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Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017


Rep. Dan Donovan takes heat from readers

Rep. Dan Donovan’s (R–Bay Ridge) support of some of President Trump’s more controversial policy moves has angered the liberals in his district. Several have protested the freshman lawmaker, and now they’re writing us letters. Comments (4)

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Coney Island

On paw-trol! Meet Martin, the 60th Precinct’s station-house cat

You can call him “the fuzz.” Comment

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John Travolta films John Gotti bio-pic in Bath Beach

The Dapper Don lives on! Comment

Losing their religion: Catholic school may go public

Call it a secular conversion. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Bay Ridge

Locals protest Gentile over staffer’s harassment allegations

And they came armed with stuffed animals. Comments (3)
Party Line

Mud-slinging in Bay Ridge’s Council race

Republican hopeful Bob Capano says Democratic opponent Justin Brannan is breaking campaign finance law, but Brannan is accusing Capano of pushing “alternate facts.” Comments (6)

‘FIT’ for a Kings County: Fashion Institute of Technology to hold classes in Brooklyn

These classes are tailor-made for Brooklyn. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Dyker Heights

Protestors slam Rep. Donovan outside Dyker office

Protestors clogged 13th Avenue in front of Rep. Dan Donovan’s (R–Bay Ridge) Dyker Heights office on Tuesday demanding the legislator meet with his constituents and defend his controversial support of President Trump’s immigration ban and congressional Republicans’ quest to undo the Affordable Care Act. Comments (13)

Horsing around! Mini-pony visits local seniors

A miniature therapy horse trotted into the Boro Park Center on Feb. 20 to brighten up seniors’ day with some love from the fluffy foal. Comment

Bensonhurst in the crosshairs: Nabe to get a new Target store

They’re taking aim at Bensonhurst. Comments (3)
Marine Park

Police: Man tried paying at appliance store with stolen credit card

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment

Police: Woman attacks and bites man in his 17th Street home

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Drug dealer robs man in his home at gunpoint

The incident leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Cad knocks over woman and takes her purse

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Police: Suspect throws knife and hits man in the chest

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017


Theives boxing in boro businessmen to rob them

A trio of armed robbers is targeting well-heeled businessmen for dramatic heists on Brooklyn streets. Comments (1)
Harbor Watch

Valentine’s for veterans: Volunteers show their appreciation for vets

Volunteers handed out dozens of stuffed animals, cards, and toiletries to vets at the Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Hospital on Feb. 14. Comment
Fort Greene

Blackbirds battle for big-time conference win

The Long Island University men’s basketball team bent, but it never broke. Comment

Monday, Feb. 20, 2017


Up in smoke: Sunset Park marijuana dispensary snubbed, state officials say

Talk about a pipe dream. Comments (1)

Activists besiege ‘traitor’ Hamilton for joining GOP-aligned bloc

Sen. Jesse Hamilton, they are waiting on 42nd Street for you. Comments (1)
Bay Ridge

Locals to city: ‘Fix dangerous steps’

Call it the stairway to hell. Comment
Marine Park

Arrest in Kings Plaza hit-and-run

Cops cuffed a 25-year-old Flatbush man who allegedly hit two Flatlands residents with an unlicensed livery vehicle — killing one — near Kings Plaza in August. Comments (3)

State Sen. Parker under fire for ‘accidentally’ voting to ban sanctuary cities

He says he was at a wedding when the vote happened so got marked down as “yes.” Comments (3)

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

Spin Cycle

It’s time to boycott the Knicks — and James Dolan

How do we fix the problem at Madison Square Garden? By hitting it in the pocketbook, says our columnist. Comment

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017


Sunset Park, Bay Ridge tumbleweeds on day of ‘immigrant strike’

Immigrants in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge shuttered their storefronts and stayed home from work on Thursday as part of a national protest against President Trump administration’s policies toward immigrants. Comments (6)

Firm cheated 9-11 heroes with shady loans: Attorney General

A New Jersey-based financial company cheated 9-11 heroes out of millions of dollars owed to them for compensation and health care for injuries related to the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and federal watchdogs. Comments (1)

Speaker gives ‘State of the City’ at Kings Theatre

She was the queen of Kings Theatre. Comments (2)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Coney Island

Woody Allen’s new movie named ‘Wonder Wheel’

And the iconic Coney Island amusement has a starring role. Comment

Two charged in correx officer’s murder

Prosecutors charged a 35-year-old Kensington man with the murder of Corrections Officer Alastasia Bryan, his ex-girlfriend, on Feb. 15. Comment
Marine Park

City’s snow pile blocks park entrance

Sanitation workers piled snow onto handicap parking spaces and in front of one of Marine Park’s wheelchair-accessible entrances Comment
Bay Ridge

Ridge mailman mugger caught

Cops say they picked him up the next day, allegedly stealing mail at the same intersection where he robbed the postal worker. Comment

Midwood school celebrates diversity through song

Talk about a variety show! Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017


Changes looming: City will lease Bush Terminal to clothing-makers

Talk about an alteration! Comment
Party Line

Rift deepens between Dem Party boss, G’point pol

Bigwig Frank Seddio is trying to oust one of his own district leaders for not toeing the party line. Comments (3)
Marine Park

Crook snatches teen’s smartphone and wallet

Plus a host of other crimes from Marine Park’s 63rd Precinct. Comment
Prospect Heights

PLG merchants: Landlords are keeping storefronts empty until gentrification hits

They’re the merchants of doomed! Comments (1)

Police: Ex-employee robs bakery, kicks owner in the crotch

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment
Bay Ridge

Baddie sets car on fire on 80th Street

The arsonist leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment

Clumsy burglar knocks over furniture and flees

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 61st Precinct. Comment

Police: Man smacked a guy with a metal object at strip club

Get ready for your weekly run-down of crimes from the 60th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017


Two Southern Brooklyn precincts lead city in crime reduction

And Coney Island had its safest year since cops started keeping track in the ’90s! Comments (1)

Police impersonators tied to robbery string

Police are searching for two fraudsters who pranced around Flatbush, Sheepshead Bay, and Gravesend pretending to be cops so they could steal victim’s phones and wallets in late December and early January. Comment
Bay Ridge

Watch your mail!: Robber steals postman’s ‘master key’

The key can open any box along the carrier’s route, officials said. Comment
Bay Ridge

You’re so Dane! Ridgites celebrate Scandinavian ‘Mardis Gras’

The Vikings invaded! Comments (2)
Bay Ridge

Trilled to peaces: Choral group sings for unity

Give peace a chants! Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017


Pol made up Brooklyn’s
9-11 connection to defend Trump travel ban

State Sen. Marty Golden went on the radio and said several hijakers lived in Bay Ridge — but a 600-page Federal report says otherwise. Comments (11)
Party Line

‘Trivial’ pursuit! Harassment of Gentile staffer was ‘petty’ and ‘trivial’: city lawyers

A former staffer to Councilman Vincent Gentile (D–Bay Ridge) who is accusing his colleagues of bullying him by leaving mutilated stuffed animals on his desk and publicly mocking his Asperger’s Syndrome doesn’t have a leg to stand on, city lawyers are arguing. Comments (6)

Pregnant woman rushes to Canarsie hospital, discovers she’s given birth on the way

A pregnant woman rushed to a Canarsie hospital on Feb. 8 — only to look down and discover she’d given birth to a baby girl on the way! Comment

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