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Thefts in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A series of “park plunders” took place in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the past week according to Brooklyn Paper’s “Police Blotter.”  On September 7th at about 9:00 pm, two men left their bags at the foot of Furman Street to play soccer.  When they returned the bags were gone, their wallets and phones along with […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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