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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Sunset Park already has a large Asian population; now Bensonhurst has a rapidly growing Chinese community. How is this likely to affect local politics? On Wednesday evening, January 27, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a discussion on this topic, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, with panelists Paul Mak of the Brooklyn Chinese-American […]

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Some Empire State Development Board Members Consider Need for New EIS for Pier 6 Towers

At Thursday’s meeting of the Empire State Development Corporation’s (ESDC) board of directors, as reported in Mary Frost’s Eagle story, two board members questioned whether Brooklyn Bridge Park’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement and the 2014 Technical Memorandum supplementing it properly considered changes in the local environment, particularly population growth and its stress on infrastructure […]

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Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, June 15, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of The Messenger, a 2009 film about an Iraq veteran assigned to notify surviving family members of the deaths of their soldier husbands, wives, sons or daughters. David la Rocca, editor of The Philosophy of War Films and Edward […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Tomorrow (Monday, May 4) evening, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present, as part of its “Movie Mondays” series a screening of the 1976 Academy Award winning documentary Harlan County USA. The feature will be preceded by some short documentary films, focusing on social activism, by the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective. Admission is free, […]

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Times: Increased Police Presence at Pier 2 Following Shooting

Today’s New York Times reports that, following last week’s shooting incident–in which, fortunately, no one was hit by a bullet–there are now police posted at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park every day after school, and “the 84th Precinct has requested that more officers be assigned to the park this summer.” The Times piece, by […]

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Explore Brooklyn’s Changing Demographics at BHS Thursday Evening

This Thursday evening, October 2, starting at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Director Joseph Salvo and colleague Peter Lobo of the NYC Department of City Planning will “explore the demographic forces that make Brooklyn a dynamic place, and discuss the challenges we’re likely to face in the coming decades.” Admission is $10, or $5 […]

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