By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 05:27 pm Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein to address so-called “zombie homes” â€” abandoned and foreclosed properties â€” was signed into law last week. The bill, passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session, is aimed at combatting the blight of vacant properties by expediting the repair, rehabilitation and improvement of these homes while enabling the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 03:26 pm Looking to boogie down at your local park this summer? Senator Marty Golden has announced the lineup for his free summer concert series. The musical acts offer a little something for everyone â€” there’s a mix of classic tunes, golden oldies, Disco and Doo Wop. “We have a quality lineup of entertainment, so mark your [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 12:40 pm Come hang with the staff of Corner Media Group and celebrate Seinfeld at the Brooklyn Cyclones game this weekend. At the Saturday, July 2 Salute to Seinfeld III â€œMake Kramerica Great Againâ€ game, the Cyclones will take on the Connecticut Tigers at 6pm. In addition to Seinfeld-themed programming, there will be fireworks, and our own [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 28, 2016 09:59 am A quick-thinking straphanger used her cell phone to snap a photo of a man she says exposed himself and masturbated on the N train. Sitting across from the 24-year-old woman on a southbound train on Sunday, June 26, at 11:15pm, the suspect reportedly exposed his penis and masturbated while he stared at her, according to [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 07:12 pm A Brighton Beach mosque welcomed more than a dozen police officers, including NYPD Deputy Chief Charles Scholl, Thursday night to break bread during the holy month of Ramadan. “It’s always an honor to be invited by a religious group to share in the celebration of a holiday,” said Chief Scholl. “Coming to an event like [...]