By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 05:20 pm A John Travolta impersonator brought down the house at the the Bay Improvement Group’s annual awards ceremony at il Fornetto Thursday night. The leisure suit-wearing performer, who strutted into the dining room to the 70s disco classic “Stayin’ Alive,” was the evening’s surprise entertainment. Styled after Travolta’s iconic character Tony Monero, a fictional Bensonhurst club [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 02:28 pm Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that work has begun on an $8.5 million project to improve safety and traffic flow on Ocean Parkway. “Creating a safer Ocean Parkway will benefit neighborhoods and families throughout Brooklyn â€“ and ultimately help save lives,” the governor said in a press release. “Every day, nearly 45,000 vehicles and [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 12:57 pm #ESU assisted @NYPD67Pct in the execution of a search warrant yesterday. 3 under, multiple guns, fake C/Cs Great job pic.twitter.com/jXYtuwXOfs â€” NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) April 20, 2016 CopsÂ uncovered a terrifying stockpile of weapons while executing a search warrant in the Nostrand Houses this week. Special operations officers on Tuesday stormed an apartment in the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 11:26 am A 57-year-old woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet Thursday night while crossing the street in Coney Island, police say. The victim was walking across Mermaid Avenue, near West 33rd Street, around 7:30pm when she heard gunshots and fell to the ground with pain in her right cheek. Authorities say she was [...]
By Ryan Gellis on Apr 22, 2016 10:04 am Whether you are walking in and out of the galleries of Bushwick, perusing the graffiti art of storefront metal gates on Avenue U or stepping over thoughtful spray paint stencils on your local street corner, this boroughâ€™s creativity is effused throughout its infrastructure. This often neglected urban art is reconsidered and given a more [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Apr 21, 2016 06:34 pm The Be Proud Foundation held its Seventh Passover Food distribution Wednesday afternoon at the Aqua Health Rehabilitation Center on Coney Island Avenue. The organization’sÂ executive director Raisa Chernina said 500 food packages, which included juice, apples, raisins, pickles, matzo, herring and beets, were handed out at the event. “We don’t want people to not have food [...]