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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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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening; BHA on Pier 2 Issue

The 84th Precinct Community Council will meet this Tuesday evening, May 17, at 7:00 p.m., at The Theater @ The Schermerhorn, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets). All are invited; refreshments will be served. The agenda includes presentation of the Cop of the Month Award, a presentation by Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Sergio […]

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Pier 2 Evacuated…Again

Your correspondent went to the Promenade to view an especially glorious sunset when a BHB reader pointed out to him that people were streaming along the path in Brooklyn Bridge Park below, headed to the Joralemon Street exit. Pier 2 had been shut down again. A police boat was nestled next to the pier (photo). […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station

As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The […]

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Rabbi Raskin Attacked on Joralemon Street

Rabbi Aaron Raskin (photo), of Congregation B’nai Avraham on Remsen Street, was, as reported by the Eagle, attacked by a group of people while walking on Joralemon Street near Hicks Street at 6:18 this past Sunday evening, January 31. He was talking on his cell phone at the time of the attack, and it was […]

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Brooklyn D.A. Ken Thompson Headlines Anti-Human Trafficking Event at Plymouth Church Sunday

Update: Because of the winter storm, this event has been postponed to the following Sunday, January 31. As most Brooklyn Heights residents know, Plymouth Church, at Orange and Hicks streets, has a storied history of opposition to slavery, both under Henry Ward Beecher in the years leading to the Civil War, and in recent times. […]

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Capt. Centa Gives Area Crime Stats at Community Council Meeting; Two Cops Honored

At last night’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting, Precinct Commander Capt. Sergio Centa gave an overview of crime statistics and trends year-to-date in the area. Note that these stats are for the entire 84th Precinct area, not just Brooklyn Heights. There have been no murders in 2015. Rapes, however, are up by fifty percent over […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

As this poster, taped to a lamppost at Hicks and Montague proclaims, there will be a meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17) evening, starting at 7:00, at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (just south of Clark Street). Precinct Co-Captain Sergio Centa will present the 84th Precinct 2015 Year […]

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Shots Fired On Old Fulton Street; DUMBO Party Blamed

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that an automatic rifle was discharged early Sunday morning following a DUMBO party, with bullets spraying into nearby residences. According to the NYPD, a 21-year-old man was shot one time in the arm at roughly 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Water Street and Old Fulton Street. He took private transportation […]

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