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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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Hateful Halloween: Garden Place Vandalized With Swastikas

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 […]

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Mad Eggplant Bomber at St. George Dorms

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 […]

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Nxivm Sex Cult Housed Secret “Pod” in Brooklyn Heights

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 […]

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Increased Security at Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

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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‘Tis The Season…For Building Intruders

A building in the north Heights reports that on separate occasions this week, a man sitting in a dark-colored car in front of the building attempted to gain entry by claiming that he was here to see a friend or his girlfriend, though he was unable to name the apartment number. He did gain entry […]

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Hallowe’en Assault in Brooklyn Heights

NY1 and other outlets recently reported on a pre-Hallowe’en crime at  the corner of State and Henry Streets. Though the incident took place on Oct. 28, local news reported it two days ago. “Police said 13 men and women approached the 21-year-old woman and threw an unknown liquid in her face before putting the box […]

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Violent Robbery of Court Street Jeweler

Your correspondent apologizes for the delay in posting this, but violence came to Court Street during rush hour on Thursday when robbers hit Court Jeweler at 60 Court St., reports the Brooklyn Eagle.  A group of four men made off with cash, jewelry, and gold reportedly valued at half a million dollars and attacked the […]

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