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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Receives Bomb Threat

According to the New York Daily News, at about 5:15 PM yesterday the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street, received an email stating that a bomb was on the premises. Three employees evacuated. Police came and found no bomb. This followed similar threats earlier on Saturday against two Manhattan synagogues. Shortly after the threat against […]

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On Lent, More Ears, Less Mouth

BHBlogger Caroline Koster has done it again, publishing another beautifully written op-ed in the New York Daily News. It’s a “Lenten essay about free speech and the privilege of listening,” inspired by a recent visit with her mother-in-law who said, “God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason!” Caroline discusses the disruption of […]

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The BQE and Surfside: an Inevitable and Necessary Comparison

Local activists Hilary Jager, Brooklyn Heights Association President Erika Belsey Worth, and Josh Vogel, all of whom are founding members of the Coalition for the BQE Transformation, have written an editorial published in the New York Daily News that notes the similarities between the conditions believed to have led to the collapse of the Champlain […]

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Cuomo: Indoor Restaurant Dining OK Starting Friday

The Daily News reports that Governor Cuomo, who previously announced that indoor dining at restaurants, subject to a 25% capacity restriction and social distancing, as well as to a 10:00 p.m. curfew, could resume on Valentine’s Day, February 14; this coming Sunday. Apparently in response to pleas from restaurant owners that they be allowed to […]

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Rioters Smash Windows at Atlantic Avenue Businesses

Update: Sahadi’s tells us they had no windows damaged. “Our neighbors had a little graffiti but our windows and façade had zero damage.” The Bklynr story includes a photo of a boarded-over window at Urban Outfitters, which is on the opposite side of Atlantic from Sahadi’s. Bklynr reports that on Tuesday night rioters smashed windows […]

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Daily News on 90 Year Old Unsolved Slaying of 84th Precinct Cop

Rocco Parascandola, in the Daily News, tells the story of how, ninety years ago tomorrow, Patrolman Walter DeCastillia, assigned to what is still our local 84th Precinct, was gunned down and killed in a crime for which no one was brought to justice. Patrolman DeCastilia was guarding a cash payroll transfer at a business on York Street in […]

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Cuomo, de Blasio Declare State of Emergency; Large Gatherings Banned

Governor Andrew Cuomo (photo) today declared a statewide State of Emergency, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has followed with a citywide one. The Daily News reports that these declarations, which go into effect at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 13) prohibit “events of more than 500 people” in “areas, concert halls and houses of worship.” What isn’t […]

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Mayor Responds to BQE Panel: Enforce Heavy Truck Ban, but Don’t Reduce Lanes

Anna Sanders in the Daily News reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio has responded to the recommendations included in the report just issued by the expert panel that he appointed to study options for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The Mayor said an existing ban on trucks weighing over 80,000 pounds will be immediately and strictly enforced. He […]

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“No Hate – No Fear” March and Demonstration Draws 20,000

Sunday’s “No Hate – No Fear” march in solidarity against anti-Semitism ended in Cadman Plaza Park, where your correspondent took the photo. The Eagle’s Ned Berke quotes the Daily News as estimating the crowd at 20,000. By the time my photo was taken, that number had probably decreased, but it was still an impressive gathering. […]

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200 Evacuated From The A Train At High Street

Update: I hadn’t seen Mary Frost’s Eagle story when I posted this, but she kindly sent me a link. I think the Eagle’s estimate of 200 passengers is more likely correct than the Daily News’ estimate of 600, which seems a lot for an early Sunday morning train. I’ve changed the headline accordingly. Trevor Boyer […]

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