Various emails were received saying several pipe bombs had been hidden in the building, according to the NY Daily News.
At about 10 a.m., the museum posted to its Facebook page that it would be closed until further notice.
Police Activity: expect traffic delays & emergency personnel near Kingston Ave & Eastern Pkwy, BK. Consider alternate routes.— NYCEM - Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) March 9, 2017
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the threat "repulsive" in a Twitter post.
"Was briefed at the @jCMBrooklyn on the bomb threat it received this morning. This kind of intimidation is repulsive and must stop."
A string of bomb threats have been made in recent days to Jewish community centers across the country and the Anti-Defamation League.