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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Gravesend Boy On Life Support After Being Found Covered In Feces And With Skull Fracture

By Sean Egan on Nov 29, 2016 05:04 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-11-29-at-4.43.45-PM.pngA 3-year-old Gravesend boy is on life support at Coney Island Hospital after being found unconscious and in critical condition with a fractured skull and covered in feces, the Daily News first reported. A 911 call that the boy was in cardiac arrest brought EMS workers to the child’s home on West 5th Street Monday ...

Brooklyn Public Library Gets $3 Million Grant To Bring An Xbox To Every Branch

By Hannah Frishberg on Nov 29, 2016 04:38 pm
unspecified.jpgNew York State Assemblymembers have determined bringing video game consoles (and other technology) to every Brooklyn Public Library branch is high priority, and have secured $3 million in state funds to see their vision through. According to a press release, “the equipment will help BPL establish a baseline level of technology in each branch and ...

61st Precinct Blotter: Night Club Slashing, Burglaries, Robberies, And More This Week

By Sean Egan on Nov 29, 2016 04:03 pm
A police cruiser parked outside the 61st precinct.This is a crime blotter of all the reported incidents within the 61st Precinct over the past week. We will work to do this every week, on either Monday or Tuesday. Night Club Slashing In the wee hours of Tuesday, November 22, at around 3am, a 40-year-old man went into the bathroom of the bar ...

Save The Swans! Mute Swan’s ‘Death Sentence’ Reversed

By Sean Egan on Nov 29, 2016 02:00 pm
Photo via Flickr/Caroline Granycome.Mute swans have a new look on life now that a bill was passed by Governor Andrew Cuomo ending the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) prohibition of the species, according to State Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, who wrote the bill. Cymbrowitz has doggedly tried to place a moratorium on the state’s plan to cull New York’s mute swan ...

VIDEO: Coney Island Creek Climate Change Study Proposes Pedestrian Path For Kaiser Park

By Hannah Frishberg on Nov 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Untitled-presentation-7.jpgIn anticipation of future climate change events, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency commissioned design and consultancy firm Arcadis to study Coney Island Creek, a notorious body of water known for being the site of illegal local dumping and for being responsible for a good deal ...

Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Turns Self In To Own Office For Wiretapping NYPD

By Hannah Frishberg on Nov 29, 2016 11:33 am
zlkdjf.jpgBrooklyn Assistant District Attorney Tara Lenich, 41, turned herself in to her own district attorney’s office Monday, openly admitting the fact that she had forged documents to wiretap conversations between an NYPD cop she had a crush on and another woman, the Post reported. “As soon as these allegations were uncovered, we conducted a swift ...

Morning Mug: “If I Had To Choose, I Would Rather Have Birds Than Airplanes.” — Charles Lindbergh

By Sean Egan on Nov 29, 2016 09:50 am
Photo by Laura Singer.Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

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