5th ave

May 302013
NYPD Approves Two Security Camera Locations For Bay Ridge

NEWS: After neighbors complained to city officials about drug-dealing and occasional violent crime – including a recent shooting – on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue, a plan to place police security cameras on the commercial stretch recently came one step closer to fruition.

May 022013
Burglar Makes Quick Work Of Three Ovington Avenue Apartments With Unlocked Windows

NEWS: In this week’s Brooklyn Paper, Will Bredderman brings us three more tales of woe, all of which may have been prevented with something as simple as a secured window.

Apr 302013
[UPDATED] Shooting On "Drug Dealing" Stretch Of Fifth Avenue Prompts Call For Police Security Cameras

NEWS: A man was shot last Wednesday along the same stretch of Fifth Avenue where local leaders are requesting an NYPD surveillance camera to combat drug dealing.

Feb 012013
Hinsch's Saved [For Now]!

FOOD & DRINK: According to Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman, neighborhood institution Hinsch’s, which was expected to close March 1, has dodged the figurative bullet and will in fact remain on 5th Avenue for the foreseeable future, with owner Roger Desmond re-tooling the place for the nighttime date crowd.

Dec 052012
[UPDATED] After Loss Of Father At Hands Of 'Son Of Sal' Gebeli Family Hit With Steep Bill From Con Ed

NEWS: The family of slain Bay Ridge store owner Mohamed Gebeli is reportedly fighting Con Edison over an unpaid bill from the 77 days their shop Valentino Fashion was an off-limits crime scene.

Nov 282012
Alleged Gunman Indicted In Shopkeeper Killings

NEWS: The suspect in the murder of Bay Ridge clothier Mohamed Gebeli, as well as two other Brooklyn shopkeepers, was indicted yesterday on first degree murder charges.

Nov 262012
Neighbors, Cops Describe Shopkeeper Killing Suspect's Delusions Of Grandeur

NEWS: The neighbors of triple murder suspect Salvatore Perrone painted a picture of an unhinged man whose off-putting behavior included posing as a retired police detective.

Oct 252012
Undefeated Local Boxer Sadam Ali Preparing For Saturday's Aviator Fight At Bay Ridge Gym

SPORTS: United States Olympian and Brooklyn native Sadam “World Kid” Ali has been hitting his gym [6825 5th Ave] this week in preparation for a highly anticipated bout Saturday at Aviator Sports Complex [3159 Flatbush Ave] in Marine Park.

Jul 302012

Last Friday, News 12 Brooklyn reported that the family of slain clothing store owner Mohamed Gebeli, along with State Senator Marty Golden – who is a retired NYPD officer, and local business owner Habib Joudeh, gathered in front of Valentino Fashion [7718 5th Ave], to renew the call for neighbors to help in the search for a suspect.

Police say they still have no leads, and neighbors have yet to come forward with any clues.

Joudeh, the owner of Pharmacy On Fifth [6914 5th Ave] who had joined Golden in amassing a $10,000 reward for information leading to a break in the Gebeli murder case, expressed the community’s condolences and along with Senator, made it clear that the murderer must be brought to justice.

“His life was cut short and now we must make sure that justice is served, and he did not die on vain,” Golden told reporters.

“Mohammed was a friend and we all lost him,” Joudeh said as he, as well as Gebeli family and friends pledged to continue to seek answers.

An incoming 911 call on July 6, alerted police to 65-year-old clothier Mohamed Gebeli, whom friends reportedly found unconscious on the floor of Valentino Fashion, which Gebeli had owned and operated for four years.