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Nov 012012
No-Nonsense Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Update, November 1 through November 4

This story was originally published at 10:00am on November 1. Updates throughout the the rest of the week are underlined. Here is a rundown of the impact on our neighborhood: School closings [UPDATED]: All NYC public schools are closed Thursday and Friday. They will reopen on Monday. Please note, they will close again on Tuesday [...]

Oct 222012
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekstarter: Verrazano Bridge At Sunset

SEEN IN PHOTOS: This week’s image, captured by Bob Jagendorf via Flickr, shows the Verrazano Bridge, some Shore Parkway trees, and Belt Parkway cars as the sun sets slowly in the west.

Sep 202012

Last Wednesday at City Hall, New York City Police Officer Yi Huang was honored for saving a man who attempted to jump off the Verrazano Bridge. But what of MTA Police Officer Eddie Fung’s role in the rescue?

Jul 312012
Reporter: "Unsung" Officer Fung Not Properly Credited With Talking Down Verrazano Jumper

According to one veteran police reporter and author, the NYPD’s Public Information Office likes to credit its own officers for their good deeds over members of other law enforcement agencies, even if that means stretching the truth. A lot.

In his weekly online column NYPD Confidential, Leonard Levitt details a purported insiders account of last week’s heroic talk down of a suicidal man from the edge of the Verrazano Bridge.

The difference between the official story put out by the press and what Levitt says really happened?

Levitt writes that it was in fact MTA Bridge and Tunnel officer Eddie Fung who spent four hours talking down despondent civilian Lin Huan Quiang, not Officer Yi Huang of the NYPD’s 5th Precinct in Chinatown – as had been previously reported by multiple news organization.

Jul 242012
Sheepshead Bay Man's Attempted Suicide Leap From Verrazano Thwarted By Police

Officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Services Unit stopped a “despondent” Brooklyn man from taking his own life by jumping off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Monday.

A “marathon negotiation session” began at around 12 when Lin Huan Qiong, 46, from Sheepshead Bay was seen climbing one of the bridge’s metal “fingers,” writes John M. Annese in a thrilling rescue story for the Staten Island Advance.

Police told the Advance that both an argument Lin had with his 18-year-old daughter and a failing business led to the standoff. Because he only speaks Cantonese, ESU negotiators had to put out the call for bilingual officers.

Jun 292012
Another Man Jumped Off The Verrazano

The Staten Island Advance is reporting that a disturbing string of suicides on the Verrazano Bridge which began in April continued yesterday, when a man in his 30s jumped from near the middle of the almost mile-long span at around 2:30 p.m.

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 [...]

Jun 012012
Tour De Brooklyn To Ride Through Bay Ridge This Sunday

The 8th Annual Tour De Brooklyn, a 21.5 mile bicycle ride through the County of Kings, will be pedaling its way through Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights – with a rest stop at Dyker Beach Park – this Sunday, June 3.

May 182012
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekender: Fisherwoman

The above photo of a woman fishing at the narrows was taken by David Tan on April 25, 2012, using a Konica Autoreflex T3. To see more of David’s work, please visit his blog at If you have photos you’d like us to publish as part of the Seen In Bay Ridge photo series, [...]