Jun 192012

Last Thursday, police said they were questioning a man in connection with a sexual assault inside the N Train’s Fort Hamilton Parkway Station on May 31, according to NBC. The man they were questioning was named in some news reports, but not others. Police say the suspect appears to be in his early to mid [...]

Jun 182012
Poly Prep Hires Prominent Former U.S. Attorney For Defense Team

Poly Prep officials – while maintaining that they would like a “fair resolution” to a lawsuit filed by dozens of former students who say administrators covered up decades of sexual abuse – have also signaled that they have the legal wherewithal to defend the school should the case go to trial, writes Michael O’Keeffe for [...]

Jun 182012
CB 10 Meets Tonight At Shore Hill Community Room!

Tonight, Community Board 10 will hold its monthly General Board Meeting. The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Shore Hill Community Room [9000 Shore Road], beginning at 7:15 p.m. The agenda [via CB 10's website] will include: Presentation – Update on Owls Head Pollution Plant by Assistant DEP Commissioner [...]

Jun 152012
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekender: Bench In Transit

The above photo, which comes courtesy of photographer David Tan, shows a bench on the Belt Parkway Promenade eclipsing the sun as it sets behind the Verrazano Bridge in the background. It was taken on April 24, 2012. To see more of David’s tremendous talent, please visit his blog at dtan.blogspot.com. If you have photos [...]

Jun 152012
Gounardes Comes Out In Favor Of More Bike Lanes For Bay Ridge

State Senate hopeful Andrew Gounardes has come out in favor of  creating more bike lanes, as well as expanding Bay Ridge’s existing bike lane “network” to neighborhoods further north – such as Park Slope and Cobble Hill, writes Will Bredderman for Brooklyn Daily.

Jun 142012

The NYPD Harbor Unit discovered a corpse floating in upper New York Bay yesterday, not far from the spot where a man had jumped from the Verrazano Bridge the week before, writes the New York Post police blotter. The body, which appears to be that of a 46-year-old man, was found floating off Shore Road [...]

Jun 132012
CEC 20 Meeting Tonight!

The Community Education Council for District 20 will be holding its June meeting tonight. This month’s session is set to take place at P.S. 176 The Ovington School [1225 69th Street], beginning at 7:00 p.m. Topics up for discussion will include the appointment of Lisa Sarnicola, principal of P.S. 506, honoring District 20 PTAs and PAs, [...]

Jun 122012
CB 10 Environmental Committee To Hold Hydrofracking Meeting Tonight

Tonight Brooklyn Community Board 10‘s Environmental Committee will host a hearing on the controversial natural gas extraction method known as Hydraulic Fracturing or fracking. The committee will hear a presentation by a representative from NYH2O – a nonprofit group which bills itself as being “dedicated to protecting New York’s water resources from the threat posed [...]

Jun 122012

Salumerias were once as ubiquitous to Southern Brooklyn as double parked cars. But over the years, tastes changed, new groups moved in, and the younger generation increasingly bought their cold cuts from a supermarket instead of the old fashioned pork store. Remember that scene from Pope of Greenwich Village where Eric Roberts’ character visits three [...]

Jun 112012
Police Identify Friday's Verrazano Bridge Jumper - Incident latest in series of suicide attempts on or near span

Police have classified last Friday’s suicide leap from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge as a missing persons case. NYPD officials made the determination after search and rescue teams came up empty in the search for a body, writes Staten Island Advance. Friday’s incident marks the fourth in a series of both successful and attempted suicides to take [...]