Archive | April, 2013

84th Precinct Police Blotter – 4/30/13

The weather reports are great, but the police reports continue. It’s this week’s blotter.

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Montague Street Radio Shack Tuning Out By End Of August

The long-lived Radio Shack at 110 Montague Street is vacating the premises by the end of August, a store manager tells BHB, for the reason one might expect… a marked hike in monthly rent. The RS staffer told us that sales in the neighborhood don’t merit the increase, so the franchise has decided to say […]

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The Watchtower Sells More Properties; 20 Henry Street Developer Shelly Listokin Buys

Within a couple months of the purported grand reopening of the new Bossert Hotel at 98 Montague Street—which the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society sold to David Bistricer & Joseph Chetrit for $81 million in November—the religious organization has sold off another portion of its property portfolio. In all, the organization’s real estate holdings included […]

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After Less Than A Year, 40 Willow Place Mansion Flips For $7.65M

It was less than a year ago—in August 2012—when the 7,400sf, three-story, 45-foot-wide modernist mansion at 40 Willow Place sold for a wicked $7.35 million—a mere shaving off its October 2011 list price of $7.5M. Curbed reports that “Brooklyn’s most valuable townhouse” has again changed hands. About four months ago, it was back on the […]

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Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher Announces Retirement As Plymouth Church’s Senior Minister

The Rev. Dr. David C. Fisher, Senior Minister of 
Plymouth Church, has announced his retirement from the historic Brooklyn Heights locale. He has been in the pulpit for 43 years, with nine years at Plymouth (75 Hicks Street). Rev. Al Bunis will serve as interim Senior Minister beginning October 1, following Rev. Fisher’s retirement at […]

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Update: Phantom Kitty Still Missing

We reported April 22 about missing cat Phantom, who dashed into traffic after he escaped from a little girl’s arms at Sunday’s Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition’s Adoption Van event. Sadly, the 18-month-old kitty—who requires medication—remains AWOL. The Coalition’s Vicki Puluso offers an update: We’ve been haunting the streets of the Heights, and setting traps […]

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Mental Health Film Festival @ St. Francis Sunday

This coming Sunday, May 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Community Access and the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. will present a Mental Health Film Festival at St. Francis College, 182 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court). Films to be shown include Rethink BPD, a documentary about Amanda Wang (photo), a […]

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More Photos From My Walks; Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

A floral display on a stoop on Henry Street between Joralemon and Remsen. Photos in this post are from several walks over the past two weekends. A colorful row of townhouses on Joralemon between Hicks and Furman. Sand volleyball season has started on Pier 6. South Street Seaport Museum’s schooner Pioneer, seen from Pier 6. […]

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Author Jennifer Miller’s Novel Marketing Campaign For Debut ‘Gadfly’

It was last July when BHB reported about Brooklyn Heights author Jennifer Miller’s unique marketing strategy for debut novel “The Year of the Gadfly,” as she hawked the book via a “novelade stand” at Montague & Henry streets. That was then. Miller has now joined forces with Togather, which lends assistance to connect authors with […]

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Report: Palmetto Playground To Be Renamed Adam Yauch Park On Friday

BHB sources claim that the Palmetto Playground will officially be renamed the Adam Yauch Playground this week. A ceremony to usher in the new name will reportedly be held this Friday May 3. Yauch, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights before achieving fame as a member of the Beastie Boys died on May 4, 2012 […]

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