By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 29, 2015 03:20 pm A 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today. Johnny Velez-Garriga, 25, was convicted on June 18 on one count of second-degree murder and [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 29, 2015 02:35 pm Wednesday, July 29, is 80s Night at MCU Park when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and fans will be treated to games, giveaways and other surprises meant to bring on the 80s nostalgia. Don’tÂ leave your neon slouch socks at home! There will be 80s-themed fun throughout [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 29, 2015 01:20 pm THE BITE:Â A delicious meal must be eaten — every last bit. And the char-grilled Branzini at Istanbul Restaurant will have you picking through the bones toÂ search for every little bite of buttery flesh. There a few things more eye-catching than seeing a whole-cooked fish carried through a restaurant. And that’s how Istanbul presents the Branzini, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 29, 2015 12:00 pm Unless regulators provide a less abrupt alternative, the amount of fluke caughtÂ by commercial and sport fishermen could be nearly cut in half by next year â€” a sudden drop that might seriously wound theÂ charter fishing fleet in Sheepshead Bay. Captain Anthony DiLernia, one ofÂ New York’s representatives in the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, said lower-than-expected fluke [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 29, 2015 09:53 am Police are searching for three suspects they say robbed a group of teenagers in Marine Park on Monday, July 27. The victims, who range in age from 15 to 18 years old, were hanging out in the park around 10:40pm when they were approached by three black men, one armed with a gun, who demanded [...]
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