The Day: Bike Theft, Summer Style and a Trio of Unique Row Houses

After some rainy days, we should be able to make ti out to Fort Greene Park this weekend. (Photo by 11238-bkn)
After some rainy days, we should be able to make ti out to Fort Greene Park this weekend. (Photo by 11238-bkn)

Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

We were able to avoid any stormy weather yesterday evening, but it ended up blowing through during the night. Thanks to the low pressure system moving through we’re expecting temperatures in the high 70s and a chance of showers during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Here’s more local news to start your day:

  • The 88th Precinct has seen an uptick in bicycle thefts in the last few weeks, DNAinfo reported. With 18 reported stolen since the start of May, cops are urging residents to ensure their bikes are properly secured. As an alternative to simple chain locks wrapped around poles, police said bikers should use tire locks or bring bikes indoors.
  • We got a look at summer style on the streets of Clinton Hill in this video on The New York Times. In addition to some people wearing fashion pieces with ever-popular flower and hunter camouflage patterns, one local talked about the unique color palate of the nabe. Do you think local residents have a distinct color scheme?
  • A trio of row houses on St. James Place were highlighted as Brownstoner’s Building of the Day. The Neo-Grec homes, built in the 1880s, became part of the Clinton Hill Historic District in 1981. Part of their unique charm comes from the slim 13.83 foot wide floor plans, as well as some original facade details that any stone carver would envy.
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