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Tuesday, January 3, 2017



2017, Not A Dry Run: Best Photos From Coney Island’s Polar Bear Plunge
By Carly Miller on Jan 03, 2017 06:36 pm

Last Sunday afternoon, thousands of Coney Island revelers took a leaping plunge into 2017. It was a relatively warm 48-degree winter day — which was lucky for the hoards of health nuts, veteran swimmers, and costumed characters who dove into the Atlantic Ocean for the 113th annual Polar Bear Swim. The Coney Island Polar Bear […]

The Down-Low: ‘Closing The Pleasure Gap’ And Other Stories You Shouldn’t Miss
By Donny Levit on Jan 03, 2017 04:09 pm

christmas tree trashThe Down-Low is our round-up of stories as well as other curiosities throughout Brooklyn. And a bit of ephemera, too. –Meet the Greenpoint duo that’s designing sex toys to empower women. [] –Incurable Fungus Deadly to Oak Trees Found in Brooklyn Cemetery. [DNAinfo] –Meet Brighton Beach’s secret post-Christmas tree markets. [Brooklyn Daily] –The Best Brooklyn […]

Man Kidnapped In Coney Island Was Convicted Murderer In Debt To Assailants
By Donny Levit on Jan 03, 2017 03:30 pm

pay-o-matic coney islandWhen a 68-year-old man wound up at Lutheran Medical Center last Friday with stab wounds to his back and head, cops didn’t realize they had a convicted murderer with a long rap sheet recouping in the hospital bed with non-life threatening injuries. Officers originally believed that the man — identified as Donald Wallace — was dragged […]

21-Story Apartment & Retail Complex Could Tower Over Coney Island Boardwalk
By Carly Miller on Jan 03, 2017 02:42 pm

On the last day of 2016, Red Apple Realty Group filed applications to build a 21-story, 311-unit mixed-use building on a vacant Coney Island lot, reports YIMBY. The proposed residential and retail building would engulf the entire block at 3514 Surf Avenue between West 35th and 36th Streets, according to applications filed on December 31. The […]

BKLYNER To Expand Borough Coverage In 2017
By Liena Zagare on Jan 03, 2017 12:57 pm

Currier & Ives Map of BrooklynHappy New Year to all of you. We begin with exciting news. As we welcome 2017, we will be starting a new phase of local news by merging in our other news sites into one, large, Brooklyn-wide site — — under the stewardship of Donny Levit on the editorial and Dina Rabiner on the business […]

Two Southern Brooklyn Traffic Fatalities In First Three Days Of 2017
By Carly Miller on Jan 03, 2017 12:25 pm

police line do not crossIn the first few days of 2017, one livery cab crash and one hit-and-run claimed the lives of two southern Brooklyn residents. Abraham Shmailov, 56, was killed in the back seat of a livery cab when an Infinity smashed into the cab at Avenue P and West 2nd Street, at 3:15am on January 1, said cops. Both […]

Police Search For Suspect Who Tried To Rape A Woman In Ditmas Park Elevator
By Carly Miller on Jan 03, 2017 09:46 am

Video via NYPD A man tried to rape a woman in her Ditmas Park apartment building on New Years Day, while she rode the elevator up to her apartment, cops say. The 22-year-old victim first saw the assailant as she walked into her Ditmas Park building on Sunday, January 1 at about 10:30pm, according to […]

Body Of Teen Found In Prospect Park Lake; Second Instance In Two Months
By Donny Levit on Jan 03, 2017 12:49 am

The body of a 19-year-old male was found floating in Prospect Park Lake on Monday night, police say. Exactly two months ago, another 19-year-old male was found dead floating in a different section of the lake. On Monday, January 2, 2017, at approximately 6:50pm, police arrived at the lake near a rustic shelter located at the […]

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