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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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Night Milling Of Cadman Plaza West Scheduled For Friday

We have word from Community Board 2 that Cadman Plaza West between Clark Street and Pineapple Walk will be milled this coming Friday, May 6. Due to daytime traffic volume, this work is planned to take place OVERNIGHT. Yes, this is an annoyance but one that is deemed necessary. Thank you for your forbearance. If […]

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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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Tell Us, Daily News, When Did Johnson Street Become Part of Brooklyn Heights?

Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy in today’s Daily News, report that a 14 year old boy who had earlier been involved in ” a brutal attack on another teen while riding a Brooklyn bus” was, on Monday charged with illegal weapons possession for trying to bring a pistol into school (the chronology of the Daily […]

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“Slow Zone,” With Signs and Speed Bumps, Coming to Brooklyn Heights

As the Eagle reports (and as readers JoraleMan and RJG remind us, the City’s Department of Transportation is beginning to implement the “slow zone” for Brooklyn Heights that we reported in 2013 would be in place by next year. The map shows the locations of the “20 MPH Slow Zone” signs and speed bumps to […]

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Welcome to the Week of Parking Hell

Street cleaning rules are suspended today and tomorrow for Shemini Atzereth and Simchas Torah respectively, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to move your car, as huge swaths of the Heights are hit with “no parking” signs. Between street work and the filming of Blindspot, the dreaded signs are up on most of Henry, Hicks, and […]

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Montague Milled, Not Paved; Nothing Done Elsewhere

I’ll confess to having felt a bit curious when it was announced last Friday that various streets in and around Brooklyn Heights, including my home street, Montague, were to be paved the following Monday (last night) and Tuesday nights. After all, the affected streets had not yet been milled; a necessary prelude to repaving. Indeed, […]

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Overnight Street Paving On Joralemon, Remsen, Montague, and Court Monday and Tuesday

We’ve received word from Community Board 2 that overnight (no start or finish times are given) street paving will take place this coming Monday and Tuesday, August 17 and 18, on the following schedule: Monday: Joralemon Street from Fulton to Clinton streets; Remsen Street from Court to Clinton streets; Montague Street from Court Street to […]

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Paving On Columbia Heights, Joralemon and Pineapple Streets Next Week

Community Board 2 has advised us that on Wednesday, August 5 paving will be done on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont streets, and on Pineapple Street between Columbia Heights and Henry Street. On Thursday, August 6, paving on Columbia Heights between Cranberry and Pierrepont will continue, and paving on Joralemon Street between Clinton and […]

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Charming Brooklyn Heights Featured in The New York Times

The New York Times featured Brooklyn Heights in their Real Estate section’s July 22nd installment of “Living In,” a blog that offers “the inside scoop on New York City neighborhoods and beyond.” The post outlines the neighborhood borders and diverse architecture, real estate pricing, schools, restaurants and shops and a brief history.   Reporter, Alison Gregor […]

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