By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 05:36 pm Four people were hospitalized this afternoon when an Access-A-Ride slammed into another vehicle near the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y, according to a witness. Neighbor Stacey Kraus, who sent photos of the crash, said the Access-A-Ride plowed into a grey Scion sedan â€” throwing the vehicle into an elderly man walking on the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 03:49 pm For the second year in a row, Sandy-battered homeowners are getting squeezed by the FEMA flood insurance program. Homeowners in high-risk flood zones could see their insurance rates spike by as much as 25 percent, under new FEMA guidelines that went into effect this month. Furthermore, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods warns homeowners who let [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 12:31 pm The Be Proud Foundation invited law enforcement to the Kings Bay Y Friday to warn seniors about scams and other other forms of abuse that target elderly residents. “A lot of people think abuse is a push or a hit. But a lot of abuse, especially with elderly people, is financial,” Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein told [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 10:02 am Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. There are few opportunities to have your voicer heard. Check out the community board meeting, the police council meeting, or the Manhattan Beach Community Group. Plenty of important issues will be discussed! There’s also a poetry jam, movie screenings, and a pet adoption center. Send us your [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 07:00 am Morning MugÂ is our daily showcase ofÂ photographsÂ from our readers. If you have a photograph that youâ€™d like to see featured, send itÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 10, 2016 10:35 am In Case You Missed It (ICYMI):Â Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with whatâ€™s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Facebook, and sign up forÂ our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Apr 09, 2016 01:42 pm Join Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally on Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk tomorrow. General admission entrance is located at Stillwell Avenue and the Boardwalk.Â Doors open at 11am. Tickets are not required for this freeÂ event, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served.Â RSVPÂ here. For security reasons, guests are asked not [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 09, 2016 10:00 am After a busy week, hereâ€™s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! Weâ€™ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. Madiba Restaurant is staying in Fort Greene thanks to crowdfunding effort. [Fort Greene Focus] Suspect in fatal carjacking previously arrested 30 [...]