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Escaped Prisoner Leads to Neighborhood Hubbub

Standing at the northeast corner of Remsen and Clinton this morning, three NYPD vehicles, one of them a fire truck (with NYPD livery, not FDNY) roared up Clinton and turned left onto Remsen, causing no small amount of confusion and chaos at a busy time in the neighborhood. A short time later, as I walked […]

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Crowd Atop Brooklyn Bridge Tower Yesterday Was For Police Drill

When I took a stroll out to the Promenade late yesterday (Saturday) afternoon, a friend stopped me and asked if I knew why there was what appeared to be a crowd of people on the top of the east (Manhattan side) tower of the Brooklyn Bridge. I took out my trusty little point ‘n’ shoot […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Jumper Survives

As I was taking a stroll along the Promenade this afternoon I noticed two police helicopters, one hovering overhead and the other making slow circuits around the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Brooklyn Bridge Park entrance at the foot of Old Fulton Street I found fire and police vehicles and ambulances (photo). I asked a bystander […]

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Slain Texas Police Officer Was St. Ann’s School Graduate

Officer David Hofer, 29, of the Euless, Texas police force, who died in an ambush on Tuesday, “grew up in Brooklyn” and served on the NYPD before moving to Texas, according to the Daily News, which also notes that he “graduated from St. Anne’s [sic] High School in Brooklyn” and then from NYU. Reader “Willowtown […]

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Woman Foils Would-Be Killer at Borough Hall Station

As reported by Gothamist, the recent rash of subway slashings and other acts of random violence continued locally yesterday evening at about 8:00 on the Manhattan bound 4 and 5 platform at Borough Hall as a man tried to shove a 27 year old woman onto the track in the path of a train. The […]

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Stork Arrives Outside Clark Street Station

PIX 11 reports that, with assistance from NYPD officers and FDNY EMTs, a woman successfully gave birth to an apparently healthy baby on the sidewalk outside the Clark Street subway entrance on Saturday at about 6:00 p.m. The story quotes Twitter user Chris Fohlin’s tweet: Just another day in Brooklyn Heights: woman had a baby […]

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So What Really Happened at the Brooklyn Heights Chipotle and Serving the NYPD?

Chances are some of your Facebook friends are outraged or “shocked, shocked” at the alleged behavior of employees at the Montague Street Chipotle.

But what’s the deal really?

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Crime on Poplar Street Today

McBrooklyn’s scanner picked up the dispatch of police to Poplar Street this afternoon to search for a man, described as light skinned Hispanic and wearing a black hoodie, alleged to have commited one or more robberies on that street. Update: from the two comments this post has drawn, it appears to me (it’s been a […]

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84th Precinct Hurricane Advisory

Capt. Maximo Tolentino, new Commanding Officer of the 84th Precinct, has released this advisory: 1340 Hours: In connection with hurricane Sandy, staffing at the 84th Precinct has been consolidated into 2-12 hour tours, allowing for better coverage during this emergency. Since yesterday, 0700 hours, 84 Precinct personnel have been continuously visiting all areas looking for […]

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D.I. Mark DiPaolo Leaving 84th Precinct Command for New Assignment

Deputy Inspector Mark DiPaolo, who has served as Commanding Officer of the 84th Precinct for the past four years, is being reassigned by the NYPD to command the 90th Precinct, in Williamsburg. His successor at the 84th will be Captain Maximo Tolentino.

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