By Rachel Silberstein on May 05, 2016 05:15 pm Are you a native New Yorker who is currently college? A Brooklyn-born lawyer wants to pay it forward by launching a scholarship fund to benefit one hard working college student each year. Born in what today is called Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and raised in Manhattan, attorney Ivan Diamond graduated from the New York public school system, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 04:04 pm Neighbors are crying foul about construction taking place at the site of the 40-story tower to be built over the Trump Village Shopping Center â€” flagging the developer for working after-hours, violating lease terms, and possibly releasing dangerous chemicals buried beneath the property. Developer Cammebyâ€™s International was recently hit with a lawsuit seeking $75 million [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 12:07 pm Cops are searching for a pair of burglars who robbed a spa in Brighton Beach last week. The suspects allegedly entered Fabulous Touch Spa, at 255 Brighton Beach Avenue, through the escape hatch located on the roof of the building on Thursday, April, 28 at 11:16am, according to police. The suspects removed an undetermined amount [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 10:50 am Police identified the man found on the shore near Kingsborough Community College as a 28-year-old convicted felon with money troubles, the Daily News reports. Peter Martinez, who reportedly had been arrested 31 times and given a two-year prison sentence for identity theft, was found Monday morning with his feet sunk in cement-filled buckets and his [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on May 04, 2016 08:36 pm Residents raged at city officials Tuesday for dropping a Times Square-style pedestrian plaza on Sheepshead Bay Road and demanded the project be suspended until the community could give more input. “We’re here because this was done like a dictatorship, not like a democracy,” said Steve Barrison, president of the Bay Improvement Group. “Time out! Stop [...]