Archive | 2011

DEVELOPING: Shooting Victim on Willow Street

NYPD is operating on Willow St. near Clark St., where a vehicle has crashed on the sidewalk. An occupant of the vehicle was found to have been shot, with a suspect fleeing toward the Promenade. Officers have a suspect in custody on Columbia Heights. UPDATE: The victim was shot once to the neck, and is […]

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Open Thread: Brooklyn Heights Prognostications for 2012

What are your predictions for Brooklyn Heights (and beyond) for 2012? Comment away!

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Christmas Tree collection begins Tuesday; Mulchfest is next weekend.

New Year’s Day is still two days off, but discarded Christmas trees are already making their appearance on Brooklyn Heights sidewalks. The Department of Sanitation is asking people to hold off until Tuesday, January 3rd, when curbside tree collection will begin, continuing through Saturday, January 14th. As an alternative you can lug your tree down […]

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No Subway Diversions This Weekend

Party like it’s 1977! There will be normal service (barring unexpected “incidents” or “smoke conditions”) on all trains serving all stations in Brooklyn Heights and vicinity this New Year’s weekend. However, if you’re planning to join the madding crowds in Times Square, you should know that all street exits at the Times Square (2, 3, […]

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Squadron, Millman, Levin Urge New Bid for Pier 5 Bubble

We’ve just received word from State Senator Daniel Squadron’s office that he, Assemblywoman Joan Millman, and City Council Member Steve Levin have together asked the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation to issue a new request for proposals to operate a facility that would allow use of the athletic field on Pier 5 during the colder months. […]

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Montague Street Radio Shack Robbed

The Radio Shack at 110 Montague Street was robbed of $7K in electronics on December 22. The Brooklyn Paper reports that 3 armed thugs – two with guns another brandishing a knife – burst into the store at 9:40 pm. The perps locked the store’s clerk in the basement and fled the scene. Radio Shack, […]

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Open Thread Wednesday 12/28/11

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Henrik Krogius Talks About His New Book About the Creation of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade [Video]

A new book ,“The Brooklyn Heights Promenade,” by long-time Brooklyn Heights Press editor Henrik Krogius has prompted the Schneider/Junkersfeld team to produce a lively and informative video about one of New York’s major tourist destinations. The video features Krogius and numerous images that tell the complex story of one of our neighborhood’s prize treasures. Henrik’s […]

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Welcome to Brooklyn Heights: Actress Amy Ryan and Writer Eric Slovin

The NY Observer reports that actress Amy Ryan (The Office, The Wire) and her former SNL writer husband Eric Slovin are moving to Brooklyn Heights. Slovin is the writing partner of former Pierrepont Street resident, now Cobble Hillbilly, Simon Rich. So when they’re not crossing the Atlantic Avenue DMZ to visit him, perhaps Ryan and […]

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Update from Judy: Trash Collection Tomorrow

We’ve received this update from Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association: Dear Neighbors: 1) All regular trash will be collected tomorrow (Wednesday), starting possibly at 6 AM. Please disregard what you may be seeing on the DSNY website, and wait until after dark tonight to put your non-recycling trash out on the curb. 2) […]

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