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Monday, October 10, 2016

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Emmons Avenue Property That Sold For $12 Million To Become A Dialysis Center


By Sean Egan on Oct 10, 2016 05:25 pm
Photo via Google MapsThe office building at 2701 Emmons Avenue, which we reported two weeks ago was sold for $12 million, will be used as a dialysis center, according to Arsen Atbashyan, the new owner’s broker in the deal. The new owners have no immediate plans of changing the building or the parking at the location. There will be [...]

[PHOTOS] Looking Back On Fairyland “Buddy’s” Amusement Park


By Sean Egan on Oct 10, 2016 03:12 pm
Photo via Facebook/Fairyland Kiddie Park & Arcade.It was the hottest spot for kids to play from the day it opened in 1952 until the day it closed in 2002. Located at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Utica Avenue, Fairyland Amusement Park, fondly referred to as “Buddy’s,” which was the restaurant in front of the park, was the embodiment of childhood [...]

This Week’s Events: Geek Trivia, Painting, Happy Hour, And More


By Sean Egan on Oct 10, 2016 11:50 am
Photo by Susanne Nilsson.Here is our weekly roundup of events and goings on around the neighborhood this week. You can find a complete list in our events calendar. We also encourage everyone to add events to the calendar to help get the word out! Karaoke at Cats on the Bay When: Monday, October 10. 9pm-4am Where: Cats on the Bay, 2027 [...]

Weekend Police Blotter: Brutal Stabbing, Convenience Store Robbery, And More


By Sean Egan on Oct 10, 2016 11:15 am
rp_crime-scene-null-value-flickr-580x386.jpgIt was a rough weekend for some in southern Brooklyn. Here’s what you need to know: Police responded to a 911 call on Saturday morning, October 8, at around 7:45am. When they arrived at the location, 1871 Haring St near Avenue S, police found Michael Ricotta, 44, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple stab wounds to his [...]

Brooklyn’s First African American District Attorney Dies Of Cancer


By Sarah Crean on Oct 10, 2016 10:44 am
Ken-Thompson.jpgBrooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died yesterday after what his family described as a “hard fought battle with cancer.” Thompson’s family made the announcement last night. The District Attorney was 50 years old. Thompson is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lu-Shawn Thompson, and his two children, Kennedy and Kenny. Only last week, Thompson [...]

ICYMI: This Week In The Bay


By Sean Egan on Oct 09, 2016 10:57 am
Photo via Flickr/Retrofresh!It’s been another eventful week in Sheepshead Bay, and the surrounding neighborhoods. If you were too busy to keep up on all of the news, then we have you covered with this roundup of all the goings-on around town: Police release photos and video of credit card thieves in the area.  Two-story house to be [...]

Brooklyn News Roundup: Activist Neighbors, Beer, A Fallen Daredevil Photographer, And More


By Donny Levit on Oct 08, 2016 09:30 am
Photo via Flickr/Dmitriy FomenkoWe don’t expect you to keep up on all of the news throughout Brooklyn during the week. That’s why we round it all up from our sister sites every Saturday morning for you! Enjoy: Activist Shahana Hanif on Muslim womanhood, disability justice & growing up in Kensington. [Ditmas Park Corner] Beer enthusiast Sir Patrick Stewart? [...]

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