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“Captain Cleanup” Back on the Job

Your correspondent found the Brooklyn Heights resident known as “Captain Cleanup”, recipient of a 2013 “BHB Ten” award, busy putting white highlights on the “Relay Mail” box at the corner of Montague Street and Pierrepont Place Sunday afternoon.

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Streetside Call Boxes Functional Again, and “Captain Cleanup” Caught in the Act

We have word from a reader that Verizon has installed new fiber optic communications cable, and that consequently the streetside fire and police call boxes at various locations around Brooklyn Heights (The one in the photo, an obvious recipient of the loving attention of “Captain Cleanup,” a “BHB Ten” honoree for 2013, is located on […]

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The Eagle Meets Brooklyn Heights’ Captain Cleanup

BHB and its readers discovered Captain Cleanup, the Brooklyn Heights good samaritan known for painting and freshening up area mail boxes, fire boxes, fire hydrants and other objects, last year. As a matter of fact, he made the BHB Ten for 2013. The Brooklyn Eagle profiles him today giving him the nom de bird, “Spencer […]

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The BHB Ten: The Most Influential People In Brooklyn Heights For 2013

Our readers have spoken and our editorial team has weighed in on the BHB Ten for 2013. In no particular order, here’s the list of the people who made a difference in Brooklyn Heights last year:

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Brooklyn Paper Scribe Obsessed With Brooklyn Heights’ Captain Cleanup

Just as we were getting all misty eyed over old pal/former Brooklyn Paper EIC Gersh Kuntzman’s return to the interwebs, another local journo has caught our eye. Almost a month after we stamped fini on the adventures of post box painter Captain Cleanup, the Brooklyn Paper’s Jamie Lutz seems to be just “getting the memo”. […]

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Brooklyn Heights Blogger Coins A Phrase For Captain Cleanup’s Work In Neighborhood

BHB reader/blogger John Sanchez has coined a phrase for the work of “Captain Cleanup“, the Brooklyn Heights man who is on a one man campaign to paint over graffiti on mailboxes and other things in the area. Last week, an postal worker was spotted painting over the Captain’s work with official government paint. Sanchez spotted […]

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The U.S. Post Office Paints Over The Work Of Brooklyn Heights’ “Captain Cleanup”

This just in from a BHB reader — it appears the the United States Post Office has determined the work of Brooklyn Heights’ so-called “Captain Cleanup” is not up to snuff. A USPS worker was spotted this morning covering up the “avenger’s” work with official government paint:

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A Close Encounter With “Captain Cleanup” The Post Box Repainter Of Brooklyn Heights

A long time BHB reader sent us a dispatch Sunday afternoon regarding the Brooklyn Heights “super-hero” responsible for repainting many mailboxes in the neighborhood. He’s been nicknamed “Captain Cleanup” by our commenters.

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True Blue: Brooklyn Heights USPS Mailbox Reveals Curiously Gaudy New Hue

A USPS mailbox at the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street has revealed a brazen new blue hue… without any particular rhyme or reason. We conducted a web search to see if the struggling U.S. Postal Service had perhaps purchased millions of gallons of the gaudy blue paint at a marked discount… but nuttin’. […]

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