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Cranberry Street Poster: Don’t Feed the Rats!

September 1, 2012

Moments after reading one resident’s poster on Cranberry Street about the proper disposal of dog poop, we spotted another across the street about the War on Rats.

As any resident of Brooklyn Heights knows, we are in a constant battle with these vile creatures. That is clearly one of the motivations of the poster who takes a sarcastic approach here:

WATCH: Biomonde’s Johnny Falco whacks rats on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Be Hospitable: They are your neighbors!

Throwing your garbage on the street is a boon to your good neighbors, the rats, who are rapidly infiltrating our blocks and congregating on our street corners. But it’s inconsiderate to the rest of us.

The message is clear: Please despot [sic] your garbage in airtight containers! It’s the right thing — and the legal thing — to do!

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, Health

Dog Poop Showdown on Cranberry Street

September 1, 2012

In the aftermath of last week’s Mom vs. Wack Jobs in Brooklyn Heights debate comes evidence of another controversy brewing in the neighborhood.

The issue: Dog owners who dump their pooch’s poo into someone else’s garbage. One resident of Cranberry Street has had enough and posted this quite polite and reasonable notice on the street:

To Whom It May Concer:
Thank you for picking up after your dog.
Now, what to do with that trash?
Please be responsible and respectful and:
1)take it home to your trash bin, or
2) place it in the public trash bin on the corner

Please DO NOT put it:
1) in your neighbor’s plastic recycling
2) in you neighbor’s paper recycling
3) in your neighbor’s trash
4) in the planters or tree pits on the street
5) ever so neatly on top of your neighbor’s trash
6) on the sidewalk

Thank you,
Brian @ 31

If this message does not apply to you, please disregard.

Is this an issue on your street?

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Birthplace of Whitman’s ‘Leaves Of Grass,’ Cranberry & Fulton, 1949

August 16, 2012

This sketch of the “Birthplace of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’” depicts the corner of Cranberry & Fulton streets (which is now along Cadman Plaza West heading to Old Fulton Street) dated September 11, 1949. It is signed by Josephine Barry.

Legend has it that the red brick print shop in Brooklyn Heights where Walt Whitman set the type for the first edition of “Leaves” in 1855—torn down years ago to build the Whitman Close co-ops at 75 Henry Street—was salvaged, with bricks embedded in the ground around a planter near the A train stop on Cadman Plaza West.

(Sketch: Museum of the City of New York/Planter: McBrooklyn)

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Bricks Fall From Assumption Church on Cranberry Street

August 8, 2012

A part of the facade of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 55 Cranberry Street fell to the ground on Tuesday morning. No one was injured. The sidewalk in front of the building has been closed to pedestrians.

This incident comes amidst the church’s effort to raise funds for much needed repairs on the building, which opened its doors on August 15, 1909. The parish was established in Brooklyn in 1842 on Jay Street and was the area’s first Roman Catholic church.

Those wishing to donate funds to the church may do so by filling out this form on the church’s website.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Brooklyn Heights, News

Browning Frames Merging with Another Firm; Leaving Brooklyn Heights for Greenpoint

June 19, 2012

Catherine Browning, of Browning Frames and Prints, Inc., whose shop has been a fixture on Cranberry Street between Hicks and Willow for some time, announced that she is merging her firm with Gerlach Frames, Inc., owned by her mentor, Russell Gerlach, effective July 1. She will be closing her shop on Cranberry and moving to larger quarters in Greenpoint.

Ms. Browning sent us this message:

I am sad to be leaving the Brooklyn Heights storefront on Cranberry Street which has not only served as a wonderful place to consult with clients, but also a space where meaningful discussions, friendships and creative endeavors were launched. The neighborhood has been incredibly supportive and nurturing and, for that, I am eternally grateful. I feel lucky to have benefited from the support of such a wonderful community. I very much hope to maintain the relationships I have established over the past six years at the shop, and look forward to new ones.

She will be sending us new contact information (presumably including the new Greenpoint address) later, and we will pass it on to you.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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Deceased Man’s Body Pulled From East River Below Brooklyn Heights

June 9, 2012

Local residents spotted a body floating in the East River below Brooklyn Heights Saturday morning. According to, rescuers responded to residents’ calls at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, and harbor crews from the NYPD recovered a body along the shoreline at Furman Street in the vicinity of Cranberry Street.

EMS responders at the scene attempted to resuscitate the man, who police said was in his 30s, but pronounced him dead at the scene. Police say it is unclear what led to the man’s death. They are conducting an investigation.


Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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