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How the Pranksters Duped NYPD in Brooklyn Bridge Flag Swap Attack

The pranksters, “artists”, terrorists, or hooligans who stole the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white (one bleached) flag last night were clever in their attack. The New York Daily News reports:

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If Someone Could Climb to the Top of the Brooklyn Bridge and Change the Flag, What’s Next

Just a few days after the NYPD failed to stop vandals from trashing a large swath of Brooklyn Heights, another prankster has changed the flag atop the presumably heavily guarded Brooklyn Bridge.

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ReBar Owner Jason Stevens Can’t Escape Long Bar of the Law

As announced earlier today by Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, Jason Stevens, the notorious owner of DUMBO hangout reBar who two months ago stole wedding party deposits and stiffed his employees, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for grand larceny and criminal tax fraud. “Today’s sentence sends a clear [...]

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Man’s Body Found Off Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 Remains Unidentified

Mary Frost of the Brooklyn Eagle reported Monday afternoon that a man’s body pulled from the East River at the southern end of Brooklyn Bridge Park early Monday morning was still unidentified, according to the New York Police Department. The NYPD’s Harbor Unit responded at roughly 6:30 a.m. to a call regarding the sighting near [...]

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There’s a Plant Thief Loose In Brooklyn Heights

A mystery is developing on Henry Street between Joralemon and State Streets. A BHB reader tells us about this felony of flora:

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Man Decapitated on BQE Offramp While Fleeing Cops in Brooklyn Heights

A driver being pursued by NYPD officers was hit a tractor trailer and was decapitated earlier today on the Atlantic Avenue off ramp of the BQE. DNA Info: The driver, whose name was not released, had just had his black four-door Infinity sedan pulled over by the NYPD when he sped away and headed for [...]

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84th Precinct Police Blotter: Cell Phone Theft at Pierrepont Playground

Welp, HQ is still galavanting what with the 86 Mets so here’s an item from our pals at the Brooklyn Paper:

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Looks Like reBar Owner Jason Stevens is Going to Jail

Jason Stevens, the former owner of reBar in DUMBO who ripped off couples and his staff when he shuttered the business with no notice, has copped a plea deal.

Looks like he’ll be spending 3 1/2 to 10 years behind re(Jail)Bars soon:

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Video: Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area and We Give You the Truth on How Those Brooklyn Heights Fruit Streets Got Their Name

The NYC Parks Department finally got around to cleaning the Fruit Street Sitting Area in Brooklyn Heights today. A crazed and untalented graffiti “writer” defaced the area along with an adjacent Citibike docking station between Monday (6/9) night and Tuesday morning. As we documented earlier this week, the Citibike station was quickly cleaned by Wednesday [...]

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The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned

As of 9 AM today (6/11), the red scrawlings of a crazed vandal are still on many areas of the Fruit Street sitting area in Brooklyn Heights. As we documented yesterday, the Citibike stations were immediately cleaned. This has not been the case for areas for which the Parks Department is responsible. DEVELOPING

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Police Blotter 6/11/14: Burglaries in Brooklyn Heights, One with a Twist

While HQ is off galavanting on the West Coast, we present to you some of the crimin’ in Brooklyn Heights courtesy of our pals at the Brooklyn Paper. On May 30, burglar bungled his way through a job on Columbia Heights between Pierrepont and Clark Streets. When confronted by the home’s resident he gave everything [...]

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ReBar Owner Jason Stevens Gets His Day in Court

An angry mob of customers who had planned events and wedding at the now defunct ReBar greeted its owner Jason Stevens with jeers today as he entered Brooklyn Criminal Court to face charges of tax fraud and grand larceny. While he pled not guilty, the crowd outside had already convicted him.

Read the full story at the Brooklyn Bugle

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84th Precinct Police Blotter: Lotta Crimin’ in Brooklyn Heights

While HQ is reliving the 1986 World Series, here’s a round-up of some crimin’ that happened last week in Brooklyn Heights via Brooklyn Daily: Cat Burglar! The nimble intruder got on the roof of a building between Orange and Pineapple streets at 1:10 pm and tried to open the door of an adjoining roof, police [...]

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Gothamist Reports That reBar Owner Jason Stevens Was in Court Today

reBar owner Jason Stevens, who abruptly closed the DUMBO eatery last week destroying the wedding plans of many couples, appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court today according to Gothamist. Gothamist: In an email, our tipster writes, “I’m a criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn and a colleague of mine just witnessed the criminal arraignment of Jason Stevens. [...]

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reBar Owner Jason Stevens on the Lam?

Have you seen this man? EaterNY reports that reBar owner Jason Stevens has disappeared since the sudden shuttering of his bar/restaurant/movie theater last Friday. Several employees claim that the restaurateur ran into trouble with the IRS recently, and a former chef believes that Stevens made off with 27K in cash and 150K in wedding deposits [...]

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Woman Who Tried To Kidnap Brooklyn Heights Babies in 2002 Arrested Again

A mentally ill woman who tried several times to kidnap babies in Brooklyn Heights back in 2002 was arrested on Friday in Manhattan. 46-year-old Tara Anne McDonald was nabbed trying to snatch an 8-month-old baby boy from his nanny in Chelsea. She is currently being held at Bellevue Hospital. In 2002 word had spread among [...]

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