DNA Info’s Alexandra Leon reports that about ten to twelve street-facing security cameras will be placed on residential buildings on Joralemon Street between Clinton and Furman streets this spring. This is in response to residents’ complaints about an increase in crime because of Joralemon’s becoming the principal entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The DNA Info […]
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Court hearing on Pier 6 towers has been rescheduled–see below. At Monday evening’s annual meeting of the Brooklyn Heights Association, BHA President Patrick Killackey (photo) began by asking, rhetorically, what a neighborhood association can do in a time of political turmoil. He answered by arguing that the nature of the times requires more action at […]
At about 8:10 am on Monday morning, a twelve year old boy on a scooter was struck by a car in Brooklyn Heights. The accident occurred on the east side of Cadman Plaza West at the Middagh Street Brooklyn Bridge off ramp. A combination of reporting from DNAinfo and The Patch pieced together more details. […]
The Eagle reports that several shards of metal roof flashing that had been removed from the former Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West, and stored on the roof, had blown off in the high winds on Sunday. Fortunately, no one was injured by the falling debris. The Eagle […]
It’s Mrs. Fink. Hey! I haven’t been here much. Besides my daughter, my husband loved (LOVED) this blog and this community more than anything. So, it’s hard for me. Baby Fink, as Homer lovingly called her, had to witness his death in our Brooklyn Heights apartment. That she, or ANY of our children have to […]
Adam Yauch Park Defaced With Hateful Graffitti – Electeds Organize “Stand Up Against Hate” For This Sunday
Hate is on our doorstep, where our children play. On Friday afternoon a resident alerted Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that Adam Yauch Park playground had been defaced with swastikas and the message, “Go Trump.” The Daily News reports The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident and the Parks Department is in the […]
Earlier this evening, graffiti of swastikas and “Go Trump” were discovered at Adam Yauch Park. We should have more shortly. DEVELOPING….
Update: The two injured were workers on the demolition site. They were taken to New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Read more in Mary Frost’s Eagle story. Sadly, News 12 Brooklyn reports that today at about 1:00 p.m. two people were injured, one seriously, by falling bricks at 339 Hicks Street, the former Long […]
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 […]
Your correspondent occasionally enjoys a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, but as the narrow pedestrian and bike paths, separated only by a thick painted white line, have become increasingly crowded, enjoyment has become scarce. I’ll quickly admit this is more the fault of pedestrians than of cyclists. Walking three or even four abreast, or stopping […]
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