. Rumor is a robbery.” Does anyone have more information?

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2:30 AM Fireworks in Brooklyn Heights

This morning, at about 2:30, my wife, Martha Foley, was awakened by a series of small explosions outside. She went to a window that looks down at the intersection of Montague Street, Montague Terrace, and Pierrepont Place, just before the entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and got the photo above of a Roman candle […]

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It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!

According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]

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Delivery Bikers Assaulted at Henry and Remsen

As she reported on Nextdoor, at about 7:30 yesterday (Tuesday, February 16) evening Heights resident Olivia Guerreiri observed “a group of five teenagers” who “ran up the block [Henry between Remsen and Joralemon] and began assaulting a delivery driver who was traveling in the bike lane.” The man evidently was able to get away after […]

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Reckless Driver Terrorizes Pedestrians on Promenade

Just before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday the usual tranquility of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was shattered when an auto entered and was driven up and down its length at speeds estimated as high as fifty miles per hour, causing pedestrians to scatter. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Gothamist has full details, and a video taken […]

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Subway Violence Hits Close to Home

WNBC 4 New York reports that this Saturday, November 21 a man standing on the High Street subway platform here in Brooklyn Heights was slashed on the face by another man wielding a box cutter. The slasher, who is described as “wearing a bright blue jacket, jeans and carrying a suitcase,” escaped. The victim was […]

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