By Mary Bakija on Jul 31, 2015 04:39 pm Hosting a class for locals, having an art opening nearby, or planning a block-wide yard sale? List it in our events calendar! From support groups and meet-ups to concerts and film screenings, you can add a one-time event or import your iCalendar feed of events in the community, for the community. Or, check out whatâ€™s [...]
By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 04:04 pm Looking for a new place to call home? Weâ€™ve rounded up a bunch of intriguingÂ Sheepshead Bay apartment listings â€” take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! Cozy Digs Near Ocean Avenue Available:Â Immediately Price: $1,495 Size: One bedroom, one bathroom Details: Itâ€™s not the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 03:27 pm The Belt Parkway, which followsÂ theÂ coast of southern Brooklyn and finishes in Queens, was the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole” claims were filed against the city between fiscal [...]
By Mary Bakija on Jul 31, 2015 02:24 pm As we head into another day with temperatures in the 90s — and even more in the forecast — we’ve got the beach on the mind. If you’re one of the many people thinking about getting a bit of relief from the heat at Coney Island this weekend, you’re certainly not alone, and, of course, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 01:43 pm A busted underground cable knocked out power in several buildings near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V this afternoon, causing the Kings Bay Y to cancel or move most of their programs. Two buildings completelyÂ lost power and several others were running on reduced voltage, Con Edison said. There have been several heat advisories this week. AÂ Con [...]
By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 12:00 pm CompStat reports are produced byÂ the New YorkÂ Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the weekâ€™s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 10:22 am A 75-year-old woman was duct tapedÂ to her wheelchair and robbed earlier this month after two men forced their way into her Nostrand Houses apartment,Â New 12 Brooklyn first reported. The robbery occurred at 6pm on July 16 and was reported the next day, according to the NYPD. The thieves fastenedÂ the elderly woman downÂ before pilfering herÂ pension check, [...]
By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 07:00 am I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me.Â I loved that pigeon as a man [...]