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Chabad of Bushwick (Screenshot: Google Maps)

Storefront Synagogue In Bushwick Vandalized

BUSHWICK — A Bushwick storefront synagogue was vandalized Saturday amid a rise in hate crimes throughout New York City. Two vandals shattered the front window of the Chabad of Bushwick synagogue Saturday morning at 2:00 am, according...

Briefly Noted: Carlos Danger Released, 50 Cent Calls Sunset Park Officer “Dirty Cop” and...

Disgraced former New York Congressman, Anthony Weiner, has been released from federal prison and will serve out the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house in Brooklyn. Weiner is serving time for engaging...

President’s Day Crime Blotter: Firefighter Chokes Girlfriend, Girlfriend Chokes Firefighter & More

RED HOOK - An FDNY firefighter was arrested yesterday for choking his girlfriend. His girlfriend was also arrested -- for choking the firefighter. On Sunday, February 17 at about 11:30 a.m., 34-year-old James Samuel, who...
Flatbush Presbyterian Church on Foster and East 23rd in November of 2018. Liena Zagare/Bklyner

Historic Districts Council Supports Push To Landmark Flatbush Presbyterian Church

DITMAS PARK —  The Historic Districts Council (HDC) penned a "letter of love" on Valentine's Day to support the efforts to landmark the Flatbush Presbyterian Church in Ditmas Park. The letter of support comes after Respect Brooklyn,...
Mayor Bill de Blasio during anti-Semitic rally at Kingsway Jewish Center (Photo: Todd Maisel)

Mayor Doubles Down On Anti-Semitic Crimes

MIDWOOD — Mayor Bill de Blasio denounced the recent uptick in hate crime complaints Thursday morning during a rally at the Kingsway Jewish Center in Midwood. Hate crimes are up 81 percent from last year. There have...

Homeless Man Succumbs To Injuries From Being Shot

CYPRESS HILLS - The 34-year-old man that was shot two months ago died from his injuries on Valentine's day. On December 30 at about 2:23 a.m., police arrived outside 2481 Pitkin Avenue to find Tyrece...
Kings County Democratic Committee Chair Frank Seddio (Kadia Goba/Bklyner)

Running Out Of Time: Kings County Committee Agenda Angst

GREENPOINT — Members of the Kings County Democratic Committee voted to endorse Jumaane Williams Tuesday night, during what some are calling a crowded agenda to stifle what would have otherwise been an hour-long open session...

13-Year-Old Girl From Gravesend Is Missing

GRAVESEND - A 13-year-old girl has been reported missing and the police need help to find her. Christina Saco was last seen leaving her home on Avenue U on February 2 at about 1:30 p.m. Cops...

Valentine’s Day Crime Blotter: Cop Choking Wife, Burglary, A Missing Person & More

WILLIAMSBURG - Police need help searching for a man that went missing last month. 31-year-old James Johnston was last seen inside his home at 53 Morgan Avenue on January 29 at about 11 p.m. The NYPD...

A Valentine For Park Slope

PARK SLOPE - When Kathy Park Price first moved to 7th Street in 2012, she was smitten by a pair of red hearts dangling from a wire above the street at the intersection of...

Shahrzad Changalvaee Shares Lost Stories At Bushwick Gallery

BUSHWICK - On Friday, January 18, Shahrzad Changalvaee presented an exhibition, "In Absentia, In Effigie" at The Chimney, an industrial-looking cube gallery in the middle of a small parking lot in Bushwick. In the small...

Sheepshead Bay Resident Missing Again

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - Police need help searching for a woman who went missing earlier this month. She's gone missing two times before. 25-year-old Sarah Dupre was last seen inside of her home at on East...

A Grammy, A Set of Bills, and More Links

Lucy Kalantari who frequently plays at Lark/Elk cafes won a Grammy for her amazing children's album All The Sounds with The Jazz Cats. It will brighten your day no matter your age. Hat tip -...
The Ocean Queen Rockstar, a 350-passenger ferry and the latest addition to the NYC fleet (Via NYC EDC)

EXCLUSIVE: Treyger Calls For Reduced Ferry Fares For Students

CONEY ISLAND — City Councilman Mark Treyger wants ferry service fares reduced for students enrolled in New York City schools. Treyger, who chairs the council's Committee on Education, will introduce the bill at Wednesday's City Council Stated...

Briefly Noted: New-ish Subway Entrance, OP Bike Lanes, El Chapo, Diversity and more links

After 30 years of being closed, 7th Avenue exit at 8th Avenue N stop has reopened. It’s #PresidentsDay soon l, so USPS in Brooklyn, Flushing, Jamaica, Floral Park and Staten Island are celebrating by...
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