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Brooklyn Bridge Would-Be Jumper

The Brooklyn Bridge is shut down in both directions Saturday afternoon as police report the presence of a jumper. A BHB reader reported talking to police while stranded in a cab on the bridge, and confirmed that cops are trying to talk down a man spotted pacing back and forth on the Manhattan tower of the bridge. Update: The man was talked down by NYPD.

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Former St. Francis College Student Accused Of Beating & Robbing Woman In Brooklyn

A former student at Brooklyn Heights’ St. Francis College at 180 Remsen Street, has been nabbed for allegedly beating and robbing a 56-year-old woman last month. Aidan Folan, who was caught on video at the 18th Avenue F station in Brooklyn, was wearing a hoodie with the Greek letters of his fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta, […]

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Thugs Rob 12-Year-Old Kid On 2 Train As It Departs Clark Street Station

Man, this’ll hurt your feelings. Two thugs robbed a 12-year-old boy on the 3 subway train departing the Clark Street station (heading to Hoyt Street) on March 1, according to police. The victim told cops he was on the train at 7:25 p.m. when one of the thieves alleged that he had a firearm. The […]

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Thugs Swipe $100,000 Of Solar Equipment From Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thieves swiped more than $100,000 in solar equipment donated to power vehicles and equipment in Brooklyn Bridge Park, including 24 solar panels and 30 storage-cell batteries. The goods were a gift to BBP in 2011 from Red Hook-based green-energy company Beautiful Earth Group. The New York Post reports that the charging station had been set […]

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Cops To Brooklyn Heights: Don’t Be Daft… Lock Your Front Door!

At a community council meeting Tuesday night, Capt. Maximo Tolentino, commanding officer of the 84th Precinct, pleaded with residents of Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill to keep their front doors locked. He noted that of 141 burglaries in the precinct in 2012, 48 occurred when residents were daft enough to leave front doors and windows […]

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Pedestrian Critically Injured Near BBP Entrance At Old Fulton Street

In this week’s Open Thread Wednesday BHB contributor “Weegee” relayed a breaking police report: Report of a car striking a pedestrian in the area of 60 Old Fulton St. The victim, reported to be a 55-year-old female, was pinned between the car and a wall, and is being transported to Lutheran Medical Center in critical […]

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Thousand-Dollar Pooch Poop Fine Sign Is… A Fraud!

After reporting on BHB December 14 that signs had suddenly appeared on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade mandating an exorbitant and sudden escalation of a $1,000 fine for failing to scoop your pooch’s poop, it turns out… the signs are phony! News 12 Brooklyn shares that Department of Sanitation officials say the wrong health logo is […]

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Montague Street Parking Ticket Overkill? Come On!

Are you kidding? This UPS truck parked on Montague Street Monday afternoon across from the AT&T store was adorned with not one, not two, but three parking tickets, each strategically placed so as not to overlap. I’ve never known a UPS truck to dawdle for so long that it merits this kind of overkill. Really? […]

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Buyer Beware: Rash Of Thefts Reported At Atlantic Ave. Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s on Atlantic Avenue at the border of Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill has reported five thefts over the past several months from unattended shopping carts. Capt. Jeffrey Schiff, who commands the 76th Precinct, recently informed the community council that the store has no surveillance cameras installed in the crowded grocery, despite pleading with […]

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Word To The Wise: Beats by Dre Headphone Heists Hamper Heights

Apparently, swiping iPhones from unsuspecting New Yorkers is sooo yesterday. The New York Post reports that Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones have become the du jour choice of NYC muggers. The high-tech noise-canceling headphones cost a risible $300-$500.

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