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Brooklyn Heights Added to Neighborhood Policing Program

The Eagle reports that our local 84th Precinct has been added to the NYPD’s neighborhood policing program. According to the Eagle story: Neighborhood policing — the modern version of the cop on the beat — is meant to build stronger partnerships between police and their local communities. Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) work closely with the […]

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Meet Cops of 84th Precinct at “National Night Out” This Evening

This evening from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Picnic Peninsula, near the foot of Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Bridge park, officers of the 84th Precinct, NYPD, will host a free event for the “National Night Out Against Crime”. Precinct officers, mounted police, and elected officials will be present. There will be entertainment by various local […]

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Video of 65 Year Old Man Assaulted on Joralemon Street July 6

(To see video, click on “Read full story” and follow the link. Also see update for an interview with the victim.) Several news media have obtained a surveillance video of a 65 year old man receiving a “sucker punch” as he walked along Joralemon Street on the evening of July 6. The victim’s eyeglasses were […]

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Two “Black Lives Matter” Banners Stolen From First Unitarian Church

The Eagle reports that two banners bearing the words “Black Lives Matter” (a photo of one of the banners can be seen in the linked Eagle story) have, in separate incidents, been taken from the fence in front of the First Unitarian Church, at Pierrepont Street and Monroe Place. The banners were designed and paid […]

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Four Recent Robberies in the Heights: 84th Precinct Asks Residents to Take Precautions

This just in from Brooklyn Heights Association alerts: Be Aware and Remain Safe! The 84th Precinct notified the BHA today that four crimes have been committed in the Heights since the second week of June. Cell phones were taken in two incidents, a purse stolen in a third, and last night the victim resisted and […]

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Brooklyn Heights Resident Charged with Securities Fraud is Apparent Suicide

The Daily News reports that Sanjay Valvani, 44, a hedge fund manager who faced charges of securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy arising from alleged insider trading, was found dead in his Sidney Place townhouse yesterday evening, an apparent suicide. Valvani is said to have made about $25 million from trades based on non-public information […]

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Enrique Rios, Brooklyn Resident and St. Francis Alum, Among Orlando Victims

Gothamist reports that Brooklynite Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25, who, according to his Facebook page, studied social work at St. Francis College and was employed as a Coordinator at True Care Home Health Care Agency, was among the 49 fatal victims of Saturday night’s terror attack at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando. We at BHB […]

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Suspected Murder On Joralemon Street

Multiple news outlets are reporting that at around 9:30 Monday night, police responded to a call on Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park, where they found a 23-year-old woman unconscious. She was pronounced dead at the scene of a gunshot to the head. From NBC4: Police said they’re not sure if a robbery led up […]

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Cops Turn Away Parkgoers At Pier 2 Basketball Courts

According to today’s Gothamist report, parkgoers were shut out of the Pier 2 basketball courts starting at 3:30 p.m. yesterday. People who were already there were allowed to stay, but no one else was allowed in. NYPD confirmed that there was no particular incident, but that the shut-out was implemented to control the crowds. There was […]

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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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