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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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Rioters Smash Windows at Atlantic Avenue Businesses

Update: Sahadi’s tells us they had no windows damaged. “Our neighbors had a little graffiti but our windows and façade had zero damage.” The Bklynr story includes a photo of a boarded-over window at Urban Outfitters, which is on the opposite side of Atlantic from Sahadi’s. Bklynr reports that on Tuesday night rioters smashed windows […]

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Daily News on 90 Year Old Unsolved Slaying of 84th Precinct Cop

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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Man Stabbed In the Chest Leaving Clark Street Bodega

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 […]

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Robberies Reported at Sidney Place and Joralemon St.

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.

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Escaped Prisoner Leads to Neighborhood Hubbub

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 […]

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Thief Takes Backpack Containing $40,000 Cash from Car Parked on Joralemon

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 […]

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Heights Casino Coaches Accused of Sexual Harassment of Local Teens

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 […]

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