🌱 St. Francis College Student Arrested + RIP Regal Cinema

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Happy Saturday, people of Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO! Let's get you all caught up on what's happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today's weather:

Mostly sunny and not as cold. High: 29 Low: 23.

Here are the top four stories today in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO:

  1. Police arrested a 21-year-old woman, Christina Darling for an anti-Semitic hate crime after she shouted slurs at three Jewish children in front of a synagogue in Marina Park, Brooklyn. Darling studies psychology and education at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, and a petition asking for her expulsion was signed by over 2,000 students out of a total enrollment of just 2,735. (Brooklyn Paper)

  2. Brooklynites collectively mourn the loss of the Regal Cinema on Court Street, which abruptly went dark Jan. 16. According to numerous accounts, the movie theater was a hub of Black culture, used heavily by shoppers in Downtown Brooklyn which has rapidly gentrified in recent years. (Subscription: The New York Times Free: Brooklyn Paper)

  3. Here's how small businesses along Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights are coping with COVID: from turning to deliveries, adapting to ever-changing circumstances, and defying tall odds. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

  4. There's no Manhattan-bound service at High Street this weekend, with A and C trains diverted to the F line. Brooklyn bound 2, 3, and 4 trains will be skipping Bergen Street. (Brooklyn Bridge Blog)

Today in Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO:

  • 'Clybourne Park' play by The Heights Players, at 26 Willow Pl. (8 p.m.)

  • Candlelight concert 'From Bach To The Beatles' at St. Ann & Trinity Church (9 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The PS8 Virtual Book Fair is live! (Facebook)

  • Atlantic Ave BK has compiled a list of “Weekend Activities on Atlantic” featuring deals at local restaurants, events, and much more! (Facebook)

  • In the bi-weekly DUMBO construction update: sewer installation on Water Street. (Facebook)

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Now you're in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Saturday! I'll be back in your inbox tomorrow morning with your next update.

Dashiell Allen

This article originally appeared on the Brooklyn Heights-DUMBO Patch

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