By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 03:26 pm Neighbors living near a troubled playground will have to wait for the Verizon strike to be resolved before police reinstate a regular patrol to deter drug activity in the area. Speaking at the community council meeting Wednesday, Captain Winston Faison said he planned to bring back a daily patrol that last year helped clear criminal [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 01:25 pm Federal prosecutors have charged a sixth man with aidingÂ a Brooklyn-based terrorism ring that allegedly tried to sendÂ fighters to ISIS in Syria. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Azizjon Rakhmatov, an Uzbek national who was arrested in Connecticut, has been added to a pre-existing indictment against four other men â€” one of whom is [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 10:46 am The Health Department is targeting mosquito breeding grounds around Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park over the next three days in order to reduce the risk of a Zika or West Nile virus outbreak this summer. Starting Thursday, the city will conducting arial spraying operations around marshlands in the outer boroughs in order to bring down [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 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 May 11, 2016 07:30 pm Police have unearthed a lead that could help solve the murder of he reputed gang member whose body was discovered last week on the shore outside Kingsborough Community College. The Daily News reports investigators have located the hardware store that sold the buck used to sink 28-year-old Peter Martinez’s body to the bottom the sea. [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 11, 2016 06:47 pm THE BITE:Â More than a few of our readers have lamented the lack of Indian food in Sheepshead Bay. Some of us got excited when Tandoori Restaurant opened in the neighborhood earlier this year â€” but it turned out to be another Uzbek place. (Though the food is really good!) However, if you’re willing to travel [...]