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84th Precinct “Build the Block” Meeting Friday; Community Council Meeting Tuesday

The New York Police Department’s 84th Precinct, which covers Brooklyn Heights, will hold a quarterly “Build the Block” Meeting this Friday, February 16 at 2:30 PM at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, 286 Cadman Plaza West. PO Justin Mateo, the 84th’s Community Coordination Officer, will be there to discuss issues concerning […]

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Getting The “Boot” In Brooklyn Heights

Has parking enforcement become more aggressive lately in Brooklyn Heights, or is the NYPD being “selectively” aggressive? We received this complaint from a long-time reader concerning the “no standing” zone on Henry and Cranberry: We parked our car there for a brief period of time around 6:30am on Wednesday to prep as we had to […]

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It’s 4/20 And There’s A Pot Thief On The Loose!

According to the NY Post, Willowtown has recently been plagued by flowerpot theft. Two stoops on Willow Place were hit last Friday, but homes in the area have been seeing their potted plants disappear since December 2020. The NYPD appears to be on the case, looking for local surveillance footage that may have perhaps caught […]

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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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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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Centa Promises Increased Police Presence And Vigilance At Park And In Heights

At Tuesday evening’s 84th Precinct Community Council Meeting, as expected, Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa (photo), the Precinct Commanding Officer, faced many questions about security in Brooklyn Bridge Park and on Brooklyn Heights streets, especially Joralemon, used by pedestrians going to and from the Park. He noted that his requests for additional officers to be assigned […]

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Times: Increased Police Presence at Pier 2 Following Shooting

Today’s New York Times reports that, following last week’s shooting incident–in which, fortunately, no one was hit by a bullet–there are now police posted at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park every day after school, and “the 84th Precinct has requested that more officers be assigned to the park this summer.” The Times piece, by […]

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