By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 03:35 pm Senator Chuck Schumer is urging Congress to pass a $1.9 billion emergency funding bill to combat Zika virus after health officials reported the number of confirmed cases in New York City has almost tripled since May. According to the latest health department figures, there have been 233 cases of the disease in New York City [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 12:55 pm A neighbor is asking for help catching the tattooed thief who stole a bicycle from his friend’s porch last week. The NYPDÂ confirmed the bicycle was snatched from a home on East 29th Street, between Avenue X and Avenue W, in the morning on July 6. The bike is valued at $560, police say. The neighbor, [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Jul 12, 2016 12:51 pm If you’re planning a move to Brooklyn now that summer is here the thought of dragging your old, lumpy mattress along sounds ridiculous. If you buy a Leesa mattressÂ delivered directly to your door for free compressed in a box there’s then there’s no lugging it up stairs or around tight corners- no need to break [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 12, 2016 11:14 am The NYPD wants to know your opinion about the police body camera pilot program. The police department plans to increase the number of officers wearing cameras from 60 to more than 1,000 and expand the program in 20 precincts across the city. But before the final policy is drafted, the NYPD released a survey, calling [...]
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