After “political newcomer” Tom McCarthy’s resounding 70 percent victory over local district leader Lucretia Regina-Potter for the 46th Assembly District’s Republican primary, we take a brief look at his candidate credentials.
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.
A huge sinkhole that opened up yesterday on 79th Street between 5th Avenue and 4th Avenue is being blamed on the failure of a 50 inch sewer pipe.
The large cavity nearly enveloped a car as it opened up a 20-foot section of asphalt, according to CBS 2.
1010 Wins reporter Joe Montone spoke with Annette Flood, who says she parked her car near the hole shortly before the ground gave way.
“We narrowly missed being involved in something worse,” she said.
At least one Youtube video, apparently shot by a neighbor, shows emergency workers preparing to “delicately” pull the car away from the chasm. According to reports, crews rigged a device together, seemingly using a collection of randomly available parts – including a band to wrap around the car.
“They put a band around the middle of it,” Flood said. ”I really don’t know how they got it out, but they did.”
Officials from the the Department of Environmental Protection [DEP] cited a busted 112-year-old sewer pipe as the cause of the cavity.
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 [...]
In the saga of the 5th Avenue food cart wars, perspective can be everything. A recent Daily News piece, which reported on the recent immersion of public officials into the matter, took a decidedly different approach than the News Corp-owned CNG publications Brooklyn Daily and Brooklyn Paper – an angle best illustrated by… illustrations.