Capt. Centa Gives Area Crime Stats at Community Council Meeting; Two Cops Honored

At last night’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting, Precinct Commander Capt. Sergio Centa gave an overview of crime statistics and trends year-to-date in the area. Note that these stats are for the entire 84th Precinct area, not just Brooklyn Heights. There have been no murders in 2015. Rapes, however, are up by fifty percent over […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Brooklyn Heights Historic District

This coming Monday evening, November 23, the Brooklyn Historical Society, in conjunction with the Brooklyn Heights Association and the New York Preservation Archive Project will present a festive evening to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Brooklyn Heights’ designation as New York City’s first historic district. The program will feature noted architectural historian and Brooklyn resident […]

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84th Precinct Community Council Meeting Tuesday Evening

As this poster, taped to a lamppost at Hicks and Montague proclaims, there will be a meeting of the 84th Precinct Community Council tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17) evening, starting at 7:00, at Congregation Mt. Sinai, 250 Cadman Plaza West (just south of Clark Street). Precinct Co-Captain Sergio Centa will present the 84th Precinct 2015 Year […]

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Danish Seamen’s Church Christmas Fair This Coming Weekend

The Danish Seamen’s Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark; you can spot it by the ship’s bell in front–see photo), is holding its annual Christmas Fair this weekend, Saturday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, the Fair will take […]

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Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Monday evening, November 16, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present “Malcolm X in Brooklyn,” a discussion led by BHS’s oral historian Zaheer Ali, about Malcolm’s activities in the Borough and his continuing legacy here. The event is free, but you must register here. BHS now advises that response has been so […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Friday, November 13, starting at 8:00 p.m., Bargemusic presents pianist and composer Michael Brown (photo), who will play works by Mendelssohn, Nathan Shields, Bernstein, and Ravel. On Saturday evening, November 14, at 8:00, Andreas Foivos-Apostolou will play works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert, De Falla, and Carl Vine. On Sunday afternoon, November 15. at 4:00, […]

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Education Update: DOE to Unveil Final Re-Zoning Proposal on Nov 23rd, PEP to Vote on Middle School Relocation

RE-ZONING PROPOSAL: CEC President, David Goldsmith has confirmed the DOE’s Office of District Planning will present the official re-zoning proposal on November 23rd.  The meeting is scheduled to take place 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (283 Adams Street).  Comments may still be submitted via […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

It’s a double whammy weekend from 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 13 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 16 on the subways. Once again, post-Sandy maintenance means the A/C tunnel between Brooklyn and Manhattan will be closed in both directions, so A and C trains will be running on the F line between Jay Street/Metro Tech and […]

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Study Finds $250 Million Needed For Maintenance in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Crain’s New York reports today on a new study, commissioned by Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp., that recommends spending $250 million to maintain the wooden pilings on which the Park sits…money that would come from the two residential towers planned for Pier Six. In this case, maintenance would require a $90 million upfront investment—a sum that the […]

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