While the DEP tries to reassure residents regarding sinkhole fears, last Sunday’s repair work left Bay Ridgers without one of their favorite watering holes.
SITE NEWS: Here’s a new feature we think everyone will like – we’re adding a new weekly newsletter just for Bay Ridge events. I’m sure you’re familiar with This Week’s Fun Stuff, the nine-day event listing we publish on Wednesday mornings? You can now have This Week’s Fun Stuff e-mailed to you. Not just the excerpt, not just a little blurb – the whole thing. All nine days. Every Wednesday morning, your guide to events this weekend and the week beyond, served up to your Inbox.
NEWS: Starting at 8pm tonight (August 8), and lasting until 6am tomorrow morning, the New York City Department of Health will be spraying pesticides from Bay Ridge to Gravesend (specifically, zip codes 11209, 11214, and 11228). This is part of the City’s controversial strategy to mitigate the risk of the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitos.
After the ever informative Paula Katinas wrote a piece in Bay Ridge Life documenting residents’ worries over two sinkholes that have opened up in as many months – including concerns that City Councilman Vincent Gentile expressed regarding the life span of our 100 + year old infrastructure, DEP officials are all like “pffffff… dude, you worry too much.”
So with a gaping hole being repaired on 79th Street, and another on 92nd Street that last we checked was still being worked on, officials are taking a page out of Stevie Wonder’s song book by asking residents not to worry ’bout a thing.
“There is no need to worry,” DEP spokesperson Ted Timbers told Bay Ridge Life. “It’s just a coincidence.”
It is, of course, probably understandable if homeowners remain just a wee bit… uptight about the very ground beneath them giving way at any moment.
Meanwhile, Timbers says the exact cause of the 79th Street hole is still being investigated.
But don’t worry. They have Kevin Bacon on speed dial.
A man and woman are currently being sought for questioning are currently being sought for questioning in connection with the two related murders of beloved store owners Mohamed Gebeli and Isaac Kedare.
Police sources told NBC that the pair are not currently considered suspects, but may have information concerning both cases.
In addition to being killed with the same .22 caliber gun, both victims are of Egyptian decent, and were draped in “clothing or material” after being shot.
According to NBC, one theory investigators are looking into is that the killer may have mixed up the address number of his intended victim. Kedare’s 99 cents store’s address is 1877 86th Street. Gebeli’s mens clothing shop is located about a mile away, at 7718 5th Avenue.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” a popular murder mystery adapted from the 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, will be coming back to Bay Ridge this weekend, August 11 (at 8pm) and August 12 (at 6pm). While the Lucy spoof played to audiences at the Capri nightclub back in April, the show comes to St. Mary’s Church (192 81st Street) for a benefit performance for the families displaced by the 81st Street fire.
For almost 30 years, National Night Out has raised awareness of, and strengthen participation in, community-based anti-crime programs across America. And in the wake of national tragedies in Colorado and Wisconsin and local ones in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, the local edition of 2012 National Night Out will come to the Shore Road Park this [...]
In the Youtube video shown above, which was apparently taken on 73rd Street in May of 2010, car wheel thieves make quick work of a complete set of wheels, tires, and rims.
More recently, two different drivers found their parked cars sans wheels during the last week of July – as car wheel and tire thefts continue to pose a major headache for car owners in Southwestern Brooklyn.
According to Brooklyn Daily’s Will Bredderman, who writes about both incidents in this week’s police blotter, one crime occurred on Shore Road sometime on or before July 26, with a second happening on Bay Ridge Parkway on July 26.
CBS is reporting that a suspect wanted in connection with the brutal murder of a well-liked Bensonhurst store owner may have also killed beloved Bay Ridge clothier Mohammed Gebeli last month.
Police sources told 1010 WINS that the .22 caliber gun used to murder 99 cent store proprietor and landlord Isaac Kadare last Thursday, was the same weapon used to take Gebeli’s life on July 6.
Kadare, 59, was found dead around 9 p.m. on Thursday by two customers inside the “Amazing 99 cents Deals” store in the 1800 block of 86th Street. He was found shot in the head, the Medical Examiner confirmed with CBS 2.
A $12,000 reward – including $10,000 from NYPD, and $2,000 from Crime Stoppers – is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. State Senator Marty Golden – who had previously put up $5,000 of a $10,000 reward for information leading to Gebeli’s killer – announced that he’ll also offer $5,000 in connection with the Kadare case.
Kadare’s family told Daily News that they believe he may have targeted because of $900 in rent money he had collected just prior to the incident.
An incoming 911 call on the night of July 6, alerted police to 65-year-old clothing store owner Mohamed Gebeli, whom a group of friends reportedly found fatally shot on the floor of Valentino Fashion [7718 5th Ave].