By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 04:46 pm Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Check out the costumed critters at Deno’s Wonder Wheel this weekend. There’s also a Coney Island trivia night, a canoe trip at Marine Park, a sea lion show and documentary screening at the aquarium and much more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 03:19 pm Two annual outdoor street festivals, the Kings Bay Y’s Israel Celebration and the Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, were driven indoors Sunday by foul weather. Rain seems to be the theme of the season this year. Bayfest and Gerritsen Beach’s Memorial Day Parade were both hit with occasional downpours. Only the Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 01:06 pm An off-duty police officer was arrested Sunday night for allegedly assaultingÂ a 71-year-old woman at his home in southern Brooklyn. Authorities say 46-year-old Vladimir Radionov, an officer in Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, was inside his building’s elevator when he got into an argument with his elderly neighbor over a dog. The off-duty cop allegedly dragged her [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 11:31 am Four people were wounded Sunday afternoon during a shootout at a crowded intersection in Coney Island. Gunfire erupted just after 2:30pm at the corner of West 16th Street and Mermaid Avenue, police say.Â When officersÂ arrived, they found two men, ages 26 and 31, with gunshot wounds. They were rushed to LutheranÂ Hospital and are in stable condition, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 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 Jun 05, 2016 10:39 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 Odochi Ibe on Jun 04, 2016 12:41 pm 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. An ode to hummus [Fort Greene Focus] With $500K possible in bills, victims of Gowanus hit and run set up GoFundMe [...]